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Peter Merchant

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Peter F. Merchant
Born 1950s.
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
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Account confirmed 28 May 2013 | Peter's 6 contributions | 2 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 28 May 2013 | Last significant change: 12 Feb 2019
09:52: Richard Devlin posted a message on the page for Peter Merchant. [Thank Richard for this]
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Peter Merchant


August 2013 – present: Gracorp Capital Advisors Ltd., Director, Real Estate Development Sept. 2010 to June 2013: General Manager, Real Estate, Canadian Pacific Railway 2008-2010: President and Broker, RP Merchant & Associates Commercial Realty Inc. 2006-2008: Senior Vice President, Calgary, SITQ (Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec) 2000-2006: Partner, Avison Young Commercial Real Estate (Alberta) 1991 - 2000: President, RP Merchant & Associates Commercial Realty Inc. (DBA Merchant Commercial) 1988 - 1991: Director, Office Leasing, Banker Hall & Director, Office Leasing, Calgary, Trizec Properties 1981 - 1987: Knowlton Realty Ltd: Commercial Real Estate Sales & Leasing 1980 - 1981: Conrad Bloomenthal, Barristers & Solicitors: Law Articles


1979 Law Degree, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS. 1976 Business Degree (Honours), Queen's University, Kingston, Ont. Majors in Finance & Marketing.

Family: Married over 25 years to Susan with two children, Christopher 19 and Alexandra, 18


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On 12 Feb 2019 at 09:52 GMT Richard Devlin wrote:

Hi Peter and welcome back to Wikitree.

If you have not done so already, you may want to find a mentor to get you started. You can find them by clicking on help (Top Right of this page) and then Mentor. That will take you to the list of mentors. All of these people are great Wikitreers and are very helpful.

If you are looking to dig in deeper for sources for Ireland, I have put together a list at

If you run into a problem or need help specifically on Ireland , just let me know.

Good hunting and have fun. Rich D.

On 8 Aug 2015 at 08:57 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:

Hi Peter , Thanks for your message. I've added the project badge to your profile. If you click on the badge it will take you to the full list of our wonderful members. Clicking on the link Irish Roots Project will take you the first page of the project. Scroll down to participants where I've added your good self. Here you can let members know your Counties, clan/family names etc of interest etc. We also have a google+ community which you can join. I'll let you explore and catch up with you later.

Thanks again for joining and enjoy. Maria

On 4 Aug 2015 at 00:17 GMT Kitty (Cooper) Smith wrote:

Welcome to the DNA Project:

Please make sure each bit of DNA test information is added to the actual test participant's profile, not someone else's like your own. To make cousin connections, WikiTree needs to see the FamilyTree tab. Check that your Privacy on your profile is set to "Private with Public Family Tree" as a minimum. (Living minors should have an Unlisted privacy level.)

Please set your preferences for your Tags Followed to include DNA and other terms on the (G2G) feed:

As you add your family lines and connect to the big WikiTree, you may find new cousins. Use the Relationship calculator to see if you are related to me, Cooper-1 with

On 31 Jul 2015 at 13:49 GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:

Hello Peter,

I hope you're enjoying WikiTree.

Our vision is to build a collaborative tree. Be sure to look for Duplicates before adding a profile, and always include Sources for your information.

The Help Index covers topics you may have questions about.

Our G2G Forum is where many of our generous members help each other out.

Visit our "Weekend Chat". Say hello, introduce yourself and see what other members are up to right now!

Of course, I'm here to help in any way I’m able.

Keith ~ WikiTree Mentor

On 30 Jul 2015 at 04:17 GMT Bill Sekel Jr wrote:

Peter, you are now a member of WikiTree! Please help us build one Collaborative Global Family Tree, which means only one profile per person. It's important that no duplicates are created and profiles are properly sourced.

If you have pre-1700's ancestors to add please read our Pre-1700 profiles info.

To help you get started, view this introductory WikiTree video.

We also have Mentors who will be glad to answer questions.

Thanks for volunteering and welcome to the Tree!


On 30 Jul 2015 at 04:16 GMT Bill Sekel Jr wrote:

I also noticed you have a GEDCOM. Here's a link to a great step-by-step instruction of the process including screenshots that you might find helpful.

The Help Pages give lots of information about the process starting with: 'Before you import a GEDCOM'

Find instructions here for reviewing your GEDCompare Report if you want to import it into WikiTree.

Thanks, Bill

On 30 Jul 2015 at 04:16 GMT Bill Sekel Jr wrote:

I see you have had your DNA tested. We have a project for DNA where a lot of great new things are happening. If you are interested and would like to check it out, go to the FIND link top right of your profile page, select PROJECTS from the drop down box, and then select the link for the DNA project. It has information listed that might be of interest to you, and feel free to contact any of the members if you would like additional details.


On 30 Jul 2015 at 03:35 GMT Peter Merchant wrote:

I agree. I am most interested in searching my family history prior to 1780 in Ireland. Apparently the church in Waterford burned down with all of the family records stored there.

On 28 May 2013 at 12:18 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

Glad you stopped by WikiTree !

Here is how WikiTree works  : There is an introductory WikiTree video that a member created. If you want to join WikiTree and build a collaborative family tree, read the Honor Code, post a comment here on your profile and we will be more than happy to add you to Wikitree . Hope you join ! Maggie

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