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It is important to learn the history of the ethnic, racial, and religious groups your ancestors belonged to. You might, for example, study a history of the Acadian French in the Maritime Provinces or the Germans from Russia in Saskatchewan. This historical background can help you identify where your ancestors lived and when they lived there, where they migrated, the types of records they might be listed in, and other helpful family history information.
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It is important to learn the history of the ethnic, racial, and religious groups your ancestors belonged to. You might, for example, study a history of the Acadian French in the Maritime Provinces or the Germans from Russia in Saskatchewan. This historical background can help you identify where your ancestors lived and when they lived there, where they migrated, the types of records they might be listed in, and other helpful family history information.  
  
Canadian ethnic groups are broadly divided among:
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Canadian ethnic groups are broadly divided among:  
  
Native peoples (American Indians and Inuit or Eskimos).
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Native peoples (American Indians and Inuit or Eskimos).  
  
Colonizers (the French and the British).
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Colonizers (the French and the British).  
  
Later immigrant groups.
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Later immigrant groups.  
  
There are unique records for most minorities in Canada, including histories, newspapers, and periodicals. Many newspapers and magazines were published in languages other than English or French, but only a few still survive. They are listed in:
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There are unique records for most minorities in Canada, including histories, newspapers, and periodicals. Many newspapers and magazines were published in languages other than English or French, but only a few still survive. They are listed in:  
  
''Canadian Almanac and Directory''. Toronto: Canadian Almanac and Directory Publishing Co., annual. (FHL book 971 E4ca 2.)
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''Canadian Almanac and Directory''. Toronto: Canadian Almanac and Directory Publishing Co., annual. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=824622&disp=1998%20%20&columns=*,0,0 971 E4ca 2].)  
  
''Canadian Sourcebook''. Don Mills, Ont.: Southam Inc., annual. (FHL book 971 B5c.) Editions before 1998 were called:
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''Canadian Sourcebook''. Don Mills, Ont.: Southam Inc., annual. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1208642&disp=40th+ed%2E+%282005%29%20%20&columns=*,0,0 971 B5c].) Editions before 1998 were called:  
  
''Corpus Almanac & Canadian Sourcebook''. Don Mills, Ont.: Corpus Information Services, annual. (FHL book 971 B5c.)
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''Corpus Almanac & Canadian Sourcebook''. Don Mills, Ont.: Corpus Information Services, annual. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=942224&disp=34th+ed%2E++1999%20%20&columns=*,0,0 971 B5c].)  
  
Some ethnic groups also have their own religious organizations, such as the Ukrainian Orthodox and Roumanian Orthodox churches. Contact appropriate ethnic organizations for further information.
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Some ethnic groups also have their own religious organizations, such as the Ukrainian Orthodox and Roumanian Orthodox churches. Contact appropriate ethnic organizations for further information.  
  
Various local and national societies have been organized to gather, preserve, and share the cultural contributions and histories of many groups. One example is:
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Various local and national societies have been organized to gather, preserve, and share the cultural contributions and histories of many groups. One example is:  
  
'''CANADIAN ETHNIC STUDIES ASSOCIATION'''
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'''CANADIAN ETHNIC STUDIES ASSOCIATION'''  
  
c/o The Centre for Ukrainian Canadian Studies
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c/o The Centre for Ukrainian Canadian Studies  
  
St. Andrews College, The University of Manitoba
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St. Andrews College, The University of Manitoba  
  
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
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Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2  
  
Canada
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Canada  
  
Similar associations are listed in
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Similar associations are listed in  
  
''Associations Canada: An Encyclopedic Directory. Toronto''<nowiki>: Canadian Almanac and Directory Publishing Co., annual. (FHL book 971 C44a.)</nowiki>
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''Associations Canada: An Encyclopedic Directory. Toronto''<nowiki>: Canadian Almanac and Directory Publishing Co., annual. (FHL book 971 C44a.)</nowiki>  
  
Records of many ethnic groups and minorities are in the Ethnic Archives, Manuscript Division, National Archives of Canada. They are publishing a series of "ethnocultural guides" to their collections, including:
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Records of many ethnic groups and minorities are in the Ethnic Archives, Manuscript Division, National Archives of Canada. They are publishing a series of "ethnocultural guides" to their collections, including:  
  
Tapper, Lawrence F. ''Archival Sources for the Study of Canadian Jewry''. 2d ed. Ottawa: National Archives of Canada, 1987. (FHL book 971 F23n.)
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Tapper, Lawrence F. ''Archival Sources for the Study of Canadian Jewry''. 2d ed. Ottawa: National Archives of Canada, 1987. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=634883&disp=Archival+sources+for+the+study+of+Canadi%20%20&columns=*,0,0 971 F23n].)  
  
Canadian museums and archives with information on individual groups are listed in:
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Canadian museums and archives with information on individual groups are listed in:  
  
''The Official Directory of Canadian Museums and Related Institutions'', 1987–1988. Ottawa: Canadian Museums Association, 1987. (FHL book 971 J54dc.)
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''The Official Directory of Canadian Museums and Related Institutions'', 1987–1988. Ottawa: Canadian Museums Association, 1987. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=723351&disp=The+Official+directory+of+Canadian+museu%20%20&columns=*,0,0 971 J54dc].)  
  
''Directory of Canadian Archives''. 5th ed. Ottawa: Association of Canadian Archivists, 1990. (FHL book 971 J54d 1990.)
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''Directory of Canadian Archives''. 5th ed. Ottawa: Association of Canadian Archivists, 1990. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=488963&disp=Directory+of+Canadian+archives%20%20&columns=*,0,0 971 J54d] 1990.)  
  
The Family History Library collects records of ethnic groups and minorities, especially published histories. See the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
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The Family History Library collects records of ethnic groups and minorities, especially published histories. See the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:  
  
 
CANADA - COLONIZATION  
 
CANADA - COLONIZATION  
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CANADA - MINORITIES  
 
CANADA - MINORITIES  
  
[PROVINCE] - MINORITIES
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[PROVINCE] - MINORITIES  
  
See the catalog’s Subject section under the name of the minority, such as ACADIANS, BLACKS, AFRO-AMERICANS, JEWS, and QUAKERS.
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See the catalog’s Subject section under the name of the minority, such as ACADIANS, BLACKS, AFRO-AMERICANS, JEWS, and QUAKERS.  
  
For more information about ethnic groups, See the "[[Canada Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]" section of this outline. For information about American Indians, see the "[[Canada Native Races|Native Races]]" section.
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For more information about ethnic groups, See the "[[Canada Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]" section of this outline. For information about American Indians, see the "[[Canada Native Races|Native Races]]" section.  
  
 
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Revision as of 16:35, 6 April 2009

It is important to learn the history of the ethnic, racial, and religious groups your ancestors belonged to. You might, for example, study a history of the Acadian French in the Maritime Provinces or the Germans from Russia in Saskatchewan. This historical background can help you identify where your ancestors lived and when they lived there, where they migrated, the types of records they might be listed in, and other helpful family history information.

Canadian ethnic groups are broadly divided among:

Native peoples (American Indians and Inuit or Eskimos).

Colonizers (the French and the British).

Later immigrant groups.

There are unique records for most minorities in Canada, including histories, newspapers, and periodicals. Many newspapers and magazines were published in languages other than English or French, but only a few still survive. They are listed in:

Canadian Almanac and Directory. Toronto: Canadian Almanac and Directory Publishing Co., annual. (Family History Library book 971 E4ca 2.)

Canadian Sourcebook. Don Mills, Ont.: Southam Inc., annual. (Family History Library book 971 B5c.) Editions before 1998 were called:

Corpus Almanac & Canadian Sourcebook. Don Mills, Ont.: Corpus Information Services, annual. (Family History Library book 971 B5c.)

Some ethnic groups also have their own religious organizations, such as the Ukrainian Orthodox and Roumanian Orthodox churches. Contact appropriate ethnic organizations for further information.

Various local and national societies have been organized to gather, preserve, and share the cultural contributions and histories of many groups. One example is:

CANADIAN ETHNIC STUDIES ASSOCIATION

c/o The Centre for Ukrainian Canadian Studies

St. Andrews College, The University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

Canada

Similar associations are listed in

Associations Canada: An Encyclopedic Directory. Toronto: Canadian Almanac and Directory Publishing Co., annual. (FHL book 971 C44a.)

Records of many ethnic groups and minorities are in the Ethnic Archives, Manuscript Division, National Archives of Canada. They are publishing a series of "ethnocultural guides" to their collections, including:

Tapper, Lawrence F. Archival Sources for the Study of Canadian Jewry. 2d ed. Ottawa: National Archives of Canada, 1987. (Family History Library book 971 F23n.)

Canadian museums and archives with information on individual groups are listed in:

The Official Directory of Canadian Museums and Related Institutions, 1987–1988. Ottawa: Canadian Museums Association, 1987. (Family History Library book 971 J54dc.)

Directory of Canadian Archives. 5th ed. Ottawa: Association of Canadian Archivists, 1990. (Family History Library book 971 J54d 1990.)

The Family History Library collects records of ethnic groups and minorities, especially published histories. See the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:

CANADA - COLONIZATION

CANADA - MINORITIES

[PROVINCE] - MINORITIES

See the catalog’s Subject section under the name of the minority, such as ACADIANS, BLACKS, AFRO-AMERICANS, JEWS, and QUAKERS.

For more information about ethnic groups, See the "Emigration and Immigration" section of this outline. For information about American Indians, see the "Native Races" section.