Genealogy/History Links

Why not write your own personal "life review"?  Record in writing and photographs your life history, so that it will not be lost..."

Genealogy Databases

RISE Genealogy webpage links (contains many Alberta genealogy databses - the perfect starting point for your research) 

Ancestry.ca
A subscription-based online genealogical research service providing access to census, vital statistics, and more to help in family history research.

Our Future, Our Past
For all those interested in Alberta's history, this free not-for-profit site offers online access to cultural and heritage materials. Read a turn of the century newspaper, research legal documents, etc.

Nova Scotia "Routes to your Roots"
Nova Scotia's online aid to finding ancestors.

City of Vancouver Ancestors
Investigate your West Coast family history

Please note: Hinton Archives does not generally have birth, death or marriage certificates. Those are available through provincial Vital Statistics offices.

History links

Archives Network of Alberta
Use this link to search over 10,000 descriptions of archival records held in Alberta Archives:

  • Archives Network of Alberta - contains descriptions of archival records held in Alberta's archives
  • Alberta InSight - database of digitized photographs
  • Alberta InWord - database of digitized textual records (diaries, letters, etc.)
  • Repositories Database - contains contact information for member institutions

Library and Archives Canada
An all-round history research site.

Global Genealogy

U.S. National Archives Census search

Tips on Preservation of Family Heirlooms

Bruce County Museum & Cultural Center


Hinton Library Genealogy books

Come in & browse the Library's collection of "how-to" genealogy books at Call # 929.107.