Heritage Canadiana War Diaries Updated

Discussion in 'Canadian' started by dryan67, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Here is a update from my contact at Heritage Canadiana. I had requested to see if a certain reel was available for upload as well as an update of the posting of war diaries at the site. Here is the response:

    "The situation at the moment, unfortunately, is a bit complex:

    a) if you're trying to access a reel that was previously available online, but is now producing an error message, this is a problem we're working to resolve
    b) there are additional reels queued in the War Diaries section which are taking some time to ingest into the repository; others were simply not included in the project by LAC.

    It might be worthwhile to send a batch reproduction request for all the reels you want; those in our system will be online eventually, and the remainder can be reproduced by LAC."
     
  2. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Hopefully there is some good news regarding the Heritage Canadiana War Diaries. They have recently added two more reels to increase the number of reels from 742 to 744. These reels are T-12400 and T-12401, respectively of 1635 and 1614 pages. The subject matter of the two reels is 13th Canadian Infantry Brigade from August 1943 to January 1946 and 14th Canadian Infantry Brigade from September 1941 to July 1942. I hope this is an omen for more future postings.
     
    stolpi likes this.
  3. JohnS

    JohnS Senior Member

    I saw that today. It is encouraging. However, I asked about my request for reels a few days ago and they said, "What reels?" Oh great, it has only been since April that I asked for them. I might be in Ottawa next week...um, anyone got a flamethrower that I can borrow to light a fire under their butts? lol
     
  4. JohnS

    JohnS Senior Member

    I just saw that 823 files have now been updated. That is up from 744. Now to figure out which ones have been added.
     
  5. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Michel:

    Thanks for the update. They added two reels a few days ago. It looks like they upped the ante.
     
  6. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    With the help of Michel, I am working to update the spreadsheet. I will post it as soon as I am done. It looks like you missed only three reels, Michel. I will find which ones are missing.
     
  7. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

  8. Thanks David!

    The logic behind the choice of the added reels somehow escapes me. I would have thought that completing the 3 Cdn Inf Div General Staff series (T-7621 and following), its Inf Bdes (7 CIB : T-12012 and above, 8 CIB : T-12159 and below & 9 CIB : T-12330-1) and all its divisional units would have generated more interest than, for instance, the T-15473 (3 (New Brunswick) Coast Regt RCA) & next rolls. Not that I have anything against the coastal artillery in Canada during WW2, but I'm not sure that they saw much action and that their War Diary must be such a thrill to read...

    I hope they do it later though.

    Michel
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2016
  9. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Actually, Michel, my current line of research is the Canadian Army at Home and those coastal artillery war diaries are a godsend. I will now post an updated spreadsheet based on today's, September 20th, 2016, additions.
     
  10. JohnS

    JohnS Senior Member

    Michel, the logic might be that someone requested them. I know the four that I requested in April are part of this group so I am part of their, `logic'.
     
  11. Well then, it's good to hear that your requests have been met. Mine also have, partially, so I guess I'll try and ask again for the remnant.

    Michel
     
  12. JohnS

    JohnS Senior Member

    Any bets on how long it takes them to upload again?
     
  13. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Another 268 war diary reels have been posted at the Heritage Canadiana site today. I will spend some time categorizing them and get back to the forum soon.
     
    Mori, dbf and stolpi like this.
  14. JohnS

    JohnS Senior Member

    Wow! They have been busy.
     
  15. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    At this moment in time not all of the new reels have been fed into the site. As of 6:13pm Eastern Standard Time USA, only the new reels up to T-17821 have bee fed into the site. I assume that the rest should feed in over the next number of hours (or days).
     
    canuck likes this.
  16. JohnS

    JohnS Senior Member

    I noticed that too. Btw: I sent a thank you to them for posting all of these reels and I got back a piece of news. Apparently they will be uploading 4 million images to their website over the next few weeks. They have been busy!
     
  17. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Thanks for the update, John. I imagine it will take some time for all reels to catch up. I hope that some more of the war diaries are among the 4 million images.
     
  18. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    BTW, I am waiting to update the spreadsheet until all the reels are in. The problem is with reels T-21299 to T-21314. The Library and Archives of Canada search engine has not yet categorized these reels so until I look at them at the Heritage Canadiana site I can't find what Volumes are on each reel. For anyone interested the Volumes on these reels are 14900 to 14913. They cover the General Pioneer Companies (2, 3, 4, 56, 22, 23, 27, and 28). Also on these reels are the Chief Signal Officer war diaries for First Canadian Army, 1st Corps, 2nd Corps, Western Command (post-war) and Pacific Command.
     
  19. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Here are the new reel numbers, as a temporary measure for eager members (sorry no links).

    T-10576
    T-10577
    T-10578
    T-10579
    T-10580
    T-10581
    T-10582
    T-10583
    T-10584
    T-10585
    T-10586
    T-10587
    T-10588
    T-10589
    T-10590
    T-10591
    T-10592
    T-10593
    T-10594
    T-10595
    T-10596
    T-10597
    T-10598
    T-10599
    T-10600
    T-10601
    T-10602
    T-10603
    T-10604
    T-10605
    T-10606
    T-10607
    T-10608
    T-10609
    T-10611
    T-10612
    T-10613
    T-10614
    T-10615
    T-10616
    T-10617
    T-10648
    T-15877
    T-16454
    T-17811
    T-17812
    T-17813
    T-17815
    T-17816
    T-17817
    T-17818
    T-17819
    T-17820
    T-17821
    T-17822
    T-17823
    T-17824
    T-18306
    T-18307
    T-18308
    T-18309
    T-18310
    T-18311
    T-18312
    T-18313
    T-18314
    T-18315
    T-18316
    T-18317
    T-18318
    T-18319
    T-18320
    T-18321
    T-18369
    T-18370
    T-18373
    T-18375
    T-18382
    T-18383
    T-18384
    T-18385
    T-18391
    T-18392
    T-18393
    T-18394
    T-18397
    T-18400
    T-18590
    T-18593
    T-18594
    T-18595
    T-18596
    T-18597
    T-18598
    T-18599
    T-18600
    T-18601
    T-18602
    T-18603
    T-18604
    T-18605
    T-18606
    T-18607
    T-18608
    T-18609
    T-18610
    T-18611
    T-18612
    T-18613
    T-18614
    T-18616
    T-18618
    T-18620
    T-18622
    T-18624

    T-18630
    T-18731
    T-18732
    T-18734
    T-18733
    T-18735
    T-18736
    T-18737
    T-18738
    T-18739
    T-18740
    T-18741
    T-18742
    T-18743
    T-18744
    T-18745
    T-18746
    T-18747
    T-18748
    T-18749
    T-18750
    T-18751
    T-18752
    T-18753
    T-18754
    T-18755
    T-18756
    T-18757
    T-18758
    T-18759
    T-18760
    T-18761
    T-18762
    T-18763
    T-18764
    T-18765
    T-18766
    T-18767
    T-18768
    T-18769
    T-18770
    T-18771
    T-18772
    T-18773
    T-18774
    T-18775
    T-18776
    T-18777
    T-18778
    T-18779
    T-18780
    T-18781
    T-18782
    T-18783
    T-18784
    T-18785
    T-18786
    T-18787
    T-18788
    T-18789
    T-18790
    T-18791
    T-18792
    T-18793
    T-18796
    T-18797
    T-18798
    T-18799
    T-18800
    T-18801
    T-18802
    T-18803
    T-18804
    T-18805
    T-18806
    T-18807
    T-18808
    T-18809
    T-18811
    T-18812
    T-18813
    T-18814
    T-18815
    T-18816
    T-18817
    T-18818
    T-18819
    T-18820
    T-18821
    T-18822
    T-18823
    T-18824
    T-18825
    T-18826
    T-18827
    T-18828
    T-18829
    T-18830
    T-21280
    T-21281
    T-21282
    T-21283
    T-21284
    T-21285
    T-21286
    T-21287
    T-21288
    T-21289
    T-21290
    T-21291
    T-21292
    T-21293
    T-21294
    T-21295
    T-21296
    T-21297
    T-21298
    T-21299
    T-21300
    T-21301
    T-21302
    T-21303
    T-21304
    T-21305
    T-21306
    T-21307
    T-21308
    T-21309
    T-21310
    T-21311
    T-21312
    T-21313
    T-21314
    T-21315
    T-21316
    T-21317
    T-21322
    T-21323
    T-21324
    T-21325
    T-21326
    T-21327
    T-21328
    T-21329
    T-21330
    T-21331
    T-21332
    T-21333
    T-21334
    T-21335
    T-21336
    T-21337
    T-21341
    T-21342
    T-21343
     

Share This Page