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Inuit Genealogy in Nunavut


Historically, Inuit have had no written culture. Knowledge, including that of relationships between individuals and families, is typically passed on orally from Elders to others in the community. Inuit view themselves as linked to all Inuit other Inuit, including those in other communities, other parts of Nunavut, other parts of Canada (i.e., Nunavik — northern Quebec; Nunatsiavut — Labrador; Inuvialuit — western Northwest Territories), and other parts of the world (i.e., Alaska, Greenland, Siberia). It is not uncommon for two individuals living in communities at opposite ends of Nunavut to find common ancestors, however distant, within just a few minutes of talking to one another.

Inuit Names

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Eskimo Disc Numbers (1941 to 1969)

Project Surname (1970)

Inuit Language

Missionaries brought the first writing system to the Inuit in the late 1800s as a means of communicating with Inuit and spreading religion. The system, known as syllabics, was adapted from that used by missionaries who had adopted it for use by the Cree of northern Quebec. Tempus urna et pharetra pharetra massa. A lacus vestibulum sed arcu. Sed turpis tincidunt id aliquet risus feugiat in ante metus. Etiam sit amet nisl purus in. Sit amet massa vitae tortor condimentum lacinia quis vel eros. Ultricies integer quis auctor elit sed vulputate. Nisl tincidunt eget nullam non nisi est sit amet. Vel turpis nunc eget lorem. Aenean euismod elementum nisi quis. Et egestas quis ipsum suspendisse ultrices. Lobortis mattis aliquam faucibus purus in massa tempor nec feugiat. Sed libero enim sed faucibus turpis in eu. Cras sed felis eget velit aliquet sagittis id consectetur. Magna fermentum iaculis eu non diam phasellus.

Inuit Adoption Records

Inuit Marriage Records

Inuit Death Records

Sources of Information in Nunavut Communities

Government Liaison Officers (GLOs) — Government of Nunavut

Hamlet (Town) Offices

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