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Transcription: Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928; Matte, Millette, Lafrance.

Hull, Quebec

  The following is my transcription of the official marriage registers of Jules and Alphonsine (Labelle) Matte, Amedee and Eliza (Lejeunesse) Millette and Henri and Marie Louise (Larocque) Lafrance for the date of December 31, 1895.   I hereby certify the foregoing to be the true and correct entries of all Marriages returned to me …

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Transcription: Death records of Andover, Massachusetts; 1719-1723.

Old North Parish Burying Ground, Andover, Massachusetts 2

The following is my transcription of a page of death entries of Andover Massachusetts between the years 1719 and 1723.   It’s quite clear from these entries that there were many deaths from smallpox in the latter part of 1721 and the early part of 1722. Featured image: Gravestone of Christopher Osgood in the Old …

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Transcription: Nova Scotia Land Papers 1765-1800; License to occupy.

Université Sainte Anne, Nova Scotia

  The following is my transcription of the Nova Scotia Land Papers 1765-1800; License to occupy. Featured image: Université Sainte Anne, Nova Scotia.   Return of the Inhabitants of the Township of Clare, commonly called the French Settlers, with the Number in each Family, who pray for a Grant of Lands back of their Settlement beginning …

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What we don’t hear about the battle of Vimy Ridge.

Recovering the wounded at Vimy Ridge.

  The Battle of Vimy Ridge was fought largely by Canadian troops consisting of all four divisions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) from April 9 to 12, 1917, with the objective of gaining control of the German held high ground, ensuring that the southern flank of the forces could advance without the threat of …

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Transcription: War Diary of the 73rd Canadian Infantry Battalion for the Vimy Ridge Disaster of March 1-3, 1917.

The following is my full transcription of photocopies of the handwritten pages of the war diary of the 73rd Canadian Infantry Battalion for the Vimy Ridge Disaster of March 1-3, 1917, during which my great uncle Joseph Philias Albert Emery went missing in action. 1917       Vol. VIII, Page I March 1st Battalion in the …

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Transcription: Death records of casualties of Halifax Explosion of December 6, 1917.

Damage after the Halifax Explosion of December 16, 1917.

The following are my transcriptions of some death records for casualties of the Halifax Explosion of December 6, 1917. Two of the six shown here are my own ancestors Annabel Fougère and William Fougère.   248 Form 1?   DEATHS   District No. ____, Halifax (city, town or municipality) County of Halifax No. 109 No. 110 …

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Transcription: 70 signers of the Founding of Arichat Parish, Cape Breton.

Transcription: 70 signers of the Founding of Arichat Parish, Cape Breton.

  Following is the transcription of the short biographies of the 70 signers of the founding of Arichat Parish, Cape Breton, as originally translated by Lena Samson in 2006.   The 70 signers of the Founding of Arichat Parish, Cape Breton CO 217, vol 104, pp 409-410. RAC of 1905, app A, 3rd part, app J, p …

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Transcription: WWI Attestation Paper for Joseph Antonio Turmel

Joseph Antonio Turmel; WWI attestation papers.

Transcription of the front of the Attestation Paper of Joseph Antonio Turmel. FRONT ……….5th M. D.……….FIRST………………Depot Battalion…..??????????……Regiment Regtl. No….3286557…. PARTICULARS OF RECRUIT (Stamp in right margin of upper third of the form: MILITARY DISTRICT ????, CENTRAL REGISTRY DEC 18 ???? ????????????) DRAFTED UNDER MILITARY SERVICE ACT, 1917 (Class…………ONE……………) —————————- Surname…………………………………………………TURMEL………………… Christian Name……………………………………..JOSEPH ANTONIO……………………… Present Address……………………………………St …