7 Canadian Genealogy Tips

By Diane Haddad

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Map of Canada
Upper and Lower Canada, 1838, David Rumsey Map Collection

Looking for ancestors in Canada? Whether you’re a native Canadian or you’re from the United States, these tips will help you get your genealogy search off to a good start.

After you’ve made note of these key facts, brush up on your knowledge of Canadian ports of immigration, and you’ll be on your way to discovering your Canadian ancestors.

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