Oh Canada! Join the Canadian History Project!

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The Canadian History Project is looking for Volunteers! The mission of the
project is to add and improve profiles relating to Canadian History. Project members take primary responsibility for relevant profiles or family groups and work on merging duplicates, cleaning up profiles, adding sources, removing incorrect information and offer research assistance as needed.

Some of our ongoing Sub-Projects include:

Jump into the the cool waters of this true north project by answering this post. Then head on over to the project tasks to see where you can help. We would love to have you!

Erin

asked in Requests for Project Volunteers by Mags Gaulden G2G6 Pilot (442k points)
edited by Mags Gaulden
Another Sub-Project could be Pier 21 (pier21.ca).
Yes it could Herman, want to get it rolling? Mags
I am new to the WIKI TREE THANK YOU FOR ACCEPTING ME INTO OHHHHHHHH CANADA
Would love to participate! My mother was Canadian, and part of her family was important in the North Bay area in the 1800's.
Hi Angela,

I have added the Canadian history project badge to your profile. Drop me a line and let me know about your particular area(s) of interest.
I am interested in the following: North Bay Ontario: Alexander Dreany & family. Toronto area, Scottish immigrants, esp Sinclair, Lavach, Morrison. Also found some Loyalists way way back from the Revolutionary War. Any Canadian Dodge families.
Hi Angela,

Welcome to the project. You might be interested in checking out our Loyalists sub project at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:United_Empire_Loyalist

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I would like to join the Canadian project please. My husband does have 400 years of Canadian ancestry!! If I have to choose a sub-project, it will probably be New Brunswick. Thank you.
answered by Robynne Lozier G2G6 Pilot (351k points)
selected by Susan Laursen
Hmmm oh ok you are in! :-) Mags
Thank you Mags!!
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Love the Title,  I hope you get people to join good luck.
answered by S Sagers G2G6 Mach 2 (21k points)
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I would like to join Canadian History.
answered by Nina Pyne G2G2 (2.1k points)
Thanks Nina!

Mags
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I am interested in the Canadian History project
answered by Laurie Poirier G2G1 (1k points)
Great! Mags
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I would like to join the Canadian History Project since I am located in Canada as well as my immediate family. My ancestors have immigrated to Canada in the 1800's for the most part.
answered by Vanessa Power G2G Crew (640 points)
You are in! Mags
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I would like to join the Canada History Project!
answered by R. Holmes G2G1 (1.3k points)
Done R.! Mags
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Might have some Prairie sources to post
answered by Cory Matieyshen G2G Crew (880 points)

Post those Prairie sources!

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I seem to be working on part of Canadian History. Was not certain if I ought to be joining this group or Europe as the immigration was late 1600 to early 1700...I will learn as I go and perhaps find lots of help here?
answered by Catherine Trewin G2G4 (4.7k points)
Hey Catherine,

You can join both projects. As you work you will be working in both geographical areas so looking at resources and information from both may help AND as you find new source or resources you can add what you find to the resources lists of the project or sub-project,

Glad to have you join us!

Mags
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Hi Mags and Erin,

I'd like to join the project!  

When I started on Wikitree I thought I set myself a small, manageable goal - to trace each branch of my family back to the first person to immigrate to Canada. I thought I'd be done in a month or two. Who'd have guessed? Over 11k contributions later, I'm knee deep in New England Planters and United Empire Loyalists and reading Simeon Perkins Diary for fun.  

Its time to fess up and join the project.
answered by Laurie Giffin G2G6 Mach 2 (27.4k points)
edited by Laurie Giffin
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I would like to join the Canadian project please , as a sub project I would deff opt for Quebecois and maybe filles du roi 

answered by Rene Lariviere G2G1 (1.4k points)
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I would like to join the Canadian History project , already joined Quebecois Project . my tree shows me Most my ancesters arrived in Nouvelle France . Thanks for concidering me  Rene Lariviere
answered by Rene Lariviere G2G1 (1.4k points)
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I would like the join the Canadian History Project with a focus on the Ontario sub-project.

My key points of interest:
* Immigration of Scottish Clans to Lambton Shores and surrounding area of Lambton County.

* Movement of families from York and Russell areas to Timiskaming in the 1910s.

* Warwick Village families
answered by Cody Johnson G2G Crew (570 points)
Welcome, Cody! I'm the project coordinator of the Ontario Project and will ask Mags to give you the Canadian History badge. In the meantime, I'll add your name to our participants list on the Ontario page. Please let me know if you want to set up a free-space page for any of your interest areas. We've set up a few of these already.
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Hi! I'd like to join the Canadian History Project, with a focus on British Columbia. I'm a descendant of a British Home Child (landed in the Barnardos Industrial Farm in Russell, Manitoba) on one side of the family. And of a Yorkshire miner-turned-rancher and his First Nations Nlaka'pamux wife (From Lytton, B.C.) in the Minnie Lake/Nicola Valley area on the other.

Thanks!

— Holly Bird
answered by H. Bird G2G Crew (960 points)
Wow! Are you ever a walking Canadian History story! Mags
Hi Mags—

Hah! It would seem that way with my Mom's Canadian side! It's a bit like ticking off the boxes. ;-) Thanks very much for the add to the project, and I look forward to collaborating with others here. — Holly
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I would like to join the Canadian History project.  I have ancestors who led and fought in many battles against the British in the French and Indian / 7 Year War time period.
answered by Doug Sedenquist G2G Crew (550 points)
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I would like to join the Canadian History project. I plan to work on New Brunswick (Miramichi area) families. Thanks.
answered by Doug McCallum G2G6 Pilot (140k points)
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I would love to join this project as I am only the 2nd generation of our Chouinard family in the US and have many, many close relatives still up North. Thanks.
answered by Brian Chouinard G2G Crew (320 points)
Forgot to mention that my G+ account is a different email but same name.
Hi Brian,

Chouinard is a well known name in Quebec.

You could join the Quebecois project.  See... https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/511557/
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I would like to join the Canadian History Project. I have ancestors that date back into the early 1700's in Quebec, that have linked to Marie-Hélène Desportes. I am very interested in learning more about my ancestory on this side.

answered by Pat Gallagher G2G1 (1.3k points)
Hi Pat,

you could join the Quebecois project...

see... https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/511557/
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Hello, I'd like to join please and I'd be willing to help with Pier 21.  I have found quite a bit of info through the Canadian Government website regarding my own family.
answered by Erin Matton G2G1 (1.3k points)
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I would like to join the Canadian project please!
answered by Janet Sinnett G2G Crew (680 points)
Hey Janet,

I like to note what your interests are when awarding you the badge - helps me keep track of who is working in what areas. What are you working on please?

Mags
Hi Mags,

Sorry! I'm working on the southern New Brunswick area. These include Loyalists, Irish potato famine and generalized New Brunswick history. My personal tree names that I'm working on are Sinnett, Johnson, Muir, Ogden, Moorehouse, Biddescombe, Clark, Trecartin and Price.

Hope that answered your question fully, but if not, please let me know!

Janet
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I am interested in the Quebecois project. I have researched the Belanger and Boulanger lines into St. Ignace, Michigan, back to the immigrant ancestor,  There is much confusion between the names and would be interested in making sure those that have been posted are correct. Belanger is a family name, Boulanger is a dit name, in my case for the LeFebvre family from Yamachiche. Thanks!
answered by Terry Weller G2G1 (1.7k points)
Here's the link, Terry: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/511557/

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