Canada WW1 records complete

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The Library and Archives Canada has just released the completed 5 year project of 620,000 personnel files to mark the end of the First World War and Canada's 100 Days.   This has been a 5 year project.  Thank you Canada!
in Genealogy Help by Linda Bell G2G6 Mach 3 (32.1k points)

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Again something learned... I didn't know what "Canada's 100 days" means. Thanks to our big sister Wikipedia I learned that.

The penultimate paragraph is impressing. "The First World War Database was the first time LAC had undertaken a digitization project of such magnitude, requiring so many resources, both technological and human. Beginning in 2013, a team painstakingly reviewed hundreds of thousands of military files, page by page, removing pins, clips and staples of all sorts. Conservators then carefully removed the adhesive from thousands of pages, separating each one to make it easier to digitize."

by Jelena Eckstädt G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
selected by Linda Bell
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Awesome. I finally found my great uncle's complete file. I'm still processing how I feel about what I read.
by Greg Slade G2G6 Pilot (530k points)
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Macleans (Canadian news magazine) printed the names of Canadians killed in the Great War with many biographies
"We printed the names of Canadians killed in the Great War. You gave their stories life: Here's how Canadians embraced our project to honour the fallen from the First World War—and how, with each name, our readers imbued history with another soul"
by Shannon Proudfoot
Nov 5, 2018

Search Macleans database of fallen Canadians in WWI
by Living Rocca G2G6 Mach 5 (51.0k points)

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