July 17, 2015

Update on Digitization of WW1 CEF Personnel Files

As of today, 171,771 of 640,000 files are available online via the Soldiers of the First World War: 1914–1918 database. Please visit the Digitization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Service Files page for more details on the digitization project.

Update on Digitization of WW1 CEF Personnel Files
Frederick Markham 1896-1918
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. 

So far, LAC has  digitized the following files:
  • A to Dagenais (boxes 1 to 2257)
  • Free to Gorman (boxes 3298 to 3658)
Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the following boxes were skipped in the digitization process, but will be done in the next few months.

  • Dagenais to Fredlund (boxes 2258 to 3297)
Lorine's note: Wouldn't you know that the file I am waiting for (impatiently I confess!) is for Cyriel Demeulenaere - which was in the batch that was skipped. Arrgh!

3 comments:

Yvonne Demoskoff said...

More waiting for me, too, with my Desgroseilliers relatives.

Haz said...

On a random chance found details of a 41year old great uncle who was born in Scotland and living in Boston USa but joined uncle Sam's Kilties served survived and returned to Boston.Now waiting for hunter surname.All my UK records in the burnt group only medal cards.

Devon Lee said...

This is pretty cool but I'm going to have a very long wait for Zumstein. Keep us posted!