For help tracing your roots in Canada, look to the library the Library and Archives of Canada <www.nlc-bnc.ca>, that is. Its Canadian Genealogy Centre Web site <www.genealogy.gc.ca> features abundant tools for family historians, including a research area, training area, hyperlinks to useful resources, a discussion board, a what’s new page and guided tours. The site’s centerpiece is a nationwide name index to the 1901 census, which links to digitized images of original census pages. Canada’s library and archives the agencies charged with collecting and preserving the country’s published heritage developed this new tool to improve access to their holdings and services. The site launched in late March at Gene-O-Rama 2003, a conference presented by the Ottawa Branch Ontario Genealogical Society and the Ottawa Public Library.
From the August 2003 Family Tree Magazine