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Canadian Genealogy Index, 1600s-1900s
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Canadian Genealogy Index, 1600s-1900s
Find your ancestor in Canadian Genealogy Index, 1600s-1900s. This great data set is part of the International & Passenger Records subscription, or can be purchased on CD-ROM.
 Data on your ancestors may include:
Event (birth, baptism, death, immigration, etc.)
Year and location of event
Source and location of original record

The Canadian Genealogy Index, 1600s-1900s, features approximately 2,000,000 names of Canadian residents.

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This data set contains over two million records referencing individuals from all regions of Canada, as well as early Alaska. The vast majority of the records fall between 1600 and the mid-to-late 1900s, although some records date before the 1500s. Gleaned during twenty years of research from over one thousand different sources — including city directories, marriage records, land records, census records, and more — this collection of names represents one of the most complete indexes to Canadian historical records available.

This index helps you locate a particular individual at a specific place and point in time. In general, each record in the index tells you about an event, giving the individual's name, and usually also the year and location where the event took place. Each record typically also tells you what the source of this information is, so you can refer to the original materials for more details about the individual. Knowing a name, location, and year, may help you find your ancestor in other records of genealogical value, which are not necessarily included in this index.

Locations Covered
Here you will find the locations covered by this data set as well as the number of records referenced by each. Please note that this is a breakdown of the provinces associated with the original record source. In most cases, this is the same as the location where the event took place. However, there are times when it may be different. For example, a book about an Ontario family may indicate that an individual was born in England. Thus, the location of the event is England, but the province associated with the record source is still Ontario, because the book is about an Ontario family. Also note that approximately three percent of the records are associated with locations outside of Canada, such as the United States and England.

  • Alberta (52,003)
  • British Columbia (125,068)
  • Labrador (1,706)
  • Manitoba (92,485)
  • New Brunswick (260,069)
  • Newfoundland (46,431)
  • Northwest Territories (12,683)
  • Nova Scotia (269,741)
  • Ontario (822,094)
  • Prince Edward Island (29,369)
  • Quebec (454,668)
  • Saskatchewan (64,150)
  • Yukon Territory (24,225)
 Sources for Canadian Genealogy Index, 1600s-1900s:
This data was provided by The Genealogical Research Library, Inc. of Toronto, Canada. Many of the source documents are available in their collection.

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