Additions to Canadiana.ca

This year has seen additions to both the serials and Héritage collections at Canadiana.ca.

As previously, most of the 21 additions to the serials collection are niche with titles like annual report and minutes.  Notable are additions to the Victoria Times, now covering 1895 to 1911.

Two digital microfilms, T-16603 and T-16604 titled Records of entry and other records 1928-1929, were added to the Héritage collection earlier this month. They document Chinese-Canadians leaving, perhaps on business or vacation in 1928 and 1929. The racist intent that caused these 5,600 records to be kept shows how such discrimination can be genealogical gold. — they include photographs,

One Reply to “Additions to Canadiana.ca”

  1. Thanks for the head’s up, John! The Records of Entry are Chinese Immigration Certificates no. 9, for Chinese who wished to return to Canada. Not being citizens, if they left without securing a CI9, they would likely not be permitted to return, per the Chinese Immigration Act 1885-1947. I’m going to write a blog post and I’ll be thanking you there as well.

    Much appreciated!

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