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Explore your roots at VPL and beyond: resources and services for genealogists
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Canadian Civil Registration Records

Finding B.C. Civil Registration Records
Information on accessing publicly released B.C. civil registration records at VPL.

Finding Ontario Civil Registration Records
Information on accessing publicly released Ontario civil registration records at VPL.

Records of Specific Canadian Populations

Aboriginal Ancestry
Information, websites, books and other resources to assist First Nations, Métis and Inuit ancestral research.

The Chinese-Canadian Genealogy website provides a wealth of information for researching Chinese-Canadian ancestors.

VPL has many resources for genealogists interested in exploring Loyalist roots.

Records in Other Countries

Beyond Canada: Quick Reference for Genealogists
Basic information about civil registration, church and census records in the British Isles and United States.

British Isles Civil Registration Records
Information for researchers looking for civil registration records in the British Isles.


Coats of Arms
Not many people can claim to have a coat of arms. Explore heraldry further in our page dedicated to the topic.


Tracing Living People





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