British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa
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A database of all known New Zealanders who served in World War One
[Located in Category: Military Records]
Collection of various New Zealand digital images – one collection focusing on army service records
[Located in Category: Military Records]
Public Records Office data.
[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)]
The major Standard historical dictionary of Welsh which was prepared by the University of Wales between 1921 and 2002.
[Located in Category: Languages and Archaic Terms]
Lists of organizations' acronyms and the abbreviations used for genealogy terms and given names.
[Located in Category: General Info]
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]
Information posts from the folks behind the scenes at Ancestry.com.
[Located in Category: Blogs]
Gateway portal to Ancestry’s records on immigration and passenger lists. Can search by individual record sets. Access by a paid subscription or a subscribing library.
[Located in Category: Immigration & Passenger Lists]
Links to Ancestry.ca.
[Located in Category: Commercial Sites]
The Diocesan Archives holds non-current parish records including baptism, marriage and burial records and proof of status for legal or genealogical purposes, as well as parish history files.
[Located in Category: Toronto Resources]
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]
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, on the campus of York University, the Archives of Ontario is the second-largest archives in Canada, with provincial vital records from 1869, many church records prior to 1869, land and property records and wills and estates.
[Located in Category: Toronto Resources]
Researching Australian military service (mainly First and Second World Wars) – Includes written records of war, both published and unpublished that can be researched by individual, unit or event
[Located in Category: Military Records]
The Canadian Baptist Archives at McMaster Divinity College (Hamilton) collects local church records for congregations affiliated with Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec (CBOQ), which was formerly known as the Baptist Convention of Ontario and Quebec (BCOQ).
[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]
Being a national library, national archives and public library of a major metropolitan city, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) brings together, preserves and promotes heritage materials from or related to Québec. One of its 12 facilities is located in Gatineau, Québec.
[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]
Covering 1850 to 1947, this website has over 12m records which have been collated from many sources, most with links to the service records available on Find My Past and The National Archives. The photographic archive has over 100,000 British Army photographs.
[Located in Category: Military Records]
British Home Children in Canada, 1869-1930 Note: Site is no longer being updated
[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]
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]
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 historic Ontario 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 140,000 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. The collection, and other donated WWII newspaper collections, are held by the Canadian War Museum.
[Located in Category: Military Records]
A registry to honour and remember the sacrifices of the more than 118,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders who, since Confederation, have given their lives serving in uniform. The names of fallen soldiers found in the CVWM are also inscribed in the seven Books of Remembrance.
[Located in Category: Military Records]
Established in 1873 on land that was then outside Ottawa, Beechwood is informally known as Canada’s National Cemetery. It is also home to the National Military Cemetery and the RCMP National Memorial Cemetery.
[Located in Category: Military Records]
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]
Charts, forms and templates for a wide range of family history research needs.
[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]
Research your house and family, or explore more than three million photographs. The City of Ottawa Archives are the caretakers of Ottawa’s history, with both local government and community records in its collections. The City Archives Reference Room also hosts the reference library collections of its partner organizations.
[Located in Category: Ottawa Resources]
The City archives hold historical records including records created by the City of Toronto government, records created by municipal governments that existed before the 1998 amalgamation, papers of people, families, organizations and businesses, photographs, and maps, plans and architectural drawings.
[Located in Category: Toronto Resources]
The Commission's database includes 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]
CIGO is a lobby group for the various national and international organizations sharing an interest in Irish Genealogical Research. See its Member list for Irish family history societies in your area of interest.
[Located in Category: Family History Society Sites]
CIGO is a lobby group for the various national and international organisations sharing an interest in Irish Genealogical Research. See its Member list for Irish family history societies in your area of interest.
[Located in Category: Family History Society Sites]
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]
The Maritime History Archive 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]
The Maritime History Archive maintains a searchable Crew List Index. It 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, 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 the publication date of an obituary. You can then refer to the newspaper to get a copy of it (at the library or directly with the newspaper itself).
[Located in Category: Newspapers and Periodicals]
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]