As you research your family tree, you'll want to learn more about the areas from which your ancestors came. That includes looking at maps.
In this area you will find a great deal of information that will be of interest as you plan your research on Canadian ancestors, whether they were French, Irish or German immigrants, Planters in Nova Scotia, Metis Natives, Loyalists or even exiles from Acadia.
- Introduction to Canadian Genealogy Research
- Articles on Canadian Research
- Internet Center: Canadian Genealogy
- Canada411 - A website that will allow you to look up telephone numbers and addresses for both individuals and businesses in Canada. Try performing a search on one of your surnames and see what comes up! You may find names and contact information for living relatives who can help you in your research.
- Canadian Geographical Names - One of the most useful sites on the internet. Here you can search for current and even historic place names in Canada and discover, not only the province in which they are located, but also see the location on a map. This is a great resource for determining where your ancestors came from in Canada based on that mysterious town name on a birth or death record or old letter.
- Canadian Genealogy - The Genealogy Forum contains Message Boards specific to Canadian research, and these can be accessed by a click on this button. Please join us by posting your queries and data, and please respond to the queries of others. In return, you may connect with a new relative. You may receive, or be able to give, the very piece of information that is needed. Be sure to read the Tips and Hints article in this area for instructions on how to post. You will also want to make a visit to our Surname Centre where you will find information on many of the most common surnames.
- The Acadian - French Canadian Research Page
- TEAM CANADA published a number of free email newsletters to keep everyone informed of current events and new websites and to convey information that was too lengthy for inclusion in the regular weekly chats. We will soon be adding a section of Canadian Newsletters, posting the back issues of the Canadian SIG (Special Interest Group) Newsletter
Canadian Holiday Tributes
- Victoria Day - the first Monday preceding May 25th
- Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day - June 24
- Canada Day - July 1
Remember --- borders and boundaries change frequently. When researching your family tree, always consult a map of the geographical area from the time that you are studying. When researching census records and other vital records, this is an important step that will help you be sure that you're looking in or writing to the right place.
MapQuest Maps of the Provinces of Canada with Quick Facts Canada Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon Territory
We hope you will enjoy using the Canadian Resource Area. New material is being added all the time, so please check back regularly to investigate what's new. We also invite and encourage you to share information from your own research that might be of benefit to others.
Good Luck on your journey!
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