Canada is a huge country of 9,984,670 square kilometers with a population of 33,476,688 in 2011. It extends from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean, and includes ten provinces and three territories. Each province has distinctive features insofar as genealogical research is concerned because of historical events and the ethnic groups that populated it.

In this section, you will find for each province or territory:

  • basic historical information
  • explanations about specific genealogical records for this province or territory and how to access them
  • links to main provincial websites

To find additional online resources, please see the Directory of Canadian Genealogical Resources - AVITUS.

Statistics Canada provides an online version of the publication Historical Statistics of Canada, which includes statistics on Canadian population and immigration.

You can also consult:

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