Provided by the online Library and Archives of Canada, the Dictionary of Canadian Biography site is a tremendously helpful source of brief and informative profiles of those personages of importance throughout Canadian history from the year 1000 to 1930. The print edition of the Dictionary of Canadian Biography's first volume was released in 1959 and was a collaborative research and publishing project between the University of Toronto and the Universite Laval. With a Flash-enabled search engine, visitors can search through the approximately 8,000 entries by topic, date range, or geography. Some of the persons profiled within these electronic pages include Claude Dablon, the noted 17th-century priest and missionary, and Arthur Vallee, the noted physician and asylum superintendent. The homepage of the site also has a "quick biography" search feature that will assist those persons who already know who they are looking for in the Dictionary.
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