For general enquiries, it is a difficult task to institute an in-depth search without knowing a place-name for your ancestor when researching the Canadian territorial districts. Most records are arranged by town or district locations. There are virtually no district-wide indexes that will give us a distribution of the family name. There are a couple of federal sources that may be examined however for the most part you are at the mercy of knowing a place in order to begin a search in this region. This is always first priority, to locate the family, and these index searches are covered by the minimum retainer. Your chances at success are much better, however, if you know a town name or district by which to isolate the search better.
If you do know a place-name, you’ll receive some research and additional research suggestions based on information you’ve supplied. In this case, the minimum retainer covers evaluation of your information, a preliminary research plan, implementation of some basic research strategies and evaluation of those research results in the Report. It is important to also remember that the vast majority of inhabitants – certainly those that have lived in these areas for decades, or for whose family has resided here for centuries – will be of Aboriginal, Dené, or Inuit heritage and thus are without much for a written genealogical history, making any searches for their families extremely difficult.
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