Tuesday, May 28, 2013

New sources of Canadian Registrations and Census are coming!

The 1921 Canadian Census is set to be released on June 1, 2013.  More details are available on the Library and Archives Blog about the countdown.  Questions from the public and the answers provided by LAC are also available.

Rick Roberts of Global Genealogy also recently published an article about the 1940 National Registration conducted in Canada in the Global Gazette.  As his opening states:
As Canada entered the second year of the Second World War it was decided that a national registration of all male and female residents of Canada that were 16 years of age and older was needed.
This information is held by Statistics Canada, and Rick's article will direct you on how to access the records from that agency.

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Monday, May 20, 2013

"Baptism record that appears to solve mystery of Samuel de Champlain's birth arrives in Canada."

Happy Victoria Day, Everyone!

I find myself with some down time today and an important discovery to share with those of you who enjoy learning more about Canada's history.

The title of today's post is taken from an article in the Ottawa Citizen on Saturday, May 18 about an amazing find by of the baptismal certificate of Samuel de Champlain, explorer and founder of Quebec City.  It confirms that he was Protestant by birth, Huguenot to be specific, and you can see the document and others about Champlain at the Museum of Civilization starting May 29.

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