16 June 2015

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

As of June 15, 2015 there are 162,570 of 640,000 files are available online at the Soldiers of the First World War: 1914–1918 database.

A month ago, on May 15, 155,110 files were available so 7,460 files were digitized during the month, an average of 241 files per day. At that rate the digitization would be complete in another 1,981 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. 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 #3655, which corresponds to the surname “Gore”.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They can't be doing strict numerical order: I just checked for a name in box 3061, and it's not yet digitized.