For all of you who are still researching your fur trade ancestors, I have forgotten one important resource that anyone can access, for free, no matter where you live.
This is the B.C. Metis Mapping Research Project's Historical Document Database, at www.ubc.bcmetis.ca
You do not have to be a member of the British Columbia Metis Nation to access this database, but you do register.
There is tons of information on this database and I think many of you will be able to spend a few hours in research.
Another listing of genealogical resources might also assist you in your search.
On the BC Metis Nation website go to "Citizenship Resources/Genealogical research."
You will find a list of places where you can find birth/marriage/death certificates and other resources, and there may be a few places listed that you have not thought of looking in.
This list might also be worth a look.