Ancestry is generally tracked across the generations through the use of government records such as Canadian census returns. In addition, one can generally access birth, marriage, and death records from Statistics Canada or provincial archives. The spelling of names, for the most part, was not standardized until about 1920. The tracking names is done by comparing numerous records, the age, gender, ethnic affiliation, educational level, occupation and family members of the individual — more easily done if you are of European origin. First Nation people in Canada, referred to as "Indians" or "half-breeds" in the early records, were initially recorded by their Indian names, spelled phonetically. The baptismal, marriage and death records are often the best source for obtaining the Indian names, and record the slow transition to more European-like names.