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How to Access Library and Archives Canada Records

Microfilms Available in Other Institutions

Many institutions (libraries and archives) hold microfilm copies of Library and Archives Canada records, as listed below. Before borrowing our microfilm, check to see if an institution near you holds copies. Other popular genealogy sources are also held by these institutions, some of which are mentioned here.

BMD: births/baptisms, marriages and deaths/burials


Alberta

Calgary

Calgary Public Library
Census: all Canada
Passenger Lists: all ports, 1865-1918
Border Entry Lists: all ports, 1908-1918
Glenbow Archives
Métis records
North West Mounted Police records

Donnelly

Donnelly Public Library
Many Quebec sources, including Drouin marriage indexes

Edmonton

Provincial Archives of Alberta
Census: all Canada
Passenger Lists: all ports, 1865-1918
Border Entry Lists: all ports, 1908-1918
Some reels for RG 76 Central Registry Files
Indian Affairs, Black series (reels relating to Alberta) (RG 10)
Métis Scrip records (RG 15)
Various Alberta church records (United, Anglican, Lutheran)

Lethbridge

Lethbridge Public Library Alberta Genealogical Society
Passenger Lists: 1865-1922 (excluding Form 30A)
Border Entry Lists: 1908-1935 (excluding Form 30)

Red Deer

Red Deer & District Archives
Census: mostly western provinces and territories
Census: 1901 Nova Scotia
Many Alberta newspapers

British Columbia

Nanaimo

Nanaimo LDS Family History Centre
Some census
Loiselle marriage index
Ontario BMD indexes
Many other microfilm sources for other countries
Nanaimo Family History Society
Passenger Lists: Quebec 1882-1910; Halifax, 1881-1904
Census: 1901 for all Canada

Vancouver

Cloverdale Branch, Surrey Public Library
Census: all Canada
Census: Newfoundland, 1921-1945
Passenger Lists: all ports, 1865-1935 (including Form 30A)
Border Entry Lists: all ports, 1908-1918
General Registers of Chinese Immigration
LI-RA-MA Collection, index
Upper Canada Naturalization Registers
Placide Gaudet's Notes (Acadians)
Fabien marriage index
Upper and Lower Canada Marriage Bonds
Upper and Lower Canada Land Petitions, indexes
Métis Scrip records (RG 15)
RG 8 C Series, complete index and microfilms for Loyalist muster rolls volumes
War of 1812 losses claims
Medal Registers: indexes and registers
Ontario BMD indexes
B.C. BMD indexes and records
Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch
Census: all Canada
Passenger Lists: B.C. ports only, 1905-1922
General Registers of Chinese Immigration
Ontario BMD indexes

Victoria

British Columbia Archives
Census: British Columbia and some microfilms for Manitoba
Passenger Lists: B.C. ports only, 1905-1919
Some Central Registry Files (RG 76) relating to Home Children, Chinese and Asian immigration
B.C. BMD indexes and records
Greater Victoria Public Library
Census: almost all
Passenger Lists: Quebec and Halifax, 1865-1922

Manitoba

St-Boniface

Heritage Centre: La Société historique de St-Boniface
Quebec marriage indexes including Drouin and Loiselle indexes
Métis records
Manitoba church records

Winnipeg

Archives of Manitoba
Census: Manitoba
Passenger Lists: all ports, 1865-1918
Border Entry Lists: all ports, 1908-1918
Indian Affairs (RG 10)
Métis Scrip records (RG 15)
Winnipeg Public Library
Census: Manitoba and Ontario

New Brunswick

Fredericton

Provincial Archives of New Brunswick
Census: New Brunswick

Saint John

Saint John Public Library
Census: New Brunswick

Nova Scotia

Halifax

Nova Scotia Archives and Record Management
Census: Nova Scotia
Passenger Lists: Halifax (1881-1918) and North Sydney (1906-1918)

Ontario

Hamilton

Hamilton Public Library
Census: Ontario
Ontario BMD indexes

Kingston

Kingston Frontenac Public Library
Census: Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Counties
Queen's University Library, Government Documents Department
Census: all Canada

London

London Public Library
Census: Ontario
Passenger Lists: Quebec, 1865-1911 and Halifax, 1881-1899
Ontario BMD indexes

North Bay

North Bay Public Library
Census: most of 1901 for Ontario and some earlier returns for North Bay area

Ottawa

City of Ottawa Archives
Notre-Dame Cemetery and Beechwood Cemetery burial registers
Some Ottawa church records
Ontario BMD indexes
Wesleyan Methodist Church registers
Ottawa Public Library, Main Branch
Ontario BMD indexes

Renfrew

Heritage Renfrew Archives
Census: Renfrew and Pontiac Counties

St. Catharine's

St. Catharine's Public Library, Special Collections Room
Census: Ontario
Ontario BMD indexes

Stratford

Stratford-Perth Archives
Ontario BMD indexes
Census: Perth County and Huron District

Sudbury

Société franco-ontarienne d'histoire et de généalogie
Quebec marriage indexes

Toronto

Archives of Ontario
Census: Ontario
Passenger Lists: all ports, 1865-1918
Border Entry Lists: all ports. 1908-1918
Central Registry Files (RG 76) relating to Home Children, and soundex index
Upper Canada Naturalization Registers
Upper Canada Land Petitions index
Loyalist Claims for Losses (Audit Office 12 and 13)
RG 8 C Series
North York Central Library: Canadiana Department (Toronto Public Library)
Census: all Canada
Census: Newfoundland, 1921, 1935, 1945
Passenger Lists: all ports, 1865-1935 (including Form 30A)
Border Entry Lists: all ports, 1908-1935 (including Form 30)
RG 8 C Series, index
Upper Canada Marriage Bonds
RG 76 Central Registry Files: some home children volumes
LI-RA-MA Collection, index
Upper Canada Land Petitions Index, index
Loyalist muster rolls
Ontario BMD indexes
Drouin marriage index

Windsor

Windsor Public Library
Census: Ontario and Quebec
Roman Catholic church records

Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown

Public Archives and Records Office
Census: P.E.I.

Quebec

Note that all ANQ regional offices hold microfilm copies of all pre-1900 Quebec parish registers.

Montreal

Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
Census: Quebec
Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, Montreal Office
Census: all Canada
Passenger Lists: all ports, 1865-1921
Border Entry Lists: all ports, 1908-1918
Lower Canada Land Petitions
Almost all Quebec parish registers up to 1940
Many Nova Scotia, Acadian and American BMD records
Ontario BMD indexes and some Ontario church records
U.S. border entry records (St. Albans lists) soundex index, 1895-1952
La Maison de la Généalogie : Société généalogique canadienne-française
Almost all Quebec parish registers up to 1940
Quebec Family History Society
Ontario BMD indexes
Many Quebec BMD indexes
Quebec cemetery indexes

Quebec City

Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
Census: Quebec
Passenger Lists: Quebec, 1865-1908
French Colonial Archives records
Société de généalogie de Québec
Almost all Quebec parish registers up to 1940

Saskatchewan

Regina

Saskatchewan Archives Board
Census: N.W.T. and Assiniboia, 1881, 1891, 1901; all 1906
Passenger Lists: all ports, 1865-1918
Border Entry Lists: all ports, 1908-1918
RG 15 Métis Scrip Records for N.W.T. series
Regina Public Library, Prairie History Room
Census: all Canada
Passenger Lists: most ports, 1865-1922
Border Entry Lists: western ports only, 1908-1918
Métis Scrip Records (RG 15)
Saskatchewan electoral lists
Saskatchewan Genealogical Society
Hamburg passenger lists and indexes, 1850-1934
Métis Scrip records for N.W.T. (RG 15)
Census of N.W.T.
Upper and Lower Canada Land Petitions, indexes
Upper and Lower Canada Marriage Bonds
Loiselle marriage index
Ontario BMD indexes

Saskatoon

Saskatchewan Archives Board
Census: western provinces and N.W.T.
Passenger Lists: East ports, 1865-1918
Border Entry Lists: all ports, 1908-1918
Métis Scrip Records (RG 15)
Saskatoon Public Library
Census: all 1901 and 1906
Ontario BMD index

United States

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Allan County Public Library
Large collection of Canadian sources, including Quebec and Ontario church and census indexes