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1921 Canadian Census

British Columbia Archives

Indexes to Births 1854-1903

Marriages 1872-1943

Deaths 1872-1998

Colonial Marriages 1859-1872

Baptisms 1836-1888

Some of these record sets do allow images to be downloaded.

British Columbia Historical Books

British Columbia Historical Books is a collection of over 1,300 items showcashing British Columbia's history from 1783 through 1952.

Canada's Personnel Records of the First World War

Canada's History Archive Featuring The Beaver

The Archive contains nearly 250 issues of The Beaver, as well as Canada's History and Kayak magazines. The Beaver was launched in 1920 as an in-house newsletter of the Hudson's Bay Company. It is the second-oldest continuously published magazine in Canada and was renamed Canada's History magazine in 2010.

Canadian Expeditionary Force Files

Digitization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force personnel files is complete. The database also includes digitized files for many individuals who served in the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and Newfoundland Forestry Corps (courtesy of the Rooms Provincial Archives).

Canadian Genealogist Publications

Canadian Genealogist published 38 quarterly issues, from 1979 to 1988.

You may download any of this information for your personal use, but please remember that copyright of the material resides with the editors of the magazine, and with the authors of the submissions. You may not make any of this material public, either in print or electronic form, without written permission from the editors of the original magazine. If you make reference to the material for research purposes in papers, documents or family histories, accurate footnotes would be appreciated, both by the editors of the magazine and the original authors of the submissions.

Canadian Gravemarker Gallery

This has been incorporated with Canada GenWeb's Cemetery Project.

Canadian Headstones

Browse over 1,952,131 gravestone photo records.

Canadian Prairie Town Photos

Photos of more than 900 towns in the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba can be found online. As of January 1, 2017: Alberta -- 292 towns, 2,997 images; Saskatchewan -- 421 towns, 6,891 images; Manitoba -- 196 towns, 1,872 images. Statistics complements of Gail Dever's Genealogy a la carte blog 26 Jan 2017.

Canadian Publication Maclean's Magazine Online 103 yrs

Canada's national current affairs magazine with over 3,400 issues.

Canadian War Poster Collection

The holdings of the Print Collection in the Rare Books and Special Collections Division include some 250 Canadian posters from the two World Wars. The posters are accessible to researchers who visit the Division's Lande Reading Room; a printed finding aid is available from the Reading Room Supervisor at the Etobicoke (Toronto) Historical Society.

Dave Obee Webinar on Canadian Genealogy Research

Digital Toronto City Directories

Digital directories covering the period 1797 through 1969.

Digitized Canadian City Directories

Etobicoke (Toronto) Historical Society

More than 1,800 historical photos have been digitized which cover 20 neighborhoods.

Foreign-Born 1907 Canadian Militia Database

This database is an alphabetical index to a list of 1,991 Canadian militia personnel in the permanent or volunteer force in 1907 who were not born in Canada. Most were of British origin. The index contains surname and forenames or initials, rank, age, country of origin, military division, page on which the name is found, and a link to the image of the original table.

Hamilton, Ontario City Directories

Ontario Ancestors, along with Family Search International and Library & Archives Canada, is undertaking the digitization of all available editions of the Vernon Directories. These digital copies are fully searchable and, best of all, they are freely available to all. The first of these directories are now available.  The available directories in this collection are on the FamilySearch site.

Local History: Toronto Neighborhoods

Browse by neighborhood for books, pictures and maps.

Manitoba Historical Society Online Resources

Nova Scotia Digitized Birth, Death and Marriage Records

Births 1864-1877, 1908-1919 (Delayed Registrations 1830-1919)

Marriages Bonds 1763-1864 and Registrations 1864-1944

Deaths 1864-1877 and 1908-1969, and City of Halifax 1890-1908

Obituary & Obituary Index Collections from Canada

300 obituary and obituary index collections from Canada.

Oshawa, Ontario Interactive Cemetery Map

Established in 1837, Union Cemetery is one of Oshawa’s oldest and most historic cemeteries. Located at 760 King Street West, it encompasses 32 acres, with more than 25,000 burial locations. It is the only active cemetery operated and maintained by the City of Oshawa.

Port Hope, Ontario A Living Past

Provincial Archives of New Brunswick

The Provincial Archives of New Brunswick's website has 4,922 digitized images of death registrations for 1969.

Information in these death registrations includes date and location of birth and death, cause of death, occupation, and the deceased's parents' name and birthplace.

Provincial Archives of New Brunswick

1,042,041 records are in the database covering 1800-1969.  A finding aid to this collection can be found here.

Saskatchewan Archival Information Network

The Saskatchewan Archival Information Network is a database of descriptions of archival material held in Saskatchewan archives. It is a work in progress, with new descriptions being added regularly. 

MemorySask also hosts descriptions from archival repositories in Nunavut.

For further information about the material or to obtain copies, a link is provided to the contact information of the associated repository/archival Institution. Each will be happy to respond to your enquiry.

The Canadian Experience: WWI & WWII

Toronto, Ontario City Directories

Links for digitized directories from 1833 - 1969, with gaps.

Ukrainian Studies Digital Archive Collection

The University of Alberta's Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) has launched a website that provides free access to a number of digitized publications about Ukrainians in Canada.

The online resources on the website that will interest genealogists include:

    • 33 books published by CIUS Press, consisting mainly of out-of-print books and books on Ukrainians in Canada. One of the publications is a collection of essays, Loyalists in Conflict: Ukrainians in Canada during the Great War.
    • 65 research reports, consisting largely of descriptions of archival collections, rare bibliographies, and other guides to researchers, and including British Foreign Office Files on Ukraine and Ukrainians.
    • All of the back issues of the Journal of Ukrainian Studies, CIUS' academic journal.

According to The Ukrainian Weekly, "Plans are also being made to digitize collections of important historical documents that have never been previously available in digital format, including British Foreign Office documents relating to Ukraine from the years 1917-1948."

University Alberta Peel's Prairie Provinces

Students and employees who served during WWI:  The Record of Service, 1914-1918, is a 147-page digitized book that lists the names of male members of UBC, Vancouver College, and McGill University College.

Yearbooks:  In the MUCBC/UBC Yearbooks, 1911-1966, you can search names by year. The yearbooks document graduating classes, sports teams, student clubs and organizations, social events, governance bodies, and fraternities and sororities. The search function works well at finding names on text pages, but less well (or not at all) for photo captions.

Scrapbooks:  The digitized UBC Scrapbooks collections can only be browsed.

These scrapbooks document the origins and early history of the University of British Columbia. They contain newspaper clippings from Vancouver-area newspapers regarding University issues, student activities, and special events. Most were found in the grandstand of the old stadium when it was torn down in 1968.

Newspapers represented in the scrapbooks include the Vancouver Sun, the Province, the Daily News-Advertiser, the Vancouver Daily World, the Vancouver Star, and the New Westminster Columbian. The clippings include both articles and letters-to-the-editor, so they document both the history of UBC and the evolution of public opinion about the University.

Taken from Gail Dever's 16 Jun 2017 blogpost.

University of Manitoba (Canada) Digitized Archive

The University of Manitoba (Canada) has a collection of almost 15,000 digitized archival documents consisting of diaries, correspondence, photos and audio and video recordings from the University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections and the University of Saskatchewan Archives. The records detail the experiences of hundreds of thousands of immigrants who went to Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. The documents are organized by nationality and ethnic group. The documents give an understanding on how the immigrants lived in western Canada.

University of Manitoba Digital Collections

University of Toronto Historical Society

If there's a possibility one of your relatives, who fought and died during the First or Second World Wars, had been a student at the University of Toronto, you may want to check out the University of Toronto History Society's website where there are more than 1,000 biographies with photos.

Waterloo County, Ontario Digitized Directories

Directories from 1864-1940 with gaps.

WWI Newfoundland Soldiers Bio Database Died in Service

Contains more than 1,600 illustrated biographies of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians who died in WWI with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, the Canadian Expeditionary Force, the British Army and the Australian Imperial Force.

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