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From: "Susan Young" <>
Subject: Re: [SRY] Which web site?
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 13:01:59 -0400
For Canadian research you first have to know in which Province you are
searching. There are quite a few sites, relating to Canadian genealogy,
that have free access to census, court records and BMDs within the open
period (we, in Canada, have stringent privacy legislation in place that
prevents access to recent, i.e. up to 100-years old, records). Not even
Ancestry.ca has access to the 'closed' records. I would suggest you
"Google" for the provincial archives website of the province you need.
You might want to try out the new digitisation project being run by
www.familysearch.org. For instance, there under "Search Records" "Pilot"
you will find the Ontario Civil Death Registrations 1869-1929, later than
that is within the closed period, but the WWII death certs can be found
On the familysearch pilot project you will also find both indexed and
yet-to-be-indexed but searchable images of U.S. census, nationwide as well
as a few of the State census.
http://www.automatedgenealogy.com has the 1852, 1901 and 1911 census largely
indexed across Canada.
I would urge you to look around thoroughly before upgrading on Ancestry.
I hope this helps.
Susan D. Young, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
County Administrator, Kent OPC www.kent-opc.org
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