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Library and Archives Canada Launches Portal for Residental Schools 1885-1996

The following is from the Library and Archives Canada website: Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is launching a single portal to provide access to photos related to Residential Schools, taken between 1885 and 1996. Some 150,000 Aboriginal children attended over 130 residential schools located across the country. The first set of published photos comprises about […]

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Search the Edmonton, Alberta Cemeteries Database

According to the City of Edmonton website, they currently have over 60,000 electronic records online of people who were interred more than 25 years ago in Edmonton Municipal Cemeteries. I did a search for anyone with the surname of Titus, and found several. Thanks to Anglo-Celtic Connections for the heads-up.

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Online Historic Digitized Canadian Newspapers

Bowling Green State University has links to digitized Canadian newspapers that are freely available on the Internet. The site is broken down into eleven tabs covering the twelve Canadian provinces. They are: Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland & Labrador Nova Scotia Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon Territory Many Thanks to Cyndi […]

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Stories & Pictures Wanted for a History Book of the Town of Hanna, Alberta

Hanna was founded as a village in 1912 and while it has a museum, the town is lacking a proper archive. Ed Jensen and a centennial committee are trying to co-ordinate another historic book on Hanna, which will include the history of residents who called Hanna home. It’s going to be a history of the […]

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Ontario Adoption Records to Open on June 1

On the first of June, Ontario will join the other Canadian Provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Labrador, and Newfoundland in opening their adoption records. Although the government has given adoptees as well as birth parents the ability to opt-out of having their records disclosed, thus far only about 2500 (equally split between birth parents and […]

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Ancestry.ca Announces World-first Online Launch of 1916 Manitoba, Saskatchewan & Alberta

The following was written by Ancestry.ca staff: More than 1.7 million names indexed and fully searchable – 38,000+ images of original documents In a world first, Ancestry.ca, Canada’s leading family history website, today launched online the 1916 Census of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, which contains 1.7 million names and more than 38,000 images of original […]

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