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== Getting started with Canadian research  ==
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Welcome to the Canada page.  
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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.
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== Getting started with Canadian research ==
 
 
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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== Provinces and Territories  ==
 
== Provinces and Territories  ==
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*[[Saskatchewan|Saskatchewan]]  
 
*[[Yukon|Yukon]]
 
*[[Yukon|Yukon]]
 
 
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== Research Tools  ==
 
== Research Tools  ==
  
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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*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]
 
*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]
*(helpful tools and resources, gazetteers)
 
*(language dictionary, handwriting guide or tutorial, etc.)
 
 
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.  
 
*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.&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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*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.
'''<u>RESEARCH GUIDES</u>'''
 
 
 
[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Canada/Canada.pdf BYU Research Outline for Canada]
 
 
 
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*[[How to Recognize your Canadian Ancestor|How to Recognize your Canadian Ancestor]]  
 
*[[How to Recognize your Canadian Ancestor|How to Recognize your Canadian Ancestor]]  
 
*[[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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*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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*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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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
 
 
 
'''Canadian Military History &amp; Records for World War I'''
 
 
 
*[http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/general/sub.cfm?source=history/firstwar/canada Canada and the First World War – Veteran Affairs Canada]
 
*[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/archivianet/cef/index-e.html Soldiers of the First World War (1914-1918) – Library &amp; Archives Canada]
 
*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>
 
**[http://www.cefresearch.com/matrix/ Canadian Expeditionary Force Study Group "The Matrix Project"]
 
**[http://www.canadiangreatwarproject.com/index.asp Canadian Great War Project]
 
 
 
=== FamilySearch Historical Record Collections  ===
 
 
 
An online collection containing this records is locted in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1583536 FamilySearch.org]<br>
 
 
 
A wiki article describing thie collection is found at:
 
 
 
[[Canada Census 1891 Index (FamilySearch Historical Collections)|Canada Census 1891 Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
 
 
== Did you know?  ==
 
 
 
*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.
 
*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.
 
*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>
 
*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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*The [http://globalgenealogy.com/globalgazette/gazgw/gazgw-0107.htm 1916 Census] was transferred to Library and Archives Canada (LAC)
 
*Digital images of the pages of the 1881 census of Canada are available through [http://collectionscanada.ca/databases/census-1881/index-e.html Library and Archives Canada].
 
*[http://www3.telus.net/public/cv910081/GenLoc Genealogy and Local History for All Conference] Services to Multicultural Communities Conference, 6-7 August 2008, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
 
 
 
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Revision as of 23:32, 26 September 2011

Welcome to Canada
Canada Niagara.JPG

Getting started with Canadian research

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

Provinces and Territories

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.

Featured Content

Research Tools

  • 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.

Research Strategies

See the following articles:

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.
  • 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.

Help Wanted

In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by: