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 – Obituary of Mme Reina Bond-Labelle.

Hull, Quebec.

Transcription of the obituary of Mme Reina Bond-Labelle, de Hull.   ORIGINAL FRENCH BOND-LABELLE — Mme Reina, de Hull, est décédéé le 15 juin 1986, à l’âge de 63 ans. Fille de feu Albert Bond et de feu Cécile Lalonde. Epouse de feu Armand Labelle. Elle laisse 2 fils: Félix et André; 1 fille: Denise; …

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

Recovering the wounded at Vimy Ridge.

  Today starts the 99th anniversary period (April 9-16th) of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, in honor of which I am posting this article previously written and included several links to other posts with information about my ancestors and Vimy Ridge.   The Battle of Vimy Ridge was fought largely by Canadian troops consisting of …

Transcription: Baptism record of Adelaide Bourgeois.

Baptism of Adelaide Bourgeois

Transcription: Baptism record of Adelaide Bourgeois. ___________________ Original French B 60 Adelaide Bourgeois Cardiné Beauchemin C. Bapt. Roussiand??? Le trois Juin mil huit-cent-cinquante huit nous prétres sausigné avons baptisé Adelaide née aujois ???? du légitime mariage de Pierre Bourgeois cultivateur de cette paroisse et de Olive Martel. Parrain Edouard Augé marraine Adelaide Lemire qui ont …

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 …

Obituary for David Turmel.

Obituary for David Turmel.

The following is my transcription of the obituary for David Turmel.   TURMEL David A son domicile, le 24 mai 2002, à l’âge de 26 ans et 10 mois, est décédé M. Dave-Jonction, il demeurait id Turmel, fils de Marcel Turmel et de feu Pierrette Tardif. Autre-fois de Vallée-Jonction, il demeurail à Saints-Anges. Les funérailles …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 9 Nov 2015.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions.

The following list is of the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 9 Nov 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions.   Brazil Brazil, Santa Catarina, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1977 Ecuador Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011 Italy Italy, Forlì-Cesena, Forlì, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1800-1815, 1866-1930 Italy, Imperia, Ventimiglia, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1806-1913 New …