Library & Archives Canada (LAC) WW1 Digitization Project

by Jesse MacLeod In honour of Vimy Day, this week’s post will highlight an important initiative on the part of our national archival institution, Library & Archives Canada (LAC). As a major component of the First World War centennial commemorations, LAC will be digitizing all of their Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) personnel files. The aim […]

The National Archives (UK) “Operation War Diary” Initiative

By Jesse MacLeod Related to our previous post about the recent uploading of newly digitized material, this week’s blog post will discuss a new initiative on the part of The National Archives in the UK (TNA). “Operation War Diary” (OWD) is a crowd-sourcing initiative intended to enrich available information about the war diaries of the […]

Adopt-a-Soldier With The Kitchener Public Library

By Jesse MacLeod A recent post gave attention to an initiative in the UK relating to the centennial commemorations of the First World War. Subsequent posts will also deal with similar British initiatives, but this week we want to focus on something at the local level. The Kitchener Public Library (KPL) has launched a crowd-sourcing […]

The National Archives (UK) First World War Unit Diaries Online

By Jesse MacLeod The National Archives (TNA) in the United Kingdom (UK) have made their second batch of war diaries from the First World War available for download as of today. For a nominal fee, you can now download high quality PDF files containing the war diaries for every unit in the British 9th-33rd Infantry […]

Updates from other Archives

Check back soon for news and updates on various military history projects being undertaken by our partners and other archives from around the globe.