Reliable Research References on the Web

Many Web sites regularly undergo upgrading, and some fall into a state of neglect and become orphaned. The material that exists on the following sites is current and reliable. (March 2020)

In Canada every province and major city has its own library and archives Web sites. Look into Canadian university and college Web sites which contain information from their libraries, archives, and presses that often engage in digitization projects.

Also search out museums, historic sites, genealogy associations, historical societies, and re-enactment groups for historical information. Use your search engine and enter terms such as Saskatchewan Provincial Archives or Bibliothèque de Montréal to obtain the proper URL. Use your terms of interest (such as 19th century costume) to seek out relevant sites.

Choose Web sites that have affiliations to organizations or recognized researchers. An organization will have its name up-front, and a recognized researcher will have his/her credentials/experience listed. If there are articles of value to you, look for the references for the information used in the article.

Remember to keep track of your personal Web resources. It reduces the frustration when later you look at your project and can't recall where the information came from.

  The Vankleek Hill & District Historical Society is an affiliated member of the Ontario Historical Society.



A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L| M | N | O | P | Q
| R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

A

Alberta Heritage Digitization Project: Our Future, Our Past
https://library.ucalgary.ca/digital

B

Bibliothèque et Archives nationales Québec Select Collection numérique
www.banq.qc.ca

British Columbia International Digital Library  
http://bcdlib.tc.ca/

C

Champlain Society. Canadian exploration over three centuries and more.
http://www.champlainsociety.ca/

Colin Churcher's Railway Pages (from Ottawa)
https://churcher.crcml.org/

Concordia University - Historical Archives on the Web
https://library.concordia.ca/find/news/newspapers.php?guid=webarchives

F

 Fur Trade

Hudson's Bay Company Archives (HBCA), Archives of Manitoba.
http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/hbca/ 

In Pursuit of Adventure: The Fur Trade in Canada and the North West Company
http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/nwc/

Société d’histoire de Lachine, Québec
http://www.genealogie.org/club/shl/Site/Accueil.html 
 

G

Genealogy Links 

Ancestry.ca
http://www.ancestry.ca/

Genealogy Centre, Library and Archives Canada
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/genealogy/Pages/introduction.aspx

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites , large resource base
http://www.cyndislist.com/

Ontario Genealogical Society
http://www.ogs.on.ca/

Quebec Family History Society
http://www.qfhs.ca/

Société de généalogie canadienne française
http://www.sgcf.com/

My Heritage
https://www.myheritage.com/

 Find a Grave
https://www.findagrave.com/

 

Geography

Atlas of Canada, Natural Resources Canada. Telling Canada’s history with map.
http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/english/index.html


Toponymie du Québec: Banque des noms de lieux du Québec
Bank of place names in Québec
http://www.toponymie.gouv.qc.ca/ct/ 

1912 Chas. Goad Vankleek Hill Fire Insurance Plan (Toronto Public Library)

I

Internet Archives
http://www.archive.org/

  

L

Lowertown: Evolution of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Neighbourhood
http://www.bytown.net/lowertown.htm

Library and Archives Canada
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/

 

M

Manitobia: Manitoba History
https://digitalcollections.lib.umanitoba.ca/islandora/object/uofm:manitobia

Maritime History Archive, Memorial University
http://www.mun.ca/mha/

McGill University Digital Collections
https://www.mcgill.ca/library/find/digitization


Military

Organization of Military Museums of Canada
https://www.ommcinc.ca/

Canadian Military History Gateway, Canadian collection military resources
http://www.cmhg.gc.ca/

Canadian War Museum
http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/home

Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces
http://www.dnd.ca/

Museums: some of our friends and partners

Argenteuil Regional Museum, Carillon, Québec (2020 Closed for renovations. Check site for alternative exhibits)
http://www.museeregionaldargenteuil.ca/

Cumberland Heritage Village
http://ottawa.ca/en/liveculture/museums/cumberlandmuseum

Dufferin County Museums and Archives
http://www.dufferinmuseum.com/

Glengarry Pioneer Museum, Dunvegan
http://glengarrypioneermuseum.ca/

Guelph Museums
http://guelphmuseums.ca/

L’Orignal, the Old Jail
https://www.lorignalprison.com/

Maison Macdonell-Williamson House, Chute-à-Blondeau, Ontario
http://www.mwhouse.ca/ 

Nor'Westers and Loyalist Museum
http://sites.google.com/site/norwestersmuseum/

Rockland Museum
http://www.clarence-rockland.com/index.php/en/museum

Canadian Museum of History, Hull
http://www.historymuseum.ca/

N

National Film Board
http://www.nfb.ca/

National Gallery of Canada, Research
https://www.gallery.ca/

  

News

Google News Historical Archives Search

Newspapers
Vankleek Hill Review, subscribe to historical archives
http://www.thereview.ca/


The Glengarry News, Alexandria
http://www.glengarrynews.ca/

Cornwall Standard Freeholder
http://www.standard-freeholder.com/

Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/

Montreal Gazette
http://www.montrealgazette.com/
 

Google Newspaper Archives
https://news.google.com/newspapers

 

O

Ontario

Glengarry County Archives
http://www.glengarrycountyarchives.ca/home.html
Archives of Ontario
http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/

Ontario Heritage Trust
http://www.heritagetrust.on.ca
 


P

Peel’s Prairie Provinces, western Canadian history & culture of the Prairies
http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/index.html


U

University of British Columbia, search Open Collections
https://open.library.ubc.ca/

 

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