Landscapes of Injustice Digital Archive Database Launch events

Exploring JC Family History through government records 

Landscapes of Injustice presents
The Digital Archives database

Join us for one or both of the launch events as we explore the materials contained within, demonstrate how to retrieve them and chat with members of the Japanese Canadian community about the files related to their family history and heritage. 

We will introduce different storytellers at each event. 

Sunday, March 28, 2021
11 am- 12 pm Pacific Daylight time
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Meeting ID: 823 5140 6700
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
4:00 -5:00 pm Pacific Daylight time.
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Meeting ID: 833 4348 8567
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Short 2 ½ minute video Digital Archives

The LOI digital archive collections are the culmination of a four-year intensive research period conducted by project members. It includes a diverse array of materials from archival and government records to oral histories as well as land title records and transcribed directories. This archive boasts a total of 32,042 html documents collected from over 20 archives and repositories from Canada, US and UK. The documents include over 10,000 case files from the Office of the Custodian, over 1,400 files related to the Bird Commission, 7,397 land title documents, 1,019 Fishing Boat Ledger files, 454 protest letter documents, 139 oral histories and more.  

All this material is harmonized into one cohesive unit easily searchable by the general public. The materials will provide insight into people doing research on their family history or for researchers interested in the topic of the dispossession of Japanese Canadians.