Census of Canada, 1891. Through this research tool, you can access digitized images of original census returns which list the name, age, country or province of birth, nationality, religion, and occupation of Canada's residents at the time of the 1891 Census.
Census of Canada, 1901 : Digitized images of the original census returns, which record age, nationality, religion, profession, income, education, etc for every single resident of Canada on 31 March 1901. The database allows you to search by geographic location but not by family name.
The Canadian Gravemarker Gallery. The primary objective of this free access website is to provide visitors the ability to browse through the online cemeteries to find the burial places of their ancestors.
That's My Family. A search engine maintained by Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec leads to genealogy and family history databases hosted by federal, provincial or territorial archives centres and libraries, or by other partners from across Canada.
Upper and Lower Canada Marriage Bonds. This database contains references to 7899 marriage bonds for Upper Canada (Ontario) issued between 1803 and 1865 and 2960 marriage bonds for Lower Canada (Quebec) issued between 1779 and 1858.
Canada : Orders-in-Council, 1867-1882. This tool provides access to Orders-in-Council from 1867-1882. Generally, Orders-in-Council refer to appointments of Deputy Ministers and other government officials, transactions between Government and private sectors, commutations of death sentences, etc.
Early Canadiana Online: A full text online collection of more than 3,000 books and pamphlets documenting Canadian history from the first European contact to the late 19th century. The collection is particularly strong in literature, women's history, native studies, travel and exploration, and the history of French Canada.
Canada Death Penalty Index. The aim of this site is to list all persons executed in Canada. Names of most persons executed under Canadian jurisdiction between 1867 and 1962 plus many others before Confederation have been found.
Divorce in Canada (1841-1968). This database contains 12732 references to acts published in official publications of the Government of Canada between 1841 and 1968.
North West Mounted Police (Canada) - Personnel Records, 1873-1904. Researchers will find the files of the men of the North West Mounted Police (NWMP) a rich source of information for studies of the police and their responsibilities, for the evolution and development of western Canada and the Yukon, and for family history and genealogy. These files provide us with unparalleled insight into the lives of more than 4,000 men who served with the NWMP.
Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online. Dictionary of Canadian Biography, whose first volume appeared in 1966, is a joint project of the University of Toronto and the Université Laval and presents the work of researchers and writers in many fields from across Canada and around the world.
A cyclopædia of Canadian biography. Brief biographies of persons distinguished in the professional, military and political life and the commerce and industry of Canada, in the twentieth century. Free online edition of this book by Hector W. Charlesworth published in 1919.
1915-1932 Canadian Naturalization. The Canadian naturalization databases contain references to about 200,000 people who applied for and received status as naturalized Canadians from 1915 to 1932.
Canadian Post Offices and Postmasters : The Post Offices database documents changes of postmasters at individual post offices located across Canada. The data relate to open and closed post offices located in the ten provinces and territories.
Western Canada Land Grants (1870-1930) : Letters Patent issued by the Lands Patent Branch of the Department of the Interior. The records refer to grants issued in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and the railway belt of British Columbia, c. 1870-1930.
The Canadian County Atlas Digital Project : The County Atlas Digital Project is a searchable database of the property owners' names which appear on the township maps in the county atlases. Township maps, portraits and properties have been scanned, with links from the property owners' names in the database. The database presently covers the Ontario map, totalling forty-three atlases. The project will expand to include the maritime and Quebec atlases in the near future.
Répertoire général du clergé canadien. A biographical directory of Catholic clergy in Canada by genealogist Cyprien Tanguay. Covers all the priests who served from the origins of New France to the date of publication in 1860. Entries are in chronological order but an index is provided at the end of the volume. Date of birth and names of parents of each individual are usually given.
Railway Employees Provident Fund (Canada). The provident fund for retirees of the Intercolonial and Prince Edward Island Railway was established in 1907. This research tool provides access to 21,710 references to people who received allowances, including Black Porters.
Diane's Database. A work in progress - Nearly 150,000 entries. Includes all of the French Canadians who settled in Detroit, Michigan and Sandwich/Windsor, Ontario prior to 1783, Scottish Peers and the descents of French Canadian & American Immigrants from Medieval Noble & Royal Families.
Mennonite Archives : Obituaries 1864-2005. Nearly 75,000 obituaries from the Herald of Truth (1864-1908), the Gospel Witness (1905-1908), the Gospel Herald (1908-1998), The Mennonite (1998-2005), and the Mennonite Weekly Review (1897-2005).
Lost at Sea. Alphabetical lists of names of those Lost At Sea - listed by province, state or country. Mainly Atlantic Canada, but also several US East Coast and other countries fishermen and mariners who were lost at sea.
Double Names from Collet’s Index. Many early French settlers used double surnames, usually separated by the word dit. First published in the 1973 St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly, volume 6, number 1, pages 5–9.
Canadian Health Obituaries Index 1833-2000 : The Osler Library of the History of Medicine at McGill University in Montreal has, for many years, maintained an "obituary file" of Canadian medical obituaries and death notices. The file has been converted to allow web access and now contains listings for obituaries and notices of death which appeared in over 25 medical periodicals.
Canadian Privateer Name Search. Privateers were privately owned warships. This list allows you to search for people involved in privateering, either as crew, owners or agents. For each person, you will find their position, their privateer ship and a year. At the moment it concentrates on privateers for the period 1793 to 1805, and War of 1812 privateers.
Genealogical Heritage : From Europe to New France by way of England’s North American colonies and British rule in Canada to the present. Of historical interest, this database amalgamates amongst many others the lineages of Acadia Governor Charles de Saint-Étienne de La Tour, Baron Jean-Vincent d’Abbadie de Saint-Castin, Mathieu Le Neuf du Hérisson, François de Billy, Louis d’Amours, Antoinette de Longueval, Catherine de Baillon, Hugues du Pont, Antoine d'Ailleboust, Florimond de Biencourt, Philippe Mius d'Entremont with those of the Hilton family (founders of Dover in New Hampshire) whose feudal aristocratic ancestries include most medieval Royal Houses.
BOSTON-STATES Mailing List at RootsWeb, Topic: the migration between the Eastern Provinces of Canada and New England/New York. You can search the archives for a specific message or browse them.
CAN-CENSUS Mailing List at RootsWeb. Topic: Discussing and sharing of information regarding Canadian census records (Federal, Provincial and local) from all periods. You can search the archives for a specific message or browse them.
Immigrants from China. The Government of Canada created documents specifically for new arrivals from China. This research tool provides access to 98,361 references to Chinese immigrants who arrived in Canada between 1885 and 1949.
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Canadian Immigration - Extracts From the Immigration Report of 1887 Pretaining to Settlement in the West : Bohemian Colony
Canadian Immigration - Extracts From the Immigration Report of 1887 Pretaining to Settlement in the West : German Colony
Canadian Immigration - Extracts From the Immigration Report of 1887 Pretaining to Settlement in the West : Hungarian Colony
Canadian Immigration - Extracts From the Immigration Report of 1887 Pretaining to Settlement in the West : Icelandic Colony
The Hebe, 1823 Passenger List. List of emigrant settlers from the South of Ireland embarked on board of the Hebe transport for passage to Quebec.
Immigrants from the Russian Empire (LI-RA-MA). The Likacheff-Ragosine-Mathers collection (LI-RA-MA) contains documents created between 1898 and 1922 by the consular offices of the Russian Empire in Canada. The series on passports and identity papers is comprised of about 11,400 files on Jewish, Ukrainian and Finnish immigrants who came to Canada from the Russian Empire. The series includes passport applications and questionnaires containing general information.
Passengers of the John McKenzie. The John McKenzie sailed from the Clyde May 18, l857 and arrived at Quebec shortly before June 26, l857. What makes this ship notable is that many of the passengers were then loaded onto the steamship Montreal which was to take them from Quebec City to Montreal. What followed was one of the worst marine disasters in Canadian history.
Barr Colonists. Colonists from England and Scotland to the Canadian West in 1903.
BRITISHHOMECHILDREN Mailing List at RootsWeb. Topic: A mailing list for anyone who has a genealogical interest in the 100,000 British Home Children - alleged orphans - who were emigrated to Canada by 50 child care organizations 1870-1948. You can search the archives for a specific message or browse them.
The Books of Remembrance: The Books of Remembrance contain the names of Canadians who fought in wars and died either during or after them. All the books are kept in the Memorial Chamber located in the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill, and are also displayed on the Internet
Canadian Virtual War Memorial. This site contains a registry of information about the graves and memorials of more than 116,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders who served valiantly and gave their lives for their country.
The Canadian Letters and Images Project. The Canadian Letters and Images Project is an online archive of the Canadian war experience, from any war, as told through the letters and images of Canadians themselves.
Legion Magazine - Last Post (Canada). Death notices of about 125,000 Royal Canadian Legion members with military backgrounds, Canadian war veterans and Legion members with police service.
The Loyalist Collection - University of New Brunswick, Canada. The online Inventory and Finding Aids for Church Records, Family Records, Military Records, Special Collections, the Public Records of Colonial America, Great Britain, and the Provinces of New Brunswick, Ontario, Québec, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island are now available through this online Web service.
Canadian Soldiers of the First World War (1914-1918). Over 600,000 Canadians enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) during the First World War (1914-1918). The CEF database is an index to those personnel files, which are held by the National Archives of Canada. In addition, over 765,000 images of Attestation papers have been scanned and are being made available on-line.
WWI Aces of Canada. Honoring WWI pilots granted the designation of Ace. Biographies, medals and decorations, photos, etc.