Today Canadians celebrate the 146th birthday of the formation of Canada as a country. I love that the first few days of July hold two days that allow my family to celebrate our heritage. Tonight to celebrate my family will have fireworks and a variety of Canadian treats – Nanaimo bars, puffed wheat squares, and butter tarts along with a variety of fun flavored chips. (If any of my family ate poutine I would make that but sadly I have not been able to convince them of the deliciousness of gravy and melted cheese curds…mmmm.) And after singing the Canadian national anthem we will talk about my mom, her parents, and their parents and how they came from Sweden, England and the US, served in the armed forces and contributed to who we are today.
Back to the World Archives Project.
- We have a growing number of Canadian contributors
- There are two Canadian projects available to download – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, The Ottawa Journal, 1885-1980 and Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, St Peter’s Cemetery Tombstones, 1857-2000
- There are 4 Canadian projects Live on Ancestry.
- And in case you missed the promotion, you can search over 40 million Canadian records for free until midnight July 2.
Happy Canada Day!