Useful Links


Canadian Resources

http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/index.html Free censuses of Canada 1901, 1911, 1906 census of the Prairie Provinces.

http://www.findmypast.com/home.jsp  Free index to passengers on British ships.

http://vitalstats.gov.mb.ca/Query.php Free search of Manitoba Birth-Marriage-Death.  HINT: Click the detailed view for births to find the mother's maiden name.

http://www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca:9000/sn-47AF52B/search Free search of British Columbia B-M-D

http://vsgs.health.gov.sk.ca/vsgs_srch.aspx Free search of Saskatchwan B-D

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~wjmartin/wm-index.htm Ontario Methodist baptisms

http://www.collectionscanada.ca/02/020106_e.html WWI soldiers' records

http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/02010507_e.html Canadian Metis scrip archives  

http://abgensoc.ca/ Alberta Genealogical Society I have found their surnames database helpful. Their index to the Alberta homestead grants is very useful if you plan to visit the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

http://www.afhs.ab.ca/data/census/1906/ Alberta Family Histories Society

Canada411 or WhitePages - Online directories for finding living relatives


World Resources

http://www.familysearch.org/ Free 1880/1881 censuses, IGI, Ancestral File, Pedigree Resource Files, SSDI, great free software

http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl FreeBMD English Birth-Marriage-Death index

http://www.cwgc.org/ Commonwealth War Graves - death information, regiment, next of kin

http://rootsweb.ancestry.com Free genealogy message boards, mailing lists, family trees (WorldConnect)

http://www.ancestry.com/trees/awt/main.aspx free Ancestry World Trees

http://www.bing.com/maps/ and http://maps.google.com/ Local maps of everywhere

http://www.google.com For general lookups e.g. "Watson family" +Edwardsburgh

Irfanview is a great free program to browse images or convert single images or whole folders of images. It can also produce webpages of thumbnail-sized photos that can be clicked to view a full-sized version of the "thumbnail" you have clicked. It is another of those amazing free programs.

http://www.searchforancestors.com/genealogyfreebies.html Genealogy Freebies

Ancestry.com - most of the databases require a paid subscription, but in Family History Centers and some public libraries you can access some Ancestry.com databases for free (e.g. somes censuses of USA, UK, and Canada).

http://obituarieshelp.org/free_printable_blank_family_tree.html Family tree templates available in PDF form. These free forms can be used to create your own personal family tree.

OneGreatFamily.com  Claims to be the largest online family tree, that searches 24 hours a day comparing every person in your family tree against every person in OneGreatFamily. It is a commercial site, highly regarded.
 

Revised Oct 2010