New LAC Podcast Episode!

We are pleased to announce the release of the latest podcast episode: The Lest We Forget Project.

Since 2001, Library and Archives Canada has been supporting the Lest We Forget Project, connecting youth to Canada’s history by making military personnel files available, both in person and online. This month we’ll introduce you to the project (which has experienced a pan-Canadian expansion over the past two years), highlight LAC‘s digitization efforts, and explain how teachers, students and Canadians alike can participate.

Subscribe to episodes using RSS or iTunes, or just tune in at: Podcast – Discover Library and Archives Canada: Your History, Your Documentary Heritage.

For more information on recent announcements at LAC, visit “News”.

New Digitized Reels: Border Entry Records

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”.

What’s New? The Launch of the Library and Archives Canada Podcast Series

We are pleased to announce the release of the new podcast series, Discover Library and Archives Canada: Your History, Your Documentary Heritage.

With new episodes released monthly, the podcasts will guide you through our many services and introduce you to the people who acquire, safeguard and make known Canada’s rich documentary heritage.

Subscribe to episodes using RSS or iTunes, or just tune in at:

www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/news/podcasts/Pages/podcasts.aspx

The series, developed and produced by the Resource Discovery Sector at LAC, showcases treasures from our vaults and explores topics such as Aboriginal peoples, transportation, immigration, genealogy, government, as well as military and peacekeeping.

For more information, please contact us at podcast@bac-lac.gc.ca.

For more information on recent announcements at LAC, visit “News”.

What’s New? The Launch of “Royal Canadian Navy Ledger Sheets” Database

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has recently announced the launch of a new online database, “Royal Canadian Navy Ledger Sheets”.

Through this online database, researchers can access more than 16,700 references to individuals who served in the Royal Canadian Navy and the Naval Reserve between 1910 and 1918. It also includes some records for those who enlisted between 1919 and 1941.

Access the Royal Canadian Navy Ledger Sheets database today!

For more information on recent announcements at LAC, visit “News”.