Happy Thanksgiving to our friends in Canada! The second Monday in October (that’s today) is the holiday when Canadians celebrate the harvest.
The holiday hopped around from Nov. 6 in 1879, to the third Monday in October for many years, until Parliament set the date on the second Monday of October in 1957. You can read more about the history of Canada’s Thanksgiving on the Armchair Genealogist blog.
If you’ve got the day off for Canadian Thanksgiving (or if you’re American, for Columbus Day), take some time to trace your Canadian kin with advice from these FamilyTreeMagazine.com articles (all free) and resources from Family Tree Shop:
- Canadian Genealogy Websites
- Finding Canadian soldiers in World War I
- Finding Canadians in the War of 1812
- Resources for tracing immigrants to Canada
- All about dit names
- 101 Best Websites for Genealogy in 2012: Canadian Genealogy Sites
- Finding Irish immigrants to Canada
- Canadian Genealogy Guide digital download (from Family Tree Shop)
- Finding Canadian Immigration records video class (from Family Tree Shop)
- French Canadian Genealogy Guide digital download (from Family Tree Shop)