CanGenealogy Canadian Genealogy Northwest Territories
The Northwest Territories are much smaller than they used to be. At one time, they included today's Northwest Territories as well as Yukon, Nunavut, Alberta, Saskatchewan and much of Manitoba. The name has evolved as well, so references to North West Territories and North-West Territories may be found. The capital is Yellowknife.

Census records for the Northwest Territories

1901: FamilySearch | | Automated Genealogy
FindMyPast | Library and Archives Canada
1911: FamilySearch | | Automated Genealogy
FindMyPast | Library and Archives Canada

1921: | Library and Archives Canada

Other sites for genealogy in the Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories GenWeb
The Northwest Territories page of the Canadian GenWeb Project.

Find a Grave Northwest Territories cemeteries
A great finding aid by Bruce Gordon makes searching for burials much easier.

Archives and libraries in the Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories Public Library Services
Listing of libraries online, links to related sites.

Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
Dedicated to preserving the heritage and culture of the Inuit, Inuvialuit, Dene, Metis, and non-aboriginal peoples of the Canadian Arctic and Subarctic.

Nation-wide sites worth checking

Library and Archives Canada (Free)
A huge amount of information, including census, immigration and military information. A key resource for all Canadian genealogists.

FamilySearch (Free)
From the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Includes an index to several censuses, civil registration extracts, a guide to the library catalog, submitted and extracted records, and more.

Canadiana (Free)
Quick access to about millions of documents held in Canadian libraries, museums and archives, compiled into one resource for convenient searching. This site has many resources not found elsewhwere. (Commercial)
Ancestry has an extensive collection drawn from census indexes, immigration sources, and other material from different provinces.

FindMyPast (Commercial)
A collection of sources that is still being developed. FindMyPast includes census indexes, birth indexes, and many scanned books, as well as newspapers.

MyHeritage (Commercial)
The Canadian arm of a site known for its strong European material. It includes the major resources found on other sites.

Automated Genealogy (Free)
Includes free indexes to the 1851/2, 1901, 1906 and 1911 censuses.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online (Free)
Notable people who died before 1930.

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