Our Family Data
Family Heirlooms & Keepsakes
Other Recommended Free Resources
Automated Genealogy's free website with transcribed Canadian census data
from 1901, 1906, and 1911.
The Latter Day Saints' free website that includes the 1881 Canadian census,
the 1881 British census, and the 1880 U.S. census.
Waterloo County Resources
Eby's Biographical History of Waterloo Township
The electronic version of Ezra Eby's 1895 family history book, with links to
tombstone pictures and relics from museums in Waterloo Region.
Allan Dettweiler's website based on the data from Ezra Eby's book
above. The difference is that this website allows descendants of these
families to update their trees down to the present day.
Match and Merge
Scott Buschlen's database which is linked to thousands of tombstone
photographs. It was originally based on research by Mary Ann
McEllistrum, which Scott has continued to expand on.
Norma is a genealogist and has a very large database of Waterloo Co.
Mennonite obituaries from church periodicals back as far as the 1860's,
including a lot of Waterloo County churches.
Current Waterloo County obituaries.
Other Helpful Resources
Family Tree Databases
Rootsweb's free collection of user-contributed genealogy databases. In
my opinion, it's the best free genealogy resource out there. Since
anyone can upload their data, and since most people aren't good at
documenting their sources, not all of the data is correct, so use some
caution. However, it's still an excellent place to begin. Why
not upload your database too?
A university and government-sponsored website dedicated to digitizing local
Canadian history books. It's online collection is growing steadily,
and has full text search capability.
War I Attestation Papers
A Veterans Affairs website featuring enlistment documents of soldiers in the
Canadian Expeditionary Force.
Virtual War Memorial
Online tribute to Canadian soldiers who gave their lives in war, including
photos and memorabilia from family members.
Cemetery Finding Aid
Online database of transcribed tombstones in Ontario. Unfortunately it
only includes names, not dates or other information on the tombstones.
History Archives at Brigham Young University
Numerous digitized genealogy books, including full-text search
capability. Two books I've used in my database are the Henrich Clemmer
and the Dilman Kolb family histories.
Family Tree Software
In my opinion, the best free genealogy software out there. Easy to
use, and lots of features. Try it out and see. They also have a
version you can purchase, which I've found helpful for managing larger
databases, but the free version served me well for my first few years of genealogy research.
maintained by Darren Arndt,
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
Last updated May 20, 2011