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!


asked Aug 21, 2017 in Requests for Project Volunteers by Mags Gaulden G2G6 Pilot (437,630 points)
edited Mar 9 by Mags Gaulden
Another Sub-Project could be Pier 21 (pier21.ca).
Yes it could Herman, want to get it rolling? Mags

30 Answers

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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 Aug 31, 2017 by Robynne Lozier G2G6 Pilot (261,580 points)
selected Sep 1, 2017 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 Aug 22, 2017 by S Sagers G2G6 Mach 1 (19,440 points)
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I would like to join Canadian History.
answered Aug 22, 2017 by Nina Pyne G2G2 (2,070 points)
Thanks Nina!

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I am interested in the Canadian History project
answered Aug 24, 2017 by Laurie Poirier G2G Crew (990 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 Aug 31, 2017 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 Sep 1, 2017 by R. Holmes G2G1 (1,310 points)
Done R.! Mags
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Might have some Prairie sources to post
answered Sep 23, 2017 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 Oct 5, 2017 by Catherine Trewin G2G4 (4,400 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!

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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 Oct 5, 2017 by Laurie Giffin G2G6 Mach 2 (22,390 points)
edited Oct 6, 2017 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 Nov 16, 2017 by Rene Lariviere G2G1 (1,340 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 Nov 17, 2017 by Rene Lariviere G2G1 (1,340 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 Nov 28, 2017 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.


— Holly Bird
answered Nov 29, 2017 by H. Bird G2G Crew (890 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 Dec 11, 2017 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 Dec 19, 2017 by Doug McCallum G2G6 Mach 1 (18,060 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 Dec 20, 2017 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 Jan 12 by Pat Gallagher G2G1 (1,240 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 Feb 3 by Erin Matton G2G1 (1,270 points)
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I would like to join the Canadian project please!
answered Feb 6 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?

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!

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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 Feb 9 by Terry Weller G2G1 (1,560 points)
Here's the link, Terry: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/511557/

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