Difference between revisions of "Canada Genealogy"

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
m (added category)
m (Formatted Breadcrumbs)
 
(68 intermediate revisions by 20 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
{{Canada-sidebar}}<div style="width: 73%; float: right">
+
{{Canada-sidebar}}{{breadcrumb
{| width="99%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="2" border="0" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
+
| link1=[[North America|North America]]
 +
| link2=
 +
| link3=
 +
| link4=
 +
| link5=[[Canada Genealogy|Canada]]
 +
}}Guide to '''Canada genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
 +
==Country Information==
 +
Canada is a country in North America bordered by the [[United States Genealogy|United States]]. It was formerly a colony of [[France Genealogy|France]] and [[England Genealogy|Great Britain]]. The official languages are English and French.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Canada," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada, accessed 24 March 2016.</ref>
 +
 
 +
==Getting Started ==
 +
{|
 
|-
 
|-
| height="30" valign="bottom" align="center" colspan="2" style="text-align: center; font-family: verdana; color: rgb(238, 34, 17); font-size: 150%" | ''Welcome to the Canada page.''
+
| style="vertical-align:top; padding-right:15px;"|
 +
<h3>Getting Started with Canada Research</h3>
 +
Links to articles on getting started with Canada research.
 +
*[[How to Locate Your Ancestor in Canada|How to Locate Your Ancestor in Canada]]
 +
*[[How to Recognize your Canadian Ancestor|How to Recognize your Canadian Ancestor]]
 +
*[[Canada Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
 +
:[[Canada Genealogy#More Canada Research Strategies|''See More Research Strategies'']]
 +
 
 +
| style="vertical-align:top; padding-left:10px"|
 +
<h3>Canada Research Tools</h3>
 +
Links to articles and websites that assist in Canada research.
 +
*[[Canada_Record_Selection_Table|Canada Record Finder]]
 +
*[http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/geography/place-names/search/9170 Geographic Names Board of Canada] - Website to help identify place names in Canada
 +
:[[Canada Genealogy#More Canada Research Tools|''See More Research Tools'']]
 
|}
 
|}
<center>[[Image:Canada Niagara.JPG|thumb|300px]]</center>
+
<br><br>
== Getting started with Canadian research  ==
+
{{Click|File:Canada ORP.png|Canada Online Genealogy Records}} [[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups on Facebook]]
  
We wish you success in the research of your Canadian ancestors. Good hunting!!
+
==Canada Clickable Map==
 +
Click on the map below to go to the province or territory's Wiki article listing more information.
 +
{{Canadamap}}
  
== <center>Provinces and Territories</center>  ==
+
<div style="clear:both"></div>
<center>{{Canadamap}}</center>
 
<br>  
 
  
{| width="102%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" style="width: 500px"
+
==Provinces and Territories==
 +
Genealogy records are kept on the state level in Canada.  Click on a state below to go to the state Wiki article listing more information.
 +
{| style="width:100%; vertical-align:top;"
 +
|-
 +
|style="width:20%;"|
 +
*[[Alberta Genealogy|Alberta]]
 +
*[[British Columbia Genealogy|British Columbia]]
 +
*[[Manitoba Genealogy|Manitoba]]
 +
|style="width:20%;"|
 +
*[[New Brunswick Genealogy|New Brunswick]]
 +
*[[Newfoundland and Labrador|Newfoundland &amp; Labrador]]
 +
*[[Northwest Territories Genealogy|Northwest Territories]]
 +
|style="width:20%"|
 +
*[[Nova Scotia Genealogy|Nova Scotia]]
 +
*[[Nunavut Genealogy|Nunavut]]
 +
*[[Ontario Genealogy|Ontario]]
 +
|style="width:20%"|
 +
*[[Prince Edward Island Genealogy|Prince Edward Island]]
 +
*[[Quebec Genealogy|Quebec]]
 +
*[[Saskatchewan Genealogy|Saskatchewan]]
 +
|style="width:20%"|
 +
*[[Yukon Genealogy|Yukon]]
 
|-
 
|-
| width="27%" |
 
*[[Alberta|Alberta]]
 
*[[British Columbia|British Columbia]]
 
*[[Manitoba|Manitoba]]
 
*[[New Brunswick|New Brunswick]]
 
 
| width="39%" |
 
*[[Newfoundland and Labrador|Newfoundland &amp; Labrador]]
 
*[[Northwest Territories|Northwest Territories]]
 
*[[Nova Scotia|Nova Scotia]]
 
*[[Nunavut|Nunavut]]
 
*[[Ontario|Ontario]]
 
 
| width="33%" |
 
*[[Prince Edward Island|Prince Edward Island]]
 
*[[Quebec|Quebec]]
 
*[[Saskatchewan|Saskatchewan]]
 
*[[Yukon|Yukon]]
 
 
 
|}
 
|}
 +
<br><br>
  
== Research Strategies ==
+
==More Canada Research Strategies==
 +
Research strategies give guidance on how to research or what records to search for first.  Below are additional research strategy Wiki articles for Canada.
  
See the following articles:  
+
*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Canada/Canada.pdf BYU Canada Research Outline] largely duplicates these Wiki pages. Includes some bibliographic lists from BYU Library, 2001.
 +
*[http://www.immigrationdirect.ca/tracing-family-history-canada-immigration-citizenship-genealogy-guide/ Tracing Family History: Canada Immigration and Citizenship] - Genealogy Guide
 +
*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.
  
*[[How to Locate Your Ancestor in Canada|How to Locate Your Ancestor in Canada]]
+
==More Canada Research Tools==
*[[How to Recognize your Canadian Ancestor|How to Recognize your Canadian Ancestor]]
+
Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in. Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools in Canada.
*[[Name Variations in Canadian Indexes and Records|Name Variations in Canadian Indexes and Records]]
 
 
 
== Research Tools ==
 
 
 
*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...]]
 
*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.
 
*''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.
 
*[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.
 
*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>
 
*[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.
 
 
 
'''Wiki articles describing these collections are found at:'''
 
 
 
*[[British Columbia Birth Registrations (FamilySearch Historical Records)|British Columbia Birth Registrations (FamilySearch Historical Records]]
 
*[[British Columbia Death Registrations (FamilySearch Historical Records)|British_Columbia_Death_Registrations_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)]]
 
*[[British Columbia Marriage Registrations (FamilySearch Historical Records)|British_Columbia_Marriage_Registrations_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)]]
 
*[[Canada Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Canada Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Canada Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Canada Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Canada Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Canada Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Canada Census Mortality Schedules (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Canada Census Mortality Schedules (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
*[[Canada Census, 1851 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Canada, Census 1871 (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Canada, Census 1871 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Canada, Census 1881 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Canada, Census 1891 (FamilySearch Historical 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)]]
 
*[[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)]]
 
*[[Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
 
 
== 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 [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.
+
*[http://www2.canadiana.ca/en/home Early Canadiana Online] - online collection of early Canadian print heritage.
*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;
 
  
== Help Wanted  ==
+
==FamilySearch Resources==
 +
Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
 +
*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
 +
*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=Canada Canada online genealogy courses]
 +
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&region=CANADA Familysearch Canada records collections]
 +
*[https://familysearch.org/ask/help#localResource Family History Center locator map]
  
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:
+
== References ==
 +
<references />
  
{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
+
==<nowiki/>==
|-
+
----
|
 
*[[Help:Editing a Page|Expand an article]] or [[Special:Shortpages|short page]]
 
*[[Help:How to create an article|Create a new article]]
 
*[[Help:Categorization|Categorize articles]]
 
 
 
|
 
*[[Help:Create an external link|Add external links to articles]]
 
*[[Help:Create an internal link|Add internal links to articles]]
 
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:Translation|Translate pages]]
 
 
 
|}
 
  
{{Click|Image:Volunteers wanted sm.png|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/FamilySearch_Wiki:Help_wanted_on_the_Canada_pages|Wiki Volunteers Wanted}}
+
__NOTOC__
  
To add your knowledge and help expand the wiki [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/FamilySearch_Wiki:Help_wanted_on_the_Canada_pages '''click here''']:
 
</div>
 
 
{{Provinces and territories of Canada}}  
 
{{Provinces and territories of Canada}}  
  
[[Category:North_America]][[Category:Countries]]
+
[[Category:Canada]][[Category:Sidebar templates]]

Latest revision as of 13:12, 25 March 2017

Canada Research Topics
Canada flag.png
Beginning Research
Record Types
Canada Background
Ethnicity
Local Research Resources
Moderator
The FamilySearch moderator for Canada is Baird
North America
Canada
Guide to Canada genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Country Information

Canada is a country in North America bordered by the United States. It was formerly a colony of France and Great Britain. The official languages are English and French.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Canada Research

Links to articles on getting started with Canada research.

See More Research Strategies

Canada Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Canada research.

See More Research Tools



{{{link}}} Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg

Canada Clickable Map

Click on the map below to go to the province or territory's Wiki article listing more information.

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

Provinces and Territories

Genealogy records are kept on the state level in Canada. Click on a state below to go to the state Wiki article listing more information.



More Canada Research Strategies

Research strategies give guidance on how to research or what records to search for first. Below are additional research strategy Wiki articles for Canada.

More Canada Research Tools

Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in. Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools in Canada.

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Canada," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada, accessed 24 March 2016.