Canadian Records in Ancestry LE  

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.

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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.

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