Starting A Family History

  1. Write Down everything you know and think you know.
  2. Ask Family Members to write down what they know and stories they have heard
  3. Always record dates and names of the people who give you the information
  4. Choose a format to record your information – either a computer program like Family Tree Maker or one of several other. (FTM – This is my personal choice).
  5. Decide if you are searching your direct line ancestors – straight back or current ancestors – including uncles and aunts and cousins.
  7. The list below will help you with where to look for information on the internet — P.S. there are many other resources not on the internet – cemeteries , libraries and Historians.

Canadian Genealogy Centre

Other Genealogy Websites

Canada GenWeb

Canadian Genealogy and History

Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet

Canadian Genealogical Projects Registry

Young Immigrants to Canada

A Guide to Genealogy (For Bailey)

Online Databases

Air Force Honours and Awards

Ancestors on Board

Automated Genealogy

Bilbliotheque et Archives nationales du Quebec

British Columbia Cemetery Finding Aid

British Columbia Archives Vital Events

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Castle Garden (New York 1830 – 1892)

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Elgin OGS

Ellis Island (New York 1892 – 1924)

Family Search (Family History Library)


Legion Magazine’s Last Post database

Manitoba: Vital Statistics

Metis National Council Historical Online Database

Nanaimo Family History Society Passenger List Indexing Project

New Brunswick Vital Statistics

Newfoundland’s Grand Banks Genealogy

Northern Ontario Canada Gravemarker Gallery

Nova Scotia Archives

Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics

Oribtuary Daily Times

Ontario Wesleyan Methodist baptisms

Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid

Our Roots

PRDH: Quebec French-Canadian genealogy before 1800

Prince Edward Island Baptismal Index

Provincial Archives of New Brunswick

Saskatchewan: Genealogy Index Searches

The Ships List

Toronto 1901 Census Street Finder

Yukon Gold Rush

Family Search Learning Center

Ellis Island Genealogy

Genealogy By State