British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa
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[Located in Category: Commercial Sites]
With a simple saliva sample we'll help you gain insight into your traits, from baldness to muscle performance. Discover risk factors for 95 diseases. Know your predicted response to drugs, from blood thinners to coffee. And uncover your ancestral origins.
[Located in Category: DNA Test Sites (none endorsed)]
Scroll down to "Map Sites" for a list of more than two dozen links to maps in the British Isles.
[Located in Category: Maps]
Contains writing and publishing guides.
[Located in Category: General Search Sites]
Buy from used booksellers in Canada and around the world.
[Located in Category: Document Dealers & Archives]
Lists of organizations' acronyms and the abbreviations used for genealogy terms and given names.
[Located in Category: General Info]
The Online Advice feature will ask you questions about what you already know about your ancestry. Your answers to the questions help create a customized plan on what you might do and where you might look in order to develop your research more fully. This feature emphasizes online records so that it is easier to perform your research using your computer. All in all, this makes your Internet searching more effective. The advice feature will provide suggestions tailored to your ancestry on census records, birth records, marriage records, death records, obituaries, ship manifests, naturalization records, and church records.
[Located in Category: Beginner Resources]
The National Archives provides info about WWII combat reports of squadrons, wings and groups in Fighter, Bomber, Coastal Command and Fleet Air Arm squadrons.
[Located in Category: Military Records]
General search in this category. Requires a paid subscription.
[Located in Category: Immigration & Passenger Lists]
Links to Ancestry.ca.
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Information posts from the folks behind the scenes at Ancestry.com.
[Located in Category: Blogs & Periodicals]
Records of the Anglican Church in the Diocese of Ottawa, dating from 1779 to the present. The Diocese Archives acquires parish records of all types for Anglican congregations in eastern Ontario and western Quebec.
[Located in Category: Ottawa Resources]
135 Adelaide St. East (east of Church St.) Take subway to King station. Exit station at south-west corner of King St. and take eastbound 504 streetcar to Church St. Walk north on Church St. to Adelaide St. Email: manicholls@toronto.anglican.ca Tel: 416-363-6021 or 1-800-668-8932
[Located in Category: Toronto Resources]
The Archives of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto collects, preserves and makes available for research the official records of the Archdiocese of Toronto and those ancillary records which reflect the work of the Church within the Archdiocese.
[Located in Category: Toronto Resources]
Located in Toronto, the Archives of Ontario is the second largest archives in Canada and provides a window into the past for all Ontarians, connecting us with our ancestors, our communities and our government.
[Located in Category: Toronto Resources]
A collection of articles on caring for mementoes, such as books, documents, medals, photos, textiles, and paintings.
[Located in Category: Conservation of Old Photos]
McMaster University, Hamilton Web Address: Tel: 905-525-9140 ext. 23511 for an appointment
[Located in Category: Toronto Resources]
History of the UK's leading children's charity, including the work of Dr Thomas Barnardo.
[Located in Category: British Home Children]
855, boulevard de la Gappe, Gatineau, QC Tel: 819-568-8798 Email: anq.gatineau@banq.qc.ca
[Located in Category: Ottawa Resources]
Learn about historical resources and origins of home children.
[Located in Category: British Home Children]
Find books and articles on home children.
[Located in Category: British Home Children]
List of books and other resources available in the BIFHSGO library
[Located in Category: British Home Children]
List of resources owned/accessed by individuals who are willing to look up genealogical information and e-mail or snail mail it to others who request it. This is a free service - volunteers may ask for reimbursement of copies and postage if information is provided via snail-mail. The project began in 1996 as a way for members of the ROOTS-L mailing list to share their resources with one another. Today, there are over 1500 volunteers.
[Located in Category: Document Dealers & Archives]
Top stories concerning British Isles ancestral research from Irish-born Scotland-based professional family historian, author and tutor Chris Paton.
[Located in Category: Blogs & Periodicals]
British Home Children in Canada, 1869-1930
[Located in Category: British Home Children]
Broad collection of information and resources compiled by Lori Oschefski. Site also provides list of upcoming events
[Located in Category: British Home Children]
The national archive collections in the United Kingdom of British and overseas newspapers.
[Located in Category: Newspapers]
Data used in his "Blood of the Isles" book. In North America the book is sold as "Saxons, Vikings, and Celts: The Genetic Roots of Britain and Ireland."
[Located in Category: DNA Database Sites]
A daily blog by John Reid about family history resources and developments seen from an Ottawa perspective.
[Located in Category: Blogs & Periodicals]
by John D. Reid
[Located in Category: BIFHSGO Members' Sites]
Begun in 1998 at McGill University, the County Atlas Digital Project is a searchable database of the property owners' names which appear on the township maps in the county atlases. Township maps, portraits and properties have been scanned, with links from the property owners' names in the database
[Located in Category: Maps]
Collection of immigration stories
[Located in Category: British Home Children]
During the Second World War, the staff of the century-old Hamilton Spectator newspaper kept its own monumental record of the war. This collection of more than 144,000 newspaper articles, manually clipped, stamped with the date, and arranged by subject, includes news stories and editorials from newspapers, mostly Canadian, documenting every aspect of the war.
[Located in Category: Military Records]
Free access to a database of 11 million immigrants who arrived in the United States from 1830 through 1892.
[Located in Category: Immigration & Passenger Lists]
[Located in Category: Ottawa Resources]
Links to free census transcriptions: US, UK, Canada, Native American.
[Located in Category: General Info]
Get the following forms free, in PDF format: ancestral charts, research calendars, research extracts, correspondence records, family group sheets, source summaries, U.S. census forms 1790-1930 (plus 1850 and 1860 slave schedules and 1890 veterans schedules), and U.K. and Canadian census forms (1901 and 1911 only).
[Located in Category: General Info]
Free charts and forms from Ancestry: research forms, ancestral charts, family group sites.
[Located in Category: Beginner Resources]
Information on the various institutions that became home for thousands of children and young people in Britain. These homes include a wide variety of establishments, ranging from orphanages, homes for those in poverty, and children with special needs, through to reformatories, industrial and approved schools, training ships, and hostels.
[Located in Category: British Home Children]
The Ottawa Museums and Archives Collections' online collection contains digitized records of archival records and artifacts, with full colour images where available, from a variety of local institutions, including the Bytown, the City of Ottawa Archives, Diefenbunker, Goulbourn, Osgoode Township, Muséoparc Vanier and the City of Ottawa.
[Located in Category: Ottawa Resources]
The Debt of Honour Register is the Commission's database listing the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died during the two world wars and the 23,000 cemeteries, memorials and other locations worldwide where they are commemorated.
[Located in Category: Military Records]
The Maritime History Archives at Memorial University of Newfoundland explores the historical circumstances that made merchant seafarers some of the best documented of nineteenth and early twentieth century workers in Britain and its colonies richly repay investigation. Learn about the history of Crew Lists, how to read them, and how to access them.
[Located in Category: Immigration & Passenger Lists]
Memorial University of Newfoundland provides the Mercantile Navy List, compiled by the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen. It was first published from 1849 to 1855, and annually thereafter from 1857 until 1976 (with supplements up to the end of 1977), but excluding 1941 to 1946, during the Second World War. Monthly supplements were issued under various titles from 1886. Use these lists to find the Official Registration number of a particular ship.
[Located in Category: Immigration & Passenger Lists]
Provided by Memorial University of Newfoundland, this program searches by official number only. The databases accessed by this search will inform the visitor whether a particular archive has the crew agreement. They will not provide any information on the agreement's contents. To obtain that data he or she will need to contact the appropriate institution.
[Located in Category: Immigration & Passenger Lists]
by Mark Cullen
[Located in Category: BIFHSGO Members' Sites]
A very extensive list of lists of sites for genealogy research.
[Located in Category: General Info]
The Obituary Daily Times is a daily index of published obituaries across the world. The archives are fully searchable online. Search the archives to find a publication date of an obit. You can then refer to the newspaper to get a copy of it (at the library or directly with the newspaper itself). There are currently over 9,000,000 database entries.
[Located in Category: Newspapers]
Assists in calculating dates from any two of the three following elements: birth date, event date; age at event.
[Located in Category: Genealogy & General Software]
Antiquarian and secondhand books, strong on northern topography, local history and parish registers for Yorkshire and Lancashire.
[Located in Category: Document Dealers & Archives]
The daily newsletter for genealogy consumers, packed with straight talk.
[Located in Category: Blogs & Periodicals]