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Canada Day

In celebration of Canada Day, you can search some of Ancestry.ca’s most popular collections for FREE between now and July 2nd. Start searching to uncover an ancestor’s Immigration Record, a great-grandfather’s birth date in Vital Records, a tale of bravery in Military Records or the household income of a family member in Canadian Census Records. …

Gerard Ronald Joseph Turmaine (1934-2005)

Family portrait from the mid to late 60's with us girls in coordinating outfits hand made by Mom.

These are treasured pictures of my Dad, Gerard Ronald Joseph Turmaine, who passed away about ten years ago at the age of 71. He was the son of Henri Turmaine and Rose Amande Emery, born January 30, 1934 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. He married Patricia-Gail Marrion Melanson on March 8, 1958 in Germany and …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 10 Jun 2015.

Spanish children sent to Mexico to escape the Spanish Civil War.

Following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 10 Jun 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 10 Jun 2015.   Australia Australia, New South Wales, Census (fragment), 1891 Canada Newfoundland, Vital Records, 1840-1949 Germany Germany, Saxony, Dresden, Citizens’ Documents and Business Licenses, 1820-1962 Italy Italy, Caltanissetta, Civil Registration (State Archive), …

Ancestry Launches Family History DNA Testing Service in Canada | Ancestry.ca

DNA Testing Service

The following was written by Ancestry.com to announce the launch of AncestryDNA in Canada. DNA test pinpoints genetic ethnicity and helps people discover family origins going back thousands of years. DNA studies a person’s entire genome at more than 700,000 different locations Results detail a person’s ethnic origins across 26 regions worldwide Service can help …

Canadian commission: Reconciliation with aboriginals to take ‘hard work’ | Catholic Philly

Canadian residential school

Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which used the term “cultural genocide” to describe what happened to aboriginal Canadians in residential schools, said reconciliation within the country “is going to take hard work.” In a 382-page report with 94 recommendations, the commission called for changes at all levels of society and government and said “Canadians must …

Residential school history already being taught in northern Ontario | CBC News

Susan Mainville

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission is calling on the government to ensure that the history of residential schools is taught to students of all ages across Canada — but it’s already happening at some schools in northern Ontario. In Sudbury, Susan Mainville taught a special unit on residential schools to her Grade 8 students at …

Thousands of photos need names put to faces, Manitobans asked to help. – Manitoba – CBC News

Indigenous peoples' photos,

Indigenous people in Manitoba and across Canada are being asked to take a look at some old photographs from Library and Archives Canada, to see if they can find any familiar faces. Aboriginal communities help put names to faces of the past. It’s an initiative called Project Naming that is being used to identify people, …