Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
New Online Resource: Immigrants to Canada
Taken from Global Genealogy's Global Gazette:
Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce the launch of an online database, Immigrants to Canada.
The database contains Canadian immigration records held at LAC, many of which relate to immigrants from the British Isles arriving in Quebec and Ontario; also included are references to settlers in other provinces. Through this new database, researchers can access references to lists of immigrants and other types of records created before 1865, such as declarations of aliens and names of some Irish orphans.
You are invited to visit the database.
The contributions of many LAC staff were instrumental in the success of this project, and their efforts are much appreciated.
Acting Head, Canadian Genealogy Centre
Client Services Division, Library and Archives Canada
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Update to previous post re 1916 Canadian Census
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
FamilySearch is indexing the 1916 Canadian Census and needs your help!
FamilySearch.org is indexing the 1916 Canadian Census and is seeking volunteers to assist as they would like to complete the indexing by December 3, 2008. Yes, that's tomorrow! According to their website, they're currently 43% done, so if you have 30 minutes to spare, please help! You will need to download software from the FamilySearch.org website, and all the instructions are there.
Once the indexing is done, the index and images will be available on Ancestry.ca for a fee, and the index will be free at FamilySearch.org. Some Family History Centers will offer images for free in-house. This partnership between Ancestry and FamilySearch.org also means:
FamilySearch will deliver images and indexes to Ancestry.ca for censuses from 1861, 1871, 1881, and 1916, to launch online in 2009. In return, Ancestry.ca will provide indexes to FamilySearch for the 1891 and 1901 censuses. (FamilySearch.org)So, let's get indexing!