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== Getting started with Canadian research  ==
 
== Getting started with Canadian research  ==
  
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== Research Strategies  ==
 
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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.  
 
*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://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.
 
*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.  
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*[http://fchsm.org/research/rp-l/1013.pdf French-Canadian Genealoogy-Sources and Resources]. &nbsp;How and where to locate original records or reliable secondary records and further details about the lives of ancestors, in addition to names, dates, and places.
 
*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>
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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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*[http://www.immigrationdirect.ca/tracing-family-history-canada-immigration-citizenship-genealogy-guide/ Tracing Family History: Canada Immigration and Citizenship Genealogy Guide] has links to other resources.
  
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*[[British Columbia Births (FamilySearch Historical Records)|British Columbia Births (FamilySearch Historical Records]]  
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*[[Canada Census 1871 - French - Mortality Schedule (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Canada Census 1871-French-Mortality Schedule (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Lower Canada Census 1831 (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Lower Canads Census 1831 (FamilySearch Histrorical Records)]]  
 
*[[Lower Canada Census 1831 (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Lower Canads Census 1831 (FamilySearch Histrorical Records)]]  
 
*[[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)]]  
 
*[[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)]]  
 
*[[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)]]  
 
*[[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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*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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  • 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.
  • Finding Your Canadian Ancestors: A Beginner's Guide by Sherry Irvine and Dave Obee, Ancestry Publishing, 2007.
  • Jonasson, Eric. The Canadian Genealogical Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Finding Your Ancestors in Canada. Winnipeg: Wheatfield Press, 1978.
  • French-Canadian Genealoogy-Sources and Resources.  How and where to locate original records or reliable secondary records and further details about the lives of ancestors, in addition to names, dates, and places.
  • 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
  • Tracing Family History: Canada Immigration and Citizenship Genealogy Guide has links to other resources.

Wiki articles describing these collections 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

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