This is a list of free Canada Online Genealogy Records at FamilySearch.


Included are Canada birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, Native population records, pension records, military records and more. We’ll continue to add more Canadian collections available online at FamilySearch. If you’re looking for onsite collections, visit their website & catalog.


Visit these listings for more collections:


These collections are all free to search. Due to contractual obligations, you’ll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to view some of these records.  If you follow the link and find the record is locked, login to FamilySearch on your computer and this may unlock the collection. If you’re logged in and still see a key icon, this collection may require you to view them online at a local library. Use this Locator tool to find a location near you





How to View the Collections

  1. Some links take you straight to the collection.

  2. Other links take you to a catalog description page where you will have to select the link.

    • Look for a camera icon and select that icon

    • or look for red print and select “here”

  3. If there is a key icon FamilySearch key icon over camera icon above the camera, this collection may be digitized and online, but you will either have to be signed in to your account at FamilySearch or they may need to be viewed at your local family history center or affiliate library. Find the nearest viewing center near you.

  4. In a few cases, the collection may be in queue to be digitized and you’ll need to check back at a later date.






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Canada Birth, Marriage, & Death Records


Canada Birth Indexes & Birth Records



Canada Marriage Indexes & Marriage Records



Canada Death Indexes & Death Records






Wills & Probate








Residence records and what they might include

Canada Residence Records









Land & Property


Maps, Almanacs, & Gazetteers


Merchant Marine

Naturalization & Citizenship


Orphans & Orphanages









Daily Life records, looking for family members...try these records, looking for description...try these records

Canada Daily Life Records

Alumni, Schools, & Yearbooks






Business Records & Commerce






Court Records


Description & Travel


Employees, Officials, & Occupations


Encyclopedias & Dictionaries


Ethnic Records

Jewish Records


Native American Records






Government & Legal


Government & Politics


Historical Geography




History – To 1763 (New France)


History – War of 1812

History – French and Indian War, 1755-1763


History – Rebellion, 1837-1838

History – Fenian invasions, 1866-1870




Language & languages


Libraries, Museums, & Archives


Magazines & Periodicals


Names & Surnames






Postal & Shipping


Public Records




Slavery & Bondage












Military Records and what you can learn from them

Canada Military Records


American Revolutionary War, 1775-1783


War of 1812


Rebellion, 1837-1838


South African War, 1899-1902


World War I


World War II




All New online Canadian Genealogy Collections digitized records with indexes microfilm and books


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