Northwest Territories, Canada Genealogy

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Northwest Territories Information[edit | edit source]

Northwest Territories is a province in Canada. Yellowknife is the territorial capital.

History[edit | edit source]

The present-day territory came under government authority in July 1870, after the Hudson's Bay Company transferred Rupert's Land and North-Western Territory to the British Crown, which subsequently transferred them to the government of Canada, giving it the name the North-West Territories.
After the 1870 transfer, some of the North-West Territories was whittled In the meantime, the Province of Ontario was enlarged northwestward in 1882. Quebec was also extended northwards in 1898. The provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan were created in 1905, and Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec acquired the last addition to their modern landmass from the NWT in 1912. This left only the districts of Mackenzie, Franklin, and Keewatin within what was then given the name Northwest Territories.

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Populated Places[edit | edit source]

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Behchoko           Link
Colville Lake           Link
Deline            Link
Dettah          Link
Enterprise           Link
Eskimo Point          Link
Fort Good Hope           Link
Fort Liard          Link
Fort McPherson        Link
Fort Providence          Link
Fort Resolution            Link
Fort Simpson    Village      Link
Fort Smith     Town      Link
Gamèti           Link
Hay River Reserve           Link
Hay River    Town    Link   Link
Holy River           Link
Holman        Link   Link
Inuvik     Town      Link
Jean Marie River            Link
Kakisa           Link
Lutselk'e             Link  
Nahanni Butte            Link
N'Dilo            Link
Norman Wells       Town       Link
Paulatuk           Link
Sachs Harbour         Link
Trout Lake           Link
Tsiigehtchic           Link
Tuktoyaktuk          Link
Tulita          Link
Ulukhaktok          Link
Wekweeti          Link
WhatÌ           Link
Wrigley          Link
Yellowknife    City    Link   Link

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