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‘Terry Fox was Métis’: Fox family joins growing number of Canadians claiming Métis heritage​ | The Globe and Mail

Like a growing number of Canadians, the family of Terry Fox has explored and claimed its Métis heritage. Marian Gladue was deeply involved in the lives of her grandchildren, including the most famous one: Terry Fox. She was around for his birth in 1958, and visited him when he was diagnosed with cancer years later. In …

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Transcription: War Diary of the 73rd Canadian Infantry Battalion for the Vimy Ridge Disaster of March 1-3, 1917.

In honor of today’s ceremonies in honor of the 100th anniversary of the battle at Vimy Ridge, I am reposting several articles about my own ancestors who died in WWI.    In my father’s French Canadian, ‘Turmaine’ branch of the family, we have two known soldiers who died in the first world war. The first was my grand …

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Free access to the Canadian immigration records on Ancestry.ca

Free access to the Canadian immigration records on Ancestry.ca.

Free access to the Canadian immigration records on Ancestry.ca is available from September 3 to September 7, 2015.   Free registration with your name and email will be required. Ancestry.ca will email a user name and password in return for use to log onto the site. These records include: 19-Century Emigration of ‘Old Lutherans’ from …

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Canadiana.org's valuable collection of historical documents.

Canadiana.org’s valuable collection of historical documents is now online.

With the assistance and cooperation of archives, libraries and research organizations, Canadiana.org’s valuable collection of historical documents is now online.   It includes millions of pages of primary source documents in 21 languages, most notably including the languages of our First Nations. This collection chronicles the people and institutions of Canada’s history between the 1600s …

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Reburial of a New Zealand WWI soldier.

Canadian WWI and WWII soldiers identified.

May 13, 2015 is the date eight Canadian WWI soldier will be laid to rest at Caix British Cemetery in Caix, France.   Lieutenant Clifford Neelands, Lance Sargeant Oscar Lindell, Private Sidney Halliday, Private William Simms, and Private Lachlan McKinnon of the 78th Battalion (Winnipeg Grenadiers) of the Canadian Expeditionary Force are five of eight …

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DNA testing kits.

Canadian firm DNA Genotek sues Ancestry.com over DNA testing kit patent infringement .

The readily available and highly promoted $99 DNA test kit from Ancestry.com are the focus of a law suit filed by DNA Genotek.    The service is promoted as a simple and relatively inexpensive means of DNA testing with a few drops of saliva. DNA Genotek and its attorney David Doyle of Morrison Foerster are …

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tourtiere

How can you tell we’re from French Canadian roots? We make tourtière at Christmas!

The tourtière I grew up with was different from the traditional tourtière at Christmas made in French Canadian households. I’m not sure whether it originated from my father’s Québecois side or my mother’s Acadian side, but I’ve never tasted another tourtière I liked better. (I know, everyone says that.) I suspect it’s from my mother’s …

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