Friday, May 10, 2013

UPDATE: - Canada, Soldiers of the First World War, 1914-1918

R.F.C. Canada. Machine Gun Practice, Camp Mohawk, Desoronto, Ont. 1918 Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada has updated this database which contains an index to the Attestation papers of men enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) of the First World War.

Information contained in the database includes:

•Name of enlistee



•Birth date


•Name of next of kin

•Relationship to next of kin

•Regimental number

Additional information about the enlistee, such as their occupation, marital status, religion, and/or physical description may be found on the original record. Be sure to view the corresponding image in order to obtain all possible information about the individual.

The website is at

There are now 598,682 images online.

For more information about the collection, please see the follow page on the Library and Archives Canada website at


M. Diane Rogers said...

It's not clear to me what has been added to this Ancestry collection? Library and Archives Canada's free database of attestation and enlistment forms apparently contains 622679 images. And this is meant as the index to the files, only a few of which are on-line. The LAC free index/database is a great example of one of LAC's past amazing co-operative community projects, as young students did the original work in 1999-2000 as part of an LAC/Industry Canada’s Digital Collections project. And I wondered, do you see a credit for that photograph, Elizabeth?

Elizabeth Lapointe said...

Good Mrning, Diane,

I know that there were some of the men whose enlistment papers were not complete (they were missing for whatever reason)and they are slowly adding the images as they become available. Just the images ...

Yes, I will add the title to the photograph

Did you read the comment about the 1921 census that someone put on yesterday? It may be delayed past June 1st