Landmark

Articles tagged with "Landmark" are going to be exciting for some for they mark articles that talk about physical landmarks you can visit that might commemorate someone in their family.  

Plan a trip to visit tangible family history!

  • 1911 Census: Regina

    The 1911 Census marked the fifth regularly scheduled collection of national statistics. The census collection officially began on June 1, 1911 and the city of Regina, Saskatchewan recorded a population of 30,213 souls.  1911 saw a massive increase from 1906 when the last census of the city collected a total of 6,129 citizens! 

  • 1916 Census: Regina

    The 1916 Census was the ninth census for Manitoba and the third census for Saskatchewan and Alberta. The census officially began on June 1, 1916 and in the city of Regina, Saskatchewan it recorded a population of 26,105 which had declined by 4,000 (13%) from the previous census in 1911.

  • 1921 Census: Regina

    The Canada 1921 Census was a detailed enumeration of the entire Canadian population. The census count begun on 1 June 1921 and when it was complete, the population of Regina was counted as 34,432.  This was an increase of 14% from the 1911 Census for the city of Regina, Saskatchewan.

  • 1906 Census: Regina

    The 1906 Census was gathered by the government of Canada specifically for the provinces of Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Governments were interested to track how the settlement of the prairies was proceeding. The census officially began on June 24, 1906 and when the census was complete it revealed that the population of the newly designated provincial capital Regina, Saskatchewan had swelled from 2,250 five years earlier to 6,129 people!

  • Germantown

    I grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan and lived there for more than two decades and despite the years of experience I was completely unaware that there was an area of the city once known as 'Germantown'.  The neighbourhood is immediately to the east of the downtown and it was the place where immigrants first settled.  It was called Germantown because most immigrants were from the Austral-Hungarian Empire, I am guessing.  Immigrants... like Romanians?

  • Montreal Romanians

    As Romanians were arriving in North America in the early part of the 1900's they gathered at different places close to the eastern ports before learning more about travelling west.  Once such place where they gathered to get their feet under themselves was Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  There were enough Romanian immigrants in the city at the time that there was an area of town known for this colourful group.  Perhaps if your Ancestors listed Montreal as a final destination on their ship manifest this is where they ended up?  Mine did!

  • Landmark: Banda Lake

    Sometimes family history is commemorated when a landmark is named in their honour.  Here are some some bragging rights for the Banda family.

    Wax up your surf boards because we are going surfing on Banda Lake!

  • Landmark: Donison Drive

    Wouldn't it be something to have a street named after you?  If you are a Donison you can hold your head high as you cruise your car up and down Donison Drive!

  • Landmark: Cojocar Bay

    In northern Saskatchewan a quiet bay on a lake is named for a young soldier named Dan Cojocar who died in WWII.

  • Landmark: Yost Lake

    Glenn Francis Yost was killed in World War II (WWII) as a member of the South Saskatchewan Rifles in the fighting that followed the D-Day invasion of France.  To honour his contribution a lake in Saskatchewan has been given the name Yost Lake.

  • Landmark: Krasiun Lake

    Gabriel Krasuin was killed during World War II (WWII) on June 9, 1946.  To honour his contribution a lake in Saskatchewan has been given the name Krasiun Lake.