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An Exploration of Genealogy and Family History

This site is a written exploration of my, Rebekah Adele Canada's, ancestors and their impact on the world both good and bad. It is also an exploration of my understanding of myself as a genealogist and a family historian.

When I was very young, I took up genealogy as a way to understand my living family. Now, looking back, I am assessing how much I have learned about them. For my 2023 project, I am working on the most recent 5 generations of my family tree. Much of that has taken place on occupied land. My tree includes enslavers and colonizers. There have been suicides and lynchings. I have found lives touched by alcoholism and child molestation.

I have discovered bankers, lawyers, farmers, and ministers. There are also many, especially women, who never had a chance at an occupation outside the home.

I will attempt to include the whole truth about all to the best of my knowledge. Where I am biased, I will work to be transparent about it.

Current Focus List

These profiles are being actively edited. Their information may change frequently.


This iteration of my tree is being built using the MediaWiki platform, and details of installed skins and extensions are on the Special:Version page. Details on the essential extensions for a genealogical wiki are on the technical page.