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Ottawa, December 2, 2010 — Library and Archives Canada is pleased to announce the launch of a new online database, Canadian Families.
Through this online database, researchers can access references to baptisms, marriages and burials inscribed in church records held at Library and Archives Canada. This database will expand slowly over the next few years as more references are added.
The mandate of Library and Archives Canada is to preserve the documentary heritage of Canada for the benefit of present and future generations and to be a source of enduring knowledge accessible to all, thereby contributing to the cultural, social and economic advancement of Canada. Library and Archives Canada also facilitates co-operation among communities involved in the acquisition, preservation and diffusion of knowledge, and serves as the continuing memory of the Government of Canada and its institutions.
Genealogy Services (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/index-e.html) includes all physical and online genealogical services of Library and Archives Canada. They offer genealogical content, services, advice, research tools and opportunities to work on joint projects, all in both official languages.
The contributions of many Library and Archives Canada staff members were instrumental in the success of this project, and their efforts are much appreciated. For more information, please contact email@example.com.