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  • Canadian Mayors

    This is the master project for all of the projects that are created to keep track of the Mayors in Canadian cities or towns.

  • British Columbia, Canada

    This project is to explore the connections of various people and families who lived in British Columbia, Canada

  • Order of Canada

    Order of Canada The Order of Canada (français : Ordre du Canada) is a Canadian national order, admission into which is, within the system of orders, decorations, and medals of Canada, the second highest honour for merit. It comes second only to membership in the Order of Merit, which is within the personal gift of Canada's monarch. To coincide with the centennial of Canadian Confed...

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  • Beechwood Cemetery, The National Cemetery of Canada

    Beechwood Cemetery , located in Ottawa, Ontario, is the National Cemetery of Canada. It is the final resting place for over 75,000 Canadians from all walks of life, such as important politicians like Governor General Ramon Hnatyshyn and Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden, Canadian Forces Veterans, War Dead, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and men and women who have made a mark on Ca...

  • Cemeteries of Ontario, Canada

    Individual projects for specific cemeteries should be added under the county where the cemetery is located. Carleton County - including Ottawa Essex County Huron County Lanark County Middlesex County City of Toronto Regional Municipality of Waterloo

  • The Great Kashubian Migration

    In the mid-1800s Kashubians migrated for economic reasons. After the Franco-Prussian War and the unification of Germany under Bismarck, Kashubians were met with institutionalized hostility. Life was very harsh for the Kashubs. It was illegal to use Polish or Kashubian in public, especially in church. Many priests were imprisoned or exiled. Churches were left with no parish priests. As a result,...

  • Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada

    The Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada was the lower house of the legislature for the Province of Canada, which consisted of the former provinces of Lower Canada, then known as Canada East and later the province of Quebec, and Upper Canada, then known as Canada West and later the province of Ontario. It was created by The Union Act of 1840. Canada East and Canada West each elected 4...

  • Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada

    The Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada was the lower house of the bicameral structure of provincial government in Lower Canada until 1838. The legislative assembly was created by the Constitutional Act of 1791. The lower house consisted of elected legislative councillors who created bills to be passed up to the Legislative Council of Lower Canada, whose members were appointed by the governor ...

  • Legislative Council of Lower Canada

    The Legislative Council of Lower Canada was the upper house of the bicameral structure of provincial government in Lower Canada until 1838. The upper house consisted of appointed councillors who voted on bills passed up by the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada. The legislative council was created by the Constitutional Act. Many of the members first called in the Council in 1792 had served as...

  • Members of the Canadian House of Commons

    This is the master project for all Canadians, who have or currently hold the position of MP (Member of Parliament) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. All members of the sub-projects should be added to this project as well. Here are the links to the sub-projects for each province: Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Conservative Party of Canada (historical)

    The purpose of this project is to collect all of the Canadian Federal Politicians who were members of the original Conservative Party of Canada from 1867 to December 10, 1942. The Conservative Party of Canada has gone by a variety of names over the years since Canadian Confederation. Initially known as the "Liberal-Conservative Party", it dropped "Liberal" from its name in 1873, although many...

  • Canadian Senators

    This is the master project for all Canadians, who have or currently hold the position of Senator in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. All Canadian Senators are able to serve up and till the day that they turn 75, at which point they have to retire. They can retire from the job at any time before their 75th birthday. All members of the sub-projects should be added to this project as well. Here are th...

  • North-West Rebellion

    The North-West Rebellion (or the North-West Resistance, Saskatchewan Rebellion, Northwest Uprising, or Second Riel Rebellion) of 1885 was a brief and unsuccessful uprising by the Métis people under Louis Riel , and an associated uprising by First Nations Cree and Assiniboine, of the District of Saskatchewan against the government of Canada. During a time of great social change in Western...

  • Privy Council of Canada

    The Queen's Privy Council for Canada (QPC) ~ français : Conseil privé de la Reine pour le Canada (CPR) , sometimes called Her Majesty's Privy Council for Canada or simply the Privy Council in Canada, is the full group of personal consultants to the monarch of Canada on state and constitutional affairs, though responsible government requires the sovereign or her viceroy—the ...

  • Persons of National Historic Significance - Canada

    Persons of National Historic Significance are people designated by the Canadian government as being nationally significant in the history of the country. Approximately 70 nominations are submitted to the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada each year. Désignations are made by the Minister of the Environment on the recommendation of the Monuments Board of Canada. A person is eligi...

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  • Liberal Party of Canada

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  • Lieutenant Governors of Canada

    In Canada, a lieutenant governor (/lɛfˈtɛnənt/; French (masculine): lieutenant-gouverneur, or (feminine): lieutenant-gouverneure ) is the viceregal representative in a provincial jurisdiction of the Canadian monarch and head of state, Queen Elizabeth II, who resides predominantly in her oldest realm, the United Kingdom. On the advice of his or her prime minister, the...

  • Justices of the Supreme Court of Canada

    The Supreme Court of Canada is the highest court of Canada. It was created in 1875 by a law passed by the Parliament of Canada, the Supreme and Exchequer Court Act. Since 1949, the Court has been the final court of appeal in the Canadian justice system. Originally composed of six justices (the Chief Justice of Canada and five puisne justices), the Court was expanded to seven justices by the cre...

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  • Cimetière Notre-Dame-de-Belmont

    The Cimetière Notre-Dame-de-Belmont (Belmont Cemetery) is located at 2176 avenue Chapdelaine in Quebec City in the province of Quebec, Canada. The cemetery was built between 1857 and 1859.==Notable interments==* Jean Victor Allard (1913-1996): first French-speaking Chief of Defense Staff* Georges-Élie Amyot (1856–1930): politician, businessman* Valmore Bienvenue (1894ȁ...

  • Legislative Council of the Province of Canada

    The Legislative Council of the Province of Canada was the upper house for the Province of Canada, which consisted of the former provinces of Lower Canada, then known as Canada East and later the province of Quebec, and Upper Canada, then known as Canada West and later the province of Ontario. It was created by The Union Act of 1840.The first session of parliament began in Kingston in Canada Wes...

  • Eestlased Kanadas / Estonians in Canada

    Siia projekti soovime Genist kokku koguda tuntumaid eestlasi Kanadas läbi kõigi ajajärkude. Siin võiks olla isikud kes on tuntud Kanada eestlaste kogukonnas (näiteks Kanada eestlaste organisatsioonide eestvedaja) ja Kanada ühiskonnas või terves maailmas oma alal (nt tippteadlane, tuntud kirjanik, kunstnik, arhitekt, insener, fotograaf, disain...

  • Saint Mary's University (Halifax)

    Saint Mary's University (SMU) is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The school is best known for having nationally leading programs in business and chemistry, as well as one of the best Canadian women's basketball programs. The campus is situated in Halifax's South End and covers approximately 80 acres (32 ha).==History==Saint Mary's is the second oldest English-speaking and first Roman C...

  • King's Daughters

    Introduction The King's Daughters (French: Filles du Roi; Filles du Roy) is a term used to refer to the approximately 800 young French women who immigrated to New France between 1663 and 1673 as part of a program sponsored by Louis XIV . The program was designed to boost Canada's population both by encouraging male immigrants to settle there, and by promoting marriage, family formation and th...

  • Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

    Canada's Sports Hall of Fame is a hall of fame established in 1955 to "preserve the record of Canadian sports achievements and to promote a greater awareness of Canada's heritage of sport." It is located at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta. There are 604 honoured members of the hall.==History==The Hall, first known as the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, was founded in 1955 through the effo...

  • Lou Marsh Trophy

    The Lou Marsh Trophy , also known as the Lou Marsh Memorial Trophy and Lou Marsh Award , is a trophy that is awarded annually to Canada's top athlete, professional or amateur. It is awarded by a panel of journalists, with the vote taking place in December. It was first awarded in 1936. It is named in honour of Lou Marsh, a prominent Canadian athlete, referee, and former sports editor of the Tor...

  • Cimetière Notre-Dame-des-Neiges

    Founded in 1854, Cimetière Notre-Dame-des-Neiges is a 343-acre (139 ha) cemetery located in the borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The entrance and the grounds run along a part of Côte-des-Neiges road and up the slopes of Mount Royal. Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery is the largest cemetery in Canada and the third-largest i...

  • Speakers of the Canadian Senate

    The Speaker of the Senate of Canada (French: Président du Sénat du Canada) is the presiding officer of the Senate of Canada. The speaker represents the Senate at official functions, rules on questions of parliamentary procedure and parliamentary privilege, and oversee debates and voting in the red chamber. This position is often misunderstood as being equivalent to that in the Hou...

  • Speakers of the Canadian House of Commons

    The Speaker of the House of Commons of Canada (French: Président de la Chambre des communes ) is the presiding officer of the lower house of the Parliament of Canada and is elected at the beginning of each new parliament by fellow Members of Parliament (MPs). The Speaker's role in presiding over Canada's House of Commons is similar to that of speakers elsewhere in other countries that us...

  • New Democratic Party (Canada)

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  • Canadian Indigenous Peoples Portal

    First Nations Inuit Métis Links Naming Conventions Working Notes for ref only Some Canadian Tribes Includes the Following Indian Tribes Algonkin Arapaho Assiniboin Atsina Bellabella Bellacoola Beothuk Family Chilliwack Chippewa Cowichan Cree Crow Dakota Etchaottine Etchareottine Etheneldeli Haida Hidatsa Huron Iroquois Kawchodinne Kitksan Kutchin Kutenai Kwakiutl Lill...

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  • Pioneers of Canada

    WARNING: Geni users, please, do not create a version of this project in another language, any other language. The Geni project multilingual feature will cause project data to be lost. For the time being, just stay with the English (default) version. A solution is being worked on. Stay tuned. <<< Pioneers of Canada This project will act as an umbrella project for all province's pioneers. ...

  • Dutch Diaspora - Farewell Holland

    Farewell Holland Aim of this project This project functions as a research tool for users with relatives who originated from the Netherlands but also as a collection of profiles of the people who did leave to start a new life abroad. Please feel free to add profiles of the Dutch families or descendants to the project, ideally with a small note in the about section of the profile with the nam...

  • Hockey Hall of Fame

    The Hockey Hall of Fame is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dedicated to the history of ice hockey, it is both a museum and a hall of fame. It holds exhibits about players, teams, National Hockey League (NHL) records, memorabilia and NHL trophies, including the Stanley Cup. Originally in Kingston, Ontario, the Hockey Hall of Fame was first established in 1943 under the leadership of James T...

  • Lionel Conacher Award

    The Lionel Conacher Award is an annual award given to Canada's male athlete of the year. The sports writers of the Canadian Press (CP) first conducted a poll to determine the nation's top athlete, of either gender, in 1932. Separate polls for the best male and female athletes were conducted beginning the following year. The CP formalized the poll into an award in 1978, presenting their winner w...

  • "Western Finnmark in Norway pre - 1720. Domiciliation. Komsa civilization. Rockcarvings in Alta. Birkarler from Sweden / Finland".

    This project contains genealogical information about people born in Alta area and Talvik area, Finnmark, Norway. Genealogy / Slektsforskning, wikipedia Norwegian immigrants to United States. Goldminers in Alaska. Shipwrecks along the Norwegian coast. Genealogyproject on Geni . Northernlights route, pictures and history, Tromsø University Northernlights observatory on Haldde - A...

  • Governors General of Canada

    Introduction The Governor General of Canada, in French: Gouverneur général du Canada (masculine), or Gouverneure générale du Canada (feminine) is the federal viceregal representative of the Canadian monarch, currently Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen, on the advice of the Canadian Prime Minister, appoints the Governor General to carry out her constitutional and ceremo...

  • Canadian Ambassadors

    This project has been created to collect all of the profiles of Canadians who have held the position of Ambassador, High Commissioner or Consul General.

  • 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal

    The 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal (French: Médaille commémorative du 125e anniversaire de la Confédération du Canada) is a commemorative medal struck by the Royal Canadian Mint to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada and was awarded to Canadians who were deemed to have made a significant contribution to their fello...

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  • Progressive Conservative Party of Canada

    The "Conservative Party of Canada" changed its name to the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 1942. In 2003, the party membership voted to dissolve the party and merge with the Canadian Alliance to form the modern-day Conservative Party of Canada. Sister projects: Conservative Party of Canada (1867–1942) Conservative Party of Canada (2003-present)

  • Bloc Québécois

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  • 1918 lnfluenza Pandemic - Canada: Survivors

    1918 Influenza Pandemic - Canada: Survivors Canada’s flu dead included soldiers who had survived the fighting overseas only to succumb to illness once in Canada and thousands of family members who welcomed them home but perished soon after their arrival. The loss of so many Canadians had a profound social and economic impact on a country that had already suffered 60,000 war dead. The...

  • Canadian Teachers

    Canadian Teachers Pictured Right:- 1950 Canadian School Train. Pupils attend classes at Nemegos near Chapleau, Ontario Please add the profiles of Canadian teachers to this profile but please do not include any tutors. These should be added to Tutors Education in Canada is for the most part provided publicly, funded and overseen by federal, provincial, and local governments.[16] Education ...

  • Rebellions of 1837 - Upper Canada

    The Upper Canada Rebellion was an insurrection against the oligarchic government of the British colony of Upper Canada (present day Ontario) in December 1837. While public grievances had existed for years, it was the Rebellion in Lower Canada (present day Quebec) that emboldened rebels in Upper Canada to openly revolt soon after. The Upper Canada Rebellion was largely defeated shortly after it ...

  • Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada

    The Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada was created by the Constitutional Act of 1791. It was the elected part of the legislature for the province of Upper Canada, functioning as the lower house in the Parliament of Upper Canada. Its legislative power was subject to veto by the appointed Lieutenant Governor, Executive Council, and Legislative Council.The first elections in Upper Canada, in whi...

  • Joint Premiers of the Province of Canada

    Joint Premiers of the Province of Canada were the leaders of the Province of Canada , from the 1841 unification of Upper Canada and Lower Canada until Confederation in 1867. Following the abortive Rebellions of 1837, Lord Durham was appointed governor in chief of British North America. In his 1839 Report on the Affairs of British North America, he recommended that Upper and Lower Canada be un...

  • Mayors of Toronto, Ontario

    This is a list of mayors of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Toronto's first mayor, William Lyon Mackenzie was appointed in 1834 after his Reform coalition won the new City of Toronto's first election, and Mackenzie was chosen by the Reformers. History From 1834 to 1857, and again from 1867 to 1873, Toronto mayors were not elected directly by the public. Instead, after each annual election of alde...

  • Commonwealth War Graves - Bergen op Zoom (Canadian)

    The list below is extracted from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission databases . About this project This project honors the military who died for the liberation of the Dutch city of Bergen op Zoom in WW II, and who were buried at the Canadian War Cemetery . In total, 1,087 people are buried at this cemetery. This includes 964 Canadians, the remainder being mainly British. For infor...

  • Legislative Council of Upper Canada

    The Legislative Council of Upper Canada was the upper house governing the province of Upper Canada. Modelled after the British House of Lords, it was created by the Constitutional Act of 1791. It was specified that the council should consist of at least seven members. Members were appointed for life but could be dropped for non-attendance. The first nine members of the council were appointed on...

  • Notable People from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    This project has been created to house all of the Notable People in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • Acadia University

    Acadia University is a predominantly undergraduate university located in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada with some graduate programs at the master's level and one at the doctoral level. The enabling legislation consists of Acadia University Act and the Amended Acadia University Act 2000. The Wolfville Campus houses Acadia University Archives and the Acadia University Art Gallery. Acadia offers o...

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  • Mayors of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

    This is a list of the mayors of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.* Robert Hutchinson (1855 - 1857)* T. Heath Haviland Sr. (1857 - 1867)* Theophilus DesBrisay (1st time) (1867 - 1872)* Neil Rankin (1872 - 1875)* Theophilus DesBrisay (2nd time) (1875 - 1877)* J. S. Carvell (1877 - 1878)* W. E. Dawson (1st time) (1878 - 1882)* D. R. M. Hooper (1882 - 1884)* Henry Beer (1885 - 1886)* T. ...

  • Ontario, Canada

    This project is for people associated with the province of Ontario, Canada . If you have a brickwall in your research on a profile that is associated with Ontario , please start a discussion on it. Sources available for researching Ontario people: The following sources are not intended to be an all-inclusive list, but a starting point for research. Civil Registration of births, marriage...

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  • Canadians Featured on Stamps

    {under construction} (The purpose of this project is to complement it's sister project: Francophones sur timbres canadiens , for all Canadien) Sir-John A. Macdonald, 1c, 1927

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  • Conservative Party of Canada

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  • Canadian Forces Decoration (Canada)

    The Canadian Forces Decoration (post-nominal letters "CD") is a Canadian award bestowed upon members of the Canadian Forces who have completed twelve years of military service, with certain conditions. By convention, it is also given to the Governor General of Canada upon his or her appointment as viceroy, which includes the title of Commander-in-Chief in and over Canada. The decoration is awar...

  • Canadian Portal

    The Canadian Portal ~ Portail du Canada The Canadian portal is a place to meet other researchers, share information and take part in discussions and find everything available on Geni related to Canada. In addition to the above this portal will also function as a research tool with the links and sources provided on this portal page. About Canada ~ à propos Canada is a North American...

  • Nova Scotia, Canada

    This project is to explore the connections of various people and families who lived in Nova Scotia, Canada Sources: Vital Records

  • Pioneers of Canada - Nova Scotia

    Pioneers of Canada - Nova Scotia People Settlement and Immigration The French who established the first successful settlement of Europeans in the province at Port-Royal in 1605 named it Acadia, from the name assigned to the coast by Giovanni da Verrazzano. Lasting British settlement did not occur until the founding of Halifax in 1749 by Governor Edward Cornwallis who brought with him some...

  • Pioneers of Canada - Quebec

    Pioneers of Canada - Quebec Pictured right: Victor Begin was the only French Canadian officer serving in the NorthWest Mounted Police. and he had been with them for 15 years. If you would like to know a bit more, please consult the Skagway Historical Society which has posted a brief biography of Joseph Victor Begin. History: From New France to Confederation French colonization started w...

  • Reform Party of Canada

    The Reform Party of Canada (French: Parti réformiste du Canada ) was a right-wing populist[ federal political party in Canada that existed from 1987 to 2000. Reform was founded as a Western Canada-based protest movement and eventually became a populist conservative (largely socially conservative) party. Initially, the Reform Party was motivated by the perceived need for democratic reform...

  • Canadian Alliance

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  • Blacks in Early Canada: The Freedom Seekers

    The title of this project comes from the book: The Freedom Seekers: Blacks in Early Canada. Canada’s first black doctor, Anderson Ruffin Abbott, is among one of our nation’s most notable “passers.” His great-grandaughter, Catherine Slaney, only found out he was black in 1975 when sociologist Daniel Hill — an Ontario ombudsman and father of singer Dan Hill an...

  • Unionist Party (Canada)

    The Unionist Party was formed in 1917 by Members of Parliament (MPs) in Canada who supported the "Union government" formed by Sir Robert Borden during the First World War.In May 1917, Conservative Prime Minister Borden proposed the formation of a national unity government or coalition government to Liberal leader Sir Wilfrid Laurier in order to enact conscription, and to govern for the remainde...

  • Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame

    The Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame is an honour roll of the top Canadian Olympic athletes, teams, coaches, and builders (officials, administrators, and volunteers). It was established in 1949. Selections are made by a committee appointed by the Canadian Olympic Committee. Inductees must have held Canadian citizenship or Canadian residency over the course of their careers.

  • Tip O'Neill Award

    The Tip O'Neill Award is given annually to a Canadian baseball player who is "judged to have excelled in individual achievement and team contribution while adhering to the highest ideals of the game of baseball." The award was created by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and first presented in 1984. It is named after James "Tip" O'Neill, one of the earliest Canadian stars in Major League Baseb...

  • Jack Graney Award

    The Jack Graney Award is presented by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum to a member of the Canadian media for their contributions to the game of baseball in Canada. The award is not presented every year, but rather when the committee believes there to be a worthy candidate.The award takes its name from Jack Graney, one of the first Canadian baseball players to enjoy success in the maj...

  • African-, Afro-Americans throughout the Americas / Black History - Master Project

    African, African-American and Caribbean thinkers have played a major role in defining the critical issues of our time, just as the cultures of Africans and their descendants have transformed the cultures of the Americas and the world. Source "The past is what makes the present coherent," said Afro-American writer James Baldwin, and the past "will remain horrible for exactly as long as we ...

  • Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

    The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum is a museum located in St. Marys, Ontario, Canada. The museum commemorates great players, teams, and accomplishments of baseball in Canada.==History==The museum was founded in October 1983 in Toronto at Exhibition Place and later moved to Ontario Place theme park. In 1994, it moved to St. Marys. It is dedicated to preserving Canada's baseball heritage...

  • Bobbie Rosenfeld Award

    The Bobbie Rosenfeld Award is an annual award given to Canada's female athlete of the year. The sports writers of the Canadian Press (CP) first conducted a poll to determine the nation's top female in 1933, naming golfer Ada Mackenzie the winner. The CP formalized the poll into an award in 1978, presenting their winner with a plaque. It was named after Bobbie Rosenfeld, an all-around athlete an...

  • Notable Canadian Bahá'ís

    The purpose of this project is to collect all of the names of those notable Canadian Bahá'ís.One of them was John Aldham Robarts .

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  • Reynolds family

    This project is to trace the Reynolds family from its earliest roots up to about 1800, focusing on the descendants of several children of George Reynolds, who came to settle in what is now New England and Virginia. Notables Earliest known ancestor: Carew Reynell Immigrated to the US: William Reynolds Sources Christopher Reynolds Family of Isle of Wight County The Reynolds Fami...

  • Notable Canadian Jews

    Canadian Jews or Jewish Canadians are Canadian citizens of the Jewish faith and/or Jewish ethnicity. Canada boasts the fourth largest Jewish community in the world, exceeded only by the United States, France, and Israel. Most of the Jewish community consists of Ashkenazi Jews who immigrated from Europe. The city of Montreal has a substantial French-speaking Jewish community from North Africa an...

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  • Canadian Prime Ministers

    Canadian Prime Ministers This project is focused on Prime Ministers of Canada and their families. The family trees of the more recent prime ministers can be a challenge to merge due to the number of living/private profiles. This project contains two lists: 1) the Joint Premiers of the Province of Canada, who were the heads of government of the Province of Canada from the 1841 unification of...

  • Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

    The Co-operative Commonwealth Federation ( CCF ) (French: Fédération du Commonwealth Coopératif ( FCC ), from 1955 the Parti social démocratique du Canada ( PSD )) was a social-democratic and democratic socialist political party in Canada. The CCF was founded in 1932 in Calgary, Alberta, by a number of socialist, agrarian, co-operative, and labour groups, and the Lea...

  • Green Party of Canada

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  • Killam Prize Winners

    The purpose of this project is to collect all of the profiles of the Canadian scholars and scientists, who have been awarded a Killam Prize .==About the Killam Program==The Canada Council Killam Prizes were inaugurated in 1981 with a donation by Mrs. Dorothy J. Killam in memory of her husband, Izaak Walton Killam. The Prizes were created to honour eminent Canadian scholars and scientists active...

  • Order of Merit of the Police Forces

    The Order of Merit of the Police Forces ( Français : Ordre du mérite des corps policiers ) is an honour for merit that is, within the Canadian system of honours, the only such fellowship reserved only for members of Canada's various police forces. Created in 2000, and administered by the Governor General-in-Council, on behalf of the Canadian monarch. Appointment to the order recog...

  • Canadian Centennial Medal

    The Canadian Centennial Medal (French: Médaille du centenaire du Canada) is a commemorative medal struck by the Royal Canadian Mint in 1967 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation and was awarded to Canadians who were recommended by governments and professional, educational and cultural associations, as well as military and protective services, veterans’...

  • Meritorious Service Medal (Canada)

    The Meritorious Service Medal (French: Médaille du service méritoire ) is a decoration that is, within the Canadian system of honours, one of the two Meritorious Service Decorations gifted by the Canadian monarch, generally through his or her viceroy-in-Council. Created in 1991, the medal is intended to recognize individuals—both Canadian and foreign—who have carried...

  • Mayors of Ottawa, Ontario

    This is a list of the mayors of the City of Ottawa , Ontario, Canada. Until 1854, Ottawa was known as Bytown. Over the course of Ottawa's history, the borders of the municipality have greatly expanded through annexations. This most recently occurred in 2001 when a number of neighbouring communities were amalgamated with Ottawa, resulting in a new legal entity that took the name of one of its mu...

  • D-Day (6 June 1944)

    The Normandy landings (codenamed Operation Neptune) were the landing operations on 6 June 1944 (termed D-Day) of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. The largest seaborne invasion in history, the operation began the liberation of German-occupied northwestern Europe from Nazi control, and contributed to the Allied victory on the Western Front. Planning f...

  • Memorial Cross

    The Memorial Cross (French: Croix du Souvenir), often known as the Silver Cross, is a Canadian medal awarded to the mother, widow, widower, or next of kin of any member of the Canadian Forces who loses his or her life in active service, including peacekeeping, and other such international operations.

  • Star of Military Valour (Canada)

    The Star of Military Valour (French: Étoile de la vaillance militaire ) is a decoration that is, within the Canadian system of honours, the second highest award for military valour, and one of three honours for military valour gifted by the Canadian monarch, generally through his or her viceroy-in-Council. Created in 1993, the medal is presented to both living and deceased members of the...

  • Mayors of Hamilton, Ontario

    This is a list of the mayors of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.* Colin Campbell Ferrie (1847)* George Sylvester Tiffany (1848)* William L. Distin (1849)* John Fisher (1850)* John Rose Holden (1851)* Nehemiah Ford (1852)* William G. Kerr (1853)* James Cummings (3 months in 1854)* Charles Magill (9 months in 1854–1855)* James Cummings (1856)* John Francis Moore (1857)* George Hamilton Mills (18...

  • Medal of Military Valour (Canada)

    The Medal of Military Valour (French: Médaille de la vaillance militaire ) is a decoration that is, within the Canadian system of honours, the third highest award for military valour, and one of three honours for military valour gifted by the Canadian monarch, generally through his or her viceroy-in-Council. Created in 1993, the medal is presented to both living and deceased members of t...

  • Irish Immigrants at Grosse-Ile Quarantine Station Canada 1832-1937

    Immigrants at Grosse-Ile Quarantine Station Canada 1832-1937 Grosse Isle is located in Gulf of St. Lawrence in Quebec, Canada. It is one of the islands of the 21-island Isle-aux-Grues archipelago. It is part of the municipality of Saint-Antoine-de-l'Isle-aux-Grues, located in the Chaudière-Appalaches region of the province. Also known as Grosse Isle and the Irish Memorial National Hi...

  • Métis in Canada

    The Métis are one of Canada's three principal Aboriginal groups, and are recognized under section 35 in the 1982 Constitution. Fiercely independent, the Métis were instrumental in the development of western Canada. Historically, the word Métis refers to the children of European explorers, settlers, and fur traders and their First Nation wives in the "Métis Homela...

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  • Prince Edward Island, Canada

    This project is to explore the connections of various people and families who lived in Prince Edward Island, Canada

  • Chief of the Defence Staff (Canada)

    The Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) (French: Chef d'état-major de la défense ) is the second most senior member of the Canadian Armed Forces (after the commander-in-chief) and heads the Armed Forces Council, having primary responsibility for command, control, and administration of the forces, as well as military strategy, plans, and requirements. The position is held by a senior ...

  • Looking for ancestors Bidyuk Myron Ivanovich

    Information Bidyuk Miron Ivan with a comrade Khilitiy Yakim and in 1914 left other odnosel'chanami on earnings to Canada. Did correspondence at first, sent parcels, track was mislaid then. It he deported a photo the family. Probably he was in Toronto. Here remained him six children of Paraska, Aleksandra, Maria, Todoska, Ivan, Parfeniy and wife Bidyuk Todoska, is Ivan (Levickaya). All of them...

  • Place projects

    Place projects are projects on Geni that are focused of a specific geographical place or region. Places profiles are also the precursor to the upcoming Place Profiles feature. Place project portals Includes countries and kingdoms, and other top level place project. Geographical Australia Canada Europe Al-Andalus Austro-Hungarian-Empire France French Provinces of the "Anc...

  • Pioneers of Canada - Saskatchewan

    Pioneers of Canada - Saskatchewan History Aboriginal Settlement The earliest human inhabitants of the area that became Saskatchewan were nomadic Aboriginal peoples grouped roughly from north to south as follows: three tribes of the Athapaskan linguistic group (the Chipewyan, the Amisk and the Slavey); two groups speaking Algonquian (the Cree and the Blackfoot); and two tribes of the Sioua...

  • Alberta, Canada

    Alberta, Canada This is the master portail for the Province of Alberta, Canada. The People of Alberta This section of the project will explore the relationships and links between families who lived in Alberta. Please add each family name alphabetically below and add profiles of those who lived or were born in Alberta to the project. Native Groups The ancestors of today's First Nations...

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  • King George's War, 1744-1748

    Http://en.Wikipedia.org/wiki/King_George%27s_War

  • Freemasons in Canada

    Freemasons, or simply "Masons," have been present in Canada since at least 1634 and today can be found throughout the nation in civic and community roles. A detailed timeline of Freemasonry in Canada can be found via the Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon's website . Although the most famous Freemasons have been presidents, CEOs, and other public figures, the vast majority of Freemason...

  • Giller Prize for Canadian Fiction

    The Scotiabank Giller Prize , or Giller Prize, is a literary award given to a Canadian author of a novel or short story collection published in English (including translation) the previous year, after an annual juried competition between publishers who submit entries. The prize was established as the Giller Prize in 1994 by Toronto businessman Jack Rabinovitch in honour of his late wife Doris G...

  • Giller Prize for Canadian Fiction - Nominees

    This project is for the nominees for the Giller Prize for Canadian Fiction. The winners of the Giller Prize for Canadian Fiction are in a separate project. 1994 Jury: Alice Munro, Mordecai Richler, David Staines Bonnie Burnard, Casino and Other Stories Eliza Clark, What You Need Shyam Selvadurai, Funny Boy Steve Weiner, The Museum of Love 1995 Jury: Mordecai Richler, David S...

  • Giller Prize for Canadian Fiction - Winners

    This is a sub-project of the Giller Prizer for Canadian Fiction. This project contains the list of the winners of the prize. 1994 M.G. Vassanji, The Book of Secrets 1995 Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance 1996 Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace 1997 Mordecai Richler , Barney's Version 1998 Alice Munro , The Love of a Good Woman 1999 Bonnie Burnard, A Good Ho...

  • Battle of Queenston Heights

    This is a sub project under the umbrella of the War of 1812 The Battle of Queenston Heights The Battle of Queenston Heights was the first major battle in the War of 1812 and resulted in a British victory. It took place on 13 October 1812, near Queenston, in the present-day province of Ontario. It was fought between United States regulars and New York militia forces led by Roger Sheaffe , ...

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