Effectively Searching the Drouin Collection on Ancestry

By: Dwayne Meisner, My wife was born in Ontario, but her maternal family members were born in Quebec and later, some moved to Cornwall, Ontario. Ancestry has already digitized and indexed the Births, Marriages and Deaths for Ontario, and placed them online for us to search. Quebec records, on the other hand, are to be Read More

Que faut-il savoir lors d’une recherche dans les archives notariales du Québec

Les archives notariales du Québec sont précieuses pour les chercheurs en histoire familiale, en raison de la multiude de détails et de leur richesse sur les données personnelles qu’elles contiennent. Vous consultez ces archives et vous n’êtes peut-être pas certain de quelque chose ? De nombreuses archives notariales sont numérisées dans la collection d’Ancestry, Québec, Read More

What to Know When Searching Quebec Notary Records

Guest blogger: Sharon Callaghan  Quebec notary records are valuable to family history researchers, because of the wealth and rich details of personal data found in them. Are you looking through these records and perhaps unsure of some things you’re seeing? Many notary records are digitized in Ancestry’s collection, Quebec, Canada, Notarial Records, 1626-1935. This online Read More

Ancestry Extra: La Collection Drouin : un incontournable de la généalogie canadienne-française – Informations sur l’accès gratuit et conseils

Résumé Luc Lépine propose une introduction à la généalogie à travers les documents et les outils de recherches disponibles sur Ancestry.ca.  Vous découvrirez vos origines canadiennes-françaises jusqu’à l’arrivée de votre ancêtre en Nouvelle-France. Vous n’avez pas besoin de vous inscrire, il suffit de se rendre sur la page Facebook d’AncestryCA à 10 h 00 HNE Read More

Ancestry Extra: We Must Have Swam Over – Research Tips for Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors – Free Access details, records and top tips

Summary Finding your immigrant ancestors can be tricky. Cara MacDonald, Manager of Reference Services at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, shares her research process and tips for locating those hard-to-find immigration records. From the “why” behind being unable to locate difficult records to effective wildcard searching and gathering information from non-immigration sources, Read More