Archival records and resources from New France

Archival records and resources from New France

Original documents from New France. Records include old military records and original documents on settlement, people and trade.


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Military heritage archives

Search for original documents from the militia and regimental history of New France.

On French Soil in America

Search for original documents on military, trade, settlement, religion and daily life.

New France Archives

Search for original documents and photos from seven archives on two continents.

What we are doing


Madwoman of God (film)

A nun standing at a window looking out towards the sky

Watch this feature-length film, which tells the story of Marie de l’Incarnation, the first female writer of New France.

Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site

Visitors welcomed by characters in period costumes in the village

Plan a trip to Forges du Saint-Maurice, Canada’s first industrial village known for its ironworks.

A History of the Canadian Dollar – New France (PDF)

Playing cards used as currency inscribed with a value and signed by the governor of New France in 1714

Read about how the use of playing cards contributed to the development of New France’s economy.

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