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Name
Years
1881-1943
Records
541,355
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Name
Years
1874-2007
Records
1,787,911
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Newspapers.com provides easy and convenient access to millions of pages from thousands of historical newspapers. Newspapers provide a unique view of the past and can help us understand and connect with the people, events, and attitudes of an earlier time. This collection provides notices of births, marriages, deaths, general news, sports, and much more.
Name
Years
1861
Records
2,958,892
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Since Canada didn't officially become a country until 1867, the first national census wasn't held until 1871. The 1861 Census of Canada is a collection of five provincial censuses. This database contains a name index to these censuses along with images of the original records. Due to the poor quality of the original filming, some images are unreadable or very difficult to read. As a result, some names may not appear in the index. Censuses were taken throughout different times of the year in the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Canada East (Lower Canada, or roughly southern Quebec), and Canada West (Upper Canada, or roughly southern Ontario). Unfortunately, not all of the 1861 censuses have survived, so this database does not contain a complete representation of the above areas.
Name
Years
1871
Records
3,516,910
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This database is an every name index to individuals enumerated in the 1871 Canada Census, the first census of Canada since confederation in 1867. National censuses have been taken every 10 years since 1871 and every five years since 1971. Due to the poor quality of the original filming, some images are unreadable or very difficult to read. As a result, some names may not appear in the index. The 1871 census includes the four original provinces – Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, and Ontario.
Name
Years
1881
Records
4,281,168
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This database is an every name index to individuals enumerated in the 1881 Canada Census, the second census of Canada since confederation in 1867. In addition, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1881 Census (images are of Library and Archives Canada microfilm reels C-13162 to C-13286). The 1881 census includes seven provinces - British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec. It also includes the Northwest Territories, which at the time consisted of modern-day Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, northern Ontario, northern Quebec, Labrador, Yukon, and Nunavut.
Name
Years
1891
Records
4,790,154
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This database is an every name index to individuals enumerated in the 1891 Canada Census, the third census of Canada since confederation in 1867. In addition, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1891 Census (images are of Library and Archives Canada microfilm reels T-6290 to T-6427). The 1891 census includes seven provinces - British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec. It also includes the Northwest Territories, which at the time was comprised of the districts of Alberta, Assiniboia East, Assiniboia West, Saskatchewan, and Mackenzie River. Other unorganized territories are also included.
Name
Years
1901
Records
5,343,565
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This database is an every name index to individuals enumerated in the 1901 Canada Census, the fourth census of Canada since confederation in 1867. In addition, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1901 Census (images are of reels T-6428 to T-6556). The 1901 census includes seven provinces - British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec; two territories - the Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories (which in 1901 comprised of these seven districts: Alberta, Assiniboia, Athabasca, Franklin, Mackenzie, Saskatchewan, and Ungava); and one district - the District of Keewatin.
Name
Years
1911
Records
7,223,678
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This database is an every name index to individuals enumerated in the 1911 Canada Census, the fifth census of Canada since confederation in 1867. In addition, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1911 Census (images are of reels T-20326 to T-20460). The 1911 census includes nine provinces - Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan, and two territories - the Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories.
Name
Years
1600-2014
Records
5,083,589
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Find A Grave provides users a virtual cemetery experience, with images of grave markers from around the world, as well as photos, biographies, and other details uploaded by volunteers. You may find obituaries and links to other family members included as well. Find A Grave got its start in 1995 when founder Jim Tipton built a website to share his hobby of visiting the graves of famous people. The website attracted thousands of visitors and soon grew to be more than just a collection of famous people's graves, as volunteers began uploading images of headstones, burial information, and personal memorials from around the world. Today, Find A Grave is home to more than 110 million memorials. Note that all data is uploaded by Find A Grave volunteers. If you would like to contribute additional or new information, you can do so via the Find A Grave website. Want to Help? Find A Grave volunteers both make and fill requests for headstone images. You can become a "Graver" yourself with the Find A Grave mobile app. It's free and available here.
Name
Years
1800-1961
Records
912,048
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Name
Canada, Obituary Collection, 1898-2015 Source: Various Canadian Newspaper Sources
Years
1898-2015
Records
1,266,544
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This database is a compilation of obituaries published in Canadian newspapers. Obituaries can vary in the amount of information they contain, but many of them are genealogical goldmines, including information such as names, dates, places of birth and death, marriage information, and family relationships.
Name
Years
1935-1980
Records
95,335,126
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This database contains preliminary voters lists for general elections in Canada, 1935–1980. This database contains voters lists created for general elections in Canada for the years 1935–1980. Lists are organized by polling district within each province and from there by polling station number and address. The forms varied some over the years, but they typically included name, post office or street address, and occupation, and sometimes indicate marital status for women in lieu of occupation.
Name
Years
1828-1910
Records
86,175
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Name
Years
1995-2002
Records
37,867,029
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This database is a collection of phone and address directories from throughout Canada from 1995-2002. With over 10 million entries, information contained in this database includes: name, spouse's name, address, city, province, phone number, year(s). Telephone directories are the descendants of city directories, with the criterion for inclusion simply being subscription to a particular phone service. Telephone directories are useful as locators of a person in a specific time and place and are very useful for twentieth-century family research. This type of directory can be great for locating living distant relatives, long lost friends, and neighbors of relatives.
Name
Years
1700-2012
Records
1,460,310
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Name
Years
1890-1987
Records
63,384
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Name
Years
1866-1912
Records
476,200
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Name
Years
1879-1931
Records
329,265
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Name
Years
1849-2011
Records
67,835
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