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Trying to get a map of the land with the name Jack Muggridge on it. The map I had has been lost.
I was told that my grandparents homesteaded outside Milden Sask. I have not been able to confirm this. My Mother and her brothers lived there when they
Hi I am searching for a 1st cousin I didn't know I had until after my mom passed in 2011. Harold Blair was the son of my moms brother. His birth parents
John Parrott, birth date unknown, is known to be Canadian but died and was buried in Algonac, Michigan. Although there is a John Parrott who died in 1933
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Find your ancestors in the Prairie land grants! Free land on the Prairies attracted many in the early 1900s. Discover where the records are kept.
Discover how your Newfoundland ancestors acquired their land! Land grants are rare before the mid-1800s. Squatter's rights have played a major role in obtaining land in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Bring your family history to life! Break down those brick walls! Free tips, tricks, advice, and anecdotes on tracing your family tree. Special emphasis on free Canadian and UK resources.
The Family Finder and Relative Finder Tests, available since early 2010, rely on recombined DNA testing. Matches mean a common ancestor. Find genetic cousins; add to your family tree!
Can DNA matches really cause genealogical brick walls really to come crashing down? Read the Nov 2011 update in finding my grandfather's family.
Manitoba vital records from 1882 and on are in the Vital Statistics Office. Before 1882, vital records can be found in churches or elsewhere.
parish church records, English parish records, Wales vital records, free genealogy websites
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