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Library Archives Canada

Unfortunately Library Archives Canada doesn't provide access to machine-readable data through an API, so we have to resort to screen scraping.


Tools, tips, and examples

LAC naturalisation database, 1915-1946 — harvest by country

This notebook helps you extract the records of people from a specific country from the LAC 1915-1946 naturalisations database. There are numerous limitations and problems, including the fact that you can only get the first 2000 results. Women and children are not returned in a search by country, so the notebook makes an attempt to find and add them to the initial harvest. Here's an example harvest for 'China'.