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research in canada Newspapers/ recent obits
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 18 January 06 21:25 GMT (UK) »
Manitoba Free Press - recent obits
http://www.passagesmb.com/archive.cfm

Saskatchewan -  recent obits
http://www.saskobits.com/obits.tpl?catid=advanced






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How to use the 1911/1901automatedgenealogy.com database
« Reply #10 on: Friday 20 January 06 19:39 GMT (UK) »
Dates of the Canada Censuses....and birth ages given
http://www.generations.on.ca/genealogy/canadian-census.htm
and the dates plus information on the data
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/022-911.002-e.html

Interpreting the Census / Column Headings
Here is a breakdown of the page...including employment codes, which helps if the mode of employ is illegible....
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/1911/006003-100.04-e.html#b


I have been finding that some people aren't aware of how to view
more on the censuses at this site. As I was a newbie, also (still am)
... and finally looked around and also tried several things....
http://www.automatedgenealogy.com/
Sounds complicated, but it's easy once used to it....

Click on the year of census ( blue link)....
Scroll down to the surname index database ( people are missing this feature)
and submit surname...(can select first letter of given but suggest wait for next step)

Scroll down..this window will prompt a given name... If there are only a few
 listed below, this won't be necessary....
If too many (eg. you have a listing all "A's on that page and you need a William,
suggest trying the given ( forename), and if it can't be found, only select first initial, or the first three letters of the name....
On 1901 - If you can't find it...use no given name at all and look through each
page of listings...Must be done, in case Evan was down as Ivan....and George
will NOT find Geo, but Geo will find George...Dot won't find Dorothy, or visa versa.
Dates can be out by considerable amounts, but if you know it, try it, with lots of
+- years selected, but with databases sometimes less is more. Dates can be
out a decade or more for a number of reasons....
SPLIT SCREEN for actual image viewing
When your ancestor is on the list...go to the blue page number and the names
 in the order as on the page will be listed...check what number on the list your
 family is....then look at the top left of the page...The blue links will prompt you
 to a split screen, or lge, med, small....These are the actual census images
on-line.... If you choose large, it is easier scrolling...but split screen will show
you more, (ie...year of immigration...and more)
Again at top...the page positioning links are in blue ...top(1-10)  bottom(43-50)
 top of page, etc. ...then use the red arrows to maneuver on the screen...practice this as it's a bit confusing at first...
If you see a mostly black screen,  the viewer is showing you the view you last
 left it in, so you may have to hit the  "dot"  to center yourself once again....


If you can't find your ancestors on the list, go up to the top, choose as many
other names as you think may have been mistaken for a letter or left out
as an unknown (shown as???) and hit  merge...Now it will search out those
 with that surname also...Be creative...as I sometimes sit and write the name..
look at it and see what I might think some letters might be confused for others.... 

along the same vein... go back to the alphabetical srname list, choose the first
letter of the surname and go through those listings...Unfortunately only available on the 1901 right now....

If you know the area in which they lived you can also search within that area to by using that surname index or viewing it alphabetically if no results are given on the database & they might be misstranscibed....



All the best and Good luck with your searches....J.J.
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immigration Records database...research in canada
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 21 January 06 20:19 GMT (UK) »
I thought I'd added this site, but couldn't see a link to it

http://www.ingeneas.com/free/index.html
Use the whole database site search feature for more information....
( put in surname...on the second page, click on image at top )
Cannot vouch for complete reliability of the results, but have
certainly found valid information.

Have not tried the  " payment "  for the submissions feature....
so I can't recommend that aspect....so use at your own risk...
If you do try it and all works well,  let us know....

Maritimes to N.Z...
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nzbound/maritime.htm

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Re: research in canada
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 08 May 07 06:52 BST (UK) »
Early Canadiana Online

http://www.canadiana.org/eco.php?page=PageView&id=25c411a3c568ee06

This site contains listings for many old journals and ephemera.  In many cases, they have been scanned and are available on the site.  Includes church journals etc.  When you've found the issue you're interested in, click on "Page Image", upper right;  not all pages are available, but many are.
Many good reads here.
ARMSTRONG - Castleton Scot; NB; Westminstr Twp
BARFIELD - Nailsea
BRAKE - Nailsea
BURIATTE
CANDY - M'sex, Deptford
CLIFFORD - Maidstone
DURE(E) - France, Devon, Canada
HALLS - Chigwell
KREIN, Peter/Adam - Germany
LEOPOLD - Hanover, London
LATTIMER, MAXWELL - Ldn lightermen
MEYER - Lauenstein
MURRAY - Scot borders
STEWART - Chelsea; Reach
SWANICK - Mayo & Roscommon; Ontario
WEST - Rochester & Maidstone
WILLIS - Wilts, Berks, Hants, London
WOODHOUSE - Bristol tobacconist, London
WW1 internees

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Re: research in canada
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 08 May 07 18:22 BST (UK) »
A new Data base for wills of British Columbia and some other stuff  ;D

http://www.abbygs.ca/

Cheers
Indi


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Re: research in canada
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 11 June 08 07:07 BST (UK) »
Images Canada

http://www.imagescanada.ca/index-e.html

A collection of Canadian images of events,people,places and things relating to Canada's heritage

held by museums,archives and libraries across Canada.

This is a great site and well worth taking a look at. The pictures are a goldmine of information.

Lilybell

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McCrimmon Invernesshire  Scotland

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Re: research in canada
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 11 June 08 08:19 BST (UK) »
Indi and Lily ... great sites !   Have found the will of a great uncle which I'm sending for !  And pictures of where he lived !

Wonderful !
Dorset/Wilts/Hants: Trowbridge Williams Sturney/Sturmey Prince Foyle/Foil Hoare Vincent Fripp/Frypp Triggle/Trygel Adams Hibige/Hibditch Riggs White Angel Cake 
C'wall/Devon/France/CANADA (Barkerville, B.C.): Pomeroy/Pomerai/Pomroy
Som'set: Clark(e) Fry
Durham: Law(e)
London: Hanham Poplett
Lancs/Cheshire/CANADA (Kelowna, B.C. & Sask): Stubbs Walmesley

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Re: research in canada
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 11 June 08 15:27 BST (UK) »
Good morning Lydart,

Thank you for your reply.

The Images of Canada site is fabulous I spent a long time searching through the pictures I will have a look see at

some of the other sites also.

Greetings from a very wet and rainy Calgary,

Lilybell
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Re: research in canada
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 11 June 08 17:43 BST (UK) »
We had summer for about four days; now its overcast and slightly chilly ...  :-\
Dorset/Wilts/Hants: Trowbridge Williams Sturney/Sturmey Prince Foyle/Foil Hoare Vincent Fripp/Frypp Triggle/Trygel Adams Hibige/Hibditch Riggs White Angel Cake 
C'wall/Devon/France/CANADA (Barkerville, B.C.): Pomeroy/Pomerai/Pomroy
Som'set: Clark(e) Fry
Durham: Law(e)
London: Hanham Poplett
Lancs/Cheshire/CANADA (Kelowna, B.C. & Sask): Stubbs Walmesley

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