Genealogy and family history
Genealogy is a wonderful pursuit and part of lifelong learning. For some, it is an enjoyable hobby. For others, it becomes a passion. Learn about your ancestors and discover family secrets with the help of records and resources at Library and Archives Canada.
Learn the basic steps and principles to help you start your family history research.
Explore the options for accessing genealogical records, such as consulting records online or at a distance, hiring a freelance researcher or ordering copies of documents.
Consult historical information and genealogical records by province or territory.
Consult historical information and genealogical records by topic.
Consult historical information and genealogical records by ethno-cultural group.
See a complete list of online resources and databases that will help you find your ancestors and family members.
Browse our list of additional research resources arranged by type of institution and location.
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