Do you want to know who your first British ancestor was and when he or she left England and arrived in Canada? Are you curious about your British origins?
If so, our website is a great place to begin your research. Here you will find a page dedicated to genealogical research on the British. This page provides you with historical information, archival documents and published material from the Library and Archives Canada collection, as well as links to other websites and institutions. This page also contains a link to our resources about Home Children; it is estimated that more than four million Canadians are descendants of British Home Children.
If your ancestor came to Canada between 1865 and 1935, you might find his or her name on the passenger lists.