Tag Archives: Library and 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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This week’s crème de la crème — February 10, 2024

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week. Blog postsHow to navigate Order-in-Council records, part one: real life at LAC by Linda Yip on Past Presence. Finding on the Ground: Northern Ontario Districts by Ken McKinlay on Family Tree Knots. … 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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This week’s crème de la crème — January 6, 2024

Some of the bijoux I discovered during this first week of the new year. Blog postsShips that stopped at Grosse Île Quarantine Station and Waiting for a file from LAC? ATIP Progress Report by John Reid on Anglo-Celtic Connections. Dutch … Continue reading

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This week’s crème de la crème — December 16, 2023

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week. Blog postsNew releases of C.I.9s for Vancouver and Victoria – 2023 by Linda Yip on Past Presence. More Drouin Collection rescanning on Genealogy Quebec on Généalogie et histoire du Québec. My First-Hand … 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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This week’s crème de la crème — November 18, 2023

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week. Blog postsRed River Ancestry website and Métis Scrip by Lianne Kruger on IFamily History. Military Monday: For Evermore and LAC Departmental Results Report 2022–2023 by John Reid on Anglo-Celtic Connections. Far in … 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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This week’s crème de la crème — September 2, 2023

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week. Blog postsWhat are LAC’s intentions on Handwritten Text Recognition technology? by John Reid on Anglo-Celtic Connections. The startling details of a Chinese Case File, pt. 3 – stories & tools for analysis … 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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