WikiTree LiveCast - Canadian Projects

+12 votes

On Saturday July 1st at 3:00PM EDT Bonne FĂȘte du Canada!  How many Canadian Projects does WikiTree have on the go? How many Mounties does it take to carry the Gray Cup? Who won the Gray Cup this year? So many questions, eh? Join Mags and Emma and others as they celebrate Canada Day and all things Canadian on WikiTree! From the Cnadian History Project to the Acadian Project to the UEL Project, sit in and hear all about WikiTree's Canadian content.

Pull up a chair to watch or ask questions in the LiveCast chat, OR Join us as a LiveCast attendee, either way we promise an hour of WikiTree fun! If you want to see a complete list of past and future LiveCasts click the graphic below or follow this link

Mags and Emma

P.S. Do you have someone you would like us to interview? Post some answers with your picks for LiveCast Guests - it can even be yourself!
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in The Tree House by Mags Gaulden G2G6 Pilot (483k points)
edited by Mags Gaulden

6 Answers

+7 votes

This sounds useful.  I have so many Canadian relatives, and I can't find any of them.  I can't even find the family of the veteran whose profile I created yesterday, even with his clue of the name of a brother:  Mountain-321  


by J. Crook G2G6 Pilot (185k points)
Have you looked at any of the Canadian Censuses?

If John was born in 1878, the first Census he would appear in would be 1881. As it happens, there are a few John Mountain's in the 1881, so I looked for "Chris" and found one Christopher. You can see the census page here:

There are a few Mountain families on this page and they are most likely all related.

Here is the same family in 1891:

I don't know if this is your family or not, but it's a start?? Feel free to message me if you need help searching in Canada! Good luck :)
Hey Christien, Would you like to join us for the LiveCast? Mags
Thanks for your help.  I searched for John because he's a Colorado veteran, and I have this ridiculous project where I'm trying to add 3 of them every week (and their relatives) to Wikitree.  I will have to take a more systematic approach to Canadian research, I guess.  Most of my ancestors left there by the mid-1800s for one reason or another, one because he was part of the Makenzie Rebellion.  My French-Canadian ancestors aren't bad to research; but everyone else makes me feel incompetent.
J -- would you consider setting John's profile to White/OPEN as opposed to green?? I think I just broke your brick wall...
Hi Mags!! Unfortunately my husband is working days all weekend so I'm knees-deep in children :(

I am so totally ignoring them right now just to do this!! (bad momma!! LOL)
I opened it.
OK I put a bunch of stuff there... have a look!
+4 votes
We are going to have a great time, eh?
by Emma MacBeath G2G6 Pilot (620k points)
+4 votes
Happy Canada Day, Mags, Emma and Christine! I'd love to join you, but like Christine, I have childcare duties that day. Have fun! And J. Crook, on the Ontario Project, we have a category for Rebels, so I'll be checking out your Mr. Mountain.
by Laurie Cruthers G2G6 Pilot (129k points)
I was really hoping you would pop in! Mags
+4 votes
Hi Folks!

This sounds like fun. It is our 150th birthday this year. Special celebrations all over.

It is going to be a busy day, but I'll try and drop into the Live Chat.
by Dave Rutherford G2G6 Mach 5 (55.3k points)
+3 votes
Without knowing their schedules or availability:

1.  Paul Delaney is a retired professor of French & English who has been researching and writing on Canadian genealogy for years.  I don't know the extent of his writings but most recently he's authored a book on the movement of families from Canada to Louisiana.  He lives east of Quebec.  He has done research with David Cole, another Canadian genealogist.  David has a presence in WikiTree and is a Webmaster.

2.  I will forward this info to  American-Canadian Genealogical Society of Manchester, New Hampshire.  At least one of their members has been interviewed for radio Podcasts for "Maple Stars & Stripes", and their organization has been recording church records & collaborating with the Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical Society.

Please email me if you would like more information on David or Paul.  Meanwhile, I will contact the ACGS to ask if someone might be available in that time slot.
by Janine Barber G2G6 Pilot (147k points)
+1 vote
I'm gonna plan on being here for the live stream :)   Happy Canada day!!!!
by Robynne Lozier G2G6 Pilot (722k points)

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