16 May 2015

LAC May update to the Soldiers of the First World War database

As of May 15, 2015 there are 155,110 of 640,000 files are available online at the Soldiers of the First World War: 1914–1918 database.

A month ago, on April 15, 143,613 files were available so 11,497 files were digitized during the month, an average of 383 files per day. At that rate the digitization would be complete in another 1,266 days.

Not found the file you're looking for?

Library and Archives Canada is digitizing the service files systematically, from box 1 to box 10686, which roughly corresponds to alphabetical order. Please note that over the years, the content of some boxes has had to be moved and, you might find that the file you want, with a surname that is supposed to have been digitized, is now located in another box that has not yet been digitized. The latest digitized box is #3518, which corresponds to the surname “Gilbert”. Please check the database regularly for new additions and if you still have questions after checking the database, you may contact us directly at 1-866-578-7777 for more assistance.

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