Links of Interest

This is a collection of sites and pages from my various presentations.Hopefully some of these sites will help you in your own research.


Doing Family Tree Research in Your Pajamas for the Ottawa, Public Library, April 11, 2019
Researching in Your PJs for Ontario Ancestors, March 28, 2020

Resource Pages: 


Census Gotchas

1841 census of England: The enumerator was supposed to round the ages of those older than 15 down to a multiple of 5 (but some didn’t).
1841 census of Scotland: The enumerator was supposed to round the ages of those older than 15 down to a multiple of 5 (but some didn’t).
1890 Federal census of USA: Majority of the records were lost in a fire in 1921.
Pre-1901 census of Ireland: Majority of the records were destroyed by the government or lost in the 1922 fire at the Public Records Office in Dublin.

General Record Collection sites:

Ancestry: (and also .com,,


Alberta Genealogical Society:
British Columbia Archives Genealogy:
Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia:
Library and Archives Canada:
Manitoba Vital Statistics:
Newfoundland’s Grand Bank:
Provincial Archives of New Brunswick:
Nova Scotia Archives:
Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics:
Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society:
Saskatchewan Vital Statistics:
The Island Register:

British Isles:

1901/1911 Irish Census:
Maps of Scotland:
Post Office Street Directories (Scotland):
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI):
Scottish parish, civil, and census records:
UK BMD records (General Register Office):
Ulster Historical Foundation:


CanadaGenWeb’s Cemetery Project:
Canadian Headstone Photo Project:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid:


Obituary Daily times (GEN-OBIT):
Your Life Moments:


British Columbia Historical Newspapers:
British Newspaper Archive:
Google News Newspaper Archive:
Our Ontario Newspaper Indexes:
Peel’s Prairie Provinces:
Trove (Australia newspapers):
Welsh Newspapers Online:

Online Books:

Internet Archive:

Search Engines:

Microsoft Bing:

Social Networking:


Anglo-Celtic Connections (John D. Reid):
Scotish GENES (Chris Paton):
Genea-Musings (Randy Seaver):
Genealogy à la carte (Gail Dever):

Collaborative Family Tree sites:


  1. Hi Ken - Just read your latest blog. The list is fantastic! Thanks for compiling it. Question: Do you know if these records also are held by the various church archives? I consulted a Galt minister's notebook (circa 1855) at the United Church Archives and it could be the same as the Galt record you list. Don't want to get my hopes up...

    1. Unfortunately I don't have any answers for you concerning the parish registers found on Heritage. Since I've not looked at the Galt minister's notebook that you are referencing all I can do is suggest that you take the time to look at that digitized microfilm yourself from the comfort of your home.