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New Guide for Pre-confederation Official Publications

Ottawa, October 21, 2010 - Library and Archives Canada is pleased to announce the release of a new guide to its vast collection of federal and provincial publications which were published prior to 1867. The guide lists the publications, which are available in various formats, in chronological order and by geographical area.

The guide is available at the following address:

About Library and Archives Canada

The mandate of Library and Archives Canada is to preserve the nation's documentary heritage for present and future generations and to be a source of enduring knowledge accessible to all, contributing to the cultural, social and economic development of Canada. Library and Archives Canada also facilitates co-operation among communities involved in the acquisition, preservation and diffusion of knowledge, and is the continuing memory of the Government of Canada and its institutions. Genealogy Services ( includes all physical and online genealogical services of Library and Archives Canada. It offers information, services, advice, research tools and the opportunity to work on joint projects, in both official languages.

The efforts of the many Library and Archives Canada staff members who have contributed to the realization of this project are greatly appreciated. For more information, please contact