Canada Genealogy

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Getting started with Canadian research[edit | edit source]

Welcome to the Canada page.

This Portal Page will introduce you to useful articles to help you locate your Canadian ancestors. As you scroll down this page, you will see portions of the page that will lead you to other pages that may be of interest.

The "Featured Content" section highlights a subject that may be new or just needs a little extra attention. "Did you know?" calls attention to things about Canada that may be lesser-known.

Links to all of the provinces and territories are included in a portion of this page with the title of "Provinces and Territories."

The list of "Topics" at the right side of this page leads you to articles about record types and other pertinent research subjects.

We wish you success in the research of your Canadian ancestors. Good hunting!!

Provinces and Territories[edit | edit source]

Following is a list of the provinces and territories of Canada. Each present a unique challenge in tracing ancestral connections. Clicking on the name of your locality of interest will lead you to a Portal Page for that province or territory which, in turn, will lead to additional information.

Research Tools[edit | edit source]

It is sometimes difficult to locate a place name in Canada.  The Geographic Names Board of Canada has a web site which will help you identify place names throughout Canada, and will give you information about the type of geographical feature listed. read more...

  • (helpful tools and resources, gazetteers)
  • (language dictionary, handwriting guide or tutorial, etc.)

Help Wanted[edit | edit source]

In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:

Featured Content[edit | edit source]

The British Commonwealth of Nations is a voluntary association of Great Britain and its dependencies, certain former British dependencies that are now sovereign states and their dependencies, and the associated states (states with full internal government but whose external relations are governed by Britain). See

Canadian Military History & Records for World War I

Did you know?[edit | edit source]

  • The 1916 Census for Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta is now available at Library and Archives Canada. Go to their site to learn more.
  • Every five years, the nation sets aside one day to conduct the census—a count of all people and households in Canada. The census is the most complete source of information about the population that we have.
  • The Glenbow Museum has scanned images of diaries, letters, minute books, scrapbooks, and other unpublished archival records for over 3,000 individuals, families, clubs, businesses, schools, and organizations in Calgary, southern Alberta and Western Canada. For example, there are Will Parker's letters to his father in England, in which he tells of getting typhoid fever and joining the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
  • There is a team of volunteers available to assist with lookups all across Canada. You can search or browse by province at the Genealogy Helplist Canada.
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