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  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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. The following cities, towns and counties have been expanded out as part of this project and any of the profiles added to those projects should also be added to this one. Alberta Calgary Edmonton British Columbia Vancouver Victoria Manitoba Winn...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • King George's War, 1744-1748

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  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Clementsvale, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada

    This project is to explore the connections of various people and families who lived in Clementsvale, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada

  • Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada

    This project is to explore the connections of various people and families who lived in Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, CanadaSources:

  • Dutch Diaspora - Farewell Nederland

    Farewell Nederland 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 n...

  • Black Canadians

    This Black Canadian project includes people that were in Canada: 1) before French and Indian War and U.S. Revolutionary War, 2) came from Loyalist units, THE UNITED EMPIRE LOYALISTS: "It is a little known fact that slavery existed in the early years of (Prince Edward) Island’s History. Seventeen years after Samuel Holland divided the Island into sixty-seven lots in 1767, th...

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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...

  • 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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  • "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...

  • Pioneers of Canada - New Brunswick

    Pioneers of Canada - New Brunswick Exploration When the French attempted settlement, first at the mouth of the St Croix River in 1604 and later at Port-Royal, they were welcomed by the Micmac, who taught them how to survive. After the French had shifted their interest to Québec, the native people helped a few young men who remained, including Charles de Saint-Étienne de La Tou...

  • 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...

  • Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers

    The Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers recognizes the exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians from across the country in a wide range of fields.As an official Canadian honour, the Medal for Volunteers incorporates and replaces the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award. The Medal builds on the legacy and spirit of the Caring Canadian Award by honouring the dedication and commitme...

  • The Children's Friend Society

    The Children's Friend Society The Children's Friend Society (CFS) was founded in London in 1830, as "The Society for the Suppression of Juvenile Vagrancy through the reformation and emigration of children". The CFS was founded by Captain Edward Pelham Brenton and run by a group of wealthy philanthropists with the cooperation of the British Government. Their stated objects was "to reclaim ...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 ...

  • 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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  • Saskatchewan, Canada

    Saskatchewan, Canada This project aims to investigate the links and relationships between families who lived in Saskatchewan, Canada. Please list your family names below and add profiles to the project. A B C D E F G H I J K L M Metcalf N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

  • 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...

  • McGill University

    McGill University is an English-language public research university in Montreal, Canada. It was officially founded by royal charter issued by King George IV in 1821. The University bears the name of James McGill, a prominent Montreal merchant from Scotland whose bequest in 1813 formed precursory McGill College.McGill's main campus is set at the foot of Mount Royal in Downtown Montreal, with the...

  • Prince Edward Island, Canada

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

  • 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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  • Mayors of Winnipeg, Manitoba

    The position of mayor was created in 1873 following the city's incorporation (and renamed from Fort Garry). The mayor is a member of Winnipeg City Council, but does not represent a ward.=Mayor of Winnipeg===Nineteenth Century==* Francis Evans Cornish, Q. C. (1874)* William Nassau Kennedy (1875–1876)* Thomas Scott (1877–1878)* Alexander Logan (1st time) (1879–1880)* Elias Ge...

  • Notable People from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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

  • 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...

  • Cemeteries of Ontario, Canada

    Individual projects for specific cemeteries should be added under the county where the cemetery is located. Bruce County Carleton County - including Ottawa Chatham-Kent Municipality (Kent County) Dufferin County Regional Municipality of Durham Elgin County Essex County

  • My Swedish Emigrants

    This is a project that gathers all my relatives who emigrated from Sweden to other countries. I will be the only one managing this project. Its aim is to gather these emigrants to make it easier for my DNA-relatives to find a match between our genealogically researched trees. I am sorting the emigrants under "landscapes" and then last names in alphabetical order and birth years chronologically....

  • York University

    York University (French: Université York ) is a public research university in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is Canada's third-largest university.York University has approximately 55,000 students, 7,000 faculty and staff, and 275,000 alumni worldwide. It has eleven faculties, namely the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Faculty of Science, Lassonde School of Engineering, Schu...

  • Canadian University Portal

    The purpose of this portal is to collect and showcase all of the Geni projects on Canadian Universities. They will be listed in Alphabetical order by Province. Law Schools will be listed under their host university. The same goes for any other School or Faculty that has a project. Canada wide Military Colleges of Canada Royal Military College Saint-Jean (Collège militaire royal...

  • Kashubian History and Culture; Kaszubi / Historia i Kultura Kaszubów

    Kashubian History and Culture This project is to focus on the history of the Kashubian people and their unique culture, traditions and language. Kashubians are not German nor Polish. Since 2005, the Kashubian language enjoys legal protection by the Polish government as a minority language. Kashubian is taught in Polish schools and is found on many street signs in the region. Historians and ...

  • Pioneers of Canada - Prince Edward Island

    Pioneers of Canada - Prince Edward Island History The first inhabitants of PEI were ancestors of the Mi’kmaq. There is evidence they occupied sites on PEI as many as 10,000 years ago by crossing the low plain now covered by Northumberland Strait. Occupation since that time has most likely been continuous, although there are some indications that there may have been seasonal migration...

  • 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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  • University of Guelph

    The University of Guelph (U of G) is a comprehensive public research university in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. It was established in 1964 after the amalgamation of Ontario Agricultural College, the Macdonald Institute, and the Ontario Veterinary College, and has since grown to an institution of more than 28,000 students and academic staff. It currently offers over 94 undergraduate degrees, 48 grad...

  • 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. This project should not have profiles added to it. All prof...

  • 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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  • Canada

    This project is an umbrella project to explore the families and people who lived in Canada. See below links to subprojects for each province & Territory: Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario

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  • 1918 lnfluenza Pandemic - Canada: Fatalities

    1918 Influenza Pandemic - Canada: Fatalities 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. Th...

  • Québec, Canada

    This project is to explore the families and people who lived in the Province of Quebec, Canada. Directory of Locations in Québec (including naming convention and list of all projects associated with cities in Québec) Sources: Census: Federal (see Canada) census records are available for 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911. They can be accessed online at familysearch....

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  • Irish Peter Robinson Settlers - Canada

    Peter Robinson Settlers in Canada 200 anniversary The year 2025 will see a celebration of significance in celebration of the two hundreth anniversary of the arrival of the Peter Robinson settlers in the Canadian Peterborough area. Scope of this project This is a project for documenting the Irish settlers brought to Ontario in 1823 and 1825 by Peter Robinson . This project aim is to he...

  • Red River Rebellion

    The Red River Rebellion (or the Red River Resistance, Red River Uprising, or First Riel Rebellion) was the sequence of events related to the 1869 establishment of a provisional government by the Métis leader Louis Riel and his followers at the Red River Colony, in what is now the Canadian province of Manitoba .The Rebellion was the first crisis the new government faced following Canadian...

  • 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...

  • Liberal Party of Canada

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  • 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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  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Pioneers of Canada - Ontario

    Pioneers of Canada - Ontario History Aboriginal Settlement The first residents of Ontario arrived during the last ice age, approximately 10,000 years ago. As the ice retreated Ontario's paleo-Indian inhabitants moved into the northern region of the province. For many years Ontario's Aboriginal peoples probably lived by fishing and hunting; deer, elk, bear and beaver could be found in the ...

  • British Columbia, Canada

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

  • 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...

  • Pioneers of Canada - Manitoba

    Pioneers of Canada - Manitoba Settlement Agricultural settlement began in 1812 with the arrival of Lord Selkirk's settlers at Point Douglas, now within the boundaries of Winnipeg. Over the next 45 years, the Red River Colony at Assiniboia survived hail, frost, floods, grasshoppers, skirmishes with the Nor'Westers and an HBC monopoly. Expansionist sentiment from both Minnesota and Upper Cana...

  • Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal

    The Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal (French: Médaille canadienne du maintien de la paix) is a campaign medal created in 1988 to recognize the contributions of all Canadian Peacekeepers towards the ultimate goal of peace, after the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations was awarded that year's Nobel Peace Prize.=History=In 1988, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Unite...

  • World War II - Prisoners of War from Canada

    The purpose of this project is to collect all of the Geni profiles of those Canadians who were captured as German POWs.

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  • World War One - Prisoners of War from Canada

    The purpose of this project is to collect all of the Geni profiles of those who served in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces during World War I and were taken as Prisoners of War (POW).

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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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  • 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...

  • Pioneers of Canada - British Columbia

    Pioneers of Canada - British Columbia History Aboriginal Settlement The coasts and interior valleys of British Columbia were first occupied sometime after the last Ice Age. Occupation of some sites in BC has been confirmed by carbon dating at about 6,000–8,000 years ago. The people of the Northwest Coast lived in autonomous villages of 200 to 1,000 people and had access to a partic...

  • Manitoba, Canada

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

  • 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...

  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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’...

  • Canadian Efficiency Decoration

    The Canadian Efficiency Decoration (ED) was a Canadian military award given to officers of the Non-Permanent Active Militia, RCAF Auxiliary and Reserve who completed twenty years of meritorious military service. Similar Efficiency Decorations were also awarded by other Commonwealth countries. A bar was issued for an additional 20 years of meritorious service. Approximately 3,700 medals were iss...

  • 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)

  • Notable West Indian Americans and Canadians

    This project represents notable West Indian Americans and Caribbean Canadians. These are Americans with origin in the Dutch-, English-, and French-speaking lands of the Caribbean. Their population of 2,532,380 accounted for 0.83% of the U.S. population in 2008. The majority of Black Canadians are of Caribbean origin. Many Canadians identify as Black even though they may have multi-ethnic ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • 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. ...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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. ...

  • 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...

  • Nova Scotia, Canada

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

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