Probate Records Part 2: Newfoundland and PEI

Last post we talked about the information you can get from.a probate file. Most of Canada follows English Common Law\’s process of probate and administration. The FamilySearch Wiki has a good tutorial of the process here.This post, we\’re going to look at how to get probate/administration records in Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island. NewfoundlandIt was not mandatory thatContinue reading “Probate Records Part 2: Newfoundland and PEI”

Prince Edward Island Ancestors: The Island Register If you have Prince Edward Island ancestors, then you need to bookmark The Island Register into your web browser. This site is a go-to site when researching PEI. Mainly transcriptions, it is still none the less a very good resource on tracing your ancestors. Right on the home page you can see that there areContinue reading “Prince Edward Island Ancestors: The Island Register”

Prince Edward Island Ancestors: Island Newspapers If you have been researching Prince Edward Island ancestors for a while, then you probably know about this site. But for those just starting out, you should bookmark Island Newspapers. The site is a partnership between the University of Prince Edward Island Robertson Library, the Guardian Newspaper, Island Archives, and Islandora. Home  On theContinue reading “Prince Edward Island Ancestors: Island Newspapers”

D-I-V-O-R-C-E Part 2 – After 1968 in the Atlantic Provinces

Source: Last week we looked at divorce pre 1968. Now we\’ll look at how to find records once they were taken care of at the provincial level. There\’s a lot of information, so I\’ve decided to break this up into Part 2 (Atlantic Canada), Part 3 (Central Canada), and Part 4 (Western Canada).Central Registry ofContinue reading “D-I-V-O-R-C-E Part 2 – After 1968 in the Atlantic Provinces”

D-I-V-O-R-C-E Part 1 – Before 1968

We all like to think that our ancestors met, fell in love, married, and only parted through death. Truth is, divorce has always been around in Canada, although rare. According to The Canadian Encycolpedia: \”…while most Canadians married, divorce was extremely uncommon until after the Second World War. In fact, until that time, Canada hadContinue reading “D-I-V-O-R-C-E Part 1 – Before 1968”

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 2 – Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island

In this section we will be looking at Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island. For the sake of convenience, I\’ll be referring to the various sects of Protestant as simply Protestant for this post and the future ones as we go across Canada. NewfoundlandIf you would like a historical timeline of the church inContinue reading “Religious Records Part 2 – Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island”

Vital Statistics- Part 1 Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island

The three main records all genealogists look for are birth, marriage, and death. We refer to these as the BMD\’s. It\’s from these three events that we build the rest of our records around. So where do we find them? Registrations for the BMD\’s is handled by provincial and territorial governments. Each has started registrationContinue reading “Vital Statistics- Part 1 Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island”

This Week in Canadian History January 1-7, 2017: Georgina Pope

Georgina Fane Pope, Canadian nursing sister in South Africa, November 1899 – December 1900; January – June 1902.Source: On 1 January 1862 Georgina Fane Pope was born in Prince Edward Island. Her father, William Pope, is one of the fathers of Confederation. Being born into a wealthy family, you would imagine that a woman ofContinue reading “This Week in Canadian History January 1-7, 2017: Georgina Pope”