Ancestry Library Edition (Ancestry LE) certainly contains many records pertaining to American states and territories, but it’s also a great source for records of Canadian provinces and territories. So if you have Canadian ancestors, or think an ancestor may have immigrated to the U.S. via Canada, it should prove useful to take a look at Ancestry LE.
Instead of doing a Basic Search of the 20+ billion records in Ancestry LE, you should look for individual record collections of interest. The best way to find individual record collections is with a Card Catalog search. Click Search in the top menu bar on Ancestry LE, then click Card Catalog.
You can easily look for types of record, or records of a particular province or territory. To look for types of record, you should enter the following search terms in Title and Keyword:
(title) Canada (keyword) birth 73 results
(title) Canada (keyword) census 32 results
(title) Canada (keyword) military 29 results
(title) Canada (keyword) marriages 23 results
(title) Canada (keyword) immigration 20 results
To look for records of particular provinces, enter the name of the province or territory in Title. For example:
(title) Ontario 125 results
(title) Quebec 102 results
(title) Nova Scotia 57 results
(title) British Columbia 20 results
Ancestry LE can be used at Central Library and our branches.