Find Canadian Ancestors in Any Time Period
Use this online Olive Tree Genealogy database if you are searching for Canadian ancestors in any time period.
- Varies by location but may contain:
- Census records
- Ships passenger lists
- Church records
- Newspaper transcriptions
- Military records
- Other miscellaneous data
- Historical overviews
- Boundary and name changes for locations
- Tutorials to help genealogists find other Canadian records
or do a Google search using the terms "Canadian ancestors"
Using the site:
- Scroll down to "Where do I Start Looking for my Canadian Ancestors?"
- Choose a Canadian Province or Territory to begin your search.
- Once the Province or Territory page displays, pick a topic from the list at the top of the page (examples are Church records, census Records etc).
- The new page that displays will provide you with a browseable index of online databases for that particular topic. You may also choose "Ships Passenger Lists to Canada" at the start page instead of choosing a location.
Look for the Olive Tree button to quickly find the free databases.
The site does not contain records of all Canadians.