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 …

Transcription: 1761 Census of Acadians on the Côtes de L’Acadie.

1761 Census of Acadians on the Côtes de L'Acadie

  The following is my transcription of the Transcription: 1761 Census of Acadians on the Côtes de L’Acadie, including Grande-Rivière, Pabos, Port-Daniel, Paspébiac, Bonaventure, and Cascapédia.   553   Livre pour le dénombrement des famillies acadiennes refugiées le long des Côtes de L’Acadie. (et de la Gaspésie) Commencé au Barécol de la Malbaye le 31e …

Awesome links for genealogy and family tree research in Canada.

Genealogy and family tree research in Canada.

  I love Canada and I’m proud to be Canadian.   But…   I learned very quickly when I started researching, that Canadian genealogical data available online can be sporadic and difficult to find.   Because genealogy research in Canada can be problematic, this post lists ‘awesome’ links for genealogy and family tree research in …

Melansons in Acadia

Melanson Mountain Sign

Pierre ‘dit Laverdure and his wife Priscilla Mellanson (my eighth great grandparents on my mother’s side) were known by the name, nickname or title of Laverdure. We are descended from the second of their three sons, Charles ‘dit la Ramee’ Mellanson, (my seventh great grandfather). The origin of the name ‘Laverdure’ is not known, but …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 30 Oct 2015.

Mexico

The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 30 Oct 2015.   Today’s list is considerably longer than usual because Ancestry.com has added hundreds of records for Mexico to their database. They are all listed in the Ancestry.com section below.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions.   Argentina Argentina, National Census, 1869 Belgium …

Transcription: Halifax Explosion Death Records, pg 18.

Transcription: Halifax Explosion Death Records, pg 18.

  This is my transcription of the Halifax Explosion Death Records on page 18. 18 FORM ?? DEATHS District No. , Halifax County of Halifax (City, Town, Municipality) Halifax Explosion – William Fougere Death Record ____________________ The image above links directly to the original document. You can access sources, data, images and documents for these …

Transcription: Halifax Explosion Death Records, pg. 248.

Halifax Explosion Death Records

The following is my transcription of the HALIFAX EXPLOSION DEATH RECORDS on pg. 248.   248 FORM ?? DEATHS District No. ____, Halifax. County of Halifax. (City, Town or Municipality) ____________________ The image above links directly to the original document. You can access sources, data, images and documents for these and other individuals, by clicking …

Tragic gas poisoning deaths of Daniel and Isabella McDougall.

Deaths by gas poisoning of Daniel and Isabella McDougall tragically caused by their daughter, Agnes.

I have found myself fascinated by the stories of the trials, tribulations and tragedies of our ancestors, and this story about the deaths by gas poisoning of Daniel and Isabella McDougall tragically caused by their daughter, Agnes is no exception. Sometimes I wonder if I was born too late as my disability, though hidden from others, …