Going to Court with The Eastern Law Reporter

Court records can be hard to get when researching from a distance. I stumbled across a great resource on Canadiana recently. The Eastern Law Reporter covered court cases in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island from 1906 to 1915. Canadiana has 25 issues available, from 1909 to 1911. Now there are 2 volumesContinue reading “Going to Court with The Eastern Law Reporter”

Quebec Ancestors: Notarial Records on Family Search

Sometimes as a genealogist you\’re forced to pick and choose what sites and societies you subscribe to.  If you\’re someone like myself, whose ancestry stretches across several regions and cultural groups, then it can be really difficult to stretch those genealogy dollars to get what you need. My personal ancestry covers PEI, Nova Scotia, NewContinue reading “Quebec Ancestors: Notarial Records on Family Search”

52 Ancestors: Week 37 – Bankruptcy Records

Week 37\’s prompt for 52 Ancestors is \”mistake\”. Our ancestors were human, just like us. They made mistakes. Some were small, and some were large enough to warrant official notice. One such type would be bankruptcy. This post I\’m going to lead you towards sources for bankruptcy records. The CourtsOf course the first place youContinue reading “52 Ancestors: Week 37 – Bankruptcy Records”

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 9 – The Canadian Court System and where to find records

Week 9 of 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks has the prompt \”At the Courthouse\”. If you\’re new to Canadian research, it is important to know a little about the Canadian Court System to find the records you need. There are two main court systems that genealogists concern themselves with. The Provincial/ Territorial Courts, and theContinue reading “52 Ancestors: Week 9 – The Canadian Court System and where to find records”

Probate Records Part 7: The Territories and some Final Tips

In this last segment, we\’re going to take a look at The Canadian Territories. The YukonProbate in the Yukon used to be handled by the Territorial Court. Today it is handled by the Yukon Supreme Court. It sits mainly in Whitehorse, but does travel to other communities if needed. The central registry for Supreme CourtContinue reading “Probate Records Part 7: The Territories and some Final Tips”

Probate Records Part 6: Alberta and British Columbia

In this installment of Probate Records, we\’re going to look at sources in Alberta and British Columbia. If you missed the earlier installments, you can find them here: Part 1: An introduction to the records Part 2: Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island Part 3: Nova Scotia and New Brunswick Part 4: Quebec and Ontario PartContinue reading “Probate Records Part 6: Alberta and British Columbia”

Probate Records Part 5 – Manitoba and Saskatchewan

In this series of blog posts, we are travelling west across Canada looking at probate. This post we\’re looking at Manitoba and Saskatchewan. If you\’re just joining in, you an find earlier posts here: Part 1 gives a short overview of probatePart 2 looks at Newfoundland and Prince Edward IslandPart 3 looks at Nova Scotia andContinue reading “Probate Records Part 5 – Manitoba and Saskatchewan”

Probate Records Part 4: Quebec and Ontario

The past few posts we\’ve been travelling across Canada looking at sources for Probate Records. Part 1 gave a brief overview of the records, Part 2 talked about Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island, and in Part 3 we talked about Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. This post we\’re looking at Quebec and Ontario. Both provinces are unique compared toContinue reading “Probate Records Part 4: Quebec and Ontario”

Probate Records Part 3 – Nova Scotia and New Brunswick

This is the third in a series of posts about Probate Records. In Part 1 I gave an quick overview of Probate Records and what information they can give us. In Part 2 we looked at Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island. Now we\’re going to look at Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Nova ScotiaFrom what I could find, thereContinue reading “Probate Records Part 3 – Nova Scotia and New Brunswick”