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  • 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, disainer, ettevõtja, sportlane jne). Well-known Est...

  • 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...

  • Nolalu Homesteaders

    Homesteaders of Nolalu Ontario Canada ' Nolalu is a community about 48 km southwest of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. With the Government of Canada advertising for homesteaders and with the advent of the Port Arthur, Duluth and Western (PeeDee) Railway around the turn of the century, the first Finnish homesteaders along with a few Anglo-Saxon pioneers began to settle in Lybster, Strange, Marks...

  • Acadian and French Canadian Emigrants to Louisiana

    Acadian (Cajun) and French Canadian Emigrants to Louisiana and the Gulf Coast - 1st generation heads of households. Resources Acadians in Gray Acadian-Cajun Genealogy & History

  • 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 ...

  • Curator Profile Exchange: French-Canadiens

    Fellow curators, please use this project to deposit any French-Canadien Master Profiles (MP) you no longer wish to curate. When assuming curatorship of profiles, please do so with in intention of maintaining and improving them. Thank you. Please be sure to remove profiles from the project when you assume curating responsibilities.

  • 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 ...

  • 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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  • The Children's Friend Society

    The Children's Friend Society Image right - Boy ploughing at Dr. Barnardo's Industrial Farm, Russell, Manitoba, 1900. In 2010, the photo was reproduced on a Canadian postage stamp commemorating Home Children emigration. Image right - Collections Canada Public Domain, Wiki Commons The Children's Friend Society (CFS) was founded in London in 1830, as "The Society for the Suppression of Juve...

  • 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: Walter Reynell Immigrated to the US: William Reynolds Sources Christopher Reynolds Family of Isle of Wight County The Reynolds Fam...

  • 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...

  • Commissioners of Nunavut

    This is a list of the Commissioners of Nunavut, Canada, since its creation in 1999. The Commissioner is appointed by the Government of Canada, but a Commissioner, in contrast to the Governor-General of Canada or the Lieutenants-Governor of the Canadian Provinces , is not a Viceroy and therefore Commissioners are not direct representatives of the Monarch in the territory. If the current Commissi...

  • 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.

  • Order of Polaris

    The Order of Polaris is given out by the Government of Yukon Territory in Canada for:* great service to the territory* service to the people of the territory* unique cultureThe Order of Polaris was created by the Government of the Yukon Territory in 1973, to honour members of the Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame, especially those who flew over the Yukon. The medal and scroll were presented by the...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • New Democratic Party (Canada)

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  • 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 League for Social Reconstructio...

  • 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. ...

  • Canadian Alliance

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  • Confederation Medal (Canada)

    The purpose of this project is to collect all of the profiles of those who were awarded Canada's first honour, the Confederation Medal . See Photos and Documents for an uploaded document on the history of this medal.

  • 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 use the W...

  • Fathers of Confederation - Canada

    Fathers of Confederation The Fathers of Confederation are the people who attended the Charlottetown and Quebec Conferences in 1864 and the London Conference of 1866 in England, preceding Canadian Confederation. There were 36 original Fathers of Confederation. Hewitt Bernard, who was the recording secretary at the Charlottetown Conference, is considered by some to be a Father of Confederation....

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  • 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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 (1858)* He...

  • Lieutenant Governors of Nova Scotia

    he Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia /lɛfˈtɛnənt/ is the viceregal representative in Nova Scotia of the Canadian monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, who operates distinctly within the province but is also shared equally with the ten other jurisdictions of Canada, as well as the other Commonwealth realms and any subdivisions thereof, and resides predominantly in her oldest realm, the United Kingdom. T...

  • Conservative Party of Canada

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  • 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...

  • Green Party of Canada

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  • 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 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...

  • Liberal Party of Canada

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  • 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 reforms and b...

  • 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)

  • 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 Governor General of C...

  • Bloc Québécois

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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 Governor General of Canada ...

  • 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.org or Ancestr...

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  • French Canadian Genealogy

    This Group will focus on cleaning up and expanding the genealogy for the French Canadian Ancestors. Links to those listed in Our French-Canadian Ancestors by Thomas J. Laforest (listing still in progress) Volume 01 Antoine Dionne (1641-1721) , Damien Bérubé (1647-1688) , Grégoire Deblois (1632 - 1705) , Guillaume Couture (1618-1701) , Julien Fortin dit Bellefontaine (1621-1692) , Nicolas ...

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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 George Conklin (...

  • Confederation Diamond Jubilee Medal

    The purpose of this project is to collect all of the profiles of those who were awarded the Confederation Diamond Jubilee Medal in 1927.

  • 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’ groups, sport...

  • 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 fellow citizens, to their communi...

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  • 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...

  • 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 House of Commons,...

  • Mayors of Calgary, Alberta

    This a list of all of the mayors of Calgary, Alberta, Canada starting with its formation as a town on December 4, 1884. George Murdoch (4 December 1884 to 21 October 1886) George Clift King (4 November 1886 to 16 January 1888) Arthur Edwin Shelton (16 January 1888 to 21 January 1889) Daniel Webster Marsh (21 January 1889 to 20 January 1890) James Delamere Lafferty (20 January 1890 t...

  • 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...

  • 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 Confederation...

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  • 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 ceremonial duties. The commission ...

  • 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...

  • Norwegian immigrants to United States. Goldminers in Alaska. Shipwrecks along the Norwegian coast.

    (Any of the text is written in Norwegian). In this project it is stories about people mostly in the US (United States of America) who immigrated from Norway. It is added stories from Norway and Norwegians abroad. In the profiles added to this project one find the stories about the specific person. Each person has his or her own story, and this story is unique for each and personal. The st...

  • Eiker to America

    In remembrance, of those who emigrated from Eiker, Norway to a new beginning. A Aase "Mary" Maria Andersdatter Peterson (Skara) (1802 - 1889) Aase Andersdatter Aaste Karine Engebretsdatter Haugen (Skotselv) (1821 - 1872) Aaste Karine Engebretsdatter Haugen (Skotselv) Aleth Carine Olsdatter Dahler (Dahler i Ristvedfj.) (1809 - 1896) Aleth Carine Olsdatter Amos (Amund) Nelson (Fosen) ...

  • Talvik, Alta, Norway.

    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 - Alta - N...

  • Croatian Diaspora

    Croatian Emigration indicates that of the Croatians who were reported to have "emigrated", at least 30% eventually returned to their homeland. Hrvati izvan domovine / Croatians outside the homeland Adresar trgovaca, obrtnika i drugih uglednijih pripadnika iz Hrvatske, Dalmacije i Istre nastanjenih u Americi, Africi, Aziji i Australiji iz popis hrvatskih družtava i hrvatskih novina u Ameri...

  • 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 combin...

  • 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. The combi...

  • 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 Czech Republic-Bohemia Croatia Fin...

  • 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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  • Loyalist Refugees of the American Revolution

    A few Loyalists left the British colonies during the American Revolution then tens of thousands were deported after peace was concluded after the American Revolution (1783) Most did not remain in the locales to which they were sent. Histories are available detailing the numbers moved and how they swelled the temporary boom towns such as Shelburne, Nova Scotia. Populations of such regions plun...

  • 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...

  • New France

    Introduction This is a sub-project for the Colonial Americas Master Project . New France (French: Nouvelle-France) was the area colonized by France in North America during a period beginning with the exploration of the Saint Lawrence River by Jacques Cartier in 1534 and ending with the cession of New France to Spain and Great Britain in 1763. At its peak in 1712 (before the Treaty of Utrech...

  • 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 in North America. History and desc...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Notable People from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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

  • 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. ...

  • Czernielow Mazowiecki - Immigration

    From the1890s to the 1930s, 1/3 of the population immigrated from the parish of Czernielów Mazowiecki and its neighbouring villages (Bajkowce, Borki Wielkie, Czernielów Ruski, Czołhańszczyzna, Kujdańce, Rusianówka, Romanówka, Stupki, and Smykowce). The purpose of this project is to help researchers connect the original settlers to their ancestors in Austria/Poland. Due to volume, this proje...

  • Confederate Secret Service

    Confederate Secret Service is any of a number of official and semi-official secret service operations conducted by the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. Overview During the Civil War, a number of secret confederacy organizations emerged. Some of these organizations were under the direction of the Confederate government, others operated independently with governm...

  • 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...

  • 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 Anicinape' 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 ...

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Notable Cornish Canadians

    G Wilfred Grenfell 1865–1940 L Arthur Lobb 1871–1928 R Robert Terrill Rundle 1811–1896 Y James Yeo 1789–1868 John Yeo 1837–1924 Wikipedia Cornish Canadian Canadian people of Cornish descent

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 eligible for...

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  • Nova Scotia, Canada

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

  • The Irish Emmigrant to Canada

    Irish Canadians Irish Canadian are immigrants and descendants of immigrants who originated in Ireland. 1.2 million Irish immigrants arrived, 1825 to 1970, at least half of those in the period from 1831-1850. By 1867, they were the second largest ethnic group (after the French), and comprised 24% of Canada's population. The 1931 national census counted 1,230,000 Canadians of Irish descent, hal...

  • New Brunswick, Canada

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

  • Air Force Cross (United Kingdom)

    The Air Force Cross ( AFC ) ) is a military decoration awarded to personnel of the United Kingdom Armed Forces, and formerly also to officers of the other Commonwealth countries, for "an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying, though not in active operations against the enemy". A bar is added to the ribbon for holders who are awarded a second AFC.==History==The award w...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Canada Books of Remembrance

    Les Livres du Souvenir, Canada Introduction The seven Books of Remembrance lie in the Memorial Chamber in the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill. Together, they commemorate the lives of more than 118,000 Canadians who, since Confederation, have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country in uniform. To learn more about the history of each book, consult the Veterans Affairs Canada we...

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 ...

  • Canadian Volunteer Service Medal

    The Canadian Volunteer Service Medal is granted to persons of any rank in the Naval, Military or Air Forces of Canada who voluntarily served on Active Service from September 3, 1939, to March 1, 1947. The medal was established on October 22, 1943.==Criteria==Members of the Naval, Military or Air Forces of Canada are eligible for this medal if they voluntarily served on Active Service and honour...

  • 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...

  • 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 migrations to hu...

  • Prince Edward Island, Canada

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

  • 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 Homeland" (present-day Manitoba). ...

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  • Canadian musicians & songwriters

    Canadian musicians and songwriters are people from Canada who perform or compose music as a profession. About Canadian Music The music of Canada has reflected the diverse influences that have shaped the country. Aboriginals, the Irish, British, and the French have all made unique contributions to the musical heritage of Canada. The music has subsequently been heavily influenced by American ...

  • 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...

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