Digitization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Personnel Service Files – Update of January 2015

As of today, 110,260 of 640,000 files are available online via our Soldiers of the First World War: 1914–1918 database.

7 thoughts on “Digitization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Personnel Service Files – Update of January 2015

  1. Thank you for keeping us updated about the progress of the Digitization of the service files. This blog is our only way of knowing what’s happening. Thank you for the good work you are doing!

    John in Ireland

  2. Thank you for this wonderful and valuable project. Just as a suggestion though, would it be possible to let us know what box you are working on? I read in one post that this is how the digitization is progressing. It is great to know how many have been done but it would also be great to know where the project is. Especially if you are waiting for information on a family member!

    • Thank you for your enthusiastic response! The digitization of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces files is being done in alphabetical order, although some boxes may be digitized out of order if there’s an issue with a box, such as mould, oversized material, etc. in which case the box is being digitized but out of sequence. For that reason, we have decided not to publish which boxes are in the process of being digitized.

      • Thank you for your reply. Like most things genealogical – patience is a virtue! Keep up the great work and thank you for this service!

      • I would like to recommend that you do post where you are in the alphabet. I am looking for D’s and E’s before a trip in May and it would be nice to know if that might happen. Are files currently being digitized?

      • Thank you for your suggestion. Because the files are being digitized semi-alphabetically, it could be misleading to announce that we have digitized up until letter x, as it is possible that the file the client is looking for has been pulled for various reasons, such as for a conservation treatment. 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.

  3. Thank heavens for LAC — your digitization of Great War military documents is absolutely essential if we are to preserve and enhance our understanding of the men and women who went to war. I am working on finding all the men and women connected to Gravenhurst Ontario who went to war, creating a file for each person containing attestation papers, photographs and any other documents pertinent to the soldier or nurse. Without your wonderful work, this project would never be possible. Thank you again!

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