Thursday, April 09, 2015

Archives Canada-France closed -- by France

Archives Canada-France, an online portal providing both lists of collections and digitized documentary series about archival sources in France, Canada, and elsewhere related to New France, seems to be dead, due to a withdrawal of support from the French government.

The Institute d'Histoire de l'Amérique Française has written to French and Canadian archives regretting the loss of this online partnership and urging its reinstatement.

Some information about the site survives here, but the site itself says "Closed for maintenance"

Thanks to André Gousse of Parks Canada for the heads up.

Update, April 23: Help may be on the way. The website Nouvelle-France Electronique has some correspondence suggesting that the Library and Archives Canada may provide a new e-home for Archives Canada-France
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