Geneology & your Family Tree

Records about the milestones of peoples' lives used to be found with painstaking research using in microfiche readers in dusty libraries. Thankfully, these are being moved online, and you can now research your family history sitting at your home computer. Some websites also provide family-tree software you can use to organize the information.

Starting with names and other information, you can locate the birth, marriage and death records needed to start a family tree using websites like Ancestry and FindMyPast. The most useful sites require a paid subscription. ($10/mo up) is a popular site for Canadians. ($25/mo up) has international records. FindMyPast has millions of international records, some from Great Britain going back centuries. Archives Canada offers collections of land recrods and Home Children. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints ( has kept records since the 1930s. Ontario Genealogical Society has public records and a variety of related services. MyHeritage has family tree software. RootsWeb is a social sharing site where you can ask questions and share information.

Geneology Websites

  7. Library and Archives Canada: Genealogy & Family History


  1. National Institute for Genealogical Studies
  2. Ontario Genealogical Society