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Canada Cemeteries Census Colchester Copyright
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Databases DNA Deaths DirectoriesDivorce
Education Encyclopedia England Emigration Ethnic Data
Familysearch.org Family Histories Family Trees Forms
Gateway Sites Geni Home Site Genealogy Assist - For Beginners Genoom Germany
Heraldry History Home Children Hoar Ancestry Homesteads
Immigration and Passenger Lists Ireland Kenora
Land Libraries LivingLocal History
Maps Magazines Mailinglists Manitoba Methodology
Military Miscellaneous Names Networks
New England Newsletters Newspapers New Brunswick Nova Scotia
ObituariesOne Name Study One Place Study Ontario Organization
Palaeography Podcasts Pictures Place Names Poetry
Price Edward Island Retson Genealogy
Saskatchewan Scotland Skills Search Social Histories
Societies Software Sources Surnames
Tools United Empire Loyalist United Kingdom United States
Video Vital Records Webinar Wills and Probate Wikitree

Gateway Sites

Adoption

Apps

Archives

Associations

Blogs

Books

British

A2A Database containing descriptions of various documents hekd in UK record offices

www.ancestry.co.uk Can get index for births, marriages and death records

www.genuki.org.uk Extensive introduction to British and Irish Research on the web

British Columbia

Canada

United Empire Loyalist

Immigration, Passenger Lists

Pictures and Photo Dating

Cemeteries

icemetery app, free -currently only contains Mountain view in Vancouver

Census

Canada

Canadian Census Info

https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Canada_Census provides an excellent page with links to cesus data from Familysearch.org, Automated Genealogy, Library Archives Canada and three editions of Ancestry.com. Also has links to Wiki Articles on each census years.

StatsCan has Historical Statistics of Canada at http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/start

An excellent interactive map at http://c.mfcreative.com/lib/tgn/ancestry/landing/i/cacensus/en/wim/index.html

shows the boundaries for Provinces and Territories as well as Questions that were ask in each national census. However watch out for 1881 where Kenora Area included in Manitoba.

Blank Canadian, US and UK Census forms can be downloaded at http://globalgenealogy.com/charts-certificates/index.htm

The Historical Canadian Census Collection 1851 to 1916 - Ancestry.ca found at

http://www.ancestry.ca/cs/ca/census

http://www.ancestry.ca/Census

It also has indexes to various census conducted in Ontario and Nova Scotia from 1800 to 1842 and the 1770 census of Nova Scotia. You can search by Given Name, Surname Age, location (Province), Keyword (example Teacher,)

http://automatedgenealogy.com/ 

1851 or 1852 Census. colonies of Canada (current day Ontario and Quebec), New Brunswick, indexing of the 1852 census was started in August 2007. 1851 Census of New Brunswick completed. Nova Scotia, which is a head-of-household-only census, has not yet begun; 1906 Census Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta; 1901 Census ;  1911 Census ; 1921 Census
A limited number of New Brunswick subdistricts are being transcribed.
This site also has ability to link various records associated with a person together. Projects are underway to link records from several sources as well as between the censuses. If this project were to be fully realized a researcher would be able to look up any person in Canada (from the era that census data is publicly accessible for) and find all the person's census records, birth, marriage, and death records, as well as photographs, newspaper stories, and other online data.

Library and Archives Canada Website holds extensive online census data at :http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/Pages/census.aspx

Cand search by Given Name, Surname, Age, Province (Search function at LAC only gives exact.

1825 Census for Lower Canada at

1831 Census for Lower Canada at http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1831/Pages/about-census.aspx

Search data at http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1831/Pages/1831.aspx

1842 Census for Canada East at http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1842-Canada-East/Pages/about-census.aspx

Search data at http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1842-Canada-East/Pages/1842-canada-east.aspx

1842 Census for Canada West at http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1842-canada-west/Pages/about-census.aspx

Search data at http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1842-canada-west/Pages/1842-canada-west.aspx

1851 Census for Provinces of Canada at http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1851/Pages/about-census.aspx

Search data at http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1851/Pages/1851.aspx

Indexes on http://www.automatedgenealogy.com/

Index at https://familysearch.org/

1861 Census for Provinces of Canada at http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1861/Pages/about-census.aspx

Search data at http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1861/Pages/1861.aspx

1871 Census for Canada at

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1871/Pages/about-census.aspx

Search data at http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1871/Pages/1871.aspx

Index at https://familysearch.org/

the 1871 census for PEI does not appear to have survived.

1881 Census for Canada at

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1881/Pages/about-census.aspx

Search data at http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1881/Pages/1881.aspx

Index at https://familysearch.org/

1891 Census for Canada at

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1891/Pages/about-census.aspx

Search data at http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1891/Pages/1891.aspx

Search Rat Portage at http://ontariocensus.rootsweb.ancestry.com/transcripts/1891/60-1.html

Index at https://familysearch.org/

Blank 1891 Census form at

https://s3.amazonaws.com/ps-services-us-east-1-914248642252/s3/research-wiki-elasticsearch-prod-s3bucket/images/a/a8/Canadian_Census_Form_1891.pdf

1901 Census for Canada at

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1901/Pages/about-census.aspx

Search data at http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1901/Pages/1901.aspx

Indexes at Automated Genealogy at http://www.automatedgenealogy.com/census/

Search Algoma District at http://www.automatedgenealogy.com/census/District.jsp?id=44

Search Kenora at http://ontariocensus.rootsweb.ancestry.com/transcripts/1901/162-1.html

Search Keewatin at http://ontariocensus.rootsweb.ancestry.com/transcripts/1901/100-1.html

Index at https://familysearch.org/

1906 Census for Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta) at http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1906/Pages/about-census.aspx

Search data at http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1906/Pages/1906.aspx

Indexes at http://www.automatedgenealogy.com/

Index at https://familysearch.org/

1911 Census for Canada at http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1911/Pages/about-census.aspx

Search data at http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1911/Pages/1911.aspx

1916 Census for Canada (Prairie Provinces) at http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1916/Pages/about-census.aspx

Search data at http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1916/Pages/1916.aspx

1921 Census for Canada at Ancestry.ca at http://search.ancestry.ca/search/db.aspx?dbid=8991

Alternative Census data Sites:

Census data on microfilm only that may be seen at various Archives and at Library and Archives Canada see at http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/Pages/census-returns-microfilm.aspx

Newfoundland
Completed index census databases from 1676 to 1945 can be found at : http://ngb.chebucto.org/census.shtml

Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia (GANS) - Members Only Area

1851 Census - NS: Halifax County only.

http://www.novascotiaancestors.ca/cpage.php?pt=185

1817 Census.

http://www.novascotiaancestors.ca/cpage.php?pt=183

1827 Census.

http://www.novascotiaancestors.ca/cpage.php?pt=185

1838 Census (Nova Scotia).

http://www.novascotiaancestors.ca/cstm_census1838.php

http://www.novascotiaancestors.ca/cpage.php?pt=192

Census Substitute Records
For 1851 Toronto Records where no census taken Tax assessment project at
http://www.ontarioroots.com/ogs

Voters lists which are more readily searched through Ancestry.ca can also be found at :

UK Census

Books

Copy Right

Culture

Databases

For more databases look at NIGS Module 3

Death

Directories

Divorces

1841-1968 Divorces in Canada

DNA

Recommended Books

Education

Encyclopedia

England

Information about England and its genealogical records.

https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/England_Websites_Arranged_by_Record

Emigration

Ethnic

Family Histories & Associations

Family Trees Websites

FamilySearch.org

http://ftu.familytreemagazine.com/38-familysearch-search-tips-find-free-genealogy-records-online/

www.familysearch.org Main Site

https://familysearch.org/tree/pedigree/L67Z-5RD/landscape My Tree

https://familysearch.org/search Main Search Page

https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Main_Page Wiki Search Page

Boolean Search allows you to insert "AND", "OR", - (in place of NOT) in search boxes

https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Canada_Genealogy Canadian Wiki Search Page

https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Canada_Online_Genealogy_Records Canadian Records

https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Nova_Scotia_Online_Genealogy_Records Nova Scotia Records (Other Provinces are accessible from the Canadian Records page above.

http://maps.familysearch.org/ Maps of any location - with increasing details

https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/New_Hutton,_Westmorland_Genealogy

https://familysearch.org/terms This is what you agree to in accepting use of the site

https://www.mormon.org/beliefs/family-history The Churches site of their history

https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Index Page and search page for learning center material

https://familysearch.org/ask/landing A catergorization of help pages for learning center

Video on doing a search in FamilySearch.org Very helpful review on doing a search.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rrtg9CURk7E A very useful Youtube video on adding sources in FamilySearch.org

https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/227 List of several Videos on Genealogical Inferences

https://familysearch.org/site-map Site Map that will let you go directly to a spicific page

https://familysearch.org/apps/ Apps page that will let you down load apps - most useful being mobile app for your iphone etc.

https://familysearch.org/films/ For ordering microfilm for local Center

https://familysearch.org/locations/saltlakecity-library A page on Family Search Library in Salt Lake City and Planning Tips at https://familysearch.org/locations/library_tips

https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Canada_Census An excellent page with links to cesus data from Familysearch.org, Automated Genealogy, Library Archives Canada and three editions of Ancestry.com. Also has links to Wiki Articles on each census years.

Forms

Genealogy Education

Germany

History

Hoar Ancestry

Home Children

Ireland

Kenora

Land

Library and Archives Canada

Library and Archives -Western Land Grants

http://www.sasksettlement.com/assets/archive_document/C73_Homesthttp://www.sasksettlement.com/assets/archive_document/C73_Homest

http://sab.minisisinc.com/sabmin/scripts/mwimain.dll/144/HOMESTEADS?DIRECTSEARCH

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/land/land-petitions-upper-canada-1763-1865/Pages/land-petitions-upper-canada.aspx

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/microform-digitization/006003-110.02-e.php?&q2=29&interval=50

Legal

Libraries

Living

Local History

Magazine

Mailing Lists

Manitoba

Maps

Methodology

Military

Miscellaneous

Museum

Names

New Brunswick

http://archives.gnb.ca/Archives/Default.aspx?culture=en-CA New Brunswick Archives

http://archives.gnb.ca/ResearchTools/GovernmentRecordsFindingAids.aspx?culture=en-CA Finding Aids for Archives

Newfoundland

http://www.ngb.chebucto.org/ Grand Banks Database

http://www.fhsnl.ca/ Family History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador

Newsletters

Newspapers

Nova Scotia

Colchester County Nova Scotia

Books

Burrows, Mildred Pulsifer (1999) History of Lower Truro

Byers, Ruth McCurdy (1925, 1961) Historic Notes on Truro Township 1759-1925

Campbell, Carol (1995) The Cobequid Townships, Truro, Onslow, Londonderry, 1760-1780, Truro: Colchester Historical Museum

Jenkins, William Angus (1996) The Story of My Life, Truro, Nova Scotia

Miller, Thomas (1873, 1991) Historical and Genealogical Record of the Settlers of Colchester County Colchester Historical Museum

Cleland, Marjorie s. (1973) Index to Miller, Thomas (1873, 1991) Historical and Genealogical Record of the Settlers of Colchester County Colchester Historical Museum, Truro: Colchester Historical Museum

Wile, Jane (2003) The Descendants of Samuel Archibald & Eleanor Taylor, Belmont, NS

Wile, Jane (2003) The Lynds Family, Descendants of Samuel Archibald & Eleanor Taylor, Belmont, NS McAlpine's Nova Scotia Directory 1907-08

Obituaries

One Name Studies

One Place Studies

Ontario

Organization

Palaeography

Pictures and Photo Dating

Place Names

Podcasts

Poetry

Prince Edward Island

http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/ PEI Public Archives

http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/index.php3?number=1019768&lang=E Archives land records and maps

http://www.gov.pe.ca/archives/petitions/ Archives Petitions

http://peigs.ca/ PEI Genealogical Society

http://www.islandregister.com/landrecords/landdata.html PEI Land Records Database Deeds searchable by name

Retson Surname

Saskatchewan

Scotland

Advice from Mary Breer: Married women in Scotland retain their family name throughout their life. When searching Scottish Records it is necessary to use their family name except for Census Records, death records are cross referenced, when a married woman becomes a widow they sometimes revert to their family name. Therefore, you will find married women listed in my records by their family name. have been using the FreeCen Website especially for the 1841 Census for England, Wales and Scotland at: http://www.freecen.org.uk/cgi/search.pl. Ages are unreliable as the Census takers rounded off the ages to multiples of 5. This site has been created and transcribed by dedicated volunteers who are knowledgeable and interested in Genealogy. The 1841 Census even on www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ is incredibly poorly transcribed.

Search

Skill Building

Social Histories

Societies

Software

Sources

Surnames

United Kingdom

United States (See also New England)

New England

Maine

Videos

Vital

Webinars

Wills

At Family Search

Records can be searched by Type - America Records predominate

Nova Scotia

On FamilySearch under Nova Scotia Probate Records, 1760-1993,

https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2134302

https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/2134302/waypoints

Choose the County, then look for indexes books or year - hard to see but you can magnify - some wills and estate files that have been indexed.

British Columbia Wills (1861-1981) and Estate Files (1859-1949).index to wills from British Columbia from 1861-1981, images for 1861-1939 are included.

https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/2014768/waypoints

The URL for this index collection is: https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2001882?collectionNameFilter=false

The Public Records Office of Northern Ireland has the Will Calendars on their searchable database, list the beneficiaries, executors and administrator and usually the value of real property.
URL (http://apps.proni.gov.uk/DCAL_PRONI_WillsCalendar_IE/WillsSearch.aspx)

    The Provincial Archives of New Brunswick has an index for “Wallace Hale’s Early New Brunswick Probate, 1785-1835”. This index is searchable and contains an abstract of the will, http://archives.gnb.ca/Search/MC3706/Default.aspx?culture=en-CA

     Archives of Ontario index to wills. http://www.archives.gov.on.ca

English Wills / Probate

May name spouse, children, or other family members

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