Genealogy

  • Canadian Genealogy
  • American Genealogy
  • British Genealogy

Automated Genealogy - search for people in the 1901, 1906, and the 1911 census

Bill Martin's Early Ontario Genealogy - search the Ontario Wesleyan Methodist Baptismal Registrar; various church registers; Loyalists and early militia records; pioneer records and biographies; and some Finnish immigrant information.

British Columbia Archives - Images of Historical Birth, Marriage and Death Records
The BC Archives is allowed to release personal information about deaths that occurred at least 20 years ago, marriages that took place at least 75 years ago, and births registered at least 120 years ago. Provincial registration of births, marriages and deaths began the year after British Columbia joined Confederation in 1871. Phase 1 of this data upload is substantially complete. Phase 2, now underway, will add more images and indexed information, including pre-1872 records, deaths that occurred overseas during the Second World War, between 1939 and 1945.

Canada Genweb - based on the USGenWeb Project, part of a global library for genealogy research on the Web.

Canadian Genealogy Center - view the genealogical services of Library and Archives Canada: including genealogical content, services, advice, research tools and opportunities to work on joint projects, all in both official languages. 

Online Historical Maps Digitization Project - useful for land grant & Canadian census searches. A comprehensive colectio of historical Canadian maps.

Genealogy for Prince Edward Island

Geographical Names of Canada - a data base of names of places and geographical features. Search by name, coordinates, or code. 

Glenbow Museum of Calgary - features several tools of value to the genealogist:

InGeneas - search Canadian passenger, Canadian immigration, Canadian census, Canadian vital statistic (birth, marriage and death), Canadian land, Canadian military and miscellaneous records from the 18th- 20th centuries.

LDS Family Search - search the 1881 censuses of Canada and England, and the 1880 census of the United States. Also available are The Pedigree Resource File; The International Genealogical Index ; The U.S. Social Security Index, the Vital Records Index for Scandinavia and Mexico.

LDS Family Search Enhanced Website

Library and Archives Canada - features several tools of value to the genealogist:

Our Future Our Past - contains both The Early Alberta Newspaper collection (all Alberta newspapers) and The Local and Alberta Histories collection (books and books on microfiche)

Our Roots: Canada's local histories online - search over 5500 digital texts with 1.3 million pages about histories.

Passenger Lists: search passenger records & indexes. 

Peel's Prairie Provinces: an online bibliography of books, pamphlets, and other materials related to the development of the Prairies and a fully searchable collection of the full texts of many of these items.

Prince Edward Island Baptismal Index

Prince Edward Island Newspaper Transcripts: search P.E.I newspapers from 1791 - 1910.

Prince Edward Island Online Census: search the censuses of 1841, 1881, 1891, and 1901.

The Recents Obituary list - Alberta and British Columbia, (B.C.) Canada: search births, engagements, obituraries, and letters of thanks.

Vital Statistics Search - British Columbia; Saskatchewan; Manitoba; Quebec; New Brunswick; PEI; Nova Scotia

RootsWeb WorldConnect Project: search family trees, or create your own.

CanGenealogy: a directory of genealogy links

Interlink Bookshop: purchase genealogical resources and tools.


FREE articles on beginning your genealogy search

FREE Online tutorial from Ancestry.com called “Getting Started On Ancestry.com” - This webinar is about an hour long and takes you through various types of data available to you through their website.   It is a valuable tool for those just starting out and a great introduction to the Library’s Subscription Database through Ancestry.

 

American Library of Congress:searh the holdings of thelargest library in the world, with more than 130 million items on approximately 530 miles of bookshelves.

BYU Family History Archive: search published genealogy and family history books, including histories of families, county and local histories, how-to books on genealogy, genealogy magazines and periodicals (including some international), medieval books (including histories and pedigrees), and gazetteers.

Ellis Island:search the records of more than 22 million passengers and members of ships' crews that entered the United States through Ellis Island and the Port of New York from 1892-1924.

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA): idenifty tools to help you find:

U.S. Genweb:a state by state directory of genealogy links.

U.S. Ports of Arrival & Passenger Lists: search lists of nearly every port in the United States that has published immigration records (passenger arrival lists) 1820-1957, organized by state. Also included are Canadian and Mexican border crossing records.

1901 Census of England and Wales: Search over 400 million people living in England and Wales between 1841-1901

The British Isles GenWeb: search regional and country websites that make up the British Isles GenWeb Project. 

The National Archives: You can search for and download:

  • Wills from 1384 - 1858
  • Census records
  • Records about migration