21 November 2010

New Tools for Immigration Records

Ottawa, November 18, 2010Library and Archives Canada is pleased to announce the launch of new tools to facilitate the consultation and use of its immigration records, one of the largest and most consulted by genealogists. Transcriptions of headings of different forms used to record the names of immigrants arriving in Canada between 1865 and 1935 are now accessible on the Library and Archives Canada website. Links to different databases and websites offering nominal indexes or digitized images of immigration records have been regrouped on a single web page.

These pages can be accessed at the following addresses:

Immigration Records Headings:

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/022-908.012-e.html

Immigration Records Indexes:

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/022-908.013-e.html

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 represents the continuing memory of the Government of Canada and its institutions. Genealogy Services (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/) includes all on-site 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.

We greatly appreciate the efforts of many Library and Archives Canada staff members who have contributed to the realization of this project. For more information, please contact webservices@lac-bac.gc.ca.