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== Getting started with Canadian research  ==
 
== Getting started with Canadian research  ==
 
Welcome to the Canada page.
 
 
This page will introduce you to useful articles to help you locate your Canadian ancestors. As you scroll down this page, you will see portions of the page that will lead you to other pages that may be of interest.
 
 
The "[[Canada#Featured_Content|Featured Content]]" section highlights a subject that may be new or just needs a little extra attention. "[[Canada#Did_you_know.3F|Did you know?]]" calls attention to things about Canada that may be lesser-known.
 
 
Links to all of the provinces and territories are included in a portion of this page with the title of "[[Canada#Provinces_and_Territories|Provinces and Territories]]."
 
 
The list of "Topics" at the right side of this page leads you to articles about record types and other pertinent research subjects.
 
  
 
We wish you success in the research of your Canadian ancestors. Good hunting!!  
 
We wish you success in the research of your Canadian ancestors. Good hunting!!  
  
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== <center>Provinces and Territories</center>  ==
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Following is a list of the provinces and territories of Canada. Each present a unique challenge in tracing ancestral connections. Clicking on the name of your locality of interest will lead you to a page for that province or territory which, in turn, will lead to additional information.
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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...]]
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*(helpful tools and resources, gazetteers)
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*(language dictionary, handwriting guide or tutorial, etc.)
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*[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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*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.
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*Early [http://www2.canadiana.ca/en/home Canadiana] Online is the first large-scale online collection of early Canadian print heritage.&nbsp; The Canadiana Discovery Portal is your best single source for Canadian documentary heritage.&nbsp; It is a free service that enables users to search across the valuable and diverse digital collections of Canada’s libraries, museums and archives.
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'''<u>RESEARCH GUIDES</u>'''
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[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Canada/Canada.pdf BYU Research Outline for Canada]
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*[[Name Variations in Canadian Indexes and Records|Name Variations in Canadian Indexes and Records]]
 
*[[Name Variations in Canadian Indexes and Records|Name Variations in Canadian Indexes and Records]]
  
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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.
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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...]]
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*Join a Canada Genealogy Research Community on [[Join a Skype Research Community|Skype]] or [[Join a Facebook Research Community|Facebook]]
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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.
  
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*Early [http://www2.canadiana.ca/en/home Canadiana] Online is the first large-scale online collection of early Canadian print heritage.
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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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*[[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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== 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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*Digital images of the Census of Canada are available at [http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/index-e.html Library and Archives Canada].
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*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.
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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;
  
'''Canadian Military History &amp; Records for World War I'''
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*[http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/general/sub.cfm?source=history/firstwar/canada Canada and the First World War – Veteran Affairs Canada]
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*[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/archivianet/cef/index-e.html Soldiers of the First World War (1914-1918) – Library &amp; Archives Canada]
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*To get the records of someone that served for Canada in WWI, Start by following the above link. Go to the search screen and type in the name you have. If there is a match, you may be able to see images of the of the individuals attestation papers. In order to aquire the persons full service files, you need their regimental number, as well as their full name. You will also need the full reference which starts usually with RG150. For more information on the records, click on the search help. To order copies, click on "How to consult a file on-site or order a copy of the complete file. You will need to provide payment such as a credit card. You can then visit Library &amp; Archives Canada yourself, have LAC make copies for you, or contact a free-lance researcher to assist you.<br>
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**[http://www.cefresearch.com/matrix/ Canadian Expeditionary Force Study Group "The Matrix Project"]
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*The 1916 Census for Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta is now available at Library and Archives Canada. Go to their [http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/022-911-e.html site] to learn more.
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*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.
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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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*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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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!!

Provinces and Territories

British ColumbiaAlbertaSaskatchewanManitobaOntarioYukonNorthwest TerritoriesNunavutQuebecNew BrunswickNova ScotiaPrince Edward IslandNewfoundland and LabradorCanada Map.png


Featured Content

Research Strategies

See the following articles:

Research Tools

  • 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
  • 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

Help Wanted

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