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Research Links - Canada

Archives of Ontario

The Ministry of Citizenship, Recreation and Culture's Archives of Ontario. Describes the collections for genealogy, and how to use them. Includes related links. Excellent.

Archives of New Brunswick

Describes the collections for genealogy and family history, and how to use them. You can search the finding aids for names.

Brant County OGS

Genealogy in Brantford and Brant County, Ontario. List of publications and cemetery records for sale, office address, special interest groups, i.e. British Isle Study Group, USA/Canada Study Group, list of all publications for sale, cost of membership, contact by e-mail.

B.C. Cemetery Finding Aid

Interments in British Columbia. You may search and download. Provides cemetery lists and information on how to contact contributin orgnizations. Excellent.

B.C. Finding Aid

From Victoria, B.C. This is the starting point for your search in British Columbia. This is the government site giving their holdings,which includes govt. documents, records, manuscripts, maps, charts, etc. You can get a list of community archives, reproduction services and fees. Has a searchable data base index of older B. C. births, marriages and deaths.

Canadian National Archives

Tells you what the National Archives are and how to use them. Lists genealogy research and other genealogy services, as well as what is in the boutique and exhibitions. Includes a "Getting started in genealogy" section, Census records, and a surname searchable index of the 1871 census. You should have a look and discover for yourself. A main archive to be explored. Well done and large.

Canadian Gazetteer

Find the whereabouts of a place, past or present, according to Natural Resources Canada Census

Census - Canadian - 1881

This web site gives you a transcription of the 1881 census which should give you the name, age, country or province of birth, nationality, religion, and occupation of your ancestor

Census - Canadian - LDS 1881

At this web site, to view a transcription of the 1881 census, click on "advanced search" and then "census." Select 1881 Canadian census from drop-down list.

Census - Canadian - 1901

Census - Canadian - 1911

Census - Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta - 1916

This web site offers transcriptions of the 1916 census for these provinces.

"Home Children" of Canada


Work in progress. Between 1869 and the early 1930's, over 100,000 children were sent to Canada from Great Britain during the child emigration movement. Members of the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa are locating and indexing the names of these "Home Children" found in different records held by Library and Archives Canada.

Immigration - Immigrants to Canada


Immigration - Index of arrivals - Halifax and Quebec


This is an ongoing project so check back.

Immigration - Passenger Lists - Canadian 1865-1922


The Long Point Settlers


By R. Robert Mutrie, Norfolk County researcher, writer and publisher for more than 30 years. Lists Settler from A to Z. Raised in the historic village of St. Williams, Norfolk County, Robert has been a genealogist specializing in the history and genealogy of early Norfolk County since his teen years. His earlier memories are of sitting beside his grandmother listening to the local lore and traditions from her lips. He went on to study the historical documents in dozens of libraries, archives and institutions. The depth of decades of study is evident in all his work.

Maps of Upper Canada


This is a collection of very old Canadian maps.

National Library of Canada


This is the home site of "Library and Archives of Canada." Presents their catalogue, a tour of the facilities, services offered, lists the electronic collection, formerly printed on-line books and journals. All Canadians should visit this site to see what is in their National Library.

Niagara Historical Resource Centre


A permanent archival service of Niagara on the Lakes Library. Holds no primary or secondary material. It is a centralized location to find out where you can find the data you want. The place to start your search in the Niagara area. Niagara on the Lake, Ontario.

Nova Scotia Network Genealogy Network Association


For the access and promotion of genealogical resources of Nova Scotia and to support the local and County Societies. Census, Cemeteries, Newspapers, Book of Remembrance. This is where you should start your Nova Scotia search.

OFCA - Ontario. Cemetery Finding Aid


A database of 1,100,000 internments from 2,000 cemeteries. You can download to disk or print. You can search for individuals by filling in individuals information. Not all cemeteries in Ontario are included. Link to B.C. Cemetery Finding Aid also provided. Excellent

Olive Tree Genealogy Page


Winner of a web site award. Referred by Barrel of Links site. Has ship lists, Ada Massey file, military roles of Ontario and Red River, Alberta, Ontario Loyalists, Mohawk nation, Palatines, Huguenots, walloons, Dutch, Menonites and Irish resources. Excellent

WW1 Canadian Expeditionary Force


Searchable database for soldier's name and regimental number, with e-mail order form to request his enlistment papers.

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