If today’s political environment existed in the past, would we be citizens in our own countries?

Family history for youth.

  Those who became citizens of our countries today, were the immigrants of the past, whether illegal or legal. They were the explorers, pioneers and settlers we learn about today with so much pride.   As a matter of fact, if there were a ‘law of historical possession’ everyone except the first nations and natives …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 9 Sep 2016.

An 1866 poster attacking the Freedmans' Bureau.

Featured image: An 1866 poster attacking the Freedmans’ Bureau.   The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 9 Sep 2016.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 9 Sep 2016.   Australia Australia, Queensland, Maryborough Public Records, 1847-1989 Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933 Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-2001 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic Censuses …

The Bourgs of Acadia

St. John River Campaign: Raid on Grimrose (present day Gagetown, New Brunswick). Expulsion of the Acadians.

  I and my children are descended from several noteworthy immigrants from France who were original pioneers of Acadia, including the Bourgs of Acadia.   In the past, I have posted about our Melanson ancestors, who we most readily associate ourselves with, since the family name carried down through the generations to my mother, who …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 28 Jul 2016.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions

  The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 28 Jul 2016. Featured image above: Holstentor (old town gate) in Lübeck, Germany. FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 28 Jul 2016.   Australia Australia, Tasmania, Migrant Files, 1945-1968 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic Land Records, 1450-1889 Ecuador Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011 France France, Seine-Maritime, Rouen, …

Transcription – Obituary of Mme Reina Bond-Labelle.

Hull, Quebec.

Transcription of the obituary of Mme Reina Bond-Labelle, de Hull.   ORIGINAL FRENCH BOND-LABELLE — Mme Reina, de Hull, est décédéé le 15 juin 1986, à l’âge de 63 ans. Fille de feu Albert Bond et de feu Cécile Lalonde. Epouse de feu Armand Labelle. Elle laisse 2 fils: Félix et André; 1 fille: Denise; …

Transcription: List or Manifest of Alien Passengers Applying for Admission

Passengers on a ship.

  The following is my transcription of the ” List or Manifest of Alien Passengers Applying for Admission ” at the port of Eastport, Idaho, as required by the US Department of Labor, Immigration Service.   There was a wide variety of passengers of the surnames Gordon, Gumeson, Schroder, Wiese, Ireland, Renouf, Kulpas, Sprague, Hall, …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 13 Jun 2016.

Convict labourers in Australia in the early 20th century.

  The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 13 Jun 2016.   featured image: Convict labourers in Australia in the early 20th century.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 13 Jun 2016.   Argentina Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981 Brazil Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980 Denmark Denmark, Probate …

Translating French words for genealogy research can be tricky.

Translating French words for genealogy research can be tricky.

  In researching genealogy, translating French words for genealogy research can be tricky, and the same goes for other languages as well, and mistakes can easily be made.   Getting one term, phrase or word wrong can mean taking your research off in the wrong direction based on the interpretation of that word.   While …