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CSI: Nova Scotia – Coroner’s Inquisitions on Family Search

I almost titled this post using the tv show Quincy, but then realized there’s a whole generation of people out there that would have no clue what I was referring to. Trolling the FamilySearch catalog has once again paid off. If you’re unfamiliar with the catalog feature on Family Search, you are doing your researchContinue reading “CSI: Nova Scotia – Coroner’s Inquisitions on Family Search”

Immigration before 1865 at Library and Archives Canada Part 3

The last couple of posts I’ve been highlighting pre 1865 Immigration records at Library and Archives Canada. For Part 3, I’m going to look at some of the post immigration records in the LAC’s database Immigrants before 1865. German settlers from New York in Markham Township, Upper Canada (1793 to 1808) This collection is digitizedContinue reading “Immigration before 1865 at Library and Archives Canada Part 3”

Immigration before 1865 at Library and Archives Canada Part 2

Last post, I gave a brief overview of the collection Immigrants Before 1865 on Library and Archives Canada. This post, I’m going to start looking at some of the record sets included that have been digitized. This post will be looking at passenger lists that have been digitized on the website Heritage. Foreign Protestants ofContinue reading “Immigration before 1865 at Library and Archives Canada Part 2”

Immigration before 1865 at Library and Archives Canada Part 1

It wasn’t until 1865 that Canada started routinely retaining passenger lists. Because of this, pre 1865 immigration records are difficult to find. The exceptions are if your ancestor came from a large immigration scheme, such as the Foreign Protestants. Even then, most of what is out there is piecing together fragments. And if your ancestorContinue reading “Immigration before 1865 at Library and Archives Canada Part 1”

Was Your Ancestor a Ship Owner? Ship’s Registries at the LAC

Records of ownership are a good source of tracking your ancestor. The type that first comes to mind are land records. But if your ancestor owned ships, another good source are Ship’s Registries. While these do not give a lot of information on your particular ancestor, they can provide clues for follow up research. IfContinue reading “Was Your Ancestor a Ship Owner? Ship’s Registries at the LAC”

Getting a Sense of Community through the Community Stories Collection

Genealogy is more than just collecting names and dates. Each person on your family tree has a story to tell. Part of their story is shaped by the communities they have lived in. Canada is a huge country, the second largest in the world. But each little corner of this country is different. The experiencesContinue reading “Getting a Sense of Community through the Community Stories Collection”

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