Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Canadian Orders-in-Council

Via the Library and Archives Canada blog comes a reminder that some Canadian government Orders-in-Council may be viewed online.

Orders-in-Council from 1867 to 1916You can search the indexes for OICs produced from July 1, 1867 to 1916.  For OICs approved from 1867 to 1910 you can view the full text online.  You can do all this using the Orders in Council database available on the LACwebsite.
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/orders/index-e.htmlThis database will be updated over the years to extend the date range of these records through to the mid-20th century.
Read the full LAC blog post at http://thediscoverblog.com/2012/05/15/orders-in-council-what-you-can-access-online/  A surprising number of items appear in orders-in-council, such as appointments to the civil service including local postmasters. However, be aware that contrary to the statement that "for OICs approved from 1867 to 1910 you can view the full text online" a search is likely to yield an entry like this one from 1872
On file with dormants; See also 1872-0614; There are no images associated with this record - Part of dormant sub-series

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