Nova Scotia

Transcription: Tax Roll for Maccan, Napan & Hébert Rivers, Nova Scotia, 1791.

  The following is my transcription of the Tax Roll for Maccam, Napan & Hébert Rivers for 1791.   A Copy of the Assess Roll for the Capitation Tax for the District of the Rivers Macam Napan & Hebere for the year 1791.   Feature image above: Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. First Class £ s. …

Nova Scotia

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 …

Nova Scotia

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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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 …

Nova Scotia

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 …

Nova Scotia

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 …

Nova Scotia

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 …