The Top Five for Canadian Family History Research

These are my top five lists of books, blogs and websites that can assist you with your family history research in Canada. Do you have any that you feel should be added? If so please leave a comment.


Lovell’s Gazetteer of British North America 1873” published by Global Heritage Press

Genealogy in Ontario: Searching the Records” by Brenda Dougall Merriman; published by The Ontario Genealogical Society

United Empire Loyalists, a Guide to Tracing Loyalist Ancestors in Upper Canada” by Brenda Dougall Merriman; published by Global Heritage Press

The Canadian Genealogical Sourcebook” by Ryan Taylor; published by the Canadian Library Association

Finding Your Canadian Ancestors: A beginner’s guide” by Sherry Irvine and Dave Obee; published by Ancestry Publishing


Librarians Helping Canadian Genealogists Climb Family Trees

Fur trade Family History

Ottawa Branch Ontario Genealogical Society

Prairie History Blog

Veterans of Southwestern Ontario


Canadian Genealogy Centre

Maritime History of the Great Lakes

Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid

Automated Genealogy

Hudson’s Bay Company Archives

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