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  • A2A Database containing descriptions of various documents hekd in UK record offices
  • Extensive introduction to British and Irish Research on the web

    British Columbia


    Land Records


    1841-1968 Divorces in Canada


  • Dictionary of Canadian Biography
  • Library and Archives of Canada
  • Checklist of Indexes to Canadian Papers
  • Canadian Genealogy Resources
  • Canadian Genealogy Resources
  • The Canadian Genealogy Centre (
  • Bill Richards Links organized by Provinces
  • The CanadaGenWeb Project
  • Global Genealogy & History Shoppe
  • That's My Family - A Canadian Genealogy Search Engine
  • Our Roots Canada
  • Roots Web Canada
  • Immigration Information from Archives Canada
  • Canadian Provinces and Genealogy
  • national Archives of Canada
  • National Archives of Canada
  • Images Canada
  • Canadian Genealogy and Historical Links Census
  • Collections Canada
  • United Empire Loyalist

    Books on Loyalists

    Fryer, Mary Beacock King's Men: The Soldier Founders of Ontario, Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1980 ( A Good Historical Overview)

    Ftzgerald, E. Keith, Ontario People: 1796-1803, Genealogical Publishing

    Gavin, K.Watt, Revolutionary Canadian History 6-Book Bundle, The Burning of the Valley, A Dirty, Trifling Piece of Business, I Am Heartily Ashamed, Poison by Lies and Hypocrisy, Rebellion in the Mohawk Valley, Fire and Desolation

    A Service History and Master Roll of Major Edward Jessup's Loyal Rangers, Global Heritage Press, 2017

    Gavin, K.Watt, A Service History and Master Roll of Major Edward Jessup's Loyal Rangers, Global Heritage Press, 2017

    Merriman, Brenda Dougall, United Empire Loyalists, A Guide to Tracing Loyalist Ancestors in Canada, Global Heritage Press, 2006, 2009

    Reid, William D. The Loyalists in Ontario, The Sons ande Daughters of the American Loyalist in Upper Canada, Genealogical Publishing, 1973

    United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada, Loyal She Remains, 1984

    Date Calclator

    Immigration, Passenger Lists

    Pictures and Photo Dating


    icemetery app, free -has lake of the Woods Data



  • Canadian Census Forms
  • Canadian Census Info provides an excellent page with links to cesus data from, Automated Genealogy, Library Archives Canada and three editions of Also has links to Wiki Articles on each census years.

    StatsCan has Historical Statistics of Canada at

    An excellent interactive map at

    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

    The Historical Canadian Census Collection 1851 to 1916 - found at

    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,) 

    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 :

    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

    Search data at

    1842 Census for Canada East at

    Search data at

    1842 Census for Canada West at

    Search data at

    1851 Census for Provinces of Canada at

    Search data at

    Indexes on

    Index at

    1861 Census for Provinces of Canada at

    Search data at

    1871 Census for Canada at

    Search data at

    Index at

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

    1881 Census for Canada at

    Search data at

    Index at

    1891 Census for Canada at

    Search data at

    Search Rat Portage at

    Index at

    Blank 1891 Census form at

    1901 Census for Canada at

    Search data at

    Indexes at Automated Genealogy at

    Search Algoma District at

    Search Kenora at

    Search Keewatin at

    Index at

    1906 Census for Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta) at

    Search data at

    Indexes at

    Index at

    1911 Census for Canada at

    Search data at

    1916 Census for Canada (Prairie Provinces) at

    Search data at

    1921 Census for Canada at at

    Alternative Census data Sites:

    Census data on microfilm only that may be seen at various Archives and at Library and Archives Canada see at

    Completed index census databases from 1676 to 1945 can be found at :

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

    1851 Census - NS: Halifax County only.

    1817 Census.

    1827 Census.

    1838 Census (Nova Scotia).

    Census Substitute Records
    For 1851 Toronto Records where no census taken Tax assessment project at

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

    UK Census

    Channel Islands

    A must book is Marie-Louise Backhurst's Tracing Your Channel Island Ancestors, A Guide for Family Historans, Barnsley, South Yorkshire: Pen & Sword, (

    Copy Right



    For more databases look at NIGS Module 3







    Information about England and its genealogical records.
    British History Online: Free Searches
    " Burial Searches by month etc:
    London Remembers:




    Family Histories & Associations Main Site My Tree Main Search Page Wiki Search Page

    Boolean Search allows you to insert "AND", "OR", - (in place of NOT) in search boxes Canadian Wiki Search Page Canadian Records Nova Scotia Records (Other Provinces are accessible from the Canadian Records page above. Maps of any location - with increasing details,_Westmorland_Genealogy This is what you agree to in accepting use of the site The Churches site of their history Index Page and search page for learning center material A catergorization of help pages for learning center

    Video on doing a search in Very helpful review on doing a search. A very useful Youtube video on adding sources in List of several Videos on Genealogical Inferences Site Map that will let you go directly to a spicific page Apps page that will let you down load apps - most useful being mobile app for your iphone etc. For ordering microfilm for local Center A page on Family Search Library in Salt Lake City and Planning Tips at An excellent page with links to cesus data from, Automated Genealogy, Library Archives Canada and three editions of Also has links to Wiki Articles on each census years.

    First Nation


    Genealogy Education



    Hoar Ancestry

    Home Children




    Library and Archives Canada

    Library and Archives -Western Land Grants




    Local History



    Mailing Lists






    General Canadian Sites

    Specific to World War 1

    Specific to Canadian Airmen


    Military Books

    Dancocks, Daniel G. In Enemy Hands, Canadin Prisoners of War 1939-45
    Grayling, A.C. Amoung theb Dead Cities, Is the Targeting of Civilians in War ever Justified
    Robertson, Terrance, The Shame and the Glory: Dieppe




    New Brunswick New Brunswick Archives Finding Aids for Archives

    Newfoundland Grand Banks Database Family History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador



    Nova Scotia

    Colchester County Nova Scotia


    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


    One Name Studies

    One Place Studies




    Pictures and Photo Dating

    Place Names



    Prince Edward Island PEI Public Archives Archives land records and maps Archives Petitions PEI Genealogical Society PEI Land Records Database Deeds searchable by name

    Research Planning

    Retson Surname



    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: 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 is incredibly poorly transcribed.


    Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland, Edinburgh: Berlinn Limited, 1999

    Chater, Kathy, how to Trace Your Family Tree in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, The Complete Practical Handbook for all Detectives of Family History, Heritage and Genealogy, London: Anness Publishing, 2014

    Cory, Kathleen B. Tracing Your Scottish Ancestry Edinburgh:Polygon, 1990

    Durie, Bruce, Scottish Genealogy, 3rd Edition Stroud, Gloucestershire: The History Press, 2012

    Epperson, Amanda, The Family Tree, Scottish Genealogy Guide, Family Tree Books, 2018

    James, Alwyn, Scottish Roots, The Step by Step Guide to Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors Edinburgh, Luath Press Limited, 2002


    Skill Building

    Social Histories





    United Kingdom

    United States (See also New England)

    US Military

    New England


      Vital Records of New Haven, 1649-1850 available on Internet Archive

    • Conneticut Society of Genealogists
    • The Connecticut Nutmegger
    • – a searchable database version of The Connecticut Nutmegger. The Nutmegger has served as the "journal of record" for CSG for forty years. During this time it has captured a wealth of information, including vital records, probate records, bible records, headstone records, memorials and other useful records. Well-documented family histories and genealogical articles, covering hundreds of families—mainly with Connecticut ties—have been presented. Published articles include commentary on and corrections to previously published family lines, vital records and town histories. Book reviews, research tips, queries and other valuable tools for genealogists have been presented. This database will be released in stages over the next year, starting this week with volumes 1 to 6. Additional sets of five volumes will be added periodically. The database search facility is very similar to that of the Register and allows searches by last and/or first name, or by subject keywords. Images of the original pages may be seen from the search results page. It is also possible to browse the pages of the Nutmegger by entering a year or volume number, and a page number. This first installment indexes 12,347 names and 477 subject records.



    New Hampshire

    Rhode Island





    At Family Search

    Records can be searched by Type - America Records predominate

    Nova Scotia

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

    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.

    The URL for this index collection is:

    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 (

        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,

         Archives of Ontario index to wills.

    English Wills / Probate

    May name spouse, children, or other family members

    • wiki.familysearch.orgFor wills pre-1858. > type the name of the county and then add Probate i.e. “Worcestershire Probate.” Gives step-by-step instruction on how to find a will. Click the letter of the alphabet to the parish where your ancestor died. May include links to online indexes and includes links to the online FamilySearch Catalog listing film numbers for the wills on microfilm at the library and available through family history centers world-wide.  For wills post-1857.  Search the library's online catalog, title search, for Principal Probate Registry.
    • ($) For wills post-1857. Go to > click on Search > select the Card Catalog > type in National Probate Calendar. No images provided. For a microfilm image of the will go to > type Principal Probate Registry. This links to microfilm numbers at the Family History Library. Kent wills online 1440-1881 
    • Index to wills proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
    • ($) Index & images to wills in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
    • ($) Includes transcripts of various probate courts