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

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 308 “His Majesty’s faithfull Acadian read on…

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

The Bourgs of Acadia

  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 stopped using the Melanson name read on…

1761 Census of Acadians on the Côtes de L'Acadie
Nova Scotia

Transcription: 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 juillet 1761. Scavoir photo credit

Genealogy and family tree research in Canada.
Nova Scotia

Awesome links for 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 Canada.   In the beginning, read on…

Melanson Mountain Sign
Nova Scotia

Melansons in Acadia

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 it is believed that this read on…

Mexico
Nova Scotia

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

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 Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration, 1588-1910 read on…

Transcription: Halifax Explosion Death Records, pg 18.
Nova Scotia

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 and other individuals, by clicking read on…