Ontario Ancestors Conference 2022 The Ontario Genealogical Society Virtual Conference 2022, June 24 – 26, Ottawa
The Ontario Genealogical Society Virtual Conference 2022, June 24 – 26, Ottawa

June 25 – 4:00 PM – Stream A – Genealogy Resources for the Canadian Prairies

Summary  

A look at the usual websites and unexpected resources for finding your family on the Canadian Prairies. Discover where to find data and social history.  

Outline 

A bit of history 
Formation of the Prairie Provinces 
The usual websites 
How to find what records for the Prairies are on FamilySearch? 
How to find what records for the Prairies are on FamilySearch? 
 
Unusual  
What’s in the Archives for each province? 
BMD 
Images 
Other 
The Glenbow Archives now housed at the University of Calgary 
Metis Resources 
CPR Land Records 
Images 
Using Peels Prairie Provinces 
Genealogy Societies 
A look at the resources each society has. Alberta Family Histories Society 
Alberta Genealogy Society 
Manitoba Genealogy Society 
Saskatchewan Genealogy Society  

Tara Shymanski – follow this link to listen to a video interview with Tara, conducted by John D. Reid. Learn more about how she got started in the business of genealogy and the resources she found for John’s Saskatchewan ancestor! John and Tara also talk about both of the presentations she will cover at the conference. Such a friendly conversation!