Our Roots/Nos Racines is an online collection of Canadian local histories in both English and French. Well worth searching if you are looking for ancestors in Canada. I have certainly found a few good leads in a couple of local Ottawa-area histories that I've discovered at this site. A word of caution on local histories: … Continue reading Our Roots/Nos Racines: Canadian local histories
Ancestry.ca is offering free access to its Canadian Military Records until November 12.
LAC's Upper Canada Land Petitions (1763-1865) database is an index to the petitions, with the actual (that is to say, the digitized microforms of the actual) petitions found elsewhere at the LAC site. Somewhat annoyingly, there is no direct link from the index to the digitized microforms of the actual petitions. The index to the … Continue reading “she & her infant family are left totally destitute”: the Widow Hourigan petitions the Crown (part I)
Great news for census geeks and other researchers: the 1921 Census of Canada has been indexed by Ancestry, and is now searchable by name (and by several other fields, including birth year and location). I just found out a couple of hours ago, and have been browsing and searching ever since (yes: census geek).
Ancestry.ca is currently reporting "11 days til' 1921!" I take it this means 11 days until the 1921 Census is indexed and searchable by name.
If your ancestors were amongst the early Irish of the Ottawa Valley,[1. By "early Irish," I mean those who were in Upper Canada by the late 1820s (well before the Great Famine; and by the way, if you are researching Ireland-to-Canada ancestors, please don't assume that they emigrated during the Famine era: they may have … Continue reading The McCabe List
is finally available, though not yet indexed by name. It is now available free of charge at ancestry.ca (but without index by name, so you need to know where your ancestors lived in order to readily find them). According to John Reid of Anglo-Celtic Connections (who always has the latest scoop on anything related to the … Continue reading The 1921 Census of Canada
Where is the 1921 Census of Canada? On June 4, 2013, it was supposed to "be available to researchers in the next few weeks." It's July 12, 2013. That's more than a "few" weeks.