Canadiana.org three-peats on Best Genealogy Websites list
August 1, 2014
The September 2014 issue of Family Tree Magazine names Canadiana.org in its 101 Best Websites for Genealogy.
For the third time, Family Tree Magazine has named Canadiana.org one of the Best Canadian Genealogy Websites. Canadiana collects and shares all types of records, including Canada's historical newspapers, magazines, books, and images, making it a perfect starting point for those researching local history or genealogy.
Four Canadian websites, including Canadiana.org founding member Library and Archives Canada, were recognized as places to "discover, preserve and celebrate your roots." Emphasizing Canadiana's role as a digitizer of both published and archival content, Family Tree writes:
Busily digitizing Canada's past, this site includes rare books, old magazines and newspapers, parish records, passenger and shipping records, land books and more.
Each year, ongoing digitization adds more than a quarter-million pages of original, primary-source material to Early Canadiana Online, including government documents, literature, pamphlets and magazines. The fruits of the Heritage Project, a 10-year effort to make accessible roughly 60 million pages of archival material, are also available online.
As a non-profit and charitable organization, Canadiana relies on supporters from individuals to major research institutions to help build these collections and the digital infrastructure supporting them. Our goal is wide and sustainable access to Canadian heritage for Canada and the world.