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James Gibbons, A Pioneer

James Gibbons (1837-1933) was one of the earliest pioneers in Edmonton, Alberta. He is described as one of Edmonton’s “more colourful individuals”.2 No wonder. Gibbons was a prospector, hunter, fur trader, and farmer.1 Gibbons was born in Holly Hill, Donegal Ireland on Christmas day 1837. He immigrated to America in 1856

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Canada Day Reflections

What does it mean to us, here at NAPDA, to celebrate Canada Day? It means we appreciate the achievements and hard work all our forefathers have put in order to make Canada what it is today. We are proud of this land we call home and its people. Trailblazers not

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Invitation to Father’s Day Lunch

NAPDA is 124 years old! We extend an invite to all Fathers, Grandfathers, Uncles, Nephews, Fathers-to-be and their families and friends to a Pioneer’s Lunch with tasty, local food to celebrate our 124th Birthday.

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On Alberta’s Women Pioneers

In the wake of International Women’s Day, we would like to shed some light on some women pioneers in Alberta and related historical background. Northern Alberta Pioneers & Descendants Association is committed to sharing more content on pioneer women from Alberta in the future. If you have an ancestor woman

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Why Archives Matter

Archives are collections of historical records and documents that contain information about people, events, places, or artefacts. The nature of archives is such that they touch upon wide range of life aspects, and they are, largely, actual records and items, not descriptions thereof. This makes them uniquely valuable and different

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John McDougall, A Pioneer

McDOUGALL, JOHN CHANTLER, Methodist clergyman and author; b. 27 Dec. 1842 in Sydenham (Owen Sound), Upper Canada, son of George Millward McDougall*, a farmer who was to become a Methodist missionary, and Elizabeth Chantler; m. first in the spring of 1865 Abigail Steinhauer at the Whitefish Lake mission (Alta), and they had three daughters;

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