Friday, July 15, 2011

British Military and Naval Records

Library and Archives Canada has
released  new digitized reels: “British Military and Naval Records (RG 8, C Series): 1757-1906“.
These digitized microforms are available on the browse by title page Please note that this is not a database, therefore the images are not searchable by keyword.

A topic-specific "Help" page is also available for every series of microform records that has been digitized, providing the background and content of the series, as well as its arrangement and organization. To make sense of all of these files I can see where one needs to carefully go through the PDF file which link is above to at least narrow one’s research a little. Then it’s a matter of scrolling through the pages in the same way as going through microfilm at the library.

It seems that Library and Archives is going the way of digitalizing microform pages. I wonder - Is this the cheaper way to go?

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