Genealogical Society of South Brevard

French & Canadian Heritage Society

Listed below are links to sites specific to the French and Canadian Heritage Society research. Descriptions/commentary of sites are from various sources.


Alberta Genealogical Society Alberta GS Vols Index Land Records: With volunteer help, the Alberta Genealogical Society (AGS) has created a name index to a collection of early Dominion land files held on microfilm at the Provincial Archives of Alberta (PAA) in Edmonton. Many of these files pertain to homestead lands patented in Alberta between 1870 and 1930. Volunteers indexed records on 685 reels of microfilm. If you get a hit, the database will provide you with a full name, a legal land description (the section, township, range and meridian numbers) as well as two key pieces of information -- the file number on which the record is located plus what's called the "Ottawa file number."

British Columbia Archives Vital statistics including a searchable online index for birth, marriage and death records.

British Columbia Cemetery Finding Aid A pointer database consisting of the surnames, cemetery name and location of more than 344,000 entries collected from records and headstone inscriptions associated with 264 cemeteries situated in the province of British Columbia, Canada and two from the state of Washington, USA.

CanadaGenWeb Project

Canadian Census Recensement 1901 and 1911. For 1911 Canadian Blank Census Forms - there's one PDF version like the original (50 lines) and one PDF version with only 25 lines (more space to write). Also for people who would prefer the Excel versions, the 2 versions are available. You may also find blank census forms at Archive CD Books.

C'est La Vie This site contains many useful links reference Kings Daughters, the genealogy department at the University of Montreal where you can search a surname, and other information. Also, there is a Canadian French dictionary and even a link to a french language online course.

Divorced in Canada This website is a link to the Canadian Archives’ Divorces.

Early Ontario Records A good collection of early records - parish, land etc. from 1800 to 1850's and beyond for Ontario researchers.

Genealogy Today

Lost in Canada? Tracing Your Ancestors in Canada -- a guide (PDF file)

National Archives of Canada The archives include searchable indices including World War I regimental records, Dominion Land Grants (Western Canada), 1871 Ontario Census Index of Heads of Household and more. Plus, you can write to them and request items relating to all military actions from the War of 1812 onwards! Definitely a site to visit.

The National Library of Canada

Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery, Montreal Permits searches of persons interred in this cemetery.

Nova Scotia (Nouvelle Ecosse) Public archives.

Ontario Archives Includes an online index for early probate/will records.

Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid A pointer database consisting of the surnames, cemetery name and location of over 2 million internment records from several thousand cemeteries, cairns, memorials, and cenotaphs in Ontario Canada.


Ontario Locator

Ontario Marriages Volunteers are putting Ontario marriages on-line. If you do not find your marriage on their website, you can have a volunteer do a lookup for a very reasonable fee.

Surname Navigator A one window megasearch engine for surnames - can simultaneously search various databases, using only one input screen. There are surname navigators for 26 countries.

The United Church of Canada/Victoria University Archives Contains a listing of all available film - good for early Methodist, Presbyterian etc. records.

Victoria City Archives Includes some burial records and early marriage notices.


This page last updated October 23, 2005