Metis Ancestors: Resources from the Glenbow Museum

If you have Metis ancestors, then you know finding resources for them can be difficult. One of the sites you should be book marking is the online collection at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary. This online collection contains genealogies with source citations. Metis in Canada are the descendants of marriages between Indigineous and non Indigenous people. ForContinue reading “Metis Ancestors: Resources from the Glenbow Museum”

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”

52 Ancestors: Week 5 – Don\’t Forget to Check Out Libraries

This week\’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks prompt is \”At the Library\”. Libraries are such an over looked resource for genealogy. There is so much focus given to Museums, Historical Societies and websites such as Ancestry and Family Search. People seem to forget that libraries can hold wealth of information as well, especially local history. A lotContinue reading “52 Ancestors: Week 5 – Don\’t Forget to Check Out Libraries”

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”

Exploring Canada: The NWT Legislative Building

On our visit to the Northwest Territories, a lovely lady named Vi at the 60th Parallel Visitor Information Centre told us that the NWT Legislative Building is a must see. It is conveniently located just down the street from the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre. As luck would have, we arrived just as theyContinue reading “Exploring Canada: The NWT Legislative Building”

Focus on an Archive: Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, NWT

On my recent trip to the Northwest Territories, I made sure I made a visit to the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC). I\’m very lucky in that my significant other is a history buff like me. He was all for taking a look with me. We made a point of planning our tripContinue reading “Focus on an Archive: Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, NWT”

Getting Lost in City Directories

This post is a little later in the week than normal. That\’s because I finally broke a major brick wall in my family history research by using city directories. I took a day trip to the Archives of Ontario on April 19th with members of the Kawartha Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. My purposeContinue reading “Getting Lost in City Directories”

Religious Records Part 7 – The Territories

To wrap up the series on religious records, we are in this post looking at the Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. YukonAccording to the Canadian Encyclopedia entry on the Yukon, 50 percent of the people had no religious affiliation, 46 percent claimed Christian denominations, and 1 percent claimed Native spirituality. There was nothing else listed for theContinue reading “Religious Records Part 7 – The Territories”

Vital Statistics Part 6 – Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut

In the first 5 parts, we\’ve traveled across the Provinces from the Maritimes to British Columbia. In the final installment of the series, we\’re going to look at the Canadian Territories. Source: http://ontheworldmap.com/canada/province/yukon/yukon-road-map.html YukonYukon was originally part of the Northwest Territories. The first non native person to reach the Yukon was Sir John Franklin in 1825.Continue reading “Vital Statistics Part 6 – Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut”