Finding Your Canadian Ancestors: A Beginner's Guide

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 280 pages
Author: S. Irvine & D. Obee
Year: 2007
ISBN: 9781593313166
Other: b&w photos, maps, appendixes, index
Publisher: Ancestry

Canada's records are as diverse as the country and its people. The early trappers and traders of the Hudson's Bay Company, the homesteaders who settled the sprawling Prairie Provinces, the Loyalists and Acadians who flowed into and out of Canada's eastern lands - all left their mark on Canada's colourful history.

In 'Finding Your Canadian Ancestors', Sherry Irvine and Dave Obee guide you through the complexities of Canadian genealogical records, from provincial and ecclesiastical archives to the extensive holdings of Library and Archives Canada. Combining traditional, hands-on techniques with introductions to the latest online resources, 'Finding Your Canadian Ancestors' given you the best possible start on the hunt for your Canadian roots.

Includes a timeline of Canadian history, as well as useful website to visit.

1. Library and Archives Canada
2. Canadian Geography and Finding Localities
3. Immigration
4. Census
5. Vital Records: Created by Governments
6. Vital Records: Church Registers
7. Cemetery Records
8. Probate Records
9. Military Records
10. Land Records
11. Newspapers
12. Other Ways to Fine People
13. The Aboriginals
14. The Acadians
15. The Loyalists
16. Alberta
17. British Columbia
18. Manitoba
19. New Brunswick
20. Newfoundland
21. Nova Scotia
22. Ontario
23. Prince Edward Island
24. Quebec
25. Saskatchewan
26. The Territories
Appendix A. Research Fundamentals
Appendix B. Pay Attention to the Hazards
Appendix C. The Internet
Appendix D. Canadian History

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