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October 16, 2014

Great News! 76,330 Digitized WW1 Files Available Online

In January 2014, Library and Archives Canada announced a project to digitize 640,000 Canadian Expeditionary Force personnel service files as part of the First World War commemoration activities of the Government of Canada.

Great News! 76,330 Digitized WW1 Files Available Online
Part of Digitized Service File for Nursing Sister Mary Geraldine McGinnis
Once digitized, the service files will be stored in a permanent, safe environment. We estimate that 32,000,000 pages will be available online once digitization is finished.
LAC has started posting the digitized files online. They are accessible via  Soldiers of the First World War: 1914–1918 database. As of today, 76,330 files are available online. Regular uploads of about 5,000 files will take place every two weeks. All digitized files are searchable by name, regimental number and rank.

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