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The Private Archives and Colonial Records Database contains over 70,000 detailed descriptions (file or item) of textual documents in the archival collection, pertaining primarily to the British and French colonial periods and archival collections relating to the Catholic Church. These documents are held by the National Archives of Canada in the form of originals, transcriptions, photocopies or microfilm copies. To date, over 35,000 images have been scanned and are available on-line. In general, the descriptions are written in the language of the documents. Since the majority of these documents are written in French, the descriptions are also in French. Some documents are however written in other languages, and their descriptions are either in French or in English.
Census, Notarial records, Notaries, Parish registers, Passenger lists, Soldiers



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