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This guide will give you suggestions on how to find where your ancestor lived in Canada. Many records in Canada are kept by the province. Some records may be kept by county, district, township, or town agencies. To find the records, you need to determine where your ancestor lived.

What You Are Looking For

The place where your ancestor lived so that you can use the records of that place to find more information about your ancestor, such as birth, marriage, and death information, and names of family members.

What You Need To Know

The more you know about your ancestor and his or her family, the easier it is to find them and to know if you found the right people. To effectively use the the sources given below, you need to know at least:

  • Your ancestor's name.
  • An approximate year when your ancestor married, died, or immigrated, or when he or she would have been recorded in records, such as a census.
  • The names of relatives, such as parents, children, or spouse.


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