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Genealogy Research - Free Records?

 If you've talked to me long enough, you know it's not unusual for the topic of Genealogy to crop up.  I've been doing research for over 25 years and invariably people will ask,  Where do you find the information?

In the last 10 years there has been a gradual increase in the number of on-line resources that are searchable.  This includes Volunteer projects, Government projects, and Pay for Use Services.  I have a core set of paid and free sites that I use on a regular basis, as well as many other great collections of sites.

Free Genealogy Resources I use regularly

There are many good on-line genealogy resources, especially if you are willing to spend money for access.   Although I have not renewed yet this year, is an extremely good resource, albeit expensive. 

If you are want to start out or continue your research using some of the many free resources, and you have ancestors in Canada and especially Ontario, then the following ideas and links should prove very useful as a first step.


Genealogy Research and Publishing

 Genealogy has been a fascination of mine for 25 years.  The last few years have seen an explosion of services providing on-line access to digitized and transcribed records of all sorts.  This includes census records, birth, marriage, and death records, immigration, and ship passenger lists.  There are many great sites that provide free access to these records, primarily from the efforts of volunteers, and there are many great services with a "fee per view" structure.

Genealogy Research & Mentoring