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Research in Canada
« on: Thursday 03 February 05 05:30 GMT (UK) »
The Canadian County Atlas Digital Project - http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/CountyAtlas/default.htm

Soldiers of the First World War - http://www.lac-bac.gc.ca/archivianet/020106_e.html - downloadable images of attestation papers.

And if you're looking in Ontario:

The Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid - http://www.islandnet.com/ocfa/

The Ontario Vital Statistics Project - http://www.rootsweb.com/~onvsr/ - I've had lots of luck finding marriages here.
Pembrokeshire - Harries and Blethyn
Somerset - Wilkins, Parsons and Ball
Essex/Suffolk - Edwards and Smith
Morayshire - Younie and Mavor

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Re: research in canada
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 03 February 05 14:45 GMT (UK) »
MARSON - Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Ontario
NOON - Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire
SMITH - Essex, Yorkshire, Ontario, British Columbia
BLANKS - Essex, Middlesex, Surrey, Kent
JOHNSON - Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Ontario
SIMPKIN - Cambridgeshire, Norfolk
CLARK - Cambridgeshire
ARBER - Cambridgeshire
ELSDEN - Cambridgeshire

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Re: research in canada
« Reply #2 on: Monday 25 April 05 04:43 BST (UK) »
Hi there

here are the sites that I use here in Canada and fortunately most of our sites are free to use

Birth, Marriage and Death Databases online 
Manitoba  http://web2.gov.mb.ca/cca/vital/Query.php

British Columbia  http://www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/textual/governmt/vstats/v_events.htm#indexes

Saskatchewan will come online in fall of 2005 hopefully

Nova Scotia is slated to come online in 2006

Ontario http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~maryc/thisisit.htm
not an offical BMD site but still helpful

Divorces in Canada from 1841 to 1968
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/022/008/022008-100.01-e.php
 
Homestead records database
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/02011101_e.html#record
 
WW1 Soldiers database
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/02010602_e.html

Soldiers of the Boer War
http://www.genealogy.gc.ca/06/060402_e.html

Graves for Commonwealth Soldiers
http://www.cwgc.org/cwgcinternet/search.aspx

Royal Canadian Legion site for obits for Canadian Soldiers (searchable)
http://www.legionmagazine.com/lastpost/
 
1901 and 1906 Census databases
http://automatedgenealogy.com/index.html

1901 census for Prairie Provinces only
http://www.agsedm.edmonton.ab.ca/1901census/

1906 census for Prairie Provinces (more accurate than the automated genealogy one sometimes)
http://www.afhs.ab.ca/data/census/1906/index.html

1871 Census for Ontario (head of household only)
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/02010803_e.html

1891 Census for Lethbridge (link at this site)
http://www.genealogyunlimited.com/daveobee/canada.html

1891 Census for Southern Alberta
http://www.afhs.ab.ca/data/census/1891/index.html

1901 Census for Victoria BC & other links
http://www.rootsweb.com/~canbc/1901vic_cen/1901vic.htm

1881 to 1901 Census for parts of BC and links to directories, etc.
http://history.mala.bc.ca/content/census/

Links to sites for Births, etc from 1872 to 1939 in BC
http://www.city.victoria.bc.ca/archives/archives_vit.shtml

Immigration records for 1925 to 1935
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/02011802_e.html


 
Cemeteries
Ontario  http://www.islandnet.com/~jveinot/

British Columbia http://www.islandnet.com/bccfa/

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan http://www.city.saskatoon.sk.ca/org/parks/cemetery/

Edmonton, Alberta 
http://www.edmonton.ca/portal/server.pt?space=CommunityPage&control=SetCommunity&CommunityID=211&PageID=225



Family History and Local History books online (digital copies - can be searched by any word)

Mainly Alberta books - also link to online copies of Alberta newspapers from 1885 and forward
http://www.ourfutureourpast.ca/home.htm

All of Canada books
http://www.ourroots.ca/e/search.asp

I know there are more that I use but can't think of them at the moment. When I do will post them.

Good Luck and if anyone needs help let me know

Thelma in Canada

 
Source: Library and Archives Canada's website (www.collectionscanada.ca)

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Re: research in canada
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 13 October 05 16:39 BST (UK) »
Not sure if you realize it, but the 1911 census is being transcribed as we speak. You can go on and search the areas that are input and also look at the census images that aren't... maybe even volunteer to enter some.

http://www.automatedgenealogy.com/census11/Test4.jsp

Good luck. Peter.
MARSON - Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Ontario
NOON - Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire
SMITH - Essex, Yorkshire, Ontario, British Columbia
BLANKS - Essex, Middlesex, Surrey, Kent
JOHNSON - Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Ontario
SIMPKIN - Cambridgeshire, Norfolk
CLARK - Cambridgeshire
ARBER - Cambridgeshire
ELSDEN - Cambridgeshire

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Re: research in canada
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 13 October 05 22:48 BST (UK) »
Please note that this thread was the first resource thread until Grub and I organized the new resource board, so most have been added to the new board under appropriate headings



Locating land records using Section, Township, Range and Meridian,
http://maptown.com/coordinates.html
then put coordinates in here to get a map of location
http://itouchmap.com/latlong.html

obits recent...http://www.canadaobituaries.com/
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obitsindex/obits_canada_01.htm


Canada GenWeb Cemetery project...http://continue.to/cgwcem

Great database access to available information, fonds, photos...
Brief summaries are sometimes shown
http://www.archivescanada.ca/english/search/BasicSearch.asp

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B.C. resources on rootschat
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,216561.0.html
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alberta  resource thread
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,209587.0.htm
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Saskatchewan resource thread
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,218832.0.html
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Manitoba resource thread
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,218830.0.html
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Ontario resource thread
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,313320.0.html
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Quebec resource thread
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,266234.0.html
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New Brunswick resource thread
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,219737.0.html
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Nova scotia resource thread
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,224493.0.html
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P.E.I. resource thread
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,182889.0.html
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Labrador & Newfoundland  Resources
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,219420.0.html
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Northwest Territories, Nunavut & the Yukon
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,183134.0.html
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Canadian  census  transcribed  data  2005 www.AutomatedGenealogy.com

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Re: research in canada
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 19 October 05 19:45 BST (UK) »
Canadian Directories digitized at the National Archives

http://www.collectionscanada.ca/canadiandirectories/index-e.html

Large collections from the cities of Ottawa and Halifax, but many others covering other counties and regions across the country from varying time periods. 

Martha
Information given in census transcriptions is Crown Copyright http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Eagle (Yorkshire), Prior (Berkshire), Buckland (Nottinghamshire),
Short (Devon), Sinclair (Caithness, Scotland), Patterson (Co. Tyrone, Ireland)

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Re: research in canada
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 23 October 05 03:54 BST (UK) »
Other free sites with Canadian data:

AllCensusRecords.com has 1911 Canadian Census Surname Index with links to online images at NAC  http://allcensusrecords.com/canada/   (also has some early Quebec census records)

Olive Tree has ships passenger lists arriving in Canadian ports http://olivetreegenealogy.com/ships/tocanp01.shtml   Also saw JJ Cooke records there (ships from Ireland to Canada mid 1800s)

Ships Lists Online has info & links on immigration to Canada
http://shipslists-online.rootschat.net/canada/

TheShipsList.com has lots of Canadian passenger lists and other immigration info http://theshipslist.com/

Bill Martin's site has Wesleyan Methodist Baptisms http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~wjmartin/wm-index.htm

Ancestors At Rest  has Canadian death records http://ancestorsatrest.com/

Our Roots has digitized books (local histories) for all of Canada http://www.ourroots.ca/

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Re: research in canada..Canadian National Registration
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 22 November 05 21:25 GMT (UK) »
1915-1932 Canadian Naturalization Records Search
They call it a surname database, but it needs to be carefully searched out by year.....
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/genealogy/022-505-e.html



National Registration File of 1940   costs  $ and  must prove
death of 20 years or more.
http://www.statcan.ca:8096/bsolc/english/bsolc?catno=93C0006

If the link doesn't work, just cut and paste into your search line....
On it will be:
    *  name;
    * address;
    * age;
    * date of birth;
    * marital status;
    * number of dependents;
    * place and country of birth of individual and his or her parents;
    * nationality;
    * year of entry into Canada (if an immigrant);
    * racial origin;
    * languages;
    * education;
    * general health;
    * occupation, employment status, farming or mechanical skills; and
    * previous military service
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« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 18 January 06 20:01 GMT (UK) »
Those researching the Yukon Gold rush - may find something here
Make sure to type in surname only, as given may only be initialed...
SCROLL DOWN to see ALL THE RESULTS of your search!!!!!!!!

Yukon Gold Rush Pan for gold database
http://www.yukongenealogy.com/content/database_search.htm

Yukon 1901 census...sometimes lists of names only... so no d.o.b.
http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/districts/district206.html

About the Klondike Gold Rush
http://www.kokogiak.com/klon/default.asp?
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