25 November 2010

News from Library and Archives Canada

New Guide for Internment Camps in Canada during the First and Second World Wars

Ottawa, Ontario, November 25, 2010—Library and Archives Canada is pleased to announce the release of a new guide to its collection of documents on internment camps in Canada during both world wars (1914–1918 and 1939–1945). This guide describes the extensive collection of governmental and private records generally consisting of textual documents on paper or on microfilm as well as publications about internment camps located on Canadian soil.

The guide is available at the following address: http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/the-public/005-1142.27-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 is the continuing memory of the Government of Canada and its institutions.

Genealogy Services (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/) 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 webservices@lac-bac.gc.ca.


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.


10 November 2010

Beginners Organization

The KDGS Organization Special Interest Group will be meeting on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 6:45 pm in the Oak Room at Hawthorne Park with an introductory session for Beginners.
[A session for Experienced members will be held later on November 30, 2010. An email will be sent later with details.]

If you did not sign up already for the introduction to "Organizing Your Paper Files Using File Folders", please email Susan Campbell (susandec “at” gmail.com).

Please go to the overview of this system and become familiar with the basics.
This is on www.familysearch.org
Then Look for “Research Helps” on the top bar.
Under “Research Helps” see drop-down menu and click on "Articles"
On the left, choose "Sorted by Title".
Then click on the "O" in the alphabet along the top of the page.
Scroll down to "Organizing Your Paper Files Using File Folders" and open.


To print the instruction and Tips, click on the upper right-hand corner PDF symbol.

If you have difficulty doing this, please email Susan.

If you are interested and have not yet signed up, please email Susan Campbell (susandec “at” gmail.com).