52 Ancestors: Week 34 – Finding Coroner\’s Reports

Week 33\’s theme for the 52 ancestors series of posts is \”tragedy\”. When you have an ancestor who died in unusual circumstances, there might have been a coroner\’s, or chief medical examiner\’s, inquest. These inquests looked into these kinds of deaths. Because the coroner could interview people and look at evidence that would not qualifyContinue reading “52 Ancestors: Week 34 – Finding Coroner\’s Reports”

52 Ancestors: Week 27 – Finding Ancestors in Yukon Newspapers

This week\’s 52 Ancestors theme is \”Independent\”. When I think independent, the first thing that comes to my mind is those that settled in the Yukon. Whether the attraction was the gold rush in last years of the 19th century, or homesteaders going off the grid in the 20th and 21st centuries, the Yukon hasContinue reading “52 Ancestors: Week 27 – Finding Ancestors in Yukon Newspapers”

52 Ancestors: Week 23 – Place Names and Social Histories in Canada

We become so focused on the history of our family members that we don\’t always look closely enough at the history of the region they lived. If you\’re guilty of this, then you may be missing out on important clues as to why your ancestor settled in a particular place. This week\’s 52 Ancestor\’s promptContinue reading “52 Ancestors: Week 23 – Place Names and Social Histories in Canada”

52 Ancestors: Week 22: Cemetery Records on Canadiana

This week\’s 52 Ancestors prompt is \”At the Cemetery\”. I\’m going to look at some of the more unusual records you can find on the Canadiana website relating to cemeteries. Through my research I haven\’t found a lot on there that pertains to indexes and transcriptions. However, I did find some interesting records. Monographs The firstContinue reading “52 Ancestors: Week 22: Cemetery Records on Canadiana”

52 Ancestors: Week 20: Ancestors in Natural Resources on Canadiana

Historical picture showing the squaring of white pine timber in Algonquin Park http://algonquinforestry.on.ca/algonquin-park-history/history-logging-history/#/ This week\’s 52 Ancestors prompt in \”Nature\”. Love it or hate it, Canada\’s economy has always been heavily entwined with our natural resources. You\’d be hard pressed to find a Canadian family tree without at least one ancestor working in these industries. Hiking,Continue reading “52 Ancestors: Week 20: Ancestors in Natural Resources on Canadiana”

52 Ancestors: Week 17 – Parish Registers on Canadiana

Digital images of church records can be hard to find in Canada, especially if your ancestor wasn\’t Catholic. It\’s even harder to find free records. Thankfully, thanks to Canadiana, you can look at literally hundreds of reels of microfilm for FREE. When I typed \”parish registers\”, \”church\” and \”religion\” into the search engines for Heritage,Continue reading “52 Ancestors: Week 17 – Parish Registers on Canadiana”

52 Ancestors: Week 12 – 12 Sites to Further your Canadian Research

Everyone knows about the big search sites for record sets. But when you\’re missing out on a lot if you only stick to Ancestry, Family Search, My Heritage and Find My Past. There are lots of other sites that are FREE that you can go to that can give you information. This week I\’m goingContinue reading “52 Ancestors: Week 12 – 12 Sites to Further your Canadian Research”

52 Ancestors: Week 7 – Love and Marraige on Canadiana

http://www.canadiana.ca/ This week\’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks prompt is \”Love\”. So this week I\’m looking documents on the Canadiana website. This site has been much talked about in the Canadian genealogy community. It used to be accessed through subscription, but is now just recently free to use. I used in the search engine the key words \”Love\” andContinue reading “52 Ancestors: Week 7 – Love and Marraige on Canadiana”

Library and Archives Canada Microfilms on Heritage Website

One of the problems when you don\’t live close to the LAC is that making a trip there to see items they haven\’t digitized on their site difficult. For many of us, it\’s not going to be a day trip. What is little advertised though is that some of the microfilms are digitized on theContinue reading “Library and Archives Canada Microfilms on Heritage Website”