Michael Leclerc, a US citizen with Quebec origins and notable genealogical credentials including 15 years at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, presented this basic talk on Canadian records at TNA in February. He uses history to explain why Canadian records exist in the form they do.
Monday, 12 March 2012
The explanation is clear.
Given the UK audience he might well have paid more attention to the various movements of people from the UK to Canada, notably the pre- WW1 migration which peaked 100 years ago. Given the large number of Brits who served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force of WW1 he might also profitably have spent more time on military records and made some mention of newspapers.
Hear the presentation at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/podcasts/finding-family-canada.htm
at 12:21 a.m.