101 Ways to Research Your Family Tree for Free Is free genealogy a thing of the past? With the constant addition of subscription genealogy databases on the Internet, people often wonder if there will soon be an end to free genealogy research via the Web. For those of you with this concern, take heart - free genealogy databases aren't going anywhere anytime soon. Web sites from all over the world contain free genealogy information of use to family tree researchers which has been contributed by individuals, companies and even governments. Birth records, marriage records, military records, ships passenger lists, surnames, census records, immigration records, wills, photos and much, much more are available on the Internet for FREE if you just know where to look. These 100 free genealogy sites, in no particular order, should keep you busy searching for weeks! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Next Page > Free Genealogy Sites (6-10)
Immigrants to Canada in Nineteenth Century - Ships - Emigration Reports - Emigration Handbooks UWInfo | Marj's Homepage | Genealogy | Local History | Young Immigrants | Sessional Papers You can check out:Quebec ship arrivals of 1793Ships 1868 - 1875 - Ships 1876 - 1893 - Ships 1894 - 1904 - Ships 1905 - 1930s - Ships 1870 - mostly those with assisted passengers on boardAllan Line InformationPassengers from John McKenzie who were on the Montreal at time of fire, 1857Extracts From The Annals of the Port of Quebec 1535-1900Arrivals at Grosse Isle in 1866Harbors of Quebec, Montreal and Liverpool circa 1878 Since the first thing many immigrants did was buy land - here are early land patents (missing but available soon part B, H, K, L, M, P, Q, S, T)Numidian - outbound Cabin Passengers 1892S.S. Prussian 1875 and a Bill of FareStray Ships - voyages found in various publications most from 1800-1864 Quebec, c1840 - NAC C-002671 New! Mail Packets, Montreal Ocean Steamship Line (Allan Line) and Vessels From The Immigration Reports Mail Packet ships were regular passenger vessels.
Pre-1900 Canadian Directories.pdf Library & Archives Canada: Censuses Census returns are official Government of Canada records that enumerate the country's population. They are an invaluable source of information for genealogy research. Starting in 1851, most census records included the names of every resident, their country or province of birth, age and many other details. Library and Archives Canada holds an extensive collection of Canadian census records from 1640 to 1926, and for Newfoundland from 1671 to 1945. About the census From 1851 to 1901, a census occurred every 10 years in Canada; this was confirmed by the British North America Act, also known as the Constitution Act, 1867. The first census of the Dominion of Canada was taken in 1871. According to the Census and Statistics Act of 1905, a general census of Canada was to occur in 1911, and every 10 years thereafter, and a census of population and agriculture was to be taken in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta in 1906, and every 10 years thereafter. Databases (1825 to 1926) Digitized microfilm
Library & Archives Canada: AVITUS Search: Database Background Genealogists and people interested in family history want access to a large amount of information. In order to meet these needs, Library and Archives Canada is making available online The Directory of Canadian Genealogical Resources - AVITUS that allows you to access databases, catalogues and Web sites regarding genealogical resources and collections all over Canada. Why AVITUS? The Latin word Avitus means "from ancestors", which today may be rendered as "ancestral". The Database The directory points to resources (institutions, online databases, etc.) but does not access their contents. The directory includes descriptions for: Institutions: family associations, libraries, university research centres, archives, museums, genealogical societies, historical societies.Information resources: databases, catalogues, PDF files, alphabetical lists, and pages of links that are available online. The directory contains resources that meet the following criteria: Search Screen
ancestry.com: Canadian Genealogy Index 1600s-1900s This database contains over two million records referencing individuals from all regions of Canada, as well as early Alaska. The vast majority of the records fall between 1600 and the mid-to-late 1900s, although some records date before the 1500s. Gleaned during twenty years of research from over one thousand different sources - including city directories, marriage records, land records, census records, and more - this collection of names represents one of the most complete indexes to historical Canadian records available. This index helps you locate a particular individual in a specific time and place. Information that may be found in this database for each individual includes their name; year and place of the event or recording of the individual; province and county where the source is located; source title; and volume/page number where the individual can be found in the source. Canada, like the United States, is a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic nation.
Library & Archives Canada: Ancestors Search Databases Consult the online help page of each database to learn more about the records, the database and how to consult the records. Directory of Resources Births, Marriages and Deaths Census and Enumerations Immigration and Citizenship Land Military People Other Databases Published sources such as books and newspapers are catalogued in this database. ArchiviaNet Many archival records can be searched using this online research tool. CAIN [www.archivescanada.ca] The Canadian Archival Information Network (CAIN) provides access to holdings of more than 800 archival institutions across Canada.
Archives Canada In homes, schools and libraries across Canada, people are looking for evidence of what it means to be a Canadian. Archives Canada is a gateway to archival resources found in over 800 repositories across Canada--it's your gateway to Canada's collective memory! Through Archives Canada you can: Search archival holdings across Canada Access Provincial and Territorial Archival Networks View digitized photographs, maps, documents and online exhibits developed around Canada's history Browse digital projects produced through the Archival Community Digitization Program Find contact information for repositories where these resources are held. Archival descriptions and digitized products are added regularly. Archives Canada is an official archival portal maintained by the Canadian Council of Archives (CCA), and is a joint initiative of CCA, the Provincial ? We welcome your feedback.
Early Canadiana Online Automated Genealogy: Census, Etc. Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections Most people enjoy treasure hunts, especially genealogists and family historians. Librarians love to help people seeking information, and seeking to learn. Reference librarians are getting adept at pointing family history researchers to a range of free online databases. Put these together and you get the Vancouver Public Library's just completed genealogy contest. More than 100 people sent in answers and the VPL gave a book prize, Finding Your Canadian Ancestors by Sherry Irvine and Dave Obee, to five people drawn from the 75 fully correct entries. Answer the questions below using the following FREE Canadian genealogy databases. Automated Genealogywww.automatedgenealogy.com B.C. British Columbia City Directories, 1860-1901www.vpl.ca/bccd/index.php Canadian Naturalization (1915-1932) www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/022-505-e.html Census of Canada, 1881 www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1881/index-e.html Daniel F. Prince Edward Island Baptismal Indexwww.gov.pe.ca/cca/baptismal