GENEALOGICAL RESOURCES IN THE LIBRARY
Local Parish RecordsEmbrun St-Jacques Parish records (births, marriages, deaths) are available on microfilm for
consultation only on the library's microfilm reader. An electronic database of these records, developed by local historian, Jean-Pierre Proulx, can be accessed at one of the public computers at the Embrun Branch Library.
Genealogy CollectionSearch the catalogue to find books about the history/genealogy of Russell, Embrun, Marionville or Limoges »
Besides these resources, both branches of the Library also have a small reference collection of genealogical resources available for consultation only.
Russell Branch Library genealogical collection »
Embrun Branch Library genealogical collection »
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GENEALOGICAL RESOURCES ON THE WEB
- CanadaGenWeb Project: the Gateway to free Canadian Genealogy. This portal lists genealogical resources available on the Web by province and territory.
- FamilySearch.org: This is the LDS website, the best source of genealogical information on the
Internet. It also has all the listings of books in the LDS library in Utah.
Most of these sources can be ordered on microfilm through your local LDS Family
Centre. The Canadian 1881 Census is listed on this site.
- Rootsweb: Rootsweb
is one of the oldest sources of genealogical information on the Internet and
has all kinds of surname lists and locality lists where people make queries
and get answers to their questions from other researchers.
Canadian Genealogy Centre (Library and Archives Canada) : A great place to
research your family history: Canadian Census material, military information,
post office information, photographs.
- Archives of Ontario:
Discover your family history - offers a wealth of information to trace your
roots including access to Ontario Vital Statistics microfilmed records. Many of the microfilm listings can be borrowed
through your public library.
- McGill Digital Library:
an excellent source of county atlases from the 19th century. You can often
locate an ancestor here by lot and concession if you know what township and
county they were located in.
- Our Roots:
a project recording many of the local histories done in Canada. It also is searchable
by keyword, a very useful tool.
- Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid:
The Ontario Cemetery Finding aid with millions of Ontario burials. Not all Ontario
burials are listed here though so be aware.
This site has the listings for the genweb sites for Ontario counties as well
as links to other interesting information including the Ontario Genweb census
page (www.rootsweb.com/~ongenpro/census) which is updated frequently with lists
of transcribed Ontario county census information.
- JenForum: An
excellent source for individual surnames. You can also post to your own surname
board if you wish and get emails of other researchers.
- Automated Genealogy:
Transcriptions of the 1851, 1901, 1911 and 1916 Census of Canada
- Cyndi's List:
Cyndi’s list is one of the biggest sources of genealogical information
(general and specific) on the Internet. She updates it often. This is the Ontario
page but there are pages for other Canadian provinces and places.
- Ontario Genealogical Society: The Ontario
Genealogical Society’s web page with links to other provincial genealogical
- Bytown or Bust: Bytown
or Bust – a good source of information on Ottawa area settlers.
- Olive Tree Genealogy:
Lots of free databases, ship passenger lists and other information on Canadian
genealogy. Check this one out!
- Genuki.org.uk: This
website is a good starting point for genealogical research of Scotland, England
Building your family tree online
- Genealogy in Time
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