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Canadian Genealogy - Family History Research in Canada

Explore your Canadian and French Canadian ancestry with these genealogy records, databases and resources for Canada and its provinces including surname origins, cemeteries, census records, fichier origine, immigration records, libraries, archives, and birth, marriage and death records.
  1. Acadian & Cajun (19)
  2. Census Records (10)
  3. Immigration/Naturalization (17)
  4. Military Records (14)
  5. Provinces & Territories (187)

Looking for Ancestors in the Canadian Census
Learn how to research your own ancestors through available online Canadian census records by following this example featuring "Anne of Green Gables" author, Lucy Maud Montgomery.

Online Databases for French-Canadian Ancestry
There are quite a few databases and digital record collections available online for researching French-Canadian ancestors back into the early 1600s. Some of these online French-Canadian databases are free, while others are only available by subscription.

Researching Ancestors in the Canadian Census
Learn how to locate ancestors in the Canadian census, a valuable source for information on individuals who lived in Canada since 1666.

Researching French-Canadian Ancestors
Even if you can't read French, tracing French-Canadian ancestors can be easier than many people expect due to the excellent record keeping of the Catholic Church in Canada.

10 Top Databases & Web Sites for Canadian Genealogy
If you're searching for Canadian ancestors online, these databases and Web sites are the best place to start. Best of all, most are free!

American-Canadian Genealogical Society
The Society was founded at Manchester, New Hampshire in September 1973 to serve persons interested in ancestral research, especially those of French-Canadian origin.

Canada GenWeb
A volunteer group modeled after the USGenWeb project whose goal is the collection and distribution of genealogical data on the Web.

Canadian Genealogical Projects Registry
  A one-of-a-kind electronic finding aid that allows online visitors to search for Canadian genealogical data available through indexing and transcription projects that are completed, underway or planned.

Canadian Genealogy Mailing Lists
RootsWeb includes lists and sign-up instructions for mailing lists for each of the provinces and territories of Canada, as well as general Canadian mailing lists, surname lists, etc.

Canadian Geographical Names
This very informative and fun site offers an enormous amount of well-organized data on Canadian place names with color maps and historic place names no longer in use.

Early Canadiana
A project to provide enhanced access to Canada's published heritage. Full text online collection of more than 3,000 books and pamphlets documenting Canadian history from the first European contact to the late 19th century.  In English and French.

Family History Centers in Canada
Family History Centers are affiliated with the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, and are usually located in meetinghouses of the LDS church.

Genealogy Research Outline - Canada
Find your Canadian ancestors through the genealogical resources described in this free Canada genealogy guide from FamilySearch.com.

Maps and Geography of Canada
  Geography Guide, Matt Rosenberg, offers some wonderful Canadian maps and other geographical data which may aid you with your genealogy research.

National Archives of Canada
The archives provides an excellent online guide to genealogical record sources in Canada, along with descriptions of what is available in the archives.

Tracing Your Ancestors in Canada
A wonderful publication which describes the major genealogical sources available at the National Archives as well as other sources.  You can download in PDF format.

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