Ancestry.ca | Monthly Update October 2011  
In this month’s newsletter:
•  This fall, find more in your family tree
•  300,000 new records added to our Ontario Vitals
•  New Collections from Germany and Scotland
•  What’s in a Name? is now on TV
•  We want to hear your military story
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Make the most of your time spent with family
The turning leaves mark the beginning of fall and a shift in focus to the holiday season and time spent with family. As the generations of your current family gather around the table this year, you may find yourself wondering about the family members that came before you and their holiday traditions.
Ancestry.ca has a number of tools and products that were built to help you discover your past relatives and answer the question of where you came from. Visit our Learning Centre at any time for tips, tools and resources that can help you get started or add more branches to your family tree. You’ll find everything from advice on how to begin your family history research, helpful tools for reading handwriting and even a list of questions you can ask your family at your next gathering.

Learn more about all that Ancestry.ca has to offer today and bring more to the family get-together this year.

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UPDATED COLLECTION | Available to Canada Deluxe & World Deluxe Members
Ontario Birth, Marriage and Death Records, 1801–1938
Birth, marriage and death records can provide you with all the details surrounding these milestones in your ancestors’ lives. Now that this collection has been updated with two years and over 300,000 new records, there is even more information to be found than ever before!
Ontario, Canada Births, updated with years 1912 and 1913 can reveal birthdates and places, county of birth and parentage of your ancestors.
Ontario, Canada Marriages, now containing the years 1927 and 1928, includes information such as surnames of the couple, parentage, wedding dates and location, residences and names of witnesses, so you may be able to piece together the details surrounding your past relatives’ “I Do’s.” Explore Ontario, Canada Deaths, recently updated with records from 1937 and 1938, and uncover details surrounding a death in the family including date, age, location, cause of death and next of kin.

Explore Ontario vitals today and fill in the branches of your family tree!

Search All Ontario Vitals, 1801–1938 
NEW COLLECTION | Available to World Deluxe Members
Lübeck, Germany Census, 1862–1880
Learn more about this fascinating period in Germany’s history, and about your German ancestors, through this detailed collection. Lübeck, a prosperous city whose marzipan industry and Christmas market handicrafts date as far back as the 17th century, is rich in tradition.
Get a rare look into German life during the 19th century through this collection of census records from the free imperial city of Lübeck. As with all census collections on Ancestry.ca, these records are packed with information and can reveal details such as given name and surname, address, marital status, religion, occupation and more. Search these records today and discover German history and your German heritage through this unique collection.

Lübeck, Germany Census, 1862
Lübeck, Germany Census, 1871
Lübeck, Germany Census, 1875
Lübeck, Germany Census, 1880
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Fife, Scotland, The Dunfermline Register, 1829–1859
This collection offers an in-depth look into the life of Scots living in the area of Dunfermline: the former capitol of Scotland, birthplace of Andrew Carnegie, and home to St. Andrews, the provenance of golf.
A cross between an area directory and an almanac, these records hold a range of information including listings of local nobility, clergy, police commissioners and members of parliament, to name a few. Records even reveal dates of market fairs, ferry schedules, pricing lists for agricultural produce, religious societies, banks and many other details pertinent to the community.

Family genealogists and history enthusiasts alike will find these records helpful in determining how an ancestor or person of interest participated in this Scottish community. Search these records today and discover details like surname, birth year, occupation and a slice of what life was like in 19th century Scotland.


What’s in a Name? Everything.
Last fall, Ancestry.ca partnered with History Television to run an amazing contest.

At the website Namethis.ca, Canadians were invited to suggest names for new inventions, products, places, a space rover and even an unborn baby!

The short-listed names are currently appearing in History TV’s hit new show What’s in a Name?, which, incidentally also got its name through the contest. The community at Namethis.ca voted on their favourites and the authors of those names won World Deluxe membership prizes from Ancestry.ca. So, now they can discover the secrets of their families in new and meaningful ways.
What’s in a Name? is a powerful television series that takes Canadians on a fun and exciting romp through history, telling the stories behind the names we know best—from perfume to hockey teams, cars to wrestlers. Every episode begins with someone who needs to name something: a newly-invented electric car, a mouthwatering chocolate bar, or a baby about to be born. Along the way, experts and celebrities offer advice. Actor George Wendt (Norm from Cheers) gives tips on naming beer, wrestling legends Bret Hart and Hulk Hogan weigh in on punchy names in the ring, and Randy Bachman gives a young band tips on finding a name that rocks. Tune in and take a look at which names have worked throughout history, which haven’t, and why it matters.

What’s in a Name? airs on History Television on Monday at 8pm ET/PT

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We Want to Hear from You
In honour of Remembrance Day, we’re looking for stories about the military ties in your family tree.

Have you discovered a military hero while researching your family history? Did your ancestor receive a medal of honour or any other military honours? Did you discover the circumstances of death or the final resting place of a fallen soldier in your family?

The brave men and women in your family tree are an important part of our history and we want to hear all about them.

If you would like to share your story, please email us at ancestry@mediaprofile.com and provide the following information:
A brief summary of your story
The name of your ancestor
Your name, city and province
Phone number and email address
If you are willing to share this story in the media
As an Ancestry.ca member, your privacy is always our first concern. Please be assured
that we will not use your story without your permission.

We can’t wait to hear the stories that honour the military heroes in your family tree!


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