Sunday, July 01, 2007

happy Canada day

from my email:-


Yes, today, we are officially 140 years old and I thought it was a good
time for anyone that had ancestors arrive here to add a wee bit of info.
On July 1, 1867, only Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick
were the first 4 provinces to join as the Country of Canada.

If anyone had family that came here before 1867, Quebec was then known
as Lower Canada or Canada East and Ontario was then known as Upper
Canada or Canada West. Our other provinces joined over the next
years and then Newfoundland joined in 1949.

Our record keeping of BMD's began slowly in 1869 but one may find census
for some provinces in 1851 & 1861 but each province does keep their own

Just a few tidbits to pass on - L***** Ottawa, Canada

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