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Has your genealogy research led you to ancestors in Canada? That’s not
surprising—folks have been crossing the US-Canadian border for a
loooong time. Consider:
After the American Revolution, around 35,000 Loyalists headed for Canada’s Maritime
By 1812, about 80 percent of the estimated 100,000 settlers in southern Ontario province
were of American origin.
Approximately 900,000 French-Canadians emigrated to the United States from 1840 to
As available US land diminished in the late 1880s, Canada’s Prairie Provinces saw
a massive influx of Americans.>
Around 1895, when US border-crossing records begin, as many as 40 percent of immigrants
to Canada planned to end up in the United States.
In 1897, the Klondike Gold Rush spurred a stampede of Americans to the Yukon.
Fortunately for US residents tracing Canadian ancestors, an abundance of resources
is available—but where do you start?
Why, with our next webinar, Canadian
Genealogy for Americans.
Author and lecturer Lisa A. Alzo will introduce you to major Canadian genealogy resources
and websites, key record groups and essential history. You’ll also receive our digital
Canadian Genealogy Guide when you register.
Here are the Canadian
Genealogy for Americans webinar details:
- Tuesday, June 5, 2012
- 8 p.m. Eastern (7 p.m. Central, 6 p.m. Mountain, 5 p.m. Pacific)
- Duration: 60 minutes
$49.99 (but register
now to save $10!)
participation in the live event, access to the recording to watch again as often as
you like, a PDF of the presentation slides, our Canadian Genealogy Guide