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Genealogy and Family History

How to Begin


Many kinds of guides are available to assist you in finding and using appropriate resources for your research. Some guides are general and cover broad topics. Others are closely focused on a particular kind of research, a locality, an ethnicity, a particular historical event, a period of time, or a particular family. The Library and Archives Canada collection contains a number of these guides, some of which are available in electronic form.