Historical U.S. and Canada Free Online Catholic Newspapers

For those of you who have Catholic ancestry in your family tree, there are lots of newspapers that have been published in the past that may help you find some information and stories about your ancestors. ​I recently became aware of the Catholic Newspapers Program, which is a result of a project started in 2011 by the Catholic Research Resources Alliance. […]

4,400 Free Canada Online Historical Newspaper Links

This past week I have been updating the articles published in the past that contain links to free online historical newspapers for Canada. Each article focuses on one single province (the territories are grouped into one article).  There are about 4,400 historical newspapers available online for free, and the links are included in these articles. […]

540 Free Online Historical Photo Archives from Canada

An old proverb states that “the eyes are the windows into the soul.” A genealogy corollary is that “a photo is a window into the lives of your ancestors.” Old photos are important to a complete research, whether they are portraits of your ancestors or historical photos of the period when they lived. And it […]

16,200 Free Online Canada Collections Available in 6 Genealogy Record Categories

Are you doing genealogy research in Canada and looking for Free Online Genealogy Collections and Records? Click on a province link to see the free links for that province in all 6 genealogy record categories: Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

Free Canada High School and College Yearbooks Online

Yearbooks from high school or college are one of the most fun sets of records for a genealogist to search. It provides you with a ton of story-like information about your ancestor’s life. What their interests were, what sports and clubs they participated in, and often some goofy snapshots of them before they settled into […]

Free Online Canada Obituaries and Obituary Indexes

One of the main goals for genealogists in searching historical newspapers is to find obituaries.  Obituaries are a gold mine of information. They provide death dates and locations, funeral and cemetery information, and sometimes more importantly – information about the relatives of the deceased’s family and extended family.  This family name information is often not […]

Canada Birth, Marriage, and Death (BMD) Record Links

One of the main goals for genealogists is finding birth, marriage, and death (BMD) information about their ancestors.   Over the past few decades, thanks to volunteers, librarians, and archivists (as well as the largest of them all – FamilySearch), a great number of indexes to birth, marriage, and death collections have been provided for free online.  […]

6,700 Free Online Canada City Directories

City and business directories are available online from all over the U.S. and Canada and are what I consider another important set of information that can assist you in advancing your family history and genealogy research. This activity of presenting links is a collaborative effort between The Ancestor Hunt and Miriam Robbins, who for years has […]

Canada Online Historical Newspaper Links

This past week I have been updating the articles published in the past that contain links to free online historical newspapers for Canada. Each article focuses on one single province (the territories are grouped into one article).  There are about 4,335 historical newspapers available online for free, and the links are included in these articles. […]

495 Free Online Historical Photo Archives from Canada

An old proverb states that “the eyes are the windows into the soul.” A genealogy corollary is that “a photo is a window into the lives of your ancestors.” Old photos are important to a complete research, whether they are portraits of your ancestors or historical photos for the period when they lived. And it […]