The Sumara Family
A journey of immigrants from the Moravia region of what is today the Czech Republic, the Sumara family sailed from Liverpool UK onboard the S.S. Ionian, arriving at the Port of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Christmas Eve, 1904. They joined a wave of European immigrants searching for a new beginning in a promising new land.  Working in the coal mines of Sydney and Springhill, the Sumara family settled in Cumberland County near Oxford. This family was no different than other immigrant families... joy and sorrow, successes and setbacks, new lives and forgotten memories. Two sons were lost, one in each of the World Wars. Children were lost to accident and illness, parents to age and the struggle to raise a family in a new land. The Sumara family represents a very small portion of Canada's immigrant population, now in its fifth generation, with only a handful spread out across the country.
Immigrants to Canada University of Waterloo
Springhill Heritage Group
Czeching out our ancestors
Genealogy Association of Nova Scotia
Cumberland County Genealogy Society
A Hundred Years of Immigration to Canada 1900–1999
Genealogy Societies and Institutions in Nova Scotia
Czech Immigration to North America
Austro-Hungarian Immigration
World War I Private Albin Joseph Sumara KIA 28 August 1918, France
World War II Private Albin Frank Sumara KIA 1 November 1944, Belgium