Thursday, March 17, 2011

Online Canadian Research Resources

Happy Saint Patrick's Day !! 

I was hoping to do a post today about my own Irish roots, but alas I have not been able to find time to devote to anything (yet).  Perhaps later this month I'll be able to get one put together.

And I'd like to wish my Aunt Diane a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY today. :o)

In the meantime, I thought some of these Canadian resource websites might be helpful to any of my readers who are trying to find the proverbial needle in a haystack.  Please be sure to comment on this blog if you found any of these website useful to you or if you have additional Canadian resources that you think I should include in a future blog.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Hunting.
~Cuzn Amy


Libary and Archives Canada

Moving Here, Staying Here – The Canadian Immigrant Experience
From Colony to Country – A Reader’s Guide to Canadian Military History
In 1803, the British Parliament enacted legislation to regulate vessels carrying emigrants to North America. The master of the vessel was required to prepare a list of passengers. Unfortunately, few such lists have survived and therefore, there are no comprehensive nominal lists of immigrants arriving in Canada before 1865.

Some lists have been identified and indexed by name in this database. It also includes other types of records such as declarations of aliens and names of some Irish orphans.

The Shamrock and The Maple Leaf – Irish-Canadian Documentary Heritage
The Shamrock and the Maple Leaf is a resource unparalleled in print or on the Web. The exhibition embodies a dynamic, ongoing collaboration between Library and Archives Canada and the National Archives of Ireland -- two institutions that are dedicated to sharing our unique documentary heritage with the world.

Here you will discover photographs, letters, books, music and other evidence of Ireland's vital influence on Canadian history and culture.

AMICUS is a free catalogue listing the holdings of libraries across Canada. As a national catalogue, AMICUS not only shows the published materials held at Library and Archives Canada (LAC) but also those located in over 1300 libraries across Canada.  Search over 30 million records.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
A major research and publishing project launched by the University of Toronto and the Université Laval in 1959, database of persons who played an important role in the formation of what is now Canada from 1000 to 1930.
The Portrait Gallery of Canada is a program of Library and Archives Canada which has gathered the largest group of national portraits in the country: more than 20,000 paintings, drawings and prints, 4 million photographs, several thousand caricatures, and ten thousand medals and philatelic items

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