Column: Ten Year Deal Translates into Millions of Free Images

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: Ten Year Deal Translates into Millions of Free Images

Snippet: As a genealogist, I’m always hunting for more databases to uncover information pertaining to my family tree. Thanks to the partnership of Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and Canadiana.org it looks as though this task will become a little easier. The two organisations have entered into an agreement that will give Canadians access to an estimated sixty million pages of primary-source documents in the next ten years.

The documents are personal, administrative and government in form, and chronicle “the country and its people from the 1600s to the mid-1900s”. They will appeal to genealogists, historians and students. The partnership will triple LAC’s digital content on the web. Although initial access to a selection of images will be pay-to-view, eventually visitors will have free access to the entire database.

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

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