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== Getting started with Canadian research  ==
 
== Getting started with Canadian research  ==
  
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*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 [[Join a Skype Research Community|Skype]] or [[Join a Facebook Research Community|Facebook]]  
 
*Join a Canada Genealogy Research Community on [[Join a Skype Research Community|Skype]] or [[Join a Facebook Research Community|Facebook]]  
*[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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*[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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*''Finding Your Canadian Ancestors: A Beginner's Guide'' by Sherry Irvine and Dave Obee, Ancestry Publishing, 2007.
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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<br>
 
*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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*Digital images of the Census of Canada are available at [http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/index-e.html Library and Archives Canada].  
 
*Digital images of the Census of Canada are available at [http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/index-e.html Library and Archives Canada].  
 
*Every five years, the nation sets aside one day to conduct the census—a count of all people and households in Canada. The census is the most complete source of information about the population that we have.  
 
*Every five years, the nation sets aside one day to conduct the census—a count of all people and households in Canada. The census is the most complete source of information about the population that we have.  
*There is a team of volunteers available to assist with lookups all across Canada. You can search or browse by province at the [http://www.rootsweb.com/~canghl Genealogy Helplist Canada].
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*Volunteers are available to assist with lookups all across Canada. You can search or browse by province at the [http://www.rootsweb.com/~canghl Genealogy Helplist Canada] and at [http://generousgenealogists.com/ GenerousGenealogists].&nbsp;
  
 
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*[[Canada Notarial Records|Notarial Records]]  
 
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*[[Canada Obituaries|Obituaries]]  
 
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Revision as of 19:13, 8 February 2013

Welcome to Canada
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Getting started with Canadian research

We wish you success in the research of your Canadian ancestors. Good hunting!!

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  • 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:

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  • 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
  • Digital images of the Census of Canada are available at Library and Archives Canada.
  • Every five years, the nation sets aside one day to conduct the census—a count of all people and households in Canada. The census is the most complete source of information about the population that we have.
  • Volunteers are available to assist with lookups all across Canada. You can search or browse by province at the Genealogy Helplist Canada and at GenerousGenealogists

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