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What's New

New Version of the Immigrants to Canada Database

Ottawa, June 30, 2011 - Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce the release of a new version of the online database Immigrants to Canada. To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the foundation of the Red River Colony (or Selkirk Settlement) in Manitoba, more than 4,000 references to names of settlers found in the Thomas Douglas, Earl of Selkirk fonds (MG 19 E1) have been added to the existing database. Many staff members contributed to the success of this project, and their efforts are much appreciated.

The database is available at:
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/immigrants-canada/index-e.html.

For more information, please contact webservices@bac-lac.gc.ca.

About Library and Archives Canada

The mandate of Library and Archives Canada is to preserve the documentary heritage of Canada for present and future generations and to be a source of enduring knowledge accessible to all, 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 it serves as the continuing memory of the Government of Canada and its institutions.

Genealogy Services (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/index-e.html) include 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.