Yukon Ancestors: Find your Yukon ancestors with the Yukon & Alaska Geneaology Centre

 One of the drawbacks to Yukon genealogy research is the lack of online record sets. A good site to help your research is YukonAlaska.com.  http://yukonalaska.com/pathfinder/gen/ The site has compiled information from the massive 6,000 page database from Murray Lundberg. They have organized the information into several categories.  Historic Yukon & Alaska Hotels, Roadhouses, Saloons & CafesContinue reading “Yukon Ancestors: Find your Yukon ancestors with the Yukon & Alaska Geneaology Centre”

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 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”

Yukon Ancestors: yukongenealogy.com

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Yukon If you\’re lucky enough to have an ancestor that spent time in the Territories, it\’s a double edged sword. You know they\’re probably going to have the kind of life story that we as genealogists crave. But you also know that genealogy in Canada\’s North doesn\’t come as easy as in the South. IfContinue reading “Yukon Ancestors: yukongenealogy.com”

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”