Column: Pros and Cons of New Database Hub at LAC

Between today and Saturday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers:

Tuesday: The Kings County Record (Sussex)

Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin

Thursday: The Western Star (Corner Brook)

Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst)

Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton)

Title: Pros and Cons of New Database Hub at LAC

Snippet: It’s been a promise more than nine months in the making, but Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has finally delivered. Researchers can now access fifteen databases from one location.

But don’t get too excited. Many of these databases have been available previously online at LAC (http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca). They simply weren’t organised on one page. The new format however appears to have created disadvantages for researchers.

On September 10th, the LAC announced the news on their blog (http://thediscoverblog.com): “Mission Accomplished! Access to 15 Databases in One Stop!” But in fact visiting the LAC (http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/Pages/census.aspx) I discovered sixteen links to Canada census returns.

. . . To read more, pick up one of the above noted newspapers.

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