Library and Archives Canada (LAC) holds records created by the federal government about the administration of residential schools.
The School Files Series (archival reference RG10-B-3-d) within the Indian and Inuit Affairs sous fonds contains records created from 1879 to 1953 about residential schools and day schools.
This series contains some records of the admission and discharge of students at residential schools, as well as files on the establishment of individual schools.
The School Files Series has been digitized and is available through the Microform Digitization section of the LAC website.
Our reference specialists recommend a list of which schools are mentioned in which volumes and reels of the series. This list can be found in the Search Help section of the digital version of the series. It will prove to be quite useful when navigating the School Files Series.
- For more information on how to search the Microform Digitization section, use the Search Help section.
- View the description of this series in Archives Search for additional information.
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We are pleased to announce that you can now access 73,000 new images of War of 1812 records on its website.
Discover these valuable resources and other miscellaneous records for the War of 1812 with the Microform Digitization research tool. This tool allows you to browse these records page by page.
Library and Archives Canada (LAC) holds a unique and vast collection of records about the Canadian men and women who were involved in the War of 1812. Muster rolls, paylists, claims, certificates of service, medal registers, maps, paintings, and published sources are featured in LAC holdings that document this key event.
With these images now online, you have easy access to records for:
- Board of Claims for War of 1812 losses, 1813–1848, Series RG19 E5A
- Lower Canada militia nominal rolls and paylists, Series RG9 1A7
- Upper Canada militia returns, nominal rolls, and paylists, Series RG9 1B7
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We are pleased to announce that you can now access 121,302 new images of immigration records on our website, with the Microform Digitization research tool.
Before 1908, people were able to move freely across the border from the United States into Canada. Beginning in that year, entry ports were established along the border. From 1908 to 1918, and from 1925 to 1935, border entry records were compiled in a list format to record the names of immigrants.
By providing these images online, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is now offering all immigration records containing nominal information for immigrants from 1865 to 1935 in its custody. Discover these valuable resources with the Microform Digitization research tool, which allows you to browse, page by page, the border entry records.
For more information on recent announcements at LAC, visit “News”.