Canadiana Discovery Portal for Genealogy

Candiana.ca has a free search engine for its digital collections from libraries, museums, and archives throughout Canada. Unlike Héritage which searches specific collections held at Library and Archives Canada, the Canadiana Discovery Portal searches over 40 partnering institutions with over 65 million pages.   The Portal provides a wealth of free Canadian history online, including: books, journals, directories, newspapers, government documents, photographs, maps, and postcards. Canadiana Discovery Portal is a great resource for genealogists and family historians looking for primary source material and images related to Canadian history and many of the images are in the public domain and can be used freely. There will be a paywall for some of the search returns and after viewing the initial few pages of a document you may need to subscribe to Early Canadiana Online to have full access to the document, including the ability to download copies in PDF format. Subscrip…
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Free MyHeritage Book Collection

    #FamilyHistoryMonth There are a lot of great online book sites but my favorite is the free book collection at MyHeritage. The have over 400,000 books and their search engine does a great job providing results. If you're going to spend a few minutes looking for an ancestor in a book collection, try this one first. The book collection is officially called "Compilation of Published Sources" and the description says, "This collection includes a compilation of thousands of published books ranging from family, local and military histories, city and county directories,school, university and hospital reports, church and congregational minutes and much more. All records include images of the book's pages. We are continually growing this collection."  
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Monmouthshire Genealogy Resources (Wales)

Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire, Wales, founded in by a Cistercian monastery in 1131. Photo by Phillip Capper. History Monmouthshire is one of thirteen historic counties in Wales. The county names and boundaries have changed since 1972 and the current county of Monmouthshire is smaller than the historic county's boundaries. Most of the genealogy resources on these websites are for historic Monmouthshire. Timeline of Genealogically Interesting Dates Welsh-English Online Dictionary Cymtillery Colliery History (Monmouthshire, Wales) Abertillery History (Monmouthshire, Wales) Forest-of-Dean Family History (Monmouthshire, Wales) Govilon Website Libraries & Archives Monmouthshire Library Gwent Archives The National Library of Wales Historical Societies Gwent Family History Society of Wales Association of Family History Societies of Wales Shirenewton Local History Society Free Census Records England and Wales Census, 1841, free i…
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