Has your genealogy research led you to ancestors in Canada? That’s not surprising—folks have been crossing the US-Canadian border for a loooong time. Consider:
- After the American Revolution, around 35,000 Loyalists headed for Canada’s Maritime Provinces.
- By 1812, about 80 percent of the estimated 100,000 settlers in southern Ontario province were of American origin.
- Approximately 900,000 French-Canadians emigrated to the United States from 1840 to 1930.
- As available US land diminished in the late 1880s, Canada’s Prairie Provinces saw a massive influx of Americans.
- Around 1895, when US border-crossing records begin, as many as 40 percent of immigrants to Canada planned to end up in the United States.
- In 1897, the Klondike Gold Rush spurred a stampede of Americans to the Yukon.
Fortunately for US residents tracing Canadian ancestors, an abundance of resources is available—but where do you start?
Why, with our next webinar, Canadian Genealogy for Americans.
Author and lecturer Lisa A. Alzo will introduce you to major Canadian genealogy resources and websites, key record groups and essential history. You’ll also receive our digital Canadian Genealogy Guide when you register.
Here are the Canadian Genealogy for Americans webinar details:
- Tuesday, June 5, 2012
- 8 p.m. Eastern (7 p.m. Central, 6 p.m. Mountain, 5 p.m. Pacific)
- Duration: 60 minutes
- $49.99 (but register now to save $10!)
- Registration includes: participation in the live event, access to the recording to watch again as often as you like, a PDF of the presentation slides, our Canadian Genealogy Guide