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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. …

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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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Be prepared for the ‘ skeletons in the closet ‘ you find.

  Genealogy is exciting, despite the skeletons in the closet one may find. There’s no feeling like solving that family mystery, breaking down that brick wall, or just learning more about one’s family and heritage.   However, not everything we find is good. Of course, this depends on your moral, political and social views. In …

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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 …

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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 …

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It’s important to know naming conventions for genealogy #namingconventions.

Naming conventions in genealogy.

  I have learned to pay close attention to the names of individuals in my research as knowledge of naming conventions can be key to investigating a family’s genealogy. Frequently, the names provide valuable clues to the answers to my questions.   Individuals from differing cultures, time periods, religions and families were known to follow …

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Transcripton: 1793 lease for 40,000 acres of land signed by Peter and Charles Malonson and others.

Melanson Village Community Hall

1793 lease for 40,000 acres of land signed by Peter and Charles Malonson and others.   Page 1 A6 Articles of agreement made this twenty ninth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninty-three and in the thirty third year of His Majesty’s Reign between Mary Cannon of …

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A breakthrough in the mysterious Melanson genealogy?

Melanson Village Community Hall

A while ago, I learned a valuable lesson after reading an email about a breakthrough in the research on the mysterious Melanson genealogy. I should not read emails on my tablet just before turning off the bedroom light. This email contained some exciting information that was essentially a breakthrough in the mysterious Melanson genealogy.   …