Best Canadian Genealogy Websites of 2014

By David A. Fryxell Premium
Have ancestors from up north in Canada? Check out these websites to learn more about your Canadian, French-Canadian and Acadian ancestors that called the Great White North their home.


Canadiana $

Busily digitizing Canada’s past, this site includes rare books, old magazines and newspapers, parish records, passenger and shipping records, land books and more. Content in the Canadiana Discovery Portal is free, but complete access to the 12 Early Canadiana Online collections costs $100 a year. A new Héritage project, including 60 million pages of microfilm images, is free, with a premium plan in the works.
Get your Canadian census records right here, with searchable 1871, 1881 and 1891 enumerations, plus others you can browse. Military and border-entry records have been added to this site’s collections, which also include land and vital records.
Searching more than a million Nova Scotia birth, marriage and death records here is free, as is viewing digitized originals. You can then order electronic versions of your finds for &10.84 each, or paper copies for $21.74.
Organized by couples and families, as well as vital events, this trio of Quebec databases offers a unique window into the province’s past, spanning primarily 1621 to 1799 but also indexing baptisms and burials to 1849 and marriages to 1911. Searching is free, but viewing your results starts at about $25 for 150 hits.

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From the September 2014 issue of Family Tree Magazine