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=== Collection Description  ===
 
=== Collection Description  ===
  
Canadian national (or regional) databases and collections which include genealogy and family history, portraits, aboriginal peoples, art, biographies, censuses, citizenship, disasters, ethno-cultural groups, educational resources, exploration, film and broadcasting, immigration, literature, land records, maps, military, music and performing arts, national identity, newspapers and periodicals, philately and postal history, photography, politics and government, roads and railroads, settlement, sports, births, marriages, deaths, and divorces.<ref>[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/index-e.html Discover the Collection] at ''Library and Archves Canada'' (accessed 6 August 2013).</ref>
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Canadian national (or regional) databases and collections which include millions of books, newspapers, and periodicals, 21.3 million photos, 343,000 works of art about topics like genealogy and family history, portraits, aboriginal peoples, biographies, censuses, citizenship, disasters, ethno-cultural groups, educational resources, exploration, film and broadcasting, immigration, literature, land records, maps, military, music and performing arts, Canadian national identity, philately and postal history, politics and government, roads, canals, and railroads, settlement, sports, births, marriages, deaths, and divorces.<ref>[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/index-e.html Discover the Collection] at ''Library and Archves Canada'' (accessed 6 August 2013).</ref>  
  
 
=== Tips  ===
 
=== Tips  ===
  
{Optional}
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*[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/the-public/005-4000-e.html Preparing for a visit] to the LAC.
  
 
=== Guides  ===
 
=== Guides  ===
  
{''Optional: Internet or guide books describing this collection for genealogists. ''}
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*[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/index-e.html Genealogy and Family History] how-to-begin, vital records (see following bullet entry), census, immigration, military, land, and employment records
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*[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/022-906-e.html Births, Marriages and Deaths] in church/civil records, adoptions, cemeteries, divorces, and wills
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The LAC has dozens of [http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/discover/product/index-e.html#b research aids]. For example, some of interest to genealogists include:
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*[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/the-public/005-1143-e.html Aboriginal Peoples—Guide to the Records of the Government of Canada]
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*[http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/205/301/ic/cdc/E/Alphabet.asp Canada's Digital Collections archived at Library and Archives Canada]
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*[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/the-public/005-1142.23-e.html Canadian Immigration Since Confederation and the Department of External Affairs]
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*[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/the-public/005-1142.08-e.html Grosse-Île Quarantine Station (Québec)] (immigration)
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*[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/the-public/005-1142.29-e.html Guide to Sources Relating to Units of the Canadian Expeditionary Force] 1914-1918
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*[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/the-public/005-1142.10-e.html Immigration of Farm Labourers to Canada, 1918-1945]
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*[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/the-public/005-1142.25-e.html Most Frequently Used Immigration Records]
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*[http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/lowy-collection/Pages/lowy-collection.aspx Jacob M Lowy Collection] (Hebraica and Judaica collection)
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*[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/newspapers-at-lac/index-e.html Newspapers at Library and Archives Canada]
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*[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/the-public/005-1142.15-e.html Rideau Canal]
  
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
  
{''&nbsp;'''List''' (link to a Wiki article for) '''at least one or more other repositories''' that collect overlapping records, or similar family history material including central repositories, affiliated or branch repositories, higher level jurisdiction repositories, parent or daughter jurisdiction repositories. Also list neighboring repositories with similar records. Please briefly explain how each substitute repository is related.''}
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Many Canadian libraries and archives have complementary collections. And some have microfilm copies of records from Library and Archives Canada. If you cannot visit or find a source at '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar source may be available at one of the following.  
 
 
If you cannot visit or find a source at the '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar source may be available at one of the following.  
 
  
 
'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>  
  
*Alternate Repository ''{create link for each, and give line or two describing collection}''<br>  
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*[http://www.warmuseum.ca/home/ Military History Research Centre, Canadian War Museum], Ottawa
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*[http://www.pier21.ca/ Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21], Halifax
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*[http://www.banq.qc.ca/ Bibliothèque nationale du Québec], Québec City
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*[http://www.surreylibraries.ca/programs-services/4815.aspx Cloverdale Branch, Surrey Public Library] in BC, including LAC genealogy microfilms and more
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*[http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/access/our_collection.aspx Archives of Ontario], Toronto
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*[http://www.ogs.on.ca/ Ontario Genealogical Society], Toronto
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*[http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/hbca/index.html Hudson's Bay Company Archives], Winnipeg<br>
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*[http://www.cprheritage.com/ Canadian Pacific Railway Archives], Montréal<br>
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*[[Family History Library|Family History Library]], Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, including many Canadian records. <br>  
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*[http://www.acgs.org/ American-Canadian Genealogical Society], Manchester, New Hampshire, USA<br>  
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*[[The National Archives of the United Kingdom]], Kew, Surrey, England&nbsp; British records relating to early Canada and associated territories
  
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
  
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*''various [http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/022/022-802-e.html Provincial and Territorial Archives]''<br>  
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*[http://www3.carleton.ca/cimss/ Centre for International Migration and Settlement Studies], Carlton University
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*[http://www.umoncton.ca/umcm-ceaac/node/35 Centre d'études acadiennes], Université de Moncton
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*[http://www.canada.uottawa.ca/en/ Institute of Canadian and Aboriginal Studies], University of Ottawa
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*[http://www.genealogie.umontreal.ca/en/main.htm Programme de recherche en démographie historique], Université de Montréal, over 2 million births, marriages, and burials 1621-1850 mostly from 153 Roman Catholic parishes in Québec.
  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
  
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*[[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives I]], Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service &amp; pensions, passenger lists, Canadian border crossings, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.<br>
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*[[Library of Congress]], Washington, DC, Local History and Genealogy Reading Room is part of the world's largest library including 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, and collections of manuscripts, microfilms, maps, newspapers, photographs, and published material, strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources.
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*[[Allen County Public Library]] (Indiana) has a premier genealogical periodical collection, genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, passenger lists, American Indians, African Americans, and Canadians.<br>
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*[[New England Historic Genealogical Society]], Boston, national scope, 100 million name databases, 200,000 books, 100,000 microfilms, 20 million manuscrpt pages, vital records, periodicals for U.S., Canada, and Britsh Isles.<br>
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*[[Newberry Library]], Chicago, a large repository with genealogies, local histories, censuses, military, land, indexes, vital records, court, and tax records mostly from the Mississippi Valley, eastern seaboard, Canada, and British Isles.<br>
  
 
=== Sources  ===
 
=== Sources  ===
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Revision as of 18:41, 8 August 2013

Library and Archives Canada
Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Contact Information

Address:[1]

395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0N4
CANADA

E-mail:[1]

Telephone:[1]
    613-996-5115 or 1-866-578-7777 (toll-free in Canada and the US)
    TTY: 613-992-6969 or 1-866-299-1699 (toll-free in Canada)
Fax: 613-995-6274

Hours and holidays:[2]

Registration Desk (Ground floor)
    Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Closed on Statutory Holidays
Canadian Genealogy Centre (3rd floor)
    Monday  8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
    Tuesday  8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
    Wednesday  8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
    Thursday  8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
    Friday  8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
    Saturday/Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Map, parking, and public transportation:[3]

Map. Online map.
Parking. There are paid parking spaces for Library and Archives Canada visitors on the west side of the building. Also, there are public parking lots and some metered street parking nearby.
Public Transit.
   Ottawa's OC Transpo take any bus travelling on Wellington, Albert, Slater, Queen or Bank streets.
   Gatineau's STO take any bus travelling on Wellington Street in Ottawa.

Internet sites and databases:

  • LAC Internet Site discover the collection, genealogy and family history, censuses, military records, research by topics, copies and visiting, services and programs, forum, news, photo gallery.
  • Genealogy and Family Hisory how-to-begin, birth, marriages, deaths, census, immigration, military, land, and employment records.

Collection Description

Canadian national (or regional) databases and collections which include millions of books, newspapers, and periodicals, 21.3 million photos, 343,000 works of art about topics like genealogy and family history, portraits, aboriginal peoples, biographies, censuses, citizenship, disasters, ethno-cultural groups, educational resources, exploration, film and broadcasting, immigration, literature, land records, maps, military, music and performing arts, Canadian national identity, philately and postal history, politics and government, roads, canals, and railroads, settlement, sports, births, marriages, deaths, and divorces.[4]

Tips

Guides

The LAC has dozens of research aids. For example, some of interest to genealogists include:

Alternate Repositories

Many Canadian libraries and archives have complementary collections. And some have microfilm copies of records from Library and Archives Canada. If you cannot visit or find a source at Library and Archives Canada, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections

  • National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, Canadian border crossings, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.
  • Library of Congress, Washington, DC, Local History and Genealogy Reading Room is part of the world's largest library including 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, and collections of manuscripts, microfilms, maps, newspapers, photographs, and published material, strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources.
  • Allen County Public Library (Indiana) has a premier genealogical periodical collection, genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, passenger lists, American Indians, African Americans, and Canadians.
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, national scope, 100 million name databases, 200,000 books, 100,000 microfilms, 20 million manuscrpt pages, vital records, periodicals for U.S., Canada, and Britsh Isles.
  • Newberry Library, Chicago, a large repository with genealogies, local histories, censuses, military, land, indexes, vital records, court, and tax records mostly from the Mississippi Valley, eastern seaboard, Canada, and British Isles.

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Contact Us at Library and Archves Canada (accessed 6 August 2013).
  2. "Service and Opening Hours" in Visit Us at Library and Archives Canada (accessed 6 August 2013).
  3. Public Transit and Parking at Library and Archves Canada (accessed 6 August 2013).
  4. Discover the Collection at Library and Archves Canada (accessed 6 August 2013).