Our Roots – Nos Racines was a free digital library of Canada’s local histories hosted by the University of Calgary & Université Laval.

The content at Our Roots – Nos Racines is being moved to a new digital platform at the University of Calgary and is not all currently online. If you are looking for content that is missing from their site, please contact [email protected] for assistance.

From the former site:

“Our Roots is a library, archive, museum and school all in one. Check the collection to find Canadian local histories in French and English. Check Educational Resources for learning packages for students and teachers. Check back with us often – we’re always adding more.”

The new University of Calgary Digital Collections includes:

#FreeGenealogy free digiitized histories, newspapers, & more at the University of Calgary Alberta Canada listed at #OnGenealogy


4 responses to “Our Roots – Nos Racines”

  1. What happened to Our Roots/Nos Racine? I don’t see a search screen and the links don’t work. I used to be able to access a list of local Ontario histories such as the Tweedsmuir Women’s Institute history of Magnetawan. I do not like this new format at all.

    1. They’ve changed the hosting site for Our Roots – Nos Racines. While they move content to the new hosting site, some of it is offline. You can email the hosts at [email protected] with your specific requests for content you don’t see online. Best in your research!

  2. I don’t like this new thing. Why couldn’t ourroots be left alone like it was before. The next thing is it will cost us something to research the books! This is happening way too much in internet genealogy.

  3. Why did they have to ruin our search. Was so easy to find our old books on roots.ca. Now I can’t find anything. What a loss.


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