My Tool Box

The resources I use when researching in Canada and beyond


Provincial Archives of Alberta

British Columbia

British Columbia Vital Records

British Columbia Newspapers Online


Manitoba Vital Records

Manitoba Newspapers


Grey Co., Ontario Directory  1865-66 –

Orchardville Cemetery Con 1 Lot 12 Normanby, Grey Co., Ontario –

Land Records in Ontario are now searchable online

Map of Ontario in the 1850s 

Arnprior Museum & Archives –

Ontario Newspapers –


Saskatchewan Vital Records

Saskatchewan Archives

Saskatchewan Historic Newspapers Online


Quebec Railways Historical Research Institute

How to Access the Quebec Chronicle Telegraph Archives.

Presbyterian Churches of Quebec & Montreal 

Library of the National Assembly of Quebec

Morin Centre – Quebec City’s first jail, now a library and gives tours

Ladies Protestant Home fonds, Quebec City

BAnQ Quebec City Maps

Quebec City Street Name Changes

Databases on the BAnQ website – worth the time to check them out, QC databases

Photos in Public Domain from Quebec Archives BAnQ

Directories Quebec City


Canadian Find-A-Grave

Library and Archives Canada

Advanced Search Screen

Finding Photographs on LAC website 

Canadian Army Overseas Honors and Awards

Guide to Sources Relating to Canadian Militia LAC, pdf


Chronicling America

Montana – Historic Maps


Memorials, deeds, conveyances and wills 1708-1926 – Family Search

Historic Graves

John Grenham 

Registry of Deeds Project

School Collection Project

Church of Ireland Parish Registers – what survives

Tipperary Studies

Ask about Ireland – Griffiths Valuation

Failte Romhat – Irish resources



DNA Painter

DNA RootSearch

Shared cM Project (cM chart) by Blaine Bettinger and the Shared cM Project Tool

How to upload to Gedmatch via Your DNA Guide

Photographs in Public Domain

Wikimedia Commons



Images of Prairie Towns – postcards

Dating photos – dating postcards from the empty stamp image

Photographers of Ontario

Photos in Public Domain from Quebec Archives BAnQ


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