Difference between revisions of "Canada Record Selection Table"

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| align="left" | Age  
 
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| align="left" | Emigration and Immigration, Minorities
 
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| bgcolor="#ffff99" align="left" | Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship  
| align="left" | Census, Newspapers, Biography, Genealogy, Land and Property
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| bgcolor="#ffff99" align="left" | Census, Newspapers, Biography, Genealogy, Land and Property
 
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| align="left" | Census, Biography, Societies, Church Records, Probate Records
 
| align="left" | Census, Biography, Societies, Church Records, Probate Records
 
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| align="left" | Cemeteries; Military Records; Probate Records; Names, Personal
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| align="left" | Military Records, Probate Records, Land and Property, Cemeteries
 
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| align="left" | Newspapers, Biography, Court Records, Business Records and Commerce
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Revision as of 01:38, 14 November 2010

This table can help you decide which records to search in Canada. It is most helpful for post-1800 research.

1. In column 1 find the goal you selected.

2. In column 2 find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.

3. In column 3 find additional record types that may be useful.

4. Then look for the record type you need in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog.

Note: Records of previous research (genealogy, biography, history, periodicals, and societies) are useful for most goals, but are not listed unless they are especially helpful.

Note: "Notarial Records" only apply to research in the Province of Quebec.


1. If You Need 2. Look First In 3. Then Search
Age Census, Vital Records, Church Records Cemeteries, Military Records, Emigration and Immigration
Birth date Vital Records, Church Records Cemeteries, Newspapers, Census
Birthplace Vital Records, Church Records Census, Newspapers
City or parish of foreign birth Church Records, Naturalization and Citizenship, Genealogy, Biography, Vital Records, Newspapers, History, Emigration and Immigration
Country of foreign birth Emigration and Immigration, Census, Naturalization and Citizenship Church Records, Military Records, Vital Records, Newspapers
Death Vital Records, Cemeteries, Probate Records, Church Records Notarial Records, Newspapers, Military Records, Obituaries
Ethnic background Minorities, Native Races, Societies, Church Records, Census Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship
French terms Language and Languages Church Records, Vital Records, Notarial Records
Historical background History, Historical Geography, Periodicals Emigration and Immigration, Minorities
Immigration date Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship Census, Newspapers, Biography, Genealogy, Land and Property
Living relatives (and adoptions) Genealogy, Directories, Court Records, Obituaries Census, Biography, Societies, Church Records, Probate Records
Maiden name, alias names Vital Records, Church Records, Newspapers Cemeteries; Military Records; Probate Records; Names, Personal
Marriage Vital Records, Church Records, Notarial Records, Census, Newspapers Military Records, Probate Records, Land and Property, Cemeteries
Occupation Census, Directories, Emigration and Immigration, Vital Records Newspapers, Biography, Court Records, Business Records and Commerce
Parents, children, and other family members Vital Records, Church Records, Census, Probate Records, Genealogy Obituaries, Emigration and Immigration, Notarial Records, Newspapers, Cemeteries
Physical description Military Records, Biography Vital Records, Genealogy, Emigration and Immigration
Place-finding aids Gazetteers, Maps, History Historical Geography, Periodicals
Places of residence Census, Land and Property History, Military Records
Place (town) of residence when you know only the province Census (indexed), Genealogy, Military Records, Vital Records, Land and Property Biography, Probate Records, History, Emigration and Immigration, Directories
Political subdivision origins and boundaries Gazetteers, Maps, Directories History, Historical Geography
Previous research (compiled genealogy) Genealogy, Periodicals, Societies History, Biography
Record-finding aids Archives and Libraries, Societies Periodicals
Religion Census, Church Records, History Biography, Cemeteries, Obituaries
Social activities History, Biography, Newspapers, Societies Cemeteries, Directories, Obituaries