Saturday, 24 September 2011

Atlas of Canada Archives

Natural Resources Canada have placed online over 1,000 maps.

They include all five past editions of the Atlas of Canada, 1906 to 1995, the Canadian sector of the International Map of the World, 1956 to 1987, and the first Glacier Atlas of Canada, 1969 to 1972. Topics include maps themed on: Population, culture, aboriginal peoples, economics, transportation, environment, and historical themes.

The example shown is an extract from a 1901 map of the Origin of the Population. Pink is English, green Irish, blue Scottish, yellow German and purple French.

Maps are a great way to gain context for your ancestors and the communities in which they lived. See Atlas of Canada Archives.

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