Canada

Rootsweb Mailing list
You can view the any of the mailing lists worldwide. However, should you wish to post on a particular list you need to register with that list.

Rootsweb Message Board
You can view and post on any of the message boards worldwide. All you need is to register once with rootsweb. I tend to use this and post on boards worldwide. Both to request information on a particular family, or to surf boards looking for those trying to trace their Shetland ancestors.

RootsChat.com - Canada
RootsChat is essentially a forum that shows a lot of activity across all the sub-forums. These sub-forums cover a wide geographic reach, a common room, techincal help, useful links, a beginners, photograph restoration and deciphering. It does have good moderators on the popular boards and seems to cover a similar function to the Message boards with respect to content and active members.

Canada

Library and Archives Canada
This links directly to their Genealogy and Family History front page. From there you can choose a wide selection of topics. This isn’t anything that provides a direct online search facility – however, you are given links to resources available throughout Canada.

British Columbia: Births, Marriages and Deaths: Online search
This is an excellent resource for those research ancestors who have settled in British Columbia.

Vancouver Island History - Census search
This website is a teaching, learning and research tool. It’s principally concerned with the history of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, but is also a vehicle for exploring broader themes in Canadian history during the 19th and early part of the 20th centuries.

Our searchable database comprises over 150,000 records, including nominal census records from 1871 to 1911. Complimentary records include directories, tax assessment rolls and maps of the cities of Nanaimo and Victoria.

This is an excellent resource, easily 5* if you are researching early family history in Vancouver Island.

New Brunswick: Births, Marriages and Deaths: Online search
Similar to the British Columbia search where you are given a list of hits. When you select a likely candidate it returns an actual image of the document.

A brief history of Canada
An extensive series of local histories written by a that has developed into a World History encyclopedia. Written by a history graduate of Lancaster University. For the family historian wanting to find out more about a particular place, or time, this is a useful resource.

I have provided a direct link to the local area. However, should you wish to explore this resource, here is the link to the main page.

The Globe and Mail
This is one of the national newspapers in Canada. I would suggest that you locate a local newspaper to help focus your search.