Genealogy Links

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The Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) maintain a very large database of genealogy information. It is located at:

Toronto Reference Library search engine, located at:

Cyndi's List of Genealogy sites, located at:

Canadian Genealogy and History Links, located at:

Ontario Genealogical Society, located at:

National Archives of Canada site, located at:

Canada GenWeb Project, a communal enterprise for a global library, located at:

WorldGen Web, located at:

Genealogy Gateway to the Web, located at:

Journal of Online Genealogy, located at:

Jewish Genealogy, located at:

AfriGeneas, located at:

For the more advanced researcher

Passenger lists of ships arriving at major Canadian ports between 1865 and 1935 are available at the National Archives and local ports. Halifax's Pier 21 will post the names of 900,000 people arriving at all ports between 1925 and 1935 on the Internet by next spring (2000).

The Hudson's Bay Co. kept exhaustive records on the earliest fur traders and settlers in the West from 1670 to 1870.

A selected list is at:

Names of more than 100,000 children who were sent to Canada from Great Britain between 1869 and the 1930s have been indexed by the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa at the National Archives.

The Canadian Virtual War Memorial lists names, death dates and final resting places of more than 110,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders who died in the First and Second World Wars.

Aboriginal Peoples guide to government records at:

List originally created from MacLean's magazine. (Sep 20, 1999)