Spring cleaning for web content

Library and Archives Canada has been in spring cleaning mode! We have dusted off some web content and moved it to better locations.

Recently added to Collection Search

We are continually adding functionalities and datasets to Collection Search. Our goal is to offer an easy and efficient method to search our collection items from a single starting point. Collection Search will ultimately hold the complete content of more than 100 databases that can currently be searched individually on our website.

The following databases will remain available in their original locations, but they will be removed from the web eventually. Their full content can now be found in Collection Search.

  • Citizenship Registration, Montreal Circuit Court (1851–1945)
  • Indian Reserves – Western Canada
  • Immigrants before 1865
  • Immigrants from the Russian Empire (1898–1922)
  • Treaties, Surrenders and Agreements
  • Ship Registrations

The following online exhibitions are no longer available. However, the fully digitized content can be found in Collection Search.

  • A Nation's Chronicle: The Canada Gazette (1841–1997). Visit the Canada Gazette search help page.
  • Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's Patriot Statesman. In Collection Search, select Advanced search, then choose Database: Collections and Fonds; under subsets, you will find the Sir John A. Macdonald records.

Moved to Aurora

We have also moved some of our digitized content to Aurora, LAC’s catalogue of its published collection.

Web content deleted

Content that is deemed redundant or outdated is being removed from the web. This is the case for the following:

  • First Among Equals: The Prime Minister in Canadian Life and Politics
  • First Among Equals – Kids
  • Library Associations in Canada – Music Archives at the National Library of Canada: A Guide
  • Canadian Confederation
  • Prime Ministers’ Biographies
  • War of 1812
  • Canadian Poetry Archive

Our website cleaning and redesigning is moving forward, and more content will be moved, repurposed or deleted. We will be keeping you informed every step of the way.


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