Tuesday, 16 May 2017

CEF Service Files Digitization:May Update

As of 15 May, 438,679 of 640,000 files (427,651 last month) are available online via the LAC Soldiers of the First World War: 1914–1918 database.

The latest digitized is from Box 7452 (7260 last month) and last name Oliver (Nelles). Library and Archives Canada is digitizing the service files systematically, from box 1 to box 10686, which roughly corresponds to alphabetical order.

11,082 (10,902) files were digitized in the last month. At that rate the project would be complete in 18.1 months, by November 2018. Federal buildings were closed for two days in Gatineau interrupting processing due to extensive flooding the last month.

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