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Launch of "Upper Canada Land Board"

Ottawa, December 2, 2010 – Library and Archives Canada is pleased to announce the launch of a new online database, "Upper Canada Land Board (1765–1804)."

Through this online database, researchers can access more than 16,000 references to documents of the Upper Canada Land Board between 1765 and 1804. The Land Boards were created in 1789 to oversee land matters and facilitate settlement in the districts of Hesse, Luneburg, Mecklenburg and Nassau. This territory is now part of the province of Ontario.

The database can be accessed at the following address:

About Library and Archives Canada

The mandate of Library and Archives Canada is to preserve the documentary heritage of Canada for the benefit of present and future generations, and to be a source of enduring knowledge accessible to all, thereby contributing to the cultural, social and economic advancement of Canada. Library and Archives Canada also facilitates co-operation among communities involved in the acquisition, preservation and diffusion of knowledge, and serves as the continuing memory of the Government of Canada and its institutions. The Genealogy Services ( include all on-site and online genealogical services of Library and Archives Canada. They offer information, services, advice, research tools and opportunities to work on joint projects, all in both official languages.

We appreciate the efforts of many Library and Archives Canada staff members in making this project a success. For more information, please contact