Ancestry.ca | Monthly Update
August 2010
In this month’s newsletter:
Canadian Census, 1871 - Updated
New Site Features
Just Launched on Ancestry.ca
My Story – Toronto, ON
The Ancestry Team
Help save the world's historical records | The Ancestry World Archives Project
Just Launched on Ancestry.ca
NEW COLLECTION   |   Available to World Deluxe Members
England & Wales National Probate Calendar, 1861–1941
An exciting new collection from Ancestry.ca is the England & Wales wills and probate records from 1861–1941. These documents provide more than just lists of possessions that your ancestors left behind, they give details of a forebear's wealth and social standing. Find heirlooms or discover an ancestors' tastes and interests through this collection of over 6 million names. Probate records
NEW COLLECTION   |   Available to Canada & World Deluxe Members
Vancouver, British Columbia Passenger Lists –
Chinese Arrivals, 1906–1912, 1929–1941
With over 13,000 passenger lists of Chinese emigrants, Ancestry.ca has updated this database to include documents from 1929–1941. The database now reveals records of emigrants arriving by ship at Vancouver in 1906–1912 and at Vancouver or Victoria from 1929 to 1941. Most of the passengers were from ports of departure in Hong Kong with some from Manila and Shanghai. Find your ancestor's original emigration record among the thousands of images in the collection.
NEW COLLECTION   |   Available to Canada & World Deluxe Members
Canadian Census, 1871 – UPDATED
Over 10,000 new records have been added to this incredible collection. You can search the complete census collection or search this specific collection from 1871, the first census of Canada after confederation in 1867. In this collection you'll find new documents from the province of New Brunswick amongst the rest. Census records are a wonderful resource for anyone with Canadian ancestors in their family tree.
NEW COLLECTION   |   Available to World Deluxe Members
Perth, Scotland's 800th anniversary
Celebrate 800 years of Perth, Scotland by searching for your own family's roots in the following new records:
Perthshire, Scotland, School Registers of Admission and Withdrawals, 1869–1902
NEW COLLECTION   |   Available to World Deluxe Members
New from Brittany, France
In conjunction with the family history society ABGH Parchemin and its members, Ancestry.ca has added the following records:
Ille-et-Vilaine, France Passport Applications, 1926–1946 
My Story
“It felt surreal being in the house that my ancestors
grew up in”
I started using Ancestry.ca about a year ago. My mother had told me bits and pieces of family history before she passed away. From those pieces and using Ancestry.ca I actually discovered that both my father and mother are direct descendants of United Empire Loyalists from Prince Edward County in Ontario!

I had visited Prince Edward County before and loved the area, but now I love it even more knowing it is where my ancestors became Canadians.

My husband and I decided to take a weekend and visit the cemeteries and places in Prince Edward County that I had found reference to on Ancestry.ca. I learned so much about my family that weekend.

I also discovered that there is a museum there paying tribute to the United Empire Loyalists who had settled in the area. The museum turned out to be housed in Rose House, the original house built by my 3rd great grandfather, Peter Rose!

It felt so surreal being in the house that many of my ancestors had grown up in during the 18th and 19th Centuries.

Cindy Rose
Toronto, ON

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New Site Features
Name the Place
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What Else Did They Save?
Now the Member Connect panel shows other Ancestry.ca members who saved the record you're viewing as well as any other records they saved to the same person in their family tree. Search through the list and you may finally get that elusive record you've been hunting for – or even discover a record you didn't know existed.


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