Links and Related Research

A number of organizations are interested in genealogy in Canada. Using these links, arranged by type of institution and province, you can extend your research, contact these organizations, and make new discoveries. If you would like to add a link to our list, consult Contact Information. All suggestions will be considered.

To do research by topic or subject, use AVITUS, our Directory of Canadian Genealogical Resources.

Genealogical Societies

Alberta
Alberta Family Histories Society
Alberta Genealogical Society
Société généalogique du Nord-Ouest (French only)

British Columbia
British Columbia Genealogical Society
Victoria Genealogical Society

Manitoba
Centre du patrimoine, Société historique de Saint-Boniface
Manitoba Genealogical Society

New Brunswick
New Brunswick Genealogical Society

Newfoundland and Labrador
Family History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador

Nova Scotia
Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia

Ontario
British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO)
Ontario Genealogical Society

Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society

Quebec
Fédération québécoise des sociétés de généalogie (French only)
Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal
Québec Family History Society
Société de généalogie de Québec (French only)
Société généalogique canadienne-française (French only)

Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Genealogical Society

International

See also Ethnic and Cultural Groups and FamilySearch.

Australia
National Archives of Australia
National Library of Australia

France
Archives de Rennes (French only)
Archives nationales (French only)
Guide généalogie (French only)
La France Généalogique (French only)

Great Britain
General Register Office
ExploreGenealogy
Free BMD
GENUKI
Historical Directories of England and Wales
National Archives (formerly known as the Public Record Office)
The British Library
UK BMD

Ireland
Genealogical Society of Ireland
General Register Office (Belfast) of Northern Ireland
General Register Office (Dublin)
National Archives of Ireland
National Library of Ireland
North of Ireland Family History Society
Ordnance Survey of Ireland
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
Roots Ireland.ie
Valuation Office

New Zealand
Archives New Zealand
Births, Deaths and Marriages Online

Poland
Poland Archives and Libraries
Polish Roots

Scotland
National Archives of Scotland
ScotlandsPeople
Scottish Emigration Database
The Scottish Genealogy Society

Sweden
Swedish National Archives

United States of America
The National Archives
The Library of Congress
Vital Records US

Other Archives in Canada

Archives Canada
Canadian Pacific Railway Archives
Canadian War Museum Military History Research Centre
Glenbow Archives
Hudson's Bay Company Archives
Maritime History Archive
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Vancouver Maritime Museum Archives

 

Provincial and Territorial Archives and Libraries

Alberta
Provincial Archives of Alberta
Calgary Public Library
Edmonton Public Library

British Columbia
British Columbia Archives
Greater Victoria Public Library
Surrey Public Library, Cloverdale Branch
Vancouver Public Library

Manitoba
Archives of Manitoba
Manitoba Legislative Library

New Brunswick
Legislative Library of New Brunswick
Provincial Archives of New Brunswick
Saint John Free Public Library

Newfoundland and Labrador
The Rooms

Northwest Territories
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

Nova Scotia
Halifax Public Libraries
Nova Scotia Archives
Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library, New Glasgow

Nunavut
Nunavut Archives Program

Ontario
Archives of Ontario
Ottawa Public Library
Toronto Public Library

Prince Edward Island
Centre de recherche acadien de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard (French only)
Public Archives and Records Office
PEI Public Library Service

Quebec
Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
Bibliothèques publiques de Montréal
McGill University Libraries

Saskatchewan
Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan
Regina Public Library
Saskatchewan Legislative Library
Saskatoon Public Library

Yukon
Yukon Archives

Religious Archives

To find the names and addresses of churches in a specific community, you can search by place name in the Canadian Church Directory.

Copies of all church records in the province of Quebec older than 100 years are held at the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec.

Anglican (Church of England)
Archives in the Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Diocese of Ottawa Archives (Ontario)

Baptist
Atlantic Baptist Archives (Acadia University)
The Canadian Baptist Archives (McMaster Divinity College)

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints: LDS Church Records

Evangelical
Evangelical Christian Church in Canada (Christian Disciples)

Jewish
Canadian Jewish Archives
Canadian Jewish Heritage Network
Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada
Ontario Jewish Archives
Ottawa Jewish Archives

Lutheran
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
Lutheran Church Canada – East District, Malinsky Memorial Archives
Lutheran Church Canada – Central District Archives
Lutheran Historical Institute

Mennonite
Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies
Mennonite Archives of Ontario
Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives

Methodists
See United Church of Canada

Presbyterian
Presbyterian Church in Canada: Archives
See also United Church of Canada

Roman Catholic
Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth Archives
Archdiocese of Regina Archives
Archives of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. John's (Newfoundland)
Archives of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto
Archives of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Winnipeg
Canadian Catholic Webs

Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada Archives

United Church of Canada
Alberta and Northwest Conference Archives
BC Conference Archives
Conference of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario Archives
Maritime Conference Archives
Ottawa Presbytery Archives (Montreal and Ottawa Conference)
Saskatchewan Conference Archives
United Church of Canada Archives

Reference Sites

Canada GenWeb
Canadiana
CanGenealogy
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
Directory of Archives
FamilySearch
FrancoGène
Généalogie en ligne - Franco-américains (French only)
Our Roots
The Canadian Encyclopedia Online
Virtual Reference Library (Ontario)

University Research Centres

Centre d'études acadiennes (French only)
Institute of Canadian and Aboriginal Studies, Université d'Ottawa
Programme de recherche en démographie historique (The Research Program in Historical Demography), Université de Montréal
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