Leveraging Keyword Searches on Ancestry

Guest blogger and Ancestry Canada Advisory Board Member: Tammy Tipler-Priolo, BASc, PLCGS When you first log on to Ancestry, you will be presented with a user-friendly search platform.  The platform lets you enter any information you may know about your ancestor to narrow down the records. You can search by first, middle and last name; a 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

Finding Your Irish Ancestors – 10 Places to Start Your Search

Author: Lesley Anderson There are more than 4.6 million people of Irish descent in Canada — over 15% of the nation’s population. With 146 million Irish family history records available online at Ancestry.ca, Canadians can discover more about their ancestors from the Emerald Isle to find out how they fit into their family tree. Irish Read More