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The Atlas of Canada.

Canada [
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Information about specific types of records can be found in the section on Sources by Topic. To find online resources, please see the Directory of Canadian Genealogical Resources - AVITUS in the Databases section.

Statistics Canada provides an online version of the publication Historical Statistics of Canada [], which includes statistics on Canadian population and immigration.

Electoral Maps of Canada

The Atlas of Canada

Geographical Names of Canada