Welcome to the Learning Centre.
Get great hints and tips on how to start your family
history research as well as how to get the most out
of the Ancestry.ca website.
We’ll be continually adding new content, so be sure to bookmark this page for future return visits.
Just starting out?
Begin by building your family tree. Start with yourself and your parents and build out from there. This will give you a base from which you can easily identify gaps in your knowledge and highlights the
questions you’ll need to ask your relatives. Engaging other family members is the key to successful research. Read more
about building and sharing your Tree
including photos, stories and more.
It’s always best to search with a purpose in mind. For example, to find a reference to a known ancestor, discover other family members living in the same household or obtain reference details to
enable you to order a birth marriage or death certificate. Creating and saving a tree in 'Family Tree'
on Ancestry.ca is a great way to ensure your searching gets off
to a flying start.
Not there yet? Start by speaking to family members and capture your findings using our free family tree service.
Family History Toolbox
Use our tools and tips to help you discover your family history
||Get help reading old handwriting.
||Use our family history charts to organise your data.
From the Ancestry Library
Browse the biggest collection of family history educational resources
on the Internet
||Access the entire library.
||Tips for getting started.
||Articles for more advanced researchers.