Saturday, 26 January 2013

Missing - presumed Canadian

If your Scottish ancestors emigrated to Cananda then the country's national archive, Library and Archives Canada, has posted a link in its blog to a dedicated page at which itemises sources that might help with your research.

There are some real gems there, for example, a huge series of Immigration Branch: Central Registry Files (RG 76), with items such as returns from the Glasgow Juvenile Delinquency Board - Girls Industrial School, Glasgow (RG 76, volume 119, file 22468, microfilm C-4782) which includes a list of children sent to Saint John, New Brunswick, between 1895 and 1906. Many, many other examples - well worth a look.


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  1. Unfortunately, Chris, with the LAC cutbacks, they no longer ship their microfilms to regional libraries for patrons to borrow and view. So, unless someone is IN Ottawa, they can't access the records since they are still on microfilm.

  2. Appreciate that. From this side of the pond, knowing the records even exist is half the battle!