14 January 2012

LAC updates Upper Canada land petitions database

In announcing a major update to its online database “Upper Canada Land Petitions (1763–1865)” Library and Archives Canada informs us it incorporates:

  • All suggestions for corrections received from users since the original launch in September 2010;
  • More than 5,000 references to land petitions occurring in the Upper Canada Sundries added.
Using the database remains labourious as it employs digital microfilm and there is no direct link from entries in the Upper Canada Land Petitions database. If you find a person of interest amongst the more than 82,000 entries you need to note the microfilm, volume, bundle and page numbers. Find the digitized images of the petition from the digital microfilm list at http://goo.gl/j0shw.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Labourious by 2012 standards! In just a few minutes I was viewing my gggrandfather's 6-page file from 1831. A far cry from consulting an index, then waiting weeks for the microfilm to arrive.