Category Archives: Canadian

Civil Registration Across Canada

This started out as a simple little project, I thought.  I envisioned one piece of paper with a table.   Provinces and territories across the top and 4 questions down the side.  Then I would paste the information in each … Continue reading

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Heritage Canadiana – a site worth watching is worth a visit. What is the purpose of the site?  “The Héritage project is a 10-year initiative to digitize and make accessible online some of Canada’s most popular archival collections encompassing roughly 40 million pages of primary-source documents. Chronicling … Continue reading

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Using the Census to Find your Canadian and American Ancestors

 The most recent published Canadian census is 1921.  The most recent US census in 1940.  Where can you find the census?  Go the wiki at FamilySearch, search for your country and then select Census – don’t rush to the link … Continue reading

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Canada Census 2016 “Best Census Since 1666”

Well, I have to admit I don’t remember doing the 1666 Census!  But I did participate in the 2016 Census. Statistics Canada reports the rate of returns was excellent in 2016 – overall 98.4 % of the people completed either … Continue reading

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Online Resources for Alberta Part One

Have you ever gone to FamilySearch elected Search Records then clicked on Canada on the map on the right under Research by Location?  Which is the only province that you see missing from the list of locations?  Alberta!  Does that mean … Continue reading

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Digital Resources for Research in Manitoba

Recently I was helping a good friend with his research, and wanted to find some local resources available online.  A few days later our copy of Relatively Speaking – the journal of the Alberta Genealogical Society – arrived and my … Continue reading

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FamilySearch Combines Indexes and Record Images in a Single View

A blog posting at FamilySearch on June 22 announced a new feature and this one I think is very helpful.  When you search in the Historical Records collection – remember this is where all the results of Indexing are available – … Continue reading

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