Untold Moments of WWII – Battle of St. Lawrence

Guest blogger and ProGenealogist: Simon Pearce As Remembrance Day nears we reflect on the sacrifices made by Canadians during and since both World Wars and focus on some of the lesser-known events of World War II (WWII). Canadian men and women made a huge contribution to the war effort at sea between 1939 and 1945, Read More

My Family’s Connection to WWI: the Canadian Forestry Corps

Guest blogger and Ancestry Canada Advisory Board Member: Brian Glenn In his book, ‘Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919: Official History of the Canadian Army in the First World War’, Colonel G.W.L. Nicholson said, “Canadian forestry units are said to have ‘helped to defeat the submarine… more surely than a fleet of ships.” That’s how critical the Read More

Canada Bound: Discovering Your Family’s Immigration Story with Ancestry

From the early days of New France to present day, more than 17 million immigrants have made their way to Canada from around the world, settling from sea to shining sea. This Thanksgiving, take the time to celebrate and discover your family’s Canadian immigration story with our free access to global immigration records from October Read More