Past Articles

The Western Migration – Sons of the Pontiac Go West

Guest blogger and Ancestry Canada Advisory Board Member: Brian Glenn   “On March 17th a very enjoyable time was spent when Mr. and Mrs. W.A.Glenn, Delburne, and Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Glenn and family motored to the home of Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Glenn, Lousana, Alta., to celebrate with them their crystal wedding anniversary.” This Read More

A Recipe for Canadian Family History

Guest blogger and Ancestry Canada Advisory Board Member: Janice Nickerson Good cooks know that if you choose wisely, recipes based on only a few basic ingredients can yield richly satisfying dishes. In genealogy also, only a few basic “ingredients” can combine to produce an interesting and informative family history. In Canada’s most populous province, Ontario, Read More

Proving a Family Legend

Guest blogger and Ancestry Canada Advisory Board Member: Dave Obee My grandfather didn’t know his father. If he even knew his name, he was never willing to share it. He was baseborn. A love child. Illegitimate. His name was William Elmer Obee and he was born in Holland Landing, north of Toronto at the far Read More

Yip Sang, the Patriarch – Reflections on a True Canadian Pioneer

Guest blogger and Ancestry Canada Advisory Board Member: Linda Yip I thought I knew my great-grandfather. I grew up in Vancouver, BC. I’m one of hundreds of the descendants of Yip Ch’un Tien, known to us all as Yip Sang. “Yip Sang,” my family said, “is your great-grandfather. He had 4 wives,19 sons and 4 Read More

Exploration des collections Drouin et Tanguay

Blogueuse invitée et membre du conseil consultatif d’Ancestry Canada : Lianne Kruger Dans les années 1980, j’ai fait des recherches sur ma lignée paternelle jusqu’au premier propriétaire foncier européen du Canada. Il n’y avait pas d’internet à l’époque, alors tout s’est fait par courrier, à la bibliothèque et dans les archives. Ma grand-mère m’a donné Read More

Exploring the Drouin and Tanguay Collections

Guest blogger and Ancestry Canada Advisory Board Member: Lianne Kruger In the 1980s I researched my paternal line back to the first European landowner of Canada. There was no internet at the time so all was done with mail, the library and archives. My grandmother gave me the name of her parents, their marriage date Read More

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