Ancestry Monthly -- June 2007 -- Get the most from Ancestry.ca

Coming Soon to Ancestry.ca: Canadian Passenger Lists

If your ancestors immigrated to Canada sometime between 1865 and 1935, you will soon have an easy way to track them down. Ancestry and the Library and Archives Canada are joining together to make the Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935 available online. Read more about their agreement and the passenger lists here.

In This Issue:
New at Ancestry.ca
Military Records Collection on Ancestry.ca
Tell Your Story
Tongue Twister
New at Ancestry.ca

Exact Phrase Searching
Use quotation marks to search for exact phrases in the Family and Local History and Newspaper Collections. For example, type “Lincoln assassination” or “moon landing.” The search results only contain records with that exact phrase—not records where both words appear somewhere on the page.

Question Generator and Two-Way Audio Calls
Want to record your family’s story but don’t know where to start? Now, when you invite your family to record a story, you’ll see a list of questions you can use to jog their memory. A new two-way calling feature also allows you to record more than one person at a time. Learn more.
Do you have French-Canadian roots? If so, we want to hear about it - especially the famous and infamous family members and fascinating stories that make you who you are today. If you've got a story for us, please email it to AMUeditor@ancestry.com.

Check out 24/7 Family History Circle, an online forum where you can see what people are saying about family history topics and voice your own opinion.

Visit the “What’s New” page on Ancestry.com for the latest announcements.

View a list of all the new and updated databases.

Military Records Collection on Ancestry.ca

Ancestry.ca released a new collection of military material—the largest online assortment of U.S. military records ever. You’ll find draft registration cards, indexes of veterans' gravesites, enlistment records, pension files, wartime newspapers and photographs, and even a collection of WWII newsreels shown in movie theatres throughout the world. Learn more about what’s in the Military Records Collection.


Tell Your Story
Remember when your sister spilled soda on your prom dress? Dad’s big promotion? Grandpa’s work as an airplane mechanic during WWII? Record your stories and attach them to your family tree. Or, use the new two-way calling feature to record yourself interviewing Grandma.

Interesting Finds

Tongue Twister
I didn’t find anyone selling seashells down by the seashore, but I did find Wal(ter) L. in the Walla Walla, Walla Walla, WA census. Try saying that three times fast.

-- Thanks to Esther M. Leonard

Send in your fun and interesting finds. Include links to records if available.

Learn More

Canadian Border Crossings Collection

PERSI: The Hidden Resource

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