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Our Branch Web Links Collection focuses on resources located in the Durham Region, as well as genealogical portals and short cuts to government sites.

**A special set of links is available for beginners - Starting on the Internet. **

Stephen Wood has made his Scotland Resources available (37kB pdf), also containing many Web links.

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  Canada and Ontario

OurOntario: http://www.ourontario.ca/
Various societies, libraries, archives, and universities are continuing to posting text and photos here. Whitby and Oshawa are included.

Library and Archives of Canada: http://www.archives.ca/
This is the main entry point for this huge repository.

Canadian Genealogy Centre: http://www.genealogy.gc.ca/
Within the Library and Archives of Canada are archival records that are of particular interest to geneaologists.

ArchiviaNet at the Canadian Archives: http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/archivianet/cef/index-e.html
This on-line research tool connects to many web sources and points to many other non-web research material. Search by theme or document type. Among the digitized documents are those of soldiers in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) during the First World War.

Early Canadiana Online: http://www.canadiana.org
This digital library provides access to over 1,330,000 pages of Canada's printed heritage. Large sections are freely available. Subscribers may search the complete database.

Royal Bank of Canada - Remembering Our Employees: http://www.rbc.com/history/in_remembrance/index.html
Bank employees who enlisted in the wars, with separated lists for those who died.

War Monuments in Canada: http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/monuments/
Many of the sites relate the history, lists of names, and photos.

Prince Edward Island: http://collections.ic.gc.ca/veterans/
Lists vets and their biographies.

Ontario Roots: http://www.ontarioroots.com
Although this company offers complete research services and photo restoration, it has many links to census records, maps with particular attention to the 1901 Census, including and online index to the streets of Toronto referred to in the 1901 Census.

Ontario Genealogy: http://www.ontariogenealogy.com/ Victoria, Haliburton, Durham, Northumberland, letters from Ireland 1898, Newcastle marriages 1810-1820

Bill Martin's Family Site: http://my.tbaytel.net/bmartin/sitemap.htm
Although Bill's ancestry is Finnish, he provides many useful links to Ontario sources for genealogical research and "How to's". He provides extra historical data for Ontario and Canada.

Canada's Family History News . . . Canada's genealogical publication:- http://www.eparrs.com/FHN/
Trace your Canadian ancestry.

Virtual Reference Library: http://www.virtualreferencelibrary.ca/
- contains a section for Genealogists

Ontario Locator: http://www.geneofun.on.ca/ontariolocator/search.html
- to places then and now

Canadian Geographical Names - Natural Resources Canada (match place with name): http://geonames.nrcan.gc.ca/
Query Canadian place names and changes to those names.

Genealogy Helplist Canada (volunteers who will look up information for you): http://www.rootsweb.com/~canghl/
Genealogy Helplist Canada is a list of volunteers willing to lookup specific information related to genealogy in Canada using reference materials at institutions near them, or otherwise easily accessible to them. Our volunteers are not expected to do your research for you, but may be able to provide answers to specific requests.

GlobalGenealogy.com : http://globalgenealogy.com/
- Canadian, partly commercialized, searchable site, resources for the Family Historian

Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society: http://www.kawartha.net/~mchs/mchs.htm
- includes a message board and on-line newsletters

OCFA - Canadian Genealogy and History Links: http://www.islandnet.com/~jveinot/cghl/cghl.html
A listing of almost 2000 Genealogical and Historical Web sites from East to Western Sea.

Ontario Genealogical Society Home Page: http://www.ogs.on.ca/
OGS and its Branches are major publishers of primary genealogical research materials for more than forty years. In that time span more than 8,000 genealogically oriented works have been produced.

Paper of Record - Cold North Wind Inc. (digital storage of old Canadian Newspapers): http://www.paperofrecord.com/
- Building the World's Largest Searchable Archive of Historical Newspapers - Over 5,237,992 Pages Digitized so far!

Preston Microfilming Services: http://webhome.idirect.com/~filming/ - This Toronto company has been in business since 1945, archiving many of Canada's newspapers and official documents. Copies of documents, for which they hold the original microfilm, can often be ordered in full-sized, hard copy format.

National Institute for Genealogical Studies: http://www.genealogicalstudies.com/ Universtiy of Toronto Faculty of Information Studies, online genealogical studies, grants certificates, courses of study

Ontario Gen Web:
http://www.geneofun.on.ca/ongenweb/ Monitored site assisting researchers in many regions of Ontario.

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  Portals, Databases and Other Link Lists

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet: http://www.cyndislist.com/
- A categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet, more than 185,200 links

Genealogy Gateway To The Web by Steve Lacy: http://www.gengateway.com/
- searchableGensearcher: http://gensearcher.com/
- genealogy portal to databases, searches

Genealogy Helplist: http://posom.com/hl/
- The Genealogy Helplist consists of volunteers who are willing to help others by looking up specific items at institutions near them, or help supply other information easily accessible to them. However, volunteers have been in short supply for several years, leaving the site unmaintained.Genealogy

GeneaLand - Genealogy Portal: http://www.genealand.com/
- A European genealogy search engine

Genealogy.com: http://www.genealogy.com/
- now is a commercialized portal

North American Genealogy Resources: http://www.genhomepage.com/northamerican.html
- Genealogy related information for various States and Provinces is available from a variety of servers which may be official government services, genealogy society efforts, or maintained by interested individuals.

The Olden Times Genealogy - Local History - Old Newspapers for Genealogy: http://theoldentimes.com/
- Historic Newspapers Online for Genealogical & Historical Research 18th- through Early 20th-century Newspapers from the U. S., England, Scotland, Ireland & Australia!

The OLIVE TREE Genealogy Homepage: http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/index.shtml
- The Olive Tree Genealogy, created by Lorine McGinnis Schulze in February 1996, is committed to bringing you FREE genealogical databases.

Obituary Daily Times (GEN-OBIT) Search: http://www.rootsweb.com/~obituary/
- The Obituary Daily Times is a daily index of published obituaries. It is distributed FREELY, often twice a day by email, and usually has over 2500 entries a day. You can search the database anytime.

Oxford Ancestor Project - cheek cells use to find maternal line, surname mapping, y-chromosome: http://www.oxfordancestors.com/
- The company builds on over a decade of research into human populations and their origins carried out by Professor Bryan Sykes, Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Oxford and his team in the World-renowned Institute of Molecular Medicine in Oxford, England.

TREASURE MAPS: http://amberskyline.com/treasuremaps/
- the How-to Genealogy Site

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Search Systems: http://www.searchsystems.net/
- Largest Free Public Records Database Collection

CompletePlanet: http://completeplanet.com/
- discover and search 103,000 databases and specialty search engines

The InvisibleWeb: http://www.invisibleweb.com/
- categorized, searchable ProFusion: http://www.profusion.com/
- metasearch, invisible web content

Vivisimo Document Clustering: http://vivisimo.com/
- metasearch, threaded results

ODP - Open Directory Project: http://www.dmoz.org/
- indexed by experts

Ancestry.com: http://www.ancestry.com/
- Online Genealogy - 240 million names

FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service: http://familysearch.org/
- Mormon Data Base - searchable

Genealogy.com: http://www.genealogy.com/ifftop.html
- Family Finder Search, Access to Social Security Death Index

NedGen: http://www.nedgen.com/
- Ancestry genealogy directory and search engine

GenSeeker: http://seeker.rootsweb.com/search.html
- RootsWeb Site Search

Origin Search: http://www.originsearch.com/
- The Genealogy Search Engine for Family History Research, register, $ Irish Origins: http://www.irishorigins.com/
- Genealogy data for family history research in Ireland

Genealogy Web Search Tools for surnames and genealogy links by About.com: http://www.gensource.com/
- Complete one form to search some of the most extensive genealogy databases on the web.

Roots Web Surname List Name Finder: http://searches.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/Genea/rsl

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