Sunday, November 11, 2007

Canadian Research

There have been a couple comments about Canada research so I thought I'd try to copy the portions of the earlier comments to keep them here, so just add any Canada related comments down at the bottom on this thread. Don't know if it will work, we'll try. -Donna

  • November 11, 2007 1:02 PM Joann Henely said...Alan Toft said he couldn't obtain much Canadian info.
    There is a new (Canadian) website at:

    Wisconsin archives are at:

    Aloha, Joann

    November 11, 2007 1:18 PM Donna said...
    I tried the excellent Canadian website at and it came right up with a 1799 land petition for my Simon Stevens in Nova Scotia!
    I couldn't get to the Wisconsin Archives at that address, and the looks like an interesting free site. Thanks for the comment Joann. - Donna
    November 11, 2007 1:35 PM Alan said...

    Thanks Ladies, No, I think I said I didn’t know much about finding Canadian info and I wish I spent more time in Canada so I could use the resources available, like my local Family History Society. Sheer incompetence on my part!! :)

    It's pretty bad when I've lived there for 34 years and I can’t remember how to order a BMD certificate!! I did order one a few years ago and I can’t remember how I did it!!

    Many thanks for this - I'll take a look. I have this first cousin twice removed. Thomas Burgess Toft, who died in 1961 in a mental home in Ponoka, Alberta, only a few miles away from where I lived from 1974 thru 1995. He emigrated in 1928 from Liverpool on the White Sat liner 'Celtic'. I need to find the death of his wife, Ivy, and whether they had any children.

    I also need to find the death of my great uncle, Leonard George Paice. My paternal grandmother's brother, who emigrated about 1911 (I only found his wife's emigration so I presume she followed him - they had married in Warrington, Lancashire in 1911) - I know they had 2 daughters and I found them in 1931 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He may have passed away by then as his wife was the main person listed, although he was there in 1920.

    Thanks again - now I must get back to work!!
    Cheers .. Alan

    November 11, 2007 7:54 PM Harriet said...

    I see Alan posted about Canada research. I too am researching Calgary, Alberta and Winnipeg, Manitoba. You may already have checked the websites below, but just in case....


    Re: Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1922 or announced in their new at
    Its listed on the ArchiviaNet at


    1 comment:

    Georgia Bopp said...

    I think Canadian Research would be a good topic for a meeting.