As this year comes to a close, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for spending time with us on Ancestry.ca in 2009. Maybe it was the year you solved the mystery of a long-lost ancestor, or connected with a distant cousin you never knew you had. I’m constantly amazed by the stories I hear from our members.
We know nothing compares to the enchanting moments you experience as you discover who you are and where you came from. This is why we invested so much in adding hundreds of millions of new historical records to Ancestry.ca in 2009 – continuing to expand the world’s largest online collection of family history by leaps and bounds.
We’re passionate about helping you solve the mystery of your family story with clues found in census records, ships’ passenger lists, military attestation papers, historical newspapers and many other resources on Ancestry.ca. Every year we add helpful new tools and millions more records, photos, stories and family trees.
We do all this work in hopes that one day you might stumble upon the small town your family once left behind to travel to Canada. Meet the people who instilled you with such stubborn resolve. Or grow closer to the cultures that created the traditions you honour today. We’re already working on adding more collections for 2010. Here’s a sneak preview of the steady stream of history coming your way:
Significant Canadian collections in the works:
• Canadian city and area directories, 1800s-1900s
• Updated Ontario Vital Records - Births, Marriages and Deaths
Most popular international collections in the works:
• U.S. State and territory census records
• Scottish city directories, 1800s-1900s
• London electoral registers, 1900s
• England and Wales Census Summary Books, 1911