Category Archives: Canada

Statue of Dominion Archivist Sir Arthur Doughty to be moved from Library and Archives Canada’s building in Ottawa to Gatineau

If you were thinking about looking at the statue of Sir Arthur Doughty, the Dominion Archivist from 1904 to 1935, located behind Library and Archives Canada’s (LAC) building at 395 Wellington Street in Ottawa, you won’t find it. The statue … Continue reading

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Graham Fraser reviews Librarian and Archivist of Canada Emeritus Guy Berthiaume’s memoir

To learn about the career path Dr. Guy Berthiaume took to become the Librarian and Archivist of Canada, you could read his entry in Wikipedia. A more interesting read, however, is Graham Fraser’s review of Dr. Berthiaume’s memoir, Mes grandes … Continue reading

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1931 Canada Census now available on FamilySearch

The 1931 Canada Census was added to FamilySearch sometime before Christmas, giving many of us plenty of opportunity to research during the holidays. All that you need to search the collection is a free FamilySearch account. Searching this census on … Continue reading

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1931 Canada Census now searchable on Library and Archives Canada’s website

With no fanfare, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has completed the transcription of the 1931 Canada Census and made it searchable — for free — on its website. This means anyone anywhere can search the census by name, year of … Continue reading

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1931 Canada Census available on MyHeritage with new index

MyHeritage yesterday announced it has published online its 1931 Canada Census census collection, which includes “a complete new index” that it created. Searching this collection on MyHeritage is free. To view the records or to save records to your family … Continue reading

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CRKN and Library and Archives Canada partner to improve access to digitized handwritten materials in Héritage Collection

The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) and Library and Archives Canada (LAC) have partnered on a pilot project to improve access to LAC’s materials in the Héritage collection through Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR). The pilot project will process a subset of the … Continue reading

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Ancestry’s free access to 1931 Canada Census ends August 17

The 1931 Census of Canada has been free on Ancestry.ca since the beginning of June, but that will end on Thursday, August 17, at 11:59 p.m Eastern time. To view these census records during the remainder of the free-access period, … Continue reading

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New partnership between Findmypast and Library and Archives Canada

Findmypast and Library and Archives Canada (LAC) today announced a new partnership, starting first with the 1931 Census of Canada. Under this new partnership, Canadian family history records will be published on an ongoing and regular basis on Findmypast. The … Continue reading

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FamilySearch and Ancestry add Canada’s Chinese Exclusion Act records in time for centenary

One hundred years ago, on July 1, 1923, the Canadian government introduced a new Chinese Immigration Act, commonly known as the Chinese Exclusion Act, to stop Chinese immigration. The act was the culmination of widespread anti-Chinese racism and policies increasing in Canada since the … Continue reading

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1931 Census of Canada is now indexed and searchable on Ancestry!

In rapid time, Ancestry has released its index for the 1931 Census of Canada, making it searchable. This means we can now search the census for relatives on Ancestry.ca by name, birth year, residence place, family member names, marital status, … Continue reading

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