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== Getting started with Canadian research  ==
 
== Getting started with Canadian research  ==
  
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== Research Tools  ==
 
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*Listing of all [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&region=CANADA records collections for Canada] available on FamilySearch.org.
 
*It is sometimes difficult to locate a place name in Canada.&nbsp; The Geographic Names Board of Canada has a web site which will help you identify place names throughout Canada, and will give you information about the type of geographical feature listed. [[Geographical Names of Canada|read more...]]  
 
*It is sometimes difficult to locate a place name in Canada.&nbsp; The Geographic Names Board of Canada has a web site which will help you identify place names throughout Canada, and will give you information about the type of geographical feature listed. [[Geographical Names of Canada|read more...]]  
*Join a Canada Genealogy Research Community on [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Join_a_Skype_Research_Community Skype] or [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Join_a_Facebook_Research_Community Facebook]  
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*Join a Canada Genealogy Research Community on [[Join a Skype Research Community|Skype]] or [[Join a Facebook Research Community|Facebook]]  
*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Canada.pdf BYU Canada Research Outline] largely duplicates these Wiki pages. Includes some bibliographic lists from BYU Library, 2001.  
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*[http://lib.byu.edu/fhc/index.php BYU Canada Research Outline] largely duplicates these Wiki pages. Includes some bibliographic lists from BYU Library, 2001.
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*Jonasson, Eric. [https://familysearch.org/s/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog.familysearch.org%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F121547&hash=HloWXpZgU9zB10k5M56iYku8TUc%253D ''The Canadian Genealogical Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Finding Your Ancestors in Canada''.] Winnipeg: Wheatfield Press, 1978.  
 
*Jonasson, Eric. [https://familysearch.org/s/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog.familysearch.org%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F121547&hash=HloWXpZgU9zB10k5M56iYku8TUc%253D ''The Canadian Genealogical Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Finding Your Ancestors in Canada''.] Winnipeg: Wheatfield Press, 1978.  
 
*Early [http://www2.canadiana.ca/en/home Canadiana] Online is the first large-scale online collection of early Canadian print heritage.  
 
*Early [http://www2.canadiana.ca/en/home Canadiana] Online is the first large-scale online collection of early Canadian print heritage.  
*The [http://www.glenbow.org/collections/search/findingAids/index.cfm Glenbow Museum] has scanned images of diaries, letters, minute books, scrapbooks, and other unpublished archival records for over 3,000 individuals, families, clubs, businesses, schools, and organizations in Calgary, southern Alberta and Western Canada. For example, there are Will Parker's letters to his father in England, in which he tells of getting typhoid fever and joining the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
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*The [http://www.glenbow.org/collections/search/findingAids/index.cfm Glenbow Museum] has scanned images of diaries, letters, minute books, scrapbooks, and other unpublished archival records for over 3,000 individuals, families, clubs, businesses, schools, and organizations in Calgary, southern Alberta and Western Canada. For example, there are Will Parker's letters to his father in England, in which he tells of getting typhoid fever and joining the Royal Canadian Mounted Police<br>
 
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'''Wiki articles describing thesecollections are found at:'''  
 
'''Wiki articles describing thesecollections are found at:'''  
  
 
*[[British Columbia Births (FamilySearch Historical Records)|British Columbia Births (FamilySearch Historical Records]]  
 
*[[British Columbia Births (FamilySearch Historical Records)|British Columbia Births (FamilySearch Historical Records]]  
*[[British_Columbia_Deaths_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)|British Columbia Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[British_Columbia_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)|British Columbia Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[British Columbia Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|British Columbia Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Canada Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Canada Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Canada Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Canada Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Canada Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Canada Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Canada Census Mortality Schedules (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Canada Census Mortality Schedules (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[[Canada Census 1851 Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Canada Census 1851 Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Canada 1871 Census Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Canada 1871 Census Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Canada Census 1881 Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Canada Census 1881 Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Canada Census 1891 Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Canada Census 1891 Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Lower Canada Census 1831 (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Lower Canads Census 1831 (FamilySearch Histrorical Records)]]
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*[[Nova Scotia, Queens County, Genealogical Notes of Thomas Brenton Smith (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Nova Scotia, Queens County, Genealogical Notes of Thomas Brenton Smith (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Royal Canadian Mounted Police obituary card index and Notices (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Royal Canadian Mounted Police obituary card index and Notices &nbsp;(FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
  
 
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Research Tools

  • Listing of all records collections for Canada available on FamilySearch.org.
  • It is sometimes difficult to locate a place name in Canada.  The Geographic Names Board of Canada has a web site which will help you identify place names throughout Canada, and will give you information about the type of geographical feature listed. read more...
  • Join a Canada Genealogy Research Community on Skype or Facebook
  • BYU Canada Research Outline largely duplicates these Wiki pages. Includes some bibliographic lists from BYU Library, 2001.
  • Jonasson, Eric. The Canadian Genealogical Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Finding Your Ancestors in Canada. Winnipeg: Wheatfield Press, 1978.
  • Early Canadiana Online is the first large-scale online collection of early Canadian print heritage.
  • The Glenbow Museum has scanned images of diaries, letters, minute books, scrapbooks, and other unpublished archival records for over 3,000 individuals, families, clubs, businesses, schools, and organizations in Calgary, southern Alberta and Western Canada. For example, there are Will Parker's letters to his father in England, in which he tells of getting typhoid fever and joining the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Wiki articles describing thesecollections are found at:

Did you know?

  • The British Commonwealth of Nations is a voluntary association of Great Britain and its dependencies, certain former British dependencies that are now sovereign states and their dependencies, and the associated states (states with full internal government but whose external relations are governed by Britain). See http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/history/A0813057.html
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  • There is a team of volunteers available to assist with lookups all across Canada. You can search or browse by province at the Genealogy Helplist Canada.

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