Friday, 13 November 2009

Canada Gazette now online

Library and Archives Canada has placed the Canada Gazette online at its site at www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/canada-gazette/index-e.html. Details on the release can be found at John Reid's Anglo-Celtic Connections blog post at http://anglo-celtic-connections.blogspot.com/2009/11/historical-canada-gazette-searchable.html.

The Canada Gazette is basically the Canadian equivalent of the Edinburgh Gazette, and its British equivalents, the Belfast Gazette and the London Gazette. These papers are the official newspaper of record, and are an often overlooked resource by many researching their family history. They can be accessed for free at www.gazettes-online.co.uk, and contain information and announcements as diverse as notices concerning unclaimed premium bonds wins, military medal awards, civil honours, business announcements and sequestrations, and probate notices.

Incidentally, the Gazette for the Australian territory of Victoria is also accessible online at http://gazette.slv.vic.gov.au/.

Chris

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