Update: CEF Service File Estimate for April 2016

Table 2 - Estimated # of Service Files

Estimated # of Service Files


Estimated Schedule & Actuals

This is the second update to My Estimate of when your CEF Service File will be Digitized article posted last December. I’m revisiting the project every other month to see if it is on track or if I need to revise the estimate. Library and Archives Canada posts updates on their blog on the 15th of each month, including one earlier today.

The latest figures show that as of April 15, 2016: 275,299 of 640,000 Canadian First World War service files have been digitized and uploaded to their database where they can be viewed online for free. These currently include soldiers with surnames up to and including Hunt.

My original estimate assumed LAC would digitize and upload 11,300 files a month if they were to complete the project by the end of 2018. Only 8,665 service files were digitized in the last month however the three-month average is 11,585 and so the project remains on track.

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