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”

Laying the Groundwork- Census Records Part 2

Last week we looked at what kind of information can be found on a census return. Now we\’re going to look at where to find them. 1851-1921 Library and Archives Canada ┬áThe LAC is the first place any genealogist should go. They have all census records from 1851 to 1916 digitized, as well as theContinue reading “Laying the Groundwork- Census Records Part 2”