For anyone researching their Canadian ancestry, there are many resources available online at no charge. Ancestry.com requires a subscription to view most of their records. There are other websites that have searchable databases free of charge. The Library and archives of Canada has digitized over 17 million records. Those records include birth, marriage, death, Immigration, census, land, military records, and much more. The link to the search engine is http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/lac-bac/search/anc.
The areas that are included in this database are Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Upper and Western Canada. For a complete listing of resources and areas included, click on the link above to be taken to the site.
Ontariogenealogy.com is another website that has a huge database of information. This site includes newspaper notices, maps, land petitions, baptism, burial records and much more.
The Family History Library offers 44 different collections of records online for Canada. Besides vital records, the records at the FHL also include deed and court records. For a full list of the records available and the searchable database, visit https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927164
There are many options out there when it comes to free records of your Canadian ancestors.
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