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The Genealogy and Family History has a new look!

One year after putting the Genealogy and Family History online, Library and Archives Canada offers a new version of the Centre in response to the needs of its users.

The Centre reflects the complete integration of genealogical content from the former Web sites of the National Archives of Canada, the National Library of Canada and the Genealogy and Family History. All pages have been updated and reconfigured.

In the section "Sources by Topic," you will find information on the major genealogical sources available in Canada, whether it be at Library and Archives Canada, at provincial and territorial archives, in libraries or in other institutions. Numerous lists of microfilm reel numbers relating to documents held by Library and Archives Canada have been added to the site. The subject index also allows you to quickly find sources of interest.

To meet the needs of genealogists who use the various databases regularly, the directory of Canadian genealogical resources, AVITUS, has been enriched. It now has 3,371 entries that describe 533 institutions and 2,838 resources (e.g., Web sites, databases, etc.).

Several resources have been added this year:

  • A database on Canadian naturalization, 1915–1932, which provides access to lists of immigrants who received Canadian naturalization certificates, published in the Canada Gazette between 1915 and 1932.
  • The guide Researching Your Aboriginal Ancestry at Library and Archives Canada, which helps people doing genealogical research on their aboriginal ancestors within the archival documentation at Library and Archives Canada.
  • A database on Canadians who participated in the Boer War (1899–1902).

Lastly, the youth and teachers have not been forgotten. Always in the company of EuGENEus, teachers can introduce their students from Grades 5 to 8 to immigration and migration, thanks to a complete lesson plan that includes a student handout and three new activities: The Odyssey of Our Ancestors, Pack Up and Go! and Migration Challenge!

Come discover the exciting and new Canadian Genealogy!

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