Since 1985 Fred Schueler has been keeping a database that combines catalog and observational
information on Canadian natural history. The Fragile Inheritance Database has been structured to
handle any kind of observation, including various kinds of text, measurements, and images.
This is a general natural history database which can handle any kind of natural history
observation, data, or specimen. Our goal is to make this kind of database widely
We presently have 152,732 of our records in the database, besides those accumulated from others.
A History of the Database
Screenshot of a sample record
Example of a printed record