Canada - Bill Before Parliament to Reinstate the Mandatory Long-Form Census

Parliament of CanadaAn Act to Amend the Statistics Act, Bill C-626, would reinstate the mandatory long-form census will be before the House of Commons at second reading on Thursday, January 29. 2015. It is item 5 in the bill. The long-form is the census form that contains the individual information that genealogists and descendants wish to access after the 92-year release (the required length of time by Canada for releasing such information).

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Canada - Library and Archives Canada Releases New Version of Canadian Directories Online Database

Canada Library and Archives headerLibrary and Archives Canada announced they have released a new version of their online database, Canadian Directories. It includes full versions of the directories in PDF format. This includes newly digitized directories that are not available through their database. The 152 new directories are for the Ontario cities of Hamilton, Kingston and London and the Southwestern Ontario counties.

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2015-01-26 to 05-02 "As it is Written": Judaic Treasures University of Toronto

University of Toronto Fisher Library document"As it is Written": Judaic Treasures from the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto : January 26, 2015 - May 1, 2015. The Fisher Library's Judaica holdings span over 1000 years.

This exhibition will feature items that were produced every century from the 10th to the 21st, including biblical manuscripts, works of Jewish law and liturgy, incunabula, rare Constantinople imprints, and much more. Highlights are the manuscript of the Zohar, which belonged to the famous false Messiah Shabbetai Tsevi, and a copy of Maimonides law code Mishneh Torah with Sabbatean markings.

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