Internet Resources


Diving into your family history can be an amazing adventure - one in which the learning never ends. Whether you're a genealogy novice just looking to learn a little bit more about your ancestors or the meaning of your last name, or a more experienced researcher wanting to explore new horizons, you'll find a wide variety of lessons, tutorials, case studies and other guidance to help you on your way.

The Archives of Ontario offers a wealth of information to help you trace your family history. The Archives of Ontario offers a wealth of information to help you trace your family history. What you need to bring to the process is organization, patience and perseverance. 

Cemeteries & Gravemarker Galleries

A database of surnames, cemetery names and locations, with more than 344 000 entries for 264 cemeteries in British Columbia.

An online photographic album of gravemarkers from many Canadian cemeteries.

A database of surnames, cemetery names and locations, with more than 2 million entries for several thousand cemeteries, cairns, memorials, and cenotaphs in Ontario.

Miscellaneous Links

Ancestry Library Edition (ALE) provides unprecedented access to family history via documents that record the lineage of over 5 billion individuals. Records from Canada, the United States, and parts of Europe, including records such as census and voter lists, birth, marriage and death, military, immigration and emigration, family trees, newspapers and periodicals, directories and member lists, stories, memories and histories, court, land, wills and financial, reference materials and finding aids, pictures, maps, and atlases and gazetteers.  

The Archives of Ontario has created a number of research tools and databases to help you find the records you are looking for. Start Your Research is where you can find various research guides and tools records: change of names, court records, divorce files, genealogical family history research (guides), land records, municipal records, newspapers, reference maps of Ontario, wills and estates

(from Library and Archives Canada)  An online research and consultation tool that provides access to a variety of information resources related to the archival holdings.

Automated Genealogy hosts several projects to index Canadian censuses. Over the last several years Library and Archives Canada has digitized their microfilms of the original census forms for several of the Canadian censuses and Automated Genealogy has organized volunteers to produce indices to the people enumerated in these censuses.

General genealogy resources, indexes, and links to federal, provincial, and territorial archives.

Resources for online obituaries in Canada.

Find information about your ancestors.  Contains maps, guides, and other resources.

Contains more than 150 000 links to genealogical sites on the Internet.

(from Library and Archives Canada)  Database contains the names, ages, country or province of birth, occupations, ethnic origins, and religious denominations for heads of households in Ontario, as they were recorded in April 1871.

(from Library and Archives Canada) Describes the genealogical resources available through Library and Archives Canada, and provides links to several of these resources.

Genealogical information service for the United Kingdom and Ireland.

(from Library and Archives Canada)  Immigration records from 1865 to 1935.

Maps, government records, vital statistic records, and much more.

          Library and Archives Canada maintains a large collection of documents of men and women who              served their country in the military and during the early years of the North West Mounted Police.              There are documents relating to the Loyalists, the War of 1812, rebellions, the Boer War, the First            and Second World Wars.

United States obituaries

An index to genealogical information on Ontario families.

Information on how to start your family history, genealogical Internet links, and other resources.

The site offers three related databases on the population of Quebec up to 1850. Navigation in English or French. Content in French.  The Repertory of Vital Events lists baptismal, marriage and death records from Catholic parishes, missions, and institutions in Quebec prior to 1800. It also includes another 20 000 entries from immigration lists, census records, marriage contracts, etc.  The Genealogical Dictionary lists individuals born or landed in Quebec between 1621 and 1765, as well as their parents, spouses, and children.  The Repertory of Couples gives the names of spouses' parents, as well as the names of their children who were married prior to 1800.

Genealogy search engines, websites, mailing lists, newsletters, guides and message boards for queries.

Click on "English" on the top menu to find genealogical Internet links.

This database is an index to the personnel files of Canadian Expeditionary Force, which are held by the National Archives. To date, over 800,000 images of Attestation papers have been scanned and are being made available online.

Sudbury District history, local genealogical resources, neighbourhood information, and much more.

Genealogical and historical records and resources for world-wide access.