Each province has its own archives separate from Library and Archives Canada. You can find vital, tax and some land records among their holdings.
Vital records are called civil registrations
Canadian census were taken every 10 years beginning in 1851.
Canada began recording names of immigrants entering from the U.S. in 1908.
Records are currently available through 1921
There are no comprehensive passenger lists of immigrants arriving in Canada before 1865.
From 1865 onward, immigration records include passenger lists and border entry records.
From 1919 – 1924, immigration records were recorded on indigvidual forms, 30 for border entries, 30A for ocean arrivals.
- Ancestor Hunt – Contains Canadian historical newspapers.
- $ Canadiana – Basic search is free, complete access is on a subscription basis.
- Canadian Headstones
- Genealogie Quebec contains French-Canadian genealogy records.
- Library and Archives Canada – Contains Canadian census records, military and border-entry records
- BC Historical Newspapers
- Reveus et Journaux Quebecois
- Connecting Canadians
- Daniel F. Johnson’s New Brunswich Newspaper Vital Statistics
- Island Newspapers for Prince Edward Island
- Manitobia: Digital Resources for Manitoba’s History
- Nova Scotia Historical Newspapers Online
- Our Future Our Past: Alberta Newspapers
- Peel’s Prairie Provinces
- Nova Scotia Historical Vital Records