The Knowles Collection: Jewish genealogy database reaches 1 million entry milestone.

Jewish alter in a synagogue.

The Knowles Collection, the Jewish genealogy database linking generations of Jewish families, has recently reached over 1 million entries.   Since it’s inception, this free searchable database at familysearch.org has been growing steadily at an average rate of about 10,000 individuals each month, including Jewish individuals from over 80 nations. Genealogy researchers are free to …

Transcription: Obituary of Pierre Allaire (1951 – 1999)

Allaire, Pierre (1951-1999) Photo

Transcription: Obituary of Pierre Allaire (1951 – 1999) [Allaire] Pierre À la Maison Michel-Sarrazin, le 3 octobre 1999, jour de ses 48 ans, est décédé M. Pierre Allaire, employé du Musée de la Civilisation, époux de dame Mariette Breton. Il demeurait à St-Laurent, I.O. La familie recevra les condoléances à la résidence funérairé F.X. Bouchard …

Transcription: Marriage Register for Alfred Babin and Mary Marchand

Marriage Register for Alfred Babin and Mary Marchand.

Transcription: Marriage Register for Alfred Babin and Mary Marchand Province of Nova Scotia MARRIAGE REGISTER Date of Marriage:  Feb. 1st 1909 Place of Marriage:  Arichat County:  Richmond How Married:  by license or banns:  Banns Date of Publication, if by Banns:  Jan. 17th – 24th – 31st 09 Full Name of GROOM:  Alfred Babin. His Age:  …

Transcription – In Memoriam for Benoît Tardif (1919-2003)

Benoit Tardif

Transcription – In Memoriam for Benoît Tardif (1919-2003) Benoît Tardif époux de feu Étianne Perreault décédé le 20 septembre 2003 à l’âge de 83 ans et 9 mois et inhumé le 23 septembre 2003 à Saints-Anges ____________________ The complete original scans of the documents clips above can be accessed by clicking the images. To access …

Transcription – In Memoriam and Obituary for Benoît Tardif (1919-2003)

Obituary for Benoit Tardif.

Transcription – In Memoriam and Obituary for Benoît Tardif (1919-2003) TARDIF Benoît A l’hôpital Laval de Québec, le 20 septembre 2003, à l’âge de 83 ans et 9 mois, est dcédé M. Benoît Tardif, époux de feu Étianne Perreault. Il demaurait à Saints-Anges. Les funérailles ont eu lieu mardi le 23 septembre 2003 à 11h …

Pierre dit Laverdure and Priscilla Mellanson – A Family Mystery

Melanson Family Crest

Update: New Melanson genealogy information was found by a fellow researcher in 2012, and I learned about it during December 2014. The new information is detailed in the post “A breakthrough in the mysterious Melanson genealogy?” If you’re using this research, be sure to use the information in both posts as the new discoveries negate or …

I’m related to Ellen Degeneres and Madonna?

La Rochelle, France in 1628.

What a shock to find out that I and the rest of my family are related to Ellen Degeneres and Madonna! I was reviewing old genealogy articles to find story and post ideas and hit the jackpot with this one. In an article by CanWest News Service’s Randy Boswell from March of 2010, he recounts …

Transcription: Biography of William H. Jaques

Biography of William H. Jaques

Transcription of the biography of William H Jaques. Mr. Jaques was born February 8, 1820 in Geauga county, Ohio, then known as new Connecticut or Western reserve. But little is known of his father, Henry Jaques, who was born in the city of New York, in 1789, a French wreckage, and was apprenticed to a …