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Canadiana Discovery Portal for Genealogy

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Candiana.ca has a free search engine for its digital collections from libraries, museums, and archives throughout Canada. Unlike Héritage which searches specific collections held at Library and Archives Canada, the Canadiana Discovery Portal searches over 40 partnering institutions with over 65 million pages.

Canadiana Discovery Portal

 

The Portal provides a wealth of free Canadian history online, including: books, journals, directories, newspapers, government documents, photographs, maps, and postcards.

Canadiana Discovery Portal is a great resource for genealogists and family historians looking for primary source material and images related to Canadian history and many of the images are in the public domain and can be used freely.

There will be a paywall for some of the search returns and after viewing the initial few pages of a document you may need to subscribe to Early Canadiana Online to have full access to the document, including the ability to download copies in PDF format. Subscription prices are very reasonable, currently $7.50 (American) for one month’s access with no automatic renewal or $75 (American) for one year’s access with no automatic renewal–a great value for the offering.

Happy Hunting! #FamilyHistoryMonth

October 21, 2016 |

Héritage for free Canadian Genealogy

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Heritage is a free database at Canadiana of some of Canada’s primary source documents. Héritage searches the archival material of Library and Archives Canada, “Chronicling the country and its people from the 1600s to the mid-1900s, this collection represents a vast and unique resource for Canadian historians, students, and genealogists.”

Heritage for free Canadian Genealogy

 

Search the entire database or check out their featured collection of Genealogy records.

Subscription to Canadiana supports their digitization efforts and grants you full access to view all images and download PDFs and subscription rates are $10 (Canadian dollars) for one month’s access or $100 (Canadian dollars) for one year’s access and subscriptions don’t automatically renew.

Happy Hunting! #FamilyHistoryMonth

 

October 19, 2016 |
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