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ObituariesOne Name Study One Place Study Ontario Organization
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Prince Edward Island Research Planning Retson Genealogy
Saskatchewan Scotland Skills Search Social Histories
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Adoption

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Archives

Blogs

Books

British

  • A2A Database containing descriptions of various documents hekd in UK record offices
  • www.ancestry.co.uk

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

    British Columbia

    Canada

    Land Records

    Divorce

    1841-1968 Divorces in Canada

    Other

  • Dictionary of Canadian Biography
  • https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Canada_Genealogy
  • http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/Pages/home.aspx Library and Archives of Canada
  • Checklist of Indexes to Canadian Papers http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/newspapers/newspaper-collection/Pages/indexes-to-canadian-newspapers.aspx
  • Canadian Genealogy Resources
  • Canadian Genealogy Resources
  • The Canadian Genealogy Centre (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/)
  • Ancestry.ca
  • 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
  • http://www.genealogy.gc.ca/10/1008_e.html Immigration Information from Archives Canada
  • http://www.islandnet.com/%7Ejveinot/cghl/cghl.html Canadian Provinces and Genealogy
  • www.archives.ca/ national Archives of Canada
  • www.archives.ca/04/04_e.html National Archives of Canada
  • www.imagescanada.ca/index-e.html Images Canada
  • http://www.islandnet.com/~jveinot/cghl/census.html 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

    Cemeteries

    icemetery app, free -has lake of the Woods Data

    Census

    Canada

  • Canadian Census Forms
  • 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

    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, (www.pen-and-sword.co.uk)

    Copy Right

    Culture

    Databases

    For more databases look at NIGS Module 3

    Death

    Directories

    DNA

    Books

    Encyclopedia

    England

    Information about England and its genealogical records.

    http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng
    British History Online: https://www.british-history.ac.uk/
    http://www.dustydocs.com.au/ Free Searches
    " Burial Searches by month etc: https://col-burialregisters.uk/
    London Remembers: https://www.londonremembers.com/memorials
    http://deceasedonline.com/
    http://bombsight.org
    https://www.londonlives.org/

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

    Emigration

    Ethnic

    Ethics

    Family Histories & Associations

    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.

    First Nation

    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

    Loyalists

    Magazine

    Mailing Lists

    Manitoba

    Maps

    Canada

    Methodology

    Military

    General Canadian Sites

    Specific to World War 1

    Specific to Canadian Airmen

    Miscellaneous

    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

     

    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

    Research Planning

    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.

    Books:

    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

    Search

    Skill Building

    Social Histories

    Societies

    Software

    Sources

    Surnames

    United Kingdom

    United States (See also New England)

    US Military

    New England

    Connecticut

      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.

    Maine

    Massachusetts

    New Hampshire

    Rhode Island

    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

    • wiki.familysearch.orgFor wills pre-1858. Wiki.familysearch.org > 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.
    • www.ancestry.com- ($) For wills post-1857. Go to Ancestry.com > click on Search > select the Card Catalog > type in National Probate Calendar. No images provided. For a microfilm image of the will go to wiki.familysearch.org > type Principal Probate Registry. This links to microfilm numbers at the Family History Library. www.familysearch.org Kent wills online 1440-1881 
    • www.nationalarchives.gov.uk Index to wills proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
    • www.thegenealogist.co.uk ($) Index & images to wills in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
    • www.findmypast.com ($) Includes transcripts of various probate courts

    WikiTree