To successfully trace ancestors in Canada, you'll need to learn about the province's history to find the documents you need. Here's a look at some key dates in each Canadian province and how to contact the provincial or territorial archives: Province Date Formed Joined Canadian Confederation Civil Registration Provincial/Territorial Archives...Read More
The rocky, Atlantic-whipped coast of Nova Scotia seems an unlikely spot to uncover black history. But first archeologists and now genealogists are digging into the past of Birchtown, a tiny village near the southeast tip of the Canadian province, and retrieving the secrets of what was once the largest settlement...Read More
Q. My great-grandfather supposedly helped build the Canadian Pacific Railway. Is there any way to find out more about that part of his life? A. Canada was still a sparsely populated country when the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) incorporated in 1881. Building that first cross-country rail link took thousands of workers and a massive effort. […]Read More
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Ancestry.com's Canadian genealogy site gets off to a good start — but it needs further cultivation.Read More
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