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Participate in the Indexing of the Canadian World War I Personal Records

Posted by Jean-Yves on Nov 6, 2019

During the last indexing week, you were almost 2,000 participants and you have indexed more than 200,000 records.

To mark the Armistice of 11 November 1918, we propose to participate in the indexing of Canadian World War I personal records, from November 8, 2019 until November 17, 2019.

Over 600,000 men and women enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) during the First World War (1914-1918) as soldiers, nurses and chaplains.

To participate, go to the menu “Projects” and “Collaborative indexing”, select the collection “Canadian World War I personal records” and the time you can spend on it, then click the button “Start indexing”.

Click here to participate in the indexing


The first record I treid was of a man born in Russia. The program kept insisting that the name I entered was incorrect and that I needed to correct it before I could continue. After a frustration half hour, trying to work out what it could be, I gave up.

I’m confused. The records are freely available at Library and Archives Canada:

So, is this something different or some kind of other information? Or is Geneanet seeking to profit off of free public records from the inexperienced genealogist? I hope the former.

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