Newly Digitized Microfilms on the Héritage Portal

Our project partner, Canadiana.org, recently added the following digitized microfilms to the Héritage website. Please note that the titles have been translated for convenience, but the records are still in the language of origin. Searching in the original language will improve search results.

[Governor General] Numbered Files
1903 Headquarters Central Registry, subject files
Alexander W. Wright Papers
Allsop Family
Archibald Lampman: manuscripts, notebooks
Auditor General of Canada: Auditor General of Public Accounts of Lower Canada, Board of Audit and Audit Office
Baby Collection and Finding Aid
Bank of Vancouver Liquidation
Barbara Ann Scott – Black Scrapbook, 1949-1950
Benjamin F. Craig Fonds
Blodwen Davies Collection
Bonds and securities, Upper and Lower Canada, Province of Canada and Canada
Boucher de La Bruère family fonds
Brown and Gilmore, printers
Cabinet War Committee: minutes and documents
Canada. Royal Commission on Dominion-Provincial Relations
Canada. Royal Commission on Energy. Submissions (Vol. 1-24)
Canadian Amateur Hockey Association
Canadian Army Courts Martial documents
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation: Minutes, agenda books and working papers of the Board of Directors
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation: Office of the Secretary of the Board of Directors
Canadian Lung Association fonds
Canadian Military Headquarters, London
Canadian Military Headquarters, London (CMHQ), Files Block No. 55, includes index at beginning of reel
Canadian National Railways: Central Region Law Department, regional office records
Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission: Records of public hearings
Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission: Records of public hearings in Calgary, Moncton, Corner Brook, Hull, Ste. Foy, Montreal, Saskatoon, Toronto and Vancouver
Canadian Tuberculosis Association: Papers
Canadian Women’s Press Club: Clippings, scrapbooks and other printed matter
Census of the township of Augusta
Census of the City of Montreal, 1831
Census returns 1842: Canada West
Central registry files created by the Northwest Territories and Yukon Branch
Charlottetown, P.E.I. Shipping Registers
Civil aircraft registration, inspection and operation files – 5008 block
Civil Secretary’s records relating to the administration of justice for Quebec, Lower Canada and Canada East
CNR Grand Trunk chairmans’ letterbooks
Command reports of the Adjutant General of the Army
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (MG 28, IV I)
Co-operative Press Association: New Releases
Correspondence [from John Galt Fonds]
Correspondence from the Secretary to Post Office Inspectors – Letterbooks – British Columbia, Halifax, Toronto, Charlottetown, Montreal, Quebec, Vancouver and Saint John
Department of Agriculture: Office of the Director General of Public Health, 1889-1912
Department of External Affairs: “1939 Series” Central Registry files
Department of External Affairs: “1939 Series” Central Registry files: Box List, 1909-1939
Department of External Affairs: “1939 Series” Central Registry files: Index, 1909-1939
Department of Finance: central registry records
Department of Indian Affairs: Blackfoot Agency, Peigan Agency, Queen Charlotte Agency
Department of Indian Affairs: Census records
Department of Indian Affairs: Departmental letterbooks
Department of Indian Affairs: Headquarters central registry system: First series and thousand series
Department of Indian Affairs: Headquarters central registry system: red series
Department of Indian Affairs: Northwest Territories and Yukon Branch
Department of Indian Affairs: Office of the Civil Secretary in the Province of Canada
Department of Indian Affairs: Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada
Department of Indian Affairs: School files series
Department of Indian Affairs: The Pas Agency: letterbooks
Department of Indian Affairs: Toronto office of the Central Superintendency: letterbooks
Department of Militia and Defence: Yukon Garrison, nominal rolls and paylists
Department of Militia and Defence: 1903 Army Central Registry, subject files
Department of Militia and Defence: Contracts Branch letterbooks, 1895-1912
Department of Militia and Defence: Correspondence of the Deputy Minister’s office
Department of Militia and Defence: Register of correspondence of the Deputy Minister’s office, 1867-1903
Department of Militia and Defence: Special Forces nominal rolls and paylists
Department of Militia and Defence: Yukon Mortar Machine Gun Batteries
Department of National Defence: Army Historical Section, Index to Army records, volume 1 to 7000A
Department of Public Works: Commissioners for the Lachine Canal
Department of Public Works: Lachine Canal Survey
Department of Public Works: Railway Branch Records
Department of Public Works: Registered correspondence, 1859-1879
Department of Railways and Canals: Canal Branch: Office of the Chief Engineer of Canals
Department of Railways and Canals: Superintending Engineer of the Rideau Canal: Letterbooks
Department of Railways and Canals: Records related to Welland Canal
Department of Railways and Canals: Records related to the St. Lawrence Canals
Department of the Interior: Dominion Lands Branch: North-West Territories, Metis scrip applications
Department of the Interior: Dominion Lands Branch: North-West Territories, Index to Metis scrip applications
Department of Trade and Commerce: from the 1961 central registry system
Department of Transport: Records 1897 – 1947 (Register of Wrecks)
Diamond Jenness: hand-written diaries and typescript of diaries, 1913-1916
Directorate of Internment Operations
Emily Carr fonds
Finding aid for the land records (RG 1) of Lower Canada and Upper Canada and Canada
France. Archives nationales, Section moderne: Série F15. Hospices et secours
France. Colonial Archives: A Series, Actes du pouvoir souverain
France. Colonial Archives: B Series, outgoing mail
France. Colonial archives: C11 G Series
France. Colonial archives: Census for the Île Royal and Île Saint-Jean, G1 Series
France. Colonial archives: Census of Canada, G1 Series, 1685-1739
France. Departmental archives of Charente-Maritime fonds: B Series, Courts and jurisdictions
France. Departmental archives of Île-et-Villaine (Rennes)
G.E. Nares’ journal
G.M. Dawson: Geological Field Notebooks, inventory and finding aid
General pre-Confederation Indian Department accounts
Geological Survey of Canada: central registry
George Strong Nares journal
Gouzenko Affair
Great Britain Colonial Office. 384 passenger lists. Finding Aid 647
Great Britain War Office records, Secretary of War: General outward correspondence, 1756-1767
Great Britain. Colonial Office: emigration, original correspondence (CO 384)
Great Britain. War Office: campaign medals (WO 100)
Haldimand papers
Haldimand papers from the British Library
House of Commons sessional records
I.B. Records of the Canadian Command: correspondence of the Commanding Royal Engineer: special credits, 1867-1869
Indian Affairs, Annuity Paylists
Indian Affairs, Lieutenant-Governor’s Office, Upper Canada: Early Correspondence
Indian Affairs, Lower Canada, Civil Control: Governor’s General Office, correspondence
Indian and Inuit Affairs Program: Battleford Agency, Blackfoot Agency, Blood Agency, Cowichan Agency and Peigan Agency
Indian Land Records, Wiarton Land Office correspondence
Intelligence, sighting of unknown objects
International Aviation Directorate
Jacob Keefer’s journal
Jacques-Henri Fabien collection: Genealogical notes, and index cards
John Maclean fonds
John Maclean: Letterbooks, 1884-1897
John Neilson and family, 1666-1912
Journal de quelques traversées de l’Atlantique
Kingston Penitentiary
Lawrence Ermatinger: Letterbook with index
Letterbooks created and/or maintained by The Pas Agency
Log Book of H.M.S. Pegasus
Loring Cheney Christie fonds and Finding aid no. 189
Lorris Elijah Borden: diary and rough notes
Lower Canada Land Papers
Lunenburg and Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Register of shipping, inwards and outwards
McGill study of Expo ‘67
Merritt Papers
Montreal Saint-Sulpice Seminary fonds: Series II
National Capital Commission: Strategic Planning and Information Management Branch
National Library of France. Manuscript department: Clairambault Collection
Naturalization certificates from the Upper and Lower Canada, the Province of Canada and Canada
Neilson collection with a memorial kept by Brown & Gilmore, August 1763 to July 1774
Nominal rolls and paylists for the Volunteer Militia
Norman Bethune collection
Office of the Deputy Minister of Finance
Office of the Deputy Superintendent General of Indian Affairs: Correspondence and letterbooks
Office of the Governor General in Lower Canada: records relating to Indian affairs, 1801-1815
Office of the Superintendent General of Indian Affairs
Office of the Superintendent of Indian Affairs: General office records, 1795-1796
Office records of the Clerk of the Councils
Ontario Local Records: Perth Military Settlement, 1816-1822
Outgoing correspondence of the office of the Deputy-Inspector General and Deputy Minister of Finance
Parish archives for Richelieu County
Parish archives for Saint-Pierre de Sorel: baptisms, marriages and burials
Perth [Ontario] Military Settlement fonds
Peter Hunter collection and papers
Peter Robinson Collection
Port of Saint-Servan Archives
Post Office Department: Divisional Inspectors: Reports
Post Office Department: Transportation Branch: Mail service contract registers, 1839-1980
Post Office Inspectors’ Reports – Halifax, Charlottetown, Saint John and British Columbia
Post Office registry systems: Duplex numeric classification system
Post Office war series, 1939-1945
Post Office: Private Letterbooks, 1891-1892
Prime Minister’s General Correspondence – Nominal card index 1976
Privy Council Office: Cabinet conclusions
Provincial Secretary, Correspondence, Canada East
Public Works registers of all incoming and outgoing correspondence arranged by subject number
Quebec and Lower Canada: Census rolls and related records
Quebec Gazette: Finding Aid 1807, card index
Quebec Gazette: Index, 1764-1823
Rat Portage Inspectorate
Rat Portage Inspectorate: Incoming correspondence, 1880-1882
Rat Portage Inspectorate: Incoming correspondence, band complaints and band estimates
Records from the Office of the Superintendent General of Indian Affairs: Letterbooks
Records of entry: ship notifications of arrival, 1865-1922
Records of the Rat Portage Inspectorate of the Department of Indian Affairs: Blottercopy letterbook, 1881-1885
Records relating to charges against J.A.N. Provencher
Report no. 1 of the Committee on Canadian Defence, 1898
Richard Bedford Bennett: Finding aid 434
Royal Canadian Air Force: operations record books
Royal Canadian Air Force: third file classification system and central registry
Royal Canadian Mounted Police: B Division journals
Royal Canadian Mounted Police: Yukon daily journals and records
Royal Commission on Indian Affairs for the Province of British Columbia
Royal Commission on Dominion-Provincial Relations fonds
Royal Commission to Inquire into the Disorders at Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Vicinity thereof, during a Celebration of the Declaration of Victory over Germany on the 7th and 8th May, 1945
Royal Commission to Inquire into the Immigration of Italian Labourers to Montreal and the Alleged Fraudulent Practices of Employment Agencies fonds
Sir Charles Tupper: Political correspondence, letters received, 1840-1915 and Finding aid
Sir Isaac Brock
Sir Lomer Gouin: Correspondence and Notes
Subject, policy and case files in the First Central Registry series of the Immigration Program, 1892-1950
The Co-operative Commonwealth Federation: National Council and National Executive, 1932-1960
The John Galt Papers
Toronto District Labour Council: Minutes
Toronto Trades and Labour Council: Minutes
Transport Canada: Legal Services Division, legal documents (1936-1982)
Treasury Board (Committee of the Privy Council) correspondence: letterbooks
Treasury Board Secretariat
Treasury Fonds: T 28. Various Out-letters
Underhill Papers: Research files, Canada, Edward Blake
United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Piping Fitting Industry, Local 46, Toronto
United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel fonds: finding aid no. 285
Unpublished sessional papers, 6th Session, 12th Parliament, 12 Jan. 1916 – 18 May 1916
Unpublished sessional papers, 7th Session, 12th Parliament, 18 Jan. 1917 – 20 Sept. 1917
Unpublished sessional papers, 1st Session, 13th Parliament, 18 Mar. 1918 – 24 May 1918
Unpublished sessional papers, 2nd Session, 13th Parliament, 20 Feb. 1919 – 7 July 1919
Unpublished sessional papers, 3rd Session, 13th Parliament, 1 Sept. 1919 – 10 Nov. 1919
Unpublished sessional papers, 4th Session, 13th Parliament, 26 Feb. 1920 – 1 July 1920
Unpublished sessional papers, 5th Session, 13th Parliament, 14 Feb. 1921 – 4 June 1921
Unpublished sessional papers, 1st Session, 14th Parliament, 8 March 1922 – 28 June 1922
Unpublished sessional papers, 2nd Session, 14th Parliament, 31 Jan. 1923 – 30 June 1923
Unpublished sessional papers, 2nd Session, 22nd Parliament
Unpublished sessional papers, 3rd Session, 22nd Parliament
Unpublished sessional papers, 4th Session, 22nd Parliament
Unpublished sessional papers, 5th Session, 22nd Parliament
Unpublished sessional papers, 1st Session, 23rd Parliament
Unpublished sessional papers, 1st Session, 24th Parliament
Unpublished sessional papers, 2nd Session, 24th Parliament
Unpublished sessional papers, 3rd Session, 24th Parliament
Unpublished sessional papers, 4th Session, 24th Parliament
Unpublished sessional papers, 5th Session, 24th Parliament
Unpublished sessional papers, 1st Session, 25th Parliament
Unpublished sessional papers, 1st Session, 26th Parliament
Unpublished sessional papers, 2nd Session, 26th Parliament
Unpublished sessional papers, 3rd Session, 26th Parliament
Unpublished sessional papers, 1st Session, 27th Parliament
Unpublished sessional papers, 2nd Session, 27th Parliament
Unpublished sessional papers, 1st Session, 28th Parliament
Unpublished sessional papers, 2nd Session, 28th Parliament
Unpublished sessional papers, 3rd Session, 28th Parliament
Unpublished sessional papers, 4th Session, 28th Parliament
Unpublished sessional papers, 1st Session, 29th Parliament
Unpublished sessional papers, 2nd Session, 29th Parliament
Unpublished sessional papers, 1st Session, 30th Parliament
Unpublished sessional papers, 2nd Session, 30th Parliament
Unpublished sessional papers, 3rd Session, 30th Parliament
Unpublished sessional papers, 4th Session, 30th Parliament
Unpublished sessional papers, 1st Session, 31st Parliament
Unpublished sessional papers, 1st Session, 32nd Parliament
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Canadian Arctic expedition diaries, 1914-1918
Wartime Prices & Trade Board
Western Land Grants
Winnipeg General Strike scrapbooks
World War I war charities: Correspondence with High Commissioner in Britain
Y.M.C.A. of Canada

Newly Digitized Microfilms on the Héritage Portal

Our project partner, Canadiana.org, recently added the following digitized microfilms to the Héritage website. Please note that the titles have been translated for convenience, the records are still in the language of origin. Searching in the original language will improve search results.

1946 Army Central Registry
Adolphe-Philippe Caron fonds
Arthur Meighen: Series 3, correspondence
Canadian Labour Congress: Financial records
Clifford Sifton fonds
Commission to Inquire into the Treadgold and other concessions in the Yukon Territory
Correspondence addressed to the Chief Postal Inspectors
Correspondence of the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Canadian Militia and his predecessor, the Adjutant
Department of Agriculture: Docket and letterbook registry system, general correspondence
Department of Agriculture, Dominion Chemist: Letterbooks, 1889–1933
Department of Agriculture: Duplex numeric subject file classification system, 1918–1953
Department of Agriculture: Entomology and Botany Division
Department of Agriculture: Records relating to international exhibitions
Department of External Affairs: Office of the Under-Secretary of State for External Affairs
Department of Indian Affairs: General accounts, 1846–1979
Department of Indian Affairs: Port Arthur Agency
Department of Indian Affairs: Trust fund journals, 1875–1938
Department of Labour, Economics and Research Branch: Strikes and lockout files
Department of Militia and Defence: Registers and lists of officers
Department of National Defence, Directorate of History and Heritage: Kardex system
Department of Public Works, Board of Works records: Correspondence in subject files
Department of Public Works, Board of Works records, official correspondence: Registered correspondence, 1842–1860
Department of Public Works, Board of Works records: Registers and indexes
Department of Public Works, Chief Architect’s Office: Letterbooks, 1873–1909
Department of Public Works, Docket registry system: Registers of correspondence received
Department of Public Works: General indexes of the subject classification registry system, 1879–1901
Department of Public Works: Letterbooks of the subject classification registry system, 1879–1912 Department of Public Works: Registers of papers filed, 1879–1907
Department of Public Works: Subject registers
Department of Railways and Canals, Railway Branch: Office of the Chief Engineer
Department of Transport: Civil aircraft registration, inspection and operation files, 1920–1986
Deputy Postmaster General: Correspondence addressed to the Marine Mail Officers
Deputy Postmaster General: International correspondence sent
Deputy Postmaster General: Letterbooks related to personnel
Directorate of Movements
Edgar Dewdney fonds
Fisheries Branch Registry files
France. Colonial fonds: Series C11A. General correspondence
Frederick B. Taylor fonds
Letterbooks created and/or maintained by the Office of the Chief Engineer
Letterbooks of the Office of the Deputy Minister of Justice
Meteorological Service, 1874–1933
Montreal Amateur Athletic Association fonds
Newton Wesley Rowell fonds
Office of the Indian Reserve Commissioner for the Province of British Columbia
Operational records of the Penitentiary Branch, 1834–1962
Parish registers: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec
Records and correspondence sent from the Postmaster General
Registers to letters received by the Postmaster General’s office
Registry files related to the Railway Branch
Royal Canadian Air Force second central registry and file classification system
Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Office of the Commissioner: General orders
Royal Canadian Navy: Convoy Reports of Proceedings, 1939–1945
Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism
Royal Commission to Investigate the Facts Relating to and the Circumstances Surrounding the Communication, by public officials and other persons…etc.
Secretary of State: Chief Press Censor
Secretary of State: Returns to addresses and orders of Parliament
Soldiers Settlement Board: The Platt Books
Walter Livingstone-Learmonth diaries
War Cabinet Committee, 1938–1945
War diaries
William Lyon Mackenzie King: Primary series correspondence (J1)
World War I: Veterans claim cards

Newly Digitized Microfilms on the Héritage Portal – Recent Additions

Our project partner, Canadiana.org, recently added the following digitized microfilms to the Héritage website. Please note that although the titles have been translated, the records are still in the language of origin.

  • Amherst Papers
  • Canada. Department of the Interior: Letters patent
  • Canadian Home Economics Association fonds
  • Department of Canadian Heritage, Canadian Parks Service: Park/subject classification system
  • Department of Indian Affairs, Edmonton Agency: General operational records
  • Department of Indian Affairs, Manitoba Regional Office: Central registry files
  • Dominion Lands Branch registry
  • France, Archives Nationales. Contrôle général des finances. Sous-série G7 [French National Archives fonds, finances records, sub-series G7]
  • Frank Wright fonds
  • Henry Elvins Spencer fonds
  • Henry Pringle fonds
  • Immigration Program: Headquarters central registry files
  • Indian and Inuit Affairs Program: Modified duplex numeric system
  • Ministry of the Overseas Military Forces of Canada: Courts martial records, 1914-1919
  • Parish registers: Manitoba
  • Registrar of Shipping New Carlisle [Quebec], 1856-1902, and Quebec City [Québec], 1787-1965
  • Radnik fonds
  • Roderick K. Finlayson fonds
  • Sir Henry James Warre fonds
  • William Legge, 2nd Earl of Dartmouth fonds
  • William Osgoode fonds

Newly digitized microfilms on the Héritage portal

Our project partner, Canadiana.org, recently added the following digitized microfilms to the Héritage website. Please note that although the titles have been translated, the records are still in the language of origin.

  • 1891 census return for the City of Victoria
  • Abraham Heaps fonds
  • Alexander Henry the Younger fonds
  • Alexander Mackenzie fonds
  • Archibald Hayes Macdonell fonds
  • Archibald McMillan and family fonds
  • Banff National Park: Office of the Superintendent, 1893-1910
  • British Military and Naval Records. Admiralty Records
  • Cairine Reay Wilson fonds
  • Canada: Governor General’s Office, Internal Letterbooks, Upper Canada to and from Treasury
  • Canada East: Provincial Secretary numbered correspondence files, 1839-1867
  • Canada West: Provincial Secretary, numbered correspondence files, 1844 to 1867
  • Canadian Labour Congress fonds
  • Canadian Lutheran World Relief fonds
  • Canadian Related Documents from the Glynn R. de V. Barratt collection
  • Central Experimental Farm records
  • Charles E. Goad Company fonds
  • Charles Napier Bell fonds
  • Church Missionary Society fonds
  • Civil Secretary and Provincial Secretary, applications for licences, bonds and certificates. Quebec, Lower Canada and Canada East
  • Civil Secretary, appointments to offices. Upper Canada and Canada West
  • Civil Secretary’s letter books
  • Colonial Office: Colonies general original correspondence
  • Delancey-Robinson collection
  • Department of Agriculture fonds
  • Edgar Dewdney fonds
  • Edmund John Senkler fonds
  • Finnish Language Newspapers and Serial Publications
  • Fisheries Branch Registry files
  • Fonds des Archives départementales de la Charente-Maritime [La Rochelle, France] [Departmental archives of Charente-Maritime fonds [La Rochelle, France]]
  • Fonds de la famille Armand Lavergne [Armand Lavergne and family fonds]
  • Fonds de la famille Chartier de Lotbinière [Chartier de Lotbinière family fonds]
  • Fonds Marie de l’Incarnation [Marie de l’Incarnation Fonds]
  • Fonds Roger Comeau [Roger Comeau fonds]
  • France, colonial fonds, general correspondences
  • France, colonial administration, letters sent
  • France. Fonds des Archives nationales [France. National Archives fonds]
  • George Stephen, 1st Baron Mount Stephen fonds
  • Hamnett Kirkes Pinhey and family collection
  • Henry Wolsey Bayfield fonds
  • Home Bank of Canada fonds
  • Homestead grant registers
  • Index to Passenger Lists, 1900-1908
  • International Council of Women fonds
  • J. S. Woodsworth fonds
  • Jacques-Henri Fabien collection
  • James Bissett fonds
  • James Kempt fonds
  • John Bennet Marks fonds
  • John By and estate fonds
  • John Davis Barnett fonds
  • Jonathan Sewell and family fonds
  • Journal de Jean-Baptiste Minet, l’ingénieur et cartographe Minet, écrit en 1684 et 1685, racontant les explorations de René-Robert Cavelier de La Salle au Mississipi et dans le golfe du Mexique [Journal kept by Jean-Baptiste Minet, engineer and cartographer, written in 1684 and 1685, recalling his explorations]
  • Journals kept by Augustus R. Peers at Peel River, 1847-1853, with accounts for 1848 and 1851-1852
  • Kipling collection
  • Land documents concerning Quebec, Upper and Lower Canada, Canada East and Canada West and Canada
  • Land petitions and related records of the Executive Council
  • Lawrence Montague Lande collection
  • Likacheff-Ragosine-Mathers collection index
  • Louis-Philippe Brodeur fonds
  • Lovat Dickson fonds
  • Martha Field and Fanny Simpson and family fonds
  • Mather Byles Jr. and family fonds
  • McGinnis Family fonds
  • Militia and Defence
  • Minutes and records of the Land Boards accumulated by the Executive Council Office
  • Miscellaneous registers, Province of Canada and Canada, 1850-1953
  • Montreal Amateur Athletic Association fonds
  • Newton McFaul MacTavish fonds
  • Newton Wesley Rowell fonds
  • Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Sessional Papers
  • Orders in Council of the Executive Council of the Province of Canada
  • Parish registers: Newfoundland, Labrador and Nova Scotia
  • Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Prime Minister, indexes to his correspondence
  • Collection de la famille Philippe Aubert de Gaspé [Philippe Aubert de Gaspé and family collection]
  • Princess Sophia Inquiry
  • Privy Council Office, Orders in Council: Minutes, annexes and reports
  • “Put by” Submissions to the Executive Council, of the Province of Canada, 1841-1873
  • Records of the Board of Railway Commissioners
  • Registrar of Shipping: St. John’s [Newfoundland], Arichat, Annapolis Royal, Barrington Passage, Digby, Halifax, Liverpool, Lunenburg, Parrsboro, Shelburne, Windsor, Yarmouth [Nova Scotia], Charlottetown [Prince Edward Island], Montréal [Québec], Port Burwell and Toronto [Ontario], Vancouver and Victoria [British Columbia]
  • Robert Prescott fonds
  • Robert Stanfield: card index to the Leader of the Opposition series and to unorganized portions of the collection
  • Royal Caledonian Curling Club, Canadian branch fonds
  • Royal Commission on Taxation fonds
  • Royal Newfoundland Regiment service files
  • Shawinigan Chemicals Limited fonds
  • Stanier family fonds
  • Superintendent of Indian Affairs in the Northern District of North America fonds
  • Thomas Wardlaw Taylor fonds
  • Trades and Labor Congress of Canada
  • United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel fonds
  • Upper Canada and Canada West: Returns of Population and Assessment
  • W. J. (Bill) Miller collection
  • War Cabinet Committee, 1938-1945
  • War diaries
  • War of 1812 pension records
  • Wesley N. Fujiwara fonds
  • William Buck fonds
  • William Dow and family fonds
  • William Hillary Clarke, MP fonds
  • William Lyon Mackenzie King: Family papers

Fruits of the Library and Archives Canada and Canadiana.org partnership starting to appear online

The partnership between Library and Archives Canada and Canadiana.org over the next ten years involves the digitization, indexing and description of millions of personal, administrative and government documents. It will triple LAC’s digital content on the Web, and allow Canadians to access tens of millions of additional images regardless of where they live, at no charge.

We will be adding new content regularly to the Héritage website. The following is a list of the microfilms digitized since June 2013 and currently available online, representing a total of 2.1 million images:

  • Alexander Harris fonds
  • Alphonse Fournier fonds
  • Baring Brothers and Company fonds
  • Canadian Labour Congress fonds
  • Civil Secretary’s letter books of Upper Canada
  • Clifford Sifton fonds
  • Correspondence and drafts of enclosures to dispatches from the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada
  • Correspondence of the deputy minister and the adjutant general
  • Daniel Claus and family fonds
  • David Brown Milne fonds
  • Despatches from the Colonial Office
  • Despatches received and sent by the offices of the Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick, the Governors of Vancouver Island and British Columbia, the Lieutenant Governor’s Office of Prince Edward Island
  • Drafts of correspondence sent from the Governor-in-Chief of Lower Canada, the Governor-in-Chief of the Province of Canada
  • Ermatinger family estate fonds
  • Francis Goring fonds
  • Francis Reginald Scott fonds
  • General index to the Public Archives of Canada
  • George Brown fonds
  • George Foster fonds
  • Glyn, Mills and Company fonds
  • Governor General’s Office, drafts of Despatches to the Secretary of State and numbered files
  • Gustave Lamothe fonds
  • Heir and Devisee Commission
  • James Hargrave and family fonds
  • James J. Morrison fonds
  • James Monk and family fonds
  • Jean-Mandé Sigogne fonds
  • John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham fonds
  • Joseph Howe fonds
  • Journal ou relation d’une conspiration faite par les Sauvages contre les Anglais [Journal or description of an Indian conspiracy against the English]
  • Lady Aberdeen’s Journals
  • Letter books of despatches from and to the Colonial Office
  • Lower Canada, declarations of aliens
  • Percy R. Bengough fonds
  • Port records
  • Pre-Confederation despatches from the British Minister at Washington
  • Records relating to Louis Riel and the North West Uprising
  • Red River journal of Alexander Begg, 1869-1870
  • Royal Commission on Canada’s Economic Prospects fonds
  • Selected documents relating to the Jesuit Estates
  • Selkirk collection
  • Sir Robert Borden fonds
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier fonds
  • State submissions to the Executive Council of Upper Canada
  • Subject files of the Offices of the Governor-in-Chief at Quebec, the Governor-in-Chief of the Province of Canada
  • The centennial of the settlement of Upper Canada by the United Empire Loyalists, 1784-1884: the celebrations at Adolphustown
  • Trades and Labor Congress of Canada
  • Traill family collection
  • Upper Canada Land Books
  • Upper Canada Sundries
  • Vatican Fonds
  • Ward Chipman (senior and junior) fonds
  • William Cowan fonds
  • William Henry Pope Fonds
  • William Lyon Mackenzie King fonds
  • William Stewart and family fonds
  • Library and Archives Canada to Digitize 640,000 First World War Service Files

    As part of the commemoration of the centennial of the First World War, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) announced in its News section that it is undertaking the digitization of 640,000 personnel service files of the First World War’s Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) members with a view to ensuring the long-term preservation of these frail paper documents.

    Transferred to LAC about 20 years ago, CEF service files represent LAC’s most heavily consulted collection. A victim of its own success, the high number of transactions to which the collection has been subjected is putting strains on the mostly paper-based documents and is hastening their deterioration.

    Many readers who have had the opportunity to hold these precious historical documents in their hands in recent years will certainly remember how some of the sheets are beginning to crumble. If LAC does not undertake action to preserve these files now, they are at risk. Once lost, they are lost forever.

    To be able to perform this important undertaking, LAC will temporarily close portions of the service files. The first quarter, beginning with the letter A through D, will be closed as of March 2014 and will be available on-line as of Summer 2014.

    While 75% of the collections will always be open, LAC will not be able to accept requests to consult documents in person, nor take orders for copies for a period of up to 4 months on the portion of the collection being digitized.

    The files to be digitized will complement the approximately 13,500 service files and the more than 620,000 attestation papers already available on LAC’s website. At the end of the project, expected in 2015, Canadians will be able to research high-quality digital copies of the 640,000 newly digitized service files from the comfort of their own home and will no longer have to pay reprography fees.

    LAC is pleased to contribute to the Commemorative Initiatives of the Government of Canada to honour the contributions and sacrifices made by Canadian men and women during the First World War. We wish to recognize Public Works and Government Services Canada’s support in this endeavour.

    LAC appreciates your understanding and patience during the course of this extensive project.

    For more information on this initiative, please consult the Fact Sheet: Digitization of Canadian Expeditionary Force Service Files.

    Sheet music from Canada’s past

    Did you know that Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has one of the most comprehensive sheet music collection in the country? Thanks to Helmut Kallmann, the founding Chief of the Music Division at the National Library of Canada (now part of LAC), who collected any early Canadian sheet music he could find.

    Recently, over a thousand pieces of sheet music from this collection were digitized and are now available online. These titles were published before 1918 and include a wide variety of patriotic and parlour songs, piano pieces, sacred music, etc.

    Colour image depicting people dancing in a barn.

    Sheet music cover image of a musical piece entitled, “The Village Barn Dance” by Mollie King. Source

    Visit LAC’s Sheet Music from Canada’s Past website to learn more or to search for music sheets. Here’s how:

    1. Click on Search Sheet Music located in the left menu.
    2. In the first box, click the down arrow and choose the time period you would like to search, e.g. “1900-1913.”
    3. In the second box, click the down arrow and choose the type of search, e.g. Title keyword (song title).
    4. In the third box, you can enter a search term, e.g. “barn”.
    5. Click the “Submit” button at the bottom.

    The browsing options in the fourth box allows you to limit your search to digitized music for which there is either printed music or audio files available. Please note that default searching has been set at “All Time Periods”, “Any Keyword” but you can modify these settings by following the above steps.

    Once you have found a piece of sheet music, you will see some or all of the following information:

    1. A description of the music.
    2. A small colour image of the front cover.
    3. A large colour image of the cover.
    4. A “View sheet music” icon.
    5. An “Audio” icon

    As the sheet music is available as PDFs, you can print the music on letter size paper.

    Kingston Penitentiary: Home to Canada’s most notorious criminals

    Canada’s oldest penitentiary opened on June 1, 1835, under the name “Provincial Penitentiary for Upper Canada.” Located in Portsmouth, now part of Kingston, this institution was designated for the incarceration of prisoners from both Upper Canada and Lower Canada. Kingston Pen, as it is commonly known, closed its doors on September 30, 2013.

    Who were the inmates over the course of the penitentiary’s 178 years of existence? To discover their stories, consult the Kingston Penitentiary inmate history description ledgers, which have been digitized and can be viewed on the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) website.

    The ledgers provide photographs (mug shots) of inmates and information such as name; alias; age; place of birth; physical description; occupation; crime committed; and date, place and length of sentence.

    Sample page, Kingston Penitentiary inmate history description ledgers.

    Sample page, Kingston Penitentiary inmate history description ledgers. Source

    To find the pictures of some of the inmates who were incarcerated at the Kingston Penitentiary, search for a person’s name in the Archives Search menu.

    1. On the left of the screen, under Archives Search, click on the Advanced option. The advanced search screen will appear.
    2. Type the word Kingston in the first search box, leaving the default “Any Keyword” in the drop-down menu. In the second search box, type the surname of the inmate, leaving the default “Any Keyword” in the drop-down menu.
    3. From the Type of material drop-down menu, select Photographic material.
    4. From the Online drop-down menu, click on Yes, then click on Submit. Your search will generate a list of results.
    5. Select an underlined title to access the full description of the photograph. The descriptive records display images of photographs that have been digitized.

    Where else to look

    Census returns, the official record of the population of Canada, also list the inmates who were incarcerated at the time of the census enumeration. In addition, nominal indexes can be searched for a reference to an inmate’s name. Remember that spelling variations are common.

    Search for books on the Kingston Penitentiary and other Canadian penitentiaries in AMICUS using the author’s name, the book title, or subject keywords such as Kingston (or name of the city), penitentiary, prisons and criminals.