Tag: French-Canadian

Unknown Soldiers: DNA technology makes it possible for their remains to be identified.

Unknown Soldiers: DNA technology makes it possible for their remains to be identified.

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Unknown soldiers can be identified!

More than 83,000 US service members lost since the start of WWII are still missing, according to a representative of the Department of Defence. Several lie in forgotten graves on the battlefield and below memorials offering no clue to their identities.

New techniques in DNA technology may mean we have seen the last burial of an unknown soldier. In offices and laboratories across the country and archaeological sites scattered across continents, groups of investigators and scientists comb the remains of the past for lost defenders.

In the US, the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC), based in Honolulu, Hawaii, and also the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO), based in Arlington, Virginia keep case files on each missing sailor, soldier, Marine and airman.

Researchers at JPAC and DPMO establish possible sites of remains. A team of archaelogists visited North Korea in 2004 and located skeletal remains of thirty individuals tossed haphazardly into a mass grave close to Chosin Reservoir. They shipped the bones to JPAC in Honolulu, where the bones were used to find gender, age, ancestry, and distinguishing marks. The process can take anywhere from two weeks to one year, depending on the existing backlog. Frustratingly, the original sample may not be enough and in that case, they must restart from the beginning.

For the remains whose DNA is successfully processed, the researchers will try and match them with DNA samples taken from thousands of possible family members.

Two of my great uncles, Private Joseph Philias Albert Emery and Private Joseph Turmaine, were reported missing in action in WWI and I would be thrilled to have their remains recovered.


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Gerard Ronald Joseph Turmaine (1934-2005)

Gerard Ronald Joseph Turmaine (1934-2005)

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These are treasured pictures of my Dad, Gerard Ronald Joseph Turmaine, who passed away about ten years ago at the age of 71.

He was the son of Henri Turmaine and Rose Amande Emery, born January 30, 1934 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

He married Patricia-Gail Marrion Melanson on March 8, 1958 in Germany and had four children, myself being the oldest, then Renee, Andrea and Danielle.

Here are several pictures of my father through the years.


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Historic Graveyard Tour at Fort Anne.

Historic Graveyard Tour at Fort Anne.

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One of the best things we did on a trip we took to Nova Scotia a few years ago was to see the Graveyard Tour at Fort Anne.

 

Historic Graveyard Tour at Fort Anne.
Historic Graveyard Tour at Fort Anne (Click on the image to see it in full size.) The top image at right is of our son and daughter listening to the fascinating tales associated with the burials. The lower image (although difficult to make out in the dusk) is of our family gathered with the tour guide at Fort Anne prior to the tour.

This was during our long awaited driving tour of Acadian heritage sites in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Canada.

The first stop we made in Nova Scotia was at a campground near Annapolis Royal and I spotted a ‘newspaper’ on the counter at check-in. It caught my eye because the top of the page showed a picture of a man with his name written underneath – ‘Alan Melanson’. This peaked my interest as Melanson is my mother’s maiden name and the Melansons are one of the pioneer families to settle in Acadia.

It seemed that Alan Melanson was the tour guide for the Graveyard Tour at Fort Anne, prompting Mark, the kids and I to check it out the next day. Once Alan arrived we got into a conversation about my Melanson family and how we are related to him.

In the image above, the tour guide holding the lantern at the gravestone is Alan Melanson, a distant cousin as we both descend from Charles ‘dit La Ramée’ Mellanson, one of the two sons of the founding couple of the Melanson family in Acadia.

The photos on this website were taken by a photographer snapping shots the evening we toured the old graveyard. He had asked permission to take pictures with the kids in them and we agreed in return for copies.

Later on, we found that Erin and Stu’s photos were on the Fort Anne Graveyard Tour’s website!

I took this image directly from the Fort Anne Graveyard Tour website, except that I captured the picture of the crowd in front of the fort building as it includes myself, my husband Mark and our two teenagers, Erin and Stuart. One of the images in the clip features Erin and Stuart under lamplight at the gravestone.

I would highly recommend this tour to anyone. Alan Melanson is an engaging and entertaining host, injecting humor and insight into his tour.

It’s not hard to imagine some of the colorful characters buried in this centuries old graveyard.


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Getting the most from Library and Archives Canada databases.

Getting the most from Library and Archives Canada databases.

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The wealth of information on the Library and Archives Canada website has become more easily searchable over the years as more and more indexing has occurred.

 

Albert Joseph Philias Emery died March 1, 1916 at Vimy Ridge.
My great uncle, Pte Joseph Philias Albert Emery was MIA (believed killed) during advance preparations for the advance on Vimy Ridge.

As one who is very familiar with and has used this site for years, I have found it to be so extensive that I make sure to bookmark any pages I would like to examine further so I can find them again later.

At one time, it was almost impossible to find them again otherwise.

The site has since added  an “Ancestors Search” to enable searching several of the site’s databases in one step, in addition to more targeted searches of specific databases.

Some things to remember when searching large sites and databases are:

  • Remember to use wild cards and the soundex features in your searches as transcription errors are very common due to the quality of the archived documents, handwriting, etc.
  • Middle names or nicknames may have been used routinely, especially since children were frequently named after parents or other family members and this was the best way to differentiate between individuals.
  • Language barriers and miscommunication sometimes resulted in surnames and given names being anglicized or simplified.
  • Those recording data and/or completing documentation frequently resorted to phonetic spelling because they were much less educated.
  • After widowhood, separation, divorce and sometimes even during marriage, a woman could sometimes be listed by her maiden name.
  • It was not uncommon for individuals to not know their own birth date, immigration date, etc. leaving gaps in data or in the worst cases, providing erroneous information.

This link is one of numerous included in my “Favorite Research Links” in the lower sidebar – along with several others from the Library and Archives Canada site that I have also listed below for your information.

Library and Archives Canada

  • Ancestors Search
  • Books of Remembrance
  • Databases
  • Canada’s Digital Collections
  • Genealogy Index
  • War and Military

If you have Canadian ancestors, it’s well worth your while to check out this site.


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

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

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

 

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Peter and Charles Malonson
1793 lease for 40,000 acres of land signed by Peter and Charles Malonson and others, pg 1.

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 Castle Frederickin the County of Hants and Province of Nova Scotia as attorney for Joseph Frederick, Walter Des Barres Esquire on the one part, and Peter Malonson, Michael Burk, January Peterang Simon Le Blong Jaque Legere Peter Cormier Charles Malonson Gabriel Legere Joseph Legere Isaac Tibodo John Shay and Frederick LeBlong; of Memramcook in the County of Westmoreland and Province of New Brunswick Farmers. Witnesseth that the said Mary Cannon for and in consideration of the sum of fifty one pounds good and lawful money of this said province / the said Peter Melonson, Michael Burk and associated [?] paying the sum of four pounds five shillings each, and a yearly [??] doth grant [?ise] Let unto farm unto Peter Melonson Michael Burk and associates / as aforesaid / a certain part of a Grant of forty thousand acres of Land, now in the possession of Joseph Frederick Walter Des Barres. Situate and bounded on the west  side of Memramcook River to have and to hold for ever and the said Peter Melonson Michael [??] and associates [Js]. Doth promise [t??] themselves their heirs Executors administrators and assigns to pay or [c??] to he unto Joseph Frederick Walter Des Barres his heirs Executors administrators and assigns his agent or agents attorney or attorneys the aforesaid sum of four pounds five shillings each as aforesaid, on or before the first day of May annually and every year. And the first payment to commence on the first day of May next, which will be in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety four and so on from year to year and if it shall happen that the said yearly [??] herein ordered of any part thereof, be behind and unpaid the the space of three calendar months next after the same shall become due as aforesaid and [??] sufficient distress or distresses in or upon the said promises can or may be found whereby the same may be levied that then it shall be lawful to and for the said Joseph Frederick Walter Des Barres h??] is heirs Executors administrators and assigns – his or their agents or attorneys into the said [d??] Premisses or into any part thereof in the name of the whole to Reenter and the same to have again Possessed and Enjoy as in his or their former right and estates, and the said Peter Melonson Michael Burk, and associates for their heirs Executors administrators and assigns from one of the same to expel and put out any thing herein mentioned to the contrary notwithstanding – and the said Peter Melonson Michael Burk and associates [J?] doth promise for themselves their heirs Executors administrators and assigns, shall and will at all times during said term bear pay and discharge all rates taxes charges, Impossitions parish and town duties which shall be payable taxed – charged imposed or assessed upon the aforesaid lands and premises or any part

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Peter and Charles Malonson
1793 lease for 40,000 acres of land signed by Peter and Charles Malonson and others, pg 2.

part thereof the kings [???] Rents only excepted and it is further agreed on by the said parties that should they not be enabled to furnish cash payments of Rent, fat Cattle or good Cattle let for fatting fat weathers sheep ?hipping horses and merchantable grain of different kinds shall be taken in [???] thereof at the current price of valuation and it is further agreed by the said parties that whatsoever work that has been done and paid for and is yet to do / [???] dikes drains and aboiteaux / shall be done upheld and supported in good order and well condition at the cost and expenses of them the said tenants and if the aforesaid Peter Melonson Michael Burk and associates [??] or any of them their heirs Executors administrators  or assigns should incline to Exit or leave the aforesaid premises: then in that case the Landlord his heirs Executors administrators or assigns agents or attorneys to Reenter in the peaceable possession of the aforesaid premises and every part thereof and the said Joseph Frederick Walter Des Barres by his attorney doth [??] himself his heirs Executors administrators and assigns Covenant and agree to and with the said Peter Melonson Michael Burk January Peterang, Simon Le Blong Jaque Legere, Peter Cormean Charles Melonson Gabriel Legere, Joseph Legere Isaac Tibado John Shayer and Frederick Le Blong their heirs Executors administrators and assigns that on their paying the Rent herein Reserved and performing the Covenants and agreements herein mentioned they shall ad may from time to time and at all times during the said term hereby granted Peaceably and quietly enter into hold use,  occupy and enjoy all and singular the Premisses hereby devised with the appurtenances without any [??] trouble or molestation or Interruption of him the said Joseph ———— Frederick Walter Des Barres Esq. his heirs Executors administrators or assigns or of any person or persons lawfully claiming by or from him in witness whereof they the said Mary Cannon Peter Melonson, Michael Burk January Peterang, Simon Le Blong Jaque Legere Peter Cormear Charles Melonson Gabriel Legere Joseph Leger Isaac Tibodo John Shayer and Frederick Le Blong have [???] to set their hands and seals the day and year first here

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Peter and Charles Malonson and Others.
1793 lease for 40,000 acres of land signed by Peter and Charles Malonson and others, pg 3.

Herein written.

Signed dated and Delivered in the presence of / Signed as follows /

[Left Column:]

Charles Melonson

“Gabriel Legere”

“Joseph Legere”

“Isaac Tibodo”

“John Shayer”

“Frederick Le Blong”

[Right Column:]

Peter Melonson

Michael Burk

January Pelerans

Simon Le Blong

Jacque Legere

Peter Cormear

[Left Margin at right angles to main text:]

/Signed/

John Downing

Samuel Cornhill

Peter and Charles Malonson and Others.
1793 lease for 40,000 acres of land signed by Peter and Charles Malonson and others, pg 4.

1793 lease for 40,000 acres of land signed by Peter and Charles Malonson and others, pg 3.

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Copy of unauthorized Lease

Memramcook

Charles Legere, and Laurong Burk were both served with notice to  [???] 23d. Jany 1815. The former is in occupation of Lands Leased with the within Instrument to Jacque Legere deceased, and the latter in occupation of those Leased to January Pellerang by the said within Instrument.

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Transcription: Tombstone of Family of Alphonse Bélanger

Transcription: Tombstone of Family of Alphonse Bélanger

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Transcription: Tombstone of Family of Alphonse Bélanger

 

Bélanger

(Left Side)

Alphonse Bélanger
1881 – 1933
Époux de
Délima Martineau
1876 – 1949

Edna Bélanger
1907 – 1936

Maurice Bélanger
1915 – 1915

Norbert Bélanger
1913 – 1991

(Right Side)
Gatien Bélanger
1911 – 1996
Époux de
Éva Labelle
1920 – 1983

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It is recommended to search using both methods as the results can differ greatly due to a glitch in the software that doesn’t connect all images from the bio.

All data for this and numerous others on this site is available for free access and download.



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Transcription: Obituary of Pierre Allaire (1951 – 1999)

Transcription: Obituary of Pierre Allaire (1951 – 1999)

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Transcription: Obituary of Pierre Allaire (1951 – 1999)

 

Obituary for Pierre Allaire.
Obituary of Pierre Allaire.

[Allaire] Pierre

À la Maison Michel-Sarrazin, le 3 octobre 1999, jour de ses 48 ans, est décédé M. Pierre Allaire, employé du Musée de la Civilisation, époux de dame Mariette Breton. Il demeurait à St-Laurent, I.O. La familie recevra les condoléances à la résidence funérairé

F.X. Bouchard Inc.
628, dhemin Royal
St-Pierre, I.O.

vendredi de 19h à 22h; samedi, jour des funérailles, la famille recevra les condoléances à l’église une heure avant la cérémonie. Le service religieux sera célébré le samedi 9 octobre à 14h en l’église de St-Laurent. I.O. et de là au cimetière St-François. I.O. Il laisse dans le deuil, outre son épouse, sone fils Léo; sa mère Georgette Turmel (feu Léopold Allaire); sa soeur et son beau-frère; Céline Allaire (Gilles Chevalier) et ses trois neveux; Nicolas, Simon et Mathieu; de même que ses beaux-frères, belles-soeurs, oncles et tantes, neveux, nièces, cousins, cousines, des families Breton et Allaire.

Cher Pierrot, puisses-tu trouver, là ou tu t’envoles, l’assouvissement de ton goût de la beauté et de la perfection. Que l’amour que tu nous as donné nous aide à continuer une vie significative et heureuse ici-bas jusqu’à ce que nous soyons à nouveau réunis. Que la bonne terre que tu as mise dans le coeur de ton fils soit aussi fertile que celle de l’Île et l’aide à créer son jardin de vie. Pour ceux qui le désirent un don peut être fait à la Fondation de la Maison Michel Sarrazin, 2101 Ch. St-Louis, Sillery G1T 1P5.

Pour renseignements: 663-9838

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Transcription – In Memoriam for Benoît Tardif (1919-2003)

Transcription – In Memoriam for Benoît Tardif (1919-2003)

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Transcription – In Memoriam for Benoît Tardif (1919-2003)

 

Benoît Tardif

In Memoriam and obituary for Benoit Tardif.
In Memoriam and obituary for Benoit Tardif.

époux de

feu Étianne Perreault

décédé le 20 septembre 2003
à l’âge de 83 ans et 9 mois
et inhumé le 23 septembre 2003
à Saints-Anges

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The complete original scans of the documents clips above can be accessed by clicking the images. To access sources, data, images and documents for these and other individuals, search using the linked names above or the Blythe Genealogy database site using the surname search link and the ‘All Media‘ search link, both in the left sidebar. It is recommended to search using both methods as the results do sometimes differ. All data on these sites is available for free access and download.


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Transcription – In Memoriam and Obituary for Benoît Tardif (1919-2003)

Transcription – In Memoriam and Obituary for Benoît Tardif (1919-2003)

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Transcription – In Memoriam and Obituary for Benoît Tardif (1919-2003)

 

Obituary for Benoit Tardif.
Obituary for Benoit Tardif.

TARDIF Benoît

A l’hôpital Laval de Québec, le 20 septembre 2003, à l’âge de 83 ans et 9 mois, est dcédé M. Benoît Tardif, époux de feu Étianne Perreault. Il demaurait à Saints-Anges. Les funérailles ont eu lieu mardi le 23 septembre 2003 à 11h en l’église de Saints-Anges et de la au cimetière paroissial. La direction des funérailles a té confiée à la maison funéraire Nouvelle Vie Inc., St-Joseph. Il laisse dans le deuil ses enfants; Françoise (feu Jean-Guy Pouliot, Rolland Gagné), Roch (Jocelyne Faucher), Marthe, Pierre (Gisèle Turmel), feu Pierrette (Marcel Turmel, Estelle Berthiaume), feu Christiane (Aimé Drouin), Jean (Denise Lessard), Lucie (Renaud Poulin), Marie (Yves Thériault), feu Danielle (Pierre Poulin), ses 17 petits-enfants et 5 arrière-petits-enfants; il était le frère de feu Juliette (feu Adonias Perreault), feu Julien (Rita Grégoire), Paul-Émile (Denise Fecteau), il était le beau-frère de: feu Adélard (feu Adouilda Courtemanche), feu Alberta (feu Albert Vaillancourt), feu Yvonne (feu Joseph Grégoire), feu Gédéon (Rosa Vachon), feu Robert (Lucienne Bisson), feu Marie-Rose (Raymond Drouin, Cécile Perreault), feu Albert (feu Madeleine Doyon), feu Agathe (feu Adrien Tardif), feu Michel (Éloise Poulin); il laisse également dans le deuil plusieurs cousins, cousines, neveux, nièces et ami(e)s. Ses enfants remercient sincèrement tous les parents et ami(e)s qu ont mainfesté des marques de sympathie et d¸amitié soit par des offrandes de messes, cartes de sympathie, affiliations de prières, cons, fleurs, visites à la résidence funéraire et assistance aux funérailles. Que tous trouvent ici l’èxpression de notre reconnaissance et considerent ces remer-…. (this portion missing)

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The complete original scans of the documents clips above can be accessed by clicking the images. To access sources, data, images and documents for these and other individuals, search using the linked names above or the Blythe Genealogy database site using the surname search link and the ‘All Media‘ search link, both in the left sidebar. It is recommended to search using both methods as the results do sometimes differ. All data on these sites is available for free access and download.

 


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I’m related to Ellen Degeneres and Madonna?

I’m related to Ellen Degeneres and Madonna?

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What a shock to find out that I and the rest of my family are related to Ellen Degeneres and Madonna!

I was reviewing old genealogy articles to find story and post ideas and hit the jackpot with this one. In an article by CanWest News Service’s Randy Boswell from March of 2010, he recounts the relationship between Madonna and Ellen Degeneres.

View of the entrance to La Rochelle harbour in 1628.
La Rochelle harbour circa 1628.

Mr. Boswell states that they are eleventh cousins, descending from the same 10th great-grandfather, Martin Aucoin, from La Rochelle, France. It is unclear whether he ever immigrated to Acadia, but his two daughters Michelle and Jeanne were both living in Port Royal after 1641.

Relationship Chart - Christine Blythe to Martin Aucoin
I find out that I and the rest of my family are related to Ellen Degeneres and Madonna!

As you can see in the relationship chart below showing my descent from the same original ancestor, my branch descends through his daughter Michelle, who married Michel Boudrot in Port Royal in 1641.

In a later generation, my 6th great-grandfather, Charles Mellanson married Anne Bourg in 1701. Anne being the great-granddaughter of the original Martin Aucoin, all subsequent descendants of Charles Mellanson were also direct descendants of Martin Aucoin.

Finding family connections with noted people from history is one thing, but nothing beats the fun of finding connections to living celebrities, personalities, politicians, royalty, etc. Another connection I recently wrote about was that of my husband to Barack Obama, both being directly descended from Ulrich Stehle, who was 6th great-grandfather to Mark and 7th great-grandfather to Barack Obama.

Biography of Martin Aucoin and his daughters Michelle and Jeanne.

Martin Aucoin was born before 1619 in La Rochelle, France and married firstly, Barbe Minguet and secondly, Marie Salle (daughter of Denys Salle and Françoise Arnaud) after 1630. Martin and Barbe Minguet had the following children:

Michelle “Michele” Aucoin was born about 1621 in France and married Michel Boudrot (born about 1600 in France) in 1641 at Port Royal. Michel had immigrated to Acadia from France before 1639. The 1671 Acadian census is listed as a farmer in Port Royal, owning 20 cattle, 12 sheep, 8 arpents of land. In 1678, again at Port Royal, he owned 12 acres, 10 cattle, 3 guns. In 1686, Michel was a Lt. General of the Jurisdiction of Port Royal  and is shown in the census of that year owning 3 guns, 20 arpents, 16 cattle, 17 sheep, 6 hogs. According to the 1693 Acadian census, she was a widow living in Port Royal and owned 20 cattle, 18 sheep, 12 hogs, 25 arpents, and 1 gun. She died on December 17, 1706 at the age of 85 and was buried on 18 Dec 1706 in St-Jean-Baptiste, Port Royal. Michelle Aucoin and Michel Boudrot had the following children:

  1. Françoise Boudrot, born about 1642 in Port Royal, married Etienne Robichaud about 1663 and died in 1714 at the age of 72.
  2. Jeanne Boudrot was born about 1650 in Port Royal and married Bonaventure “Venture” Terriau (son of Jean Terriau and Perrine Rau) about 1666. She died on May 8, 1710 at the age of 60 in Port Royal and was buried the next day in St-Jean-Baptiste, Port Royal.
  3. Charles Boudrot was born about 1649 in Port Royal and married Renée Bourg (daughter of Antoine Bourg and Antoinette Landry) about 1672. He later married Marie Corporon about 1686. Charles died after 1714 at the age of 65 in Pisiquit.
  4. Marguerite Boudrot is my 7th great-grandmother and was born about 1648 in Port Royal. She married firstly, Jean Babineau, who was born about 1652 in Acadia. Secondly, she married François Bourg (my 7th great-grandfather)  about 1665. Marguerite died in 1718 as records show her burial on November 9, 1718 in St-Jean-Baptiste, Port Royal.
  5. Marie Boudrot was born about 1650 in Port Royal and lived in Beaubassin, Acadia between 1693 and 1700. Marie married Michel Poirier (son of Jean Poirier and Jeanne Chebrat) about 1673 in Port Royal.
  6. Jean “Jehan” Boudrot was born about 1655 in Port Royal and married Marguerite Bourgeois (daughter of Jacques Bourgeois and Jeanne Trahan) about 1676. He died on November 30, 1679 at the age of 24 in Port Royal.
  7. Abraham Boudrot was born about 1656 in Port Royal. In about 1685 in Port Royal, he married Cécile (Anne) Melanson (daughter of Charles Mellanson and Marie Dugas). He died in 1700 or 1701 at the age of 44 in Port Royal.
  8. Michel Boudrot was born about 1659 in Port Royal. He married Marie-Madeleine Cormier (daughter of Thomas Cormier and Marie-Madeleine Girouard) about 1690 and he died on February 13, 1714 at the age of 55, also in Port Royal.
  9. Olivier Boudrot was born about 1661 in Port Royal. About 1686, he married Isabelle Petitpas.
  10. Claude Boudrot was born about 1663 in Port Royal. He married Anne-Marie Thibodeau (daughter of Pierre Thibodeau and Jeanne Terriau) about 1682 in Port Royal and died on March 7, 1740 at the age of 77 in Grand Pré.

Jeanne Aucoin was born November 23, 1630 in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, France and was baptized on November 26, 1630 in Ste-Marguerite Parish, La Rochelle, France. She married François “la varanne, le pere” Girouard about 1616 in France and immigrated with him to Acadian sometime before 1671. She appears first in the census of 1671 with her husband, who is shown to be a farmer in Port Royal, owning 16 cattle, 6 sheep and 8 arpents of land; in 1678 he owned 16 acres and 18 cattle; and in 1686 he owned 1 gun, 5 arpents of land, 13 cattle, 16 sheep and 8 hogs. In the 1693 census, Jeanne was a widow living in Port Royal and she owned 20 cattle, 40 sheep, 10 hogs, 20 arpents of land and 2 guns. The 1700 Acadian census shows Jeanne owning 15 cattle, 34 sheep, 20 arpents of land and 2 guns She died April 16,  1718 at the age of 87 and was buried April 18, 1718 in St-Jean-Baptiste, Port Royal. Jeanne Aucoin and François Girouard had six children:

  1. Marie Girouard, born about 1651 in Port Royal.
  2. Marie-Madeleine Girouard was born about 1653 in Port Royal and married Thomas François Cormier, son of Robert Cormier and Marie Peraud.
  3. Germain Girouard was born about 1656 in Port Royal. He married Marie Bourgeois (daughter of Jacques Bourgeois and Jeanne Trahan) on June 9, 1680 in Beaubassin and he died March 7, 1741 at the age of 90 in Beaubassin.
  4. Jacques Girouard was born about 1658 in Port Royal.
  5. Charlotte “Anne” Girouard, born about 1660 in Port Royal, married Julien “dit La Montagne” Lord sometime before 1678. She died before 1712 at the age of 52.
  6. Anne Girouard was born about 1671 in Port Royal.

Sources:

  1. 1671 Acadian Census, (N.p.: n.p., n.d.). Annotation.
  2. 1678 Acadian Census, (N.p.: n.p., n.d.). Annotation.
  3. 1686 Acadian Census, (N.p.: n.p., n.d.). Annotation.
  4. 1693 Acadian Census, (N.p.: n.p., n.d.). Annotation.
  5. 1698 Acadian Census, (N.p.: n.p., n.d.). Annotation.
  6. 1700 Acadian Census, (N.p.: n.p., n.d.). Annotation.
  7. 1701 Acadian Census, (N.p.: n.p., n.d.). Annotation.
  8. 1752 Acadian Census, (N.p.: n.p., n.d.). Annotation.
  9. Michael B. Melanson, “Melanson – Melancon: Genealogy of an Acadian and Cajun Family”, (Dracut, Massachusetts: Lanesville Publishing, 2004).
  10. “Origins of the Pioneers of Acadia”, Stephen A. White online (http://www.acadian-home.org/frames.html).
  11. H. George Friedman Jr., “Aucoin Genealogy,” database, H. George Friedman, Jr., Aucoin Genealogy (http://www.cs.uiuc.edu/homes/friedman/genealogy/Aucoin.htm) .
  12. Stephen A. White, (http://www.cs.uiuc.edu/homes/friedman/genealogy/Aucoin.htm) (Université de Moncton: Centre d’Études Acadiennes, 1999).
  13. Donald J. Hébert, “Southwest Louisiana Records” (N.p.: Hébert Publications, n.d.).
  14. Donald J. Hébert, “Acadian Families in Exile – 1785” (N.p.: Hébert Publications, n.d.).
  15. “Baptiste Was Said to Have a Wife in Every Port”, Clarence-J. d’Entremont online (http://www.museeacadien.ca/english/archives/articles/11.htm).
  16. “Marriage Records of St-Jean-Baptiste, Port Royal, Acadia,” database, Nova Scotia Archives (http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/acadian).
  17. “Baptism Records of St-Jean-Baptiste, Port Royal, Acadia,” database, Nova Scotia Archives (http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/acadian).
  18. “Burial Records of St-Jean-Baptiste, Port Royal, Acadia,” database, Nova Scotia Archives (http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/acadian).
  19. “Dictionary of Canadian Biography,” database, (http://www.biographi.ca/index-e.html?PHPSESSID=2s8g2h8iihpptgqhu0fltdmb63).
  20. “The Seizure of ‘The Pembroke’ by the Acadians”, Clarence-J. d’Entremont online (http://www.museeacadien.ca/english/archives/articles/56.htm).
  21. “She Presided Over Councils of War Against her Kindred”, Clarence-J. d’Entremont online (http://www.museeacadien.ca/english/archives/articles/12.htm).
  22. “Baptiste, The Rascal”, Clarence-J. d’Entremont online (http://www.museeacadien.ca/english/archives/articles/10.htm).

 


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Ingenius incest prevention app created by University of Iceland students.

Ingenius incest prevention app created by University of Iceland students.

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I previously wrote an article about my fascination with the ‘science of husbandry on a human scale‘.

My interest in this subject was piqued by my own Acadian ancestry and the Acadians’ practice of ‘managing’ biological relationships through the church in order to safeguard against close relatives marrying and having children. This has been a necessity through the centuries as a result of people living in small communities that were widespread. The modes of transportation were primitive and substantially increased the possibility of relationships and marriages within family lines. The Acadians recognized these relationships as existing within levels of ‘consanguinity’ or ‘closeness of biological relationship’.

The culture that shares the this Acadian practice to the greatest degree is that of Iceland. They have taken their management of these relationships to a different and greater level through consultation with the Íslendingabók database, a national database of ancestral lines and family trees reaching back several centuries, with their incest prevention app.

Students of the University of Iceland in Reykjavík won a contest for apps run by the Íslendingabók database. With their Android incest prevention app called ‘Sifjaspellsspillir’ or ‘Incest Spoiler’, two people with the app just tap their phones and if they share a grandparent, they will receive an alert. The creators are hoping to make it able to alert regarding common great grandparents in the future.


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Transcription: Mme Anne-Marie Bourgeois (1912-2001).

Transcription: Mme Anne-Marie Bourgeois (1912-2001).

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Below is my transcription of the newspaper notice of the death of Anne-Marie Bourgeois.

Anne-Marie Bourgeois (1912-2001) Obituary
Obituary for Anne-Marie Bourgeois (1912-2001).

BOURGEOIS

MME ANNE-MARIE

Au Foyer de Saint-Célestin, le 30 juin 2001, es décédée à l’âge de 88 ans, Mme Anne-Marie Bourgeois, épouse en premières noces de feu Lucien Bourgeois et en secondes noces de feu Welly Luazière, autrefois de Sainte-Monique. La famille accueillera parents et ami(e)s au:

Centre funéraire
J.N. Rousseau et frère ltée
1370, boul. Louis-Fréchette
Nicolet.

Heures d’accueil : dimanche de 19h à 22h e lundi, jour des funérailles, à partir de 11h.

Les funérailles auront lieu
le lundi 2 juillet, à 14h
en l’église de Sainte-Monique.
L’inhumation aura lieu
au cimetière de Sainte-Monique.

Elle laisse dans le deuil : ses enfants : Maurice (Suzanne Tellier) de Saint-Guillaume, Lina (Ghislain Lévesque) de Saint-Jérôme, Gisèle (Gilles Coallier) de Laval, Lione (Carole Huot) de Saint-David, Yvon (Nicole Turmel) de Nicolet, Albert (Ginette Lemay) de Nicolet et Solange (Normand Blain) de Saint-Jérôme; sa belle-soeur : Madeleine Bourgeois (feu Philibert Bourgeois) de Cap-de-la-Madeleine; ses petits-enfants arrière-petits-enfants, ainsi que plusieur neveux, nièces, cousins, cousines et ami(e)s. Pour renseignements : (819) 293-4511.
Condoléances par télécopieur :
(819) 293-8212.
Membre de la Corporation des thanatologues de Québec.

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Transcriptions: Obituaries for Albertine Audet-Turmel.

Transcriptions: Obituaries for Albertine Audet-Turmel.

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Following are my translated transcriptions for the obituaries of Albertine Audet-Turmel in their original French.

Original French Texts
Obituary #1
TURMEL
Albertine (née Audet).
Albertine Audet-Turmel
Albertine Audet-Turmel

Au Foyer Nazareth, le 20 juin 1992, à l’âge de 93 ans et 8 mois, est décédée dame Albertine Audet, épouse de feu monsieur Michel Turmel. Elle demeurait à Québec. La famille recevra les condoléances au funérarium de la

Cooperative funéraire
de l’Anse
115, 80e Rue est
Charlesbourg

dimanche de 14h à 17h et de 19h à 22h. Le service réligieux sera célébré le lundi 22 juin, à 15h, en l’église Sts-Anges de Beauce, ou la famille recevra les condoléances une heure avant le service, et ce la au cimetiè paroissial.

Elle laisse dans le deuil ses enfants. Yvette (feu Aurèle Perreault), Laurette (Gérard Boily), Madeleine (Maurice Laroche), Thérèse (Bernard Drouin), Aline (Philippe-A. Drouin), Edith (Claude Michaud), Gérard (Fleurette Mathurin), Adrienne, Yvon (Margarete Griewel), sa soeur. Soeur Edith Audet (Dominicaine de la Trinité), ses belles-soeurs: Mme Onésime Audet, Mme Marie-Anna Turmel, ainsi que plusieurs petits-enfants, arrière-petits-enfants, neveux, nièces et ami(e)s. Veuillez compenser l’envoi de fleurs par un don à la Fondation de l’Auberivière, 401, rue St-Paul, Québec (Québec), G1K 7G7. Pour renseignements: 525-6044.

Obituary for Albertine Audet
Obituaries for Albertine (Audet) Turmel.

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Obituary #2
TURMEL

Albertine (Audet). – Les familles Turmel et Audet remercient bien sincrèrement tous les parents et amis qui ont témoigné des marques de sympathie lors du décés de Mme Albertine Turmel, survenu le 20 juin 1991, soit par offrandes de messes, envois de fleurs, affiliations de prieres, dons à la maison l’Auberivière, dons à l’église, cartes de sympathie, visite ou assistance aux funérailles. Un merci trés special au Foyer Nazareth ou elle à vécu et a tous ceux qui l’ont côtoyé pendant ses dix-sept dernières années. À tous, un cordial merci.

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Transcription: Obituary for Marieanne Turmel Bourgeois

Transcription: Obituary for Marieanne Turmel Bourgeois

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The following is my transcription of the newspaper article or obituary for Marieanne Turmel Bourgeois.

Obituary for Marieanne Turmel-Bourgeois.
Obituary for Marieanne Turmel Bourgeois.

 

Emile Bourgeois

Mrs. Marieanne Turmel Bourgeois, 82, widow of Emile Paul Bourgeois, formerly of 1200 Elm St., died Friday night at a Manchester nursing home after a long illness. She was born in St. Agnes, County Beauce, Que., the daughter of Jean and Reberra (Thivierge) Turmel and had been a resident of Manchester since 1912.

Mr. Bourgeois was an attendant of St.-George Church.

Members of her family include two daughters, Mr. Roland (Antoinette) Marois of Manchester, and Mrs. Margaret Ducharme, of Goffstown; two sons, Albert Bourgeois and Edouard Bourgeois, both of Manchester; 12 grandchildren, great-nieces.

Relatives and friends may call at the Lambert Funeral Home, 1799 Elm st., corner of North Street. Visiting hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday morning at 9 in St. George Church. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

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Dad is the link to our French Canadian and military heritage.

Dad is the link to our French Canadian and military heritage.

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Although both sides of my family are ‘French Canadian,’ my mother’s ancestors are Acadians who settled in the maritime provinces and the eastern seaboard of the United States. Dad, however, is the link to our Québecois French Canadian and military heritage.
Gerard Ronald Joseph Turmaine
Gerard Ronald Joseph Turmaine at 3 circa 1938.

In earlier posts about our family’s WWI war casualties, I discussed our family’s attachment to the Canadian military. My own father, Gerard Ronald Joseph Turmaine, was an Instrument Electrical Technician in the Canadian Armed Forces for almost thirty years.

Gerard Turmaine in full pipe bank regalia playing his snare drum.
Gerard Turmaine in full pipe band regalia playing his snare drum.

Born in 1934 to Henry Joseph Turmaine and Rose Amande Emery of Quebec, he was nephew to both family members we lost in WWI, Joseph Philias Albert Emery (Rose’s brother) and Joseph Turmaine (Henry’s half-brother). (See photo at right of Gerry Turmaine at age 3.) As a new Canadian forces member, he spent some time in New Brunswick visiting the family of another recruit, Paul Melanson and met my mother, Patricia Gail Melanson – Paul’s sister.

Shortly after, he was transferred to Baden Söllingen, Germany and a long distance relationship proceeded for a while until he eventually asked my mother to go over and marry him. She traveled over on ship, they were married, and just over a year later I was born.

A year after my birth, my father was posted to Trenton, Ontario by the Canadian military, where we lived for ten years. During this time, he was a member of the national military pipe band (see photo at left) and frequently played all around the nation – and on one occasion, I can remember him traveling to Washington, DC to play.  During the ten years we lived in Trenton, my parents had three more girls, my sisters Renee, Andrea and Danielle.

We finally left Trenton when my parents’ dream came true and we were transferred to Comox, British Columbia. I can remember my parents talking about how much they’d like to live on the west coast of Canada for years. As a matter of fact, the story told ever after was that my Dad was so happy at the news of our transfer to British Columbia he wore holes in his socks dancing around the coffee table.

Their intention to remain in British Columbia was evident when my Dad told his superiors in Comox that he would rather forego any further promotions in order to remain in British Columbia until he retired. My parents lived in Comox until his death in 2005.

Turmaine Family in the late 1960's.
Turmaine family photo with Gerry in rear on the right; middle: Renee, Christine, Gail and Andrea; front: Danielle.

Twenty years ago I met my husband while he was training in Comox. He was an Aviation Technician with the Canadian Armed Forces and retired in 2006 to take a position with Marshall Aerospace in Abbotsford, British Columbia – where he could continue to work on his favorite aircraft, the CC130 Hercules.

To add to the tradition, my husband’s father, Marsh Blythe, retired in the 1980’s as a Sergeant in the Canadian army and my sister Andrea’s husband Larry Potter also retired several years ago from the Canadian army.


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Grandmère Rose – Marie Marguerite Rose Amande Emery

Grandmère Rose – Marie Marguerite Rose Amande Emery

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Being the child of a military member has one huge drawback – we didn’t have any control over where we lived, when or for how long. As a result, contact with family members was infrequent at best and I do regret not getting to know our relatives better.

My grandparents on my father’s side were Henri Joseph Turmaine (Henri) and Marie Marguerite Rose Amande Emery (Rose Amande).

Gail, Gerard, Grandma Rose and Christine (front) Turmaine
Rear l-r: Patricia-Gail (Gail), Gerard Ronald Joseph (Gerry), Rose Amande Turmaine; Front: Christine Blythe (Turmaine).

Dad, Gerard Ronald Joseph Turmaine (1934-2005) was the youngest of three children who survived infancy. Dad’s brothers and sisters included Albert Joseph Turmaine (1923-1966), Rose-Marie Azilda Thérèse Turmaine (1929-2003), and Marianne Claudette Andrea Turmaine (1937-1937).

The Turmaine Family
Turmaine Family: Theresa, Henry (Grandpère), Gerard (Dad), Rose (Grandmère), and Joseph.

Therese Paquette (Turmaine) with Christine.
Ma tante Thérèse Paquette and Christine Blythe (Turmaine) circa 1989.

I was too young to remember much about my grandfather Henri as he died in 1966 in General Hospital in Toronto. I know I saw Grandma Rose quite frequently within the first few years of my life, but again, I was too young to remember much. When I turned 10 in 1970, however, that all changed since we were transferred from Ontario to Comox, British Columbia. We took the last opportunity to visit everyone we could that summer on our trip across the country.

I can remember one particular visit where we were permitted to stay at the cottage of cousins, the Pollaris, at Loon Lake in Ontario. What a beautiful cottage it was, too. A semi-circle shape, the front circular side rested on posts in the lake shore, extending over the water. That entire side of the cottage was one big great room and standing in it felt like being in motion on the lake.

I do remember being awestruck in Grandmère’s home. She was a highly devoted Catholic and as soon as we walked in, we were overwhelmed by praying hands, her obsession. There were praying hands statues, prints, and paintings everywhere.  I can remember being told when I was young that Grandmère’s ambition was for Dad to become a Catholic priest and how disappointed she was when he opted for the military instead and married my mother. Knowing my father, he definitely chose the path that suited his own nature and ambitions, especially considering his naughty, rather raunchy sense of humor. Somehow, I don’t think it would have gone over very well as a priest.

Front: Rose Amande and her mother Émilie Labelle, Rear: Unknown Cousin
Front: Rose Armande Emery seated next to her mother, Émilie (Labelle), wife of Charles (Albert) Emery. MIddle: Betty Turmaine, daughter of Hérmènégilde and Azilda Labelle.

A couple of years later, we saw Grandmère Rose one last time in about 1972 when she came to visit us in Comox. She passed away in 1978. Tante Thérèse came out in 1987 for my sister Andréa’s wedding, in 1989 for Renée’s wedding and in 1991 for my own wedding to Mark. She passed away in 2003 in Chateaugay, Québec. It may seem odd that I haven’t mentioned Dad’s brother, my uncle Albert Joseph, but unfortunately, he had committed suicide just prior to Grandpère Henri’s death in 1966.

Grandmère Rose’s father was Charles Albert Emery, who was born in about 1870 in Vermont, United States and died in about 1915. Her mother was Émilie Labelle, born about 1870 in St. André Avellin, Ripon, Papineau County, Québec to Antoine Labelle (1820-1890) and Joséphine Périllard (born 1844), both of Québec. In addition to Grandmère Rose, they had four other children, of whom one was Pte. Joseph Philias Albert (1889-1917) who was missing in action and presumed dead at Vimy Ridge during WWII. His name is only one of many immortalized on the Vimy Ridge Memorial in France.

Oddly enough, my father’s grandfather Herménégilde (father-in-law to Grandmère Rose) took Marie Joséphine Azilda Labelle as his second wife in 1911. Azilda was sister to Joséphine (and Rose’s grandmother).

Children of Antoine Labelle and Joséphine Périard (Périllard)
Children of Antoine Labelle and Joséphine Périllard.

Antoine Labelle (1820-1890) was the son of Antoine Labelle and Marie Isaac Duplanty dit Héry of Québec, and had been married twice, first to Émilie Fournelle and second on November 23, 1863 to Joséphine Périllard (my great great grandmother), born 1844 in Ste. Magdeleine Rigaud, Vaudreuil, Québec to Michel Périllard and Zoé (Madeleine, Michel) Demers. The 1852 Census of Canada East shows Joséphine Périllard with her parents, brothers and sisters living in 274 Petite Nation Parish, St-André Avellin, Ottawa County.

Antoine and Joséphine’s six children included Émilie Labelle (born 1870), Antoine Labelle (1872-1944), Célima (Délima) (born 1874), Joseph (1877-1944), Marguerite (1880-1960), Azilda (1884-1933).

During my extensive research into my French Canadian ancestry, I’ve come to realize one thing – there are no surprises. Families remained close in proximity and emotion, and marriage within the inner circle – and yes, family, according to the laws of consanguinity of the Catholic church was commonplace.

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Transcription: Obituary for Yvonne (Bisson) Boily

Transcription: Obituary for Yvonne (Bisson) Boily

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Following is my transcription of the obituary for Yvonne (Bisson) Boily

 

Yvonne (Bisson) Boily
Yvonne (Bisson) Boily

A son domicile le 4 mars 1995, à l’âge de 85 ans et 8 mois, est décédée dame Yvonne Bisson, épouse de feu Léo Boily. Elle demeurait au 229 rue Principale, Vallée-Jonction. Les funérailles auront lieu mardi le 7 mars à 15h. Départ du funèrarium de la

Maison funéraire
Nouvelle Vie
Vallée-Jonction
à compter de 14h45 pour l`église de Vallée-Jonction et de là au cimetière paroissial. La famille recevra les condoléances au funérarium de la
Maison funéraire
Nouvelle Vie
139 ru Principale
Vallée-Jonction
lundi le 6 mars de 13h30 à 16h30 et de 19h à 22h, mardi, jour des funérailles à compter de 13h.

Elle laisse dans le deuil ses enfants: Louiselle (Clermont Faucher), Yvette (Arthur Vachon), Bibiane (Claude Champagne), Lauréanne (Jean Dumoulin), Guymond (Denise Giguere), Jean (Louise Vachon), Jacques (Desneiges Longchamps), Simone, Pierre (Suzanne Rhéaume); ses frères et soeurs: feu Aurèle Bisson (Blanche Poulin), feu Armand Bisson (Béatrice Trahan), Bernadette Bisson (Wellie Bergeron), feu Emilien Bisson (Laurence Goulet), Valerien Cloutier (Fernande Poulin); ses beaux-frères et belles-soeurs: Marie-Anna Boily (feu Camil Vachon), Lucia Boily (feu Donat Lehouillier), Angéline Boily (feu Aurèle Turmel), Alida Boily (Antonio Turmel), Carmel Boily (feu Emile Ferland), Paul Boily (Claire Girard), feu Emilien Boily (Gisèle Arsenault), feu Clermont Boily (Thérèse Breton), ainsi que dix-neuf petits-enfants, sept arrière petits-enfants, neveux, nièces, cousins, cousines et beaucoup d’amis (es). Toute marque de sympathie peut se traduire par un don à la maison Catherine-de-Longpré. Direction des funérailles:

Maison funéraire
Nouvelle Vie
239 rue Principale
Vallée-Jonction
Pour renseignements: 418-39704000 Fax: 418-397-?
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Yvonne ( Bisson )
At home March 4, 1995 , at the age of 85 years and 8 months , died lady Yvonne Bisson, wife of the late Leo Boily . She lived at 229 Main Street , Valley Jonction . The funeral will be held Tuesday, March 7 at 15h . Departure of the funeral

New Life Funeral Home
Valley Junction
from 14:45 to the church of Valley Junction and thence to the parish cemetery. The family will receive condolences at the funeral
New Life Funeral Home
139 Main ru
Valley Junction
Monday, March 6th from 13:30 to 16:30 and from 19h to 22h Tuesday day of the funeral after 13h .Valle

She is survived by her children : Louiselle ( Clermont Faucher ) , Yvette (Arthur Vachon) , Bibiana ( Claude Champagne ) Lauréanne (John Dumoulin) Guymond (Denise Giguere ), Jean (Louise Vachon) , Jacques ( Desneiges Longchamps) Simone , Pierre ( Suzanne Rheaume ) ; his brothers and sisters: the late Aurèle Bisson (Blanche Poulin ) , the late Armand Bisson ( Beatrice Trahan ) , Bernadette Bisson ( Wellie Bergeron ) , fire Emilien Bisson ( Laurence Goulet ) , Valerian Cloutier ( Feernande Poulin ) ; his brothers- and sisters- Marie- Anna Boily (late Camil Vachon) , Lucia Boily (late Donat Lehouillier ) Angeline Boily ( late Aurèle Turmel ) Alida Boily (Antonio Turmel ) Carmel Boily ( late Emile Ferland ) Paul Boily ( Claire Girard) , the late Emilien Boily ( Gisèle Arsenault) , fire Clermont Boily ( Thérèse Breton ) and nineteen grandchildren, seven great grandchildren , nephews, nieces , cousins and many friends ( es ) . Any brand of sympathy may result in a donation to the house Catherine de Longpre . Funeral :

New Life Funeral Home
239 Main Street
Valley Junction
Contact: 418-39704000 Fax: 418-397 -?

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All data on this site is available for free access and download.

 

 


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Transcriptions: Marriage of Clifford Carter and Elizabeth Sampson – II.

Transcriptions: Marriage of Clifford Carter and Elizabeth Sampson – II.

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Transcriptions: Documents relating to the marriage of Clifford Carter and Elizabeth Sampson.

 These documents are a continuation of Part I of this post.

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No. 1462

MARRIAGE LICENSE

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PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA

D. MacKeen

Lieutenant-Governor

BY HIS HONOUR

The Honourable David McKeen

Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia.

Whereas, Clifford Carter and Elizabeth Sampson  have determined to enter into the holy estate of Matrimony, and are desirious of having their Marriage publicly solemnized ; in order that such their honest desires may the more speedily have due effect, and that they may be able to procure the same to be lawfully solemnized without publication of banns. I do hereby, for good causes, give and grant the License and Faculty, as well to them the said parties contracting, as to all or every Minister or Clergyman resident in the Dominion of Canada and duly ordained or appointed according to the rights and ceremonies of the Church or Denomination to which he belongs, to solemnize and perform the same with the Province of Nova Scotia ; provided always, that by reason of any Affinity, Consanguinity, Prior Marriage, or any other lawful cause, there be no legal impediment in this behalf ; otherwise if any fraud shall appear to have been committed at the time of granting this License, eight by false suggestions, or concealment of the truth, that then this License shall be null and void to all intents and purposes whatsoever.

Given, under my hand and Seal at Arms, at Halifax,

By his Honour’s Command

F. F. Mathers

Deputy Provincial Secretary

Issued this 16th day

May 1916

A. J. MacCuish

Issuer of Marriage Licenses at St. Peters

In the County of Richmond


Marrage of Clifford Carter and Elizabeth Sampson

I Hereby Certify, That the within named persons, Clifford Carter of Sampsonville and Elizabeth Sampson of Sampsonville were married under the within License at Sampsonville on the twentieth day of  May 1916, according to the rites and Ceremonies of the Catholic Church

By me, (undecipherable)

St. Peters

In presence of Vernon Sampson at Sampsonville in the County of Richmond Mattie Samspon of Sampsonville in the County of Richmond


marrage of Clifford Carter and Elizabeth Sampson

Province of Nova Scotia

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MARRIAGE REGISTER

Date of Marriage ; May 20th 1916

Place of Marriage ; Sampsonville

County ; Richmond

How Married ; by License or Banns;License

Dates of Publication, if by Banns ; 

Full name of Groom ; Clifford Carter

Age ; 20 years

Condition (Bachelor or Widower) ; Bach

Religious Denomin ; Catholic

Occupation ; Farming

Residence ; Sampsonville

Where Born ; 

Names of Parents ; Finlay Carter, Mary Fougere

Occupation of Parent ; Farming

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Full name of Bride ; Elizabeth Sampson

Age ; 16 years

Condition (Spinster or Widow) ; Spinster

Religious Denomin ; Catholic

Her Place of Residence ; Sampsonville

Where Born ; Sampsonville

Names of Parents ;  Vernon Sampson, Eliza Lawry

Occupation of Parent ; Farming

Names of Witnesses          Maphis Sampson, Vernon Sampson

Signature of Parties Married          Clifford Carter, Elizabeth Sampson

Officiating Clergyman         ???? L. McDonald

Denomination of Clergyman          Catholic

I Certify, That the marriage of the persons above named was duly celebrated by me at the time and place and in the manner stated in this Register.

???? L. McDonald

Officiating Clergyman

When a marriage is celebrated by License or Certificate, this Register filled up and signed by the officiating clergyman, must be returned with the License or Certificate, to the issuer from whom the said License or Certificate was obtained, and the issuer will pay to the clergyman 25 cents for License, or Certificate, and Register, not 25 cents for each, repaying himself from the money in his hands belonging to the Department and including amount so paid in his Quarterly Returns.

Issuers must return all License, Certificates, Affidavits and Registers to the Provincial Secretary’s Office, with their Quarterly Accounts.

marrage of Clifford Carter and Elizabeth Sampson

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Athelwulf, King of Wessex
Athelwulf, King of Wessex

Our Blythe Genealogy Database

After extensive work, my genealogy database is now updated and links can be found in the upper menu or in the left sidebar. There are thousands of surnames and the extensive lineages include Welsh Quaker immigrants to the USA, French Canadian, Acadian, American pioneers, Canadian pioneers, French, British, Welsh, German, Scandinavian and medieval and royal genealogies.

The database includes extensive facts, sources and some images.


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Transcription of the memorial stone for the priests of St. Roch Church, Quebec

Transcription of the memorial stone for the priests of St. Roch Church, Quebec

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The following is my transcription of the memorial stone for the priests of St. Roch Church, Quebec City, Quebec in Canada. It lists the head priests and the beginning and end dates of their terms.

Priests of St. Roch Church, Quebec
Priests of St. Roch Church, Quebec

 

??????????? cures de
ST. ROCH
Seigneur ????????? ??? le repos
et la lumiere eternelle
Jean Bro; 1787-
Antoine Desforces; 1787-1793
Chs. Duchouquet; 1793-1796
Jerome Raizenne; 1796-1831
Augustin Tessier; 1831-1832
Laurent Aubry; 1832-1835
Frs. de Bellefeuille; 1835-1836
Thomas Pepin; 1836-1840
J.Bte Labelle; 1840-1855
Etienne Hicks; 1855-1857
Moise Brassard; 1857-1874
Thomas Dagenais; 1874-1904
L. F. Bonin Changine; 1904-1923
J.Bte Desrosiers; 1923-1927
Elie Poitras; 1927-1933
J.O. Frechette; 1933-1951
Mathias Piette; 1951-1964
Leo Heneault; 1964-1971

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All data for this and numerous others on this site is available for free access and download.

 


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Debate about numbers, percentages and odds in genealogy fascinates.

Debate about numbers, percentages and odds in genealogy fascinates.

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inbreedingThere will always be debate about numbers, percentages and odds in genealogy.

I am so lucky that we have such a wide range of ancestries and national origins in my husband’s and my family trees. Those who have read my posts before are already well aware that our ancestries branch off from four (or five) distinct groups, and marriage between these groups is rare.

The groups containing our ancestries are:

MY ANCESTRY

  • Acadians

French Huguenots escaping religious persecution in France in the mid to late 17th century relocated to the Atlantic coast of Canada and the United States, giving birth to the Acadian and Cajun cultures.

  • French Canadians

You would think, since the origins of French Canadians are essentially the same as the Acadians, there would be more intermarriage between the two, but I have found very few connections between the two groups in our family tree – at least so far. Most French Canadians descended from French explorers and pioneers involved in the fur trade and colonizing what is now part of Ontario and Quebec, although Acadians did find their way up the St. Lawrence River after the great expulsion (grand dérangement) of the French settlers by the British colonists.

MARK’S ANCESTRY

  • Scandinavian

Although the majority of the ancestry of my husband on his mother’s side is Swedish, the other Scandinavian nations and cultures are represented as well.

  • Welsh Quaker

Mark’s ancestry on his father’s side originates from Welsh immigrants who were also escaping religious persecution for their puritan beliefs at the hands of the Welsh and British nobility and clergy.

  • British Royalty and Nobility

The interesting point to make here is that Mark’s connections to British royalty and nobility occur through his Welsh Quaker ancestry.

I decided to touch on this subject after reading the post on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter entitled, “Man Traces Ancestry to 1st English King – So What?.”

Mathematically, Dick Eastman’s calculations of the numbers of ancestors and/or descendants in a family based upon an average number and length of generations, as well as an average number of children in families appear to make sense. However, there are so many variables affecting the numbers, that it is almost impossible to make accurate estimations, much less calculations.

These variables include:

  1. Individuals who remained single and bore no children.
  2. Individuals who died young and were never married, much less had children.
  3. Mass deaths due to war, disease and poverty wiping out most or all of a generation or two.
  4. Variations in sizes of families as influenced by tradition or custom, health and fertility, relationships, economics, etc.

One major point made by Dick is his belief that everyone can eventually trace their ancestries back to royalty, but by my experience, this appears to be flawed.

As illustrated in the diverse groups outlined above in our ancestries, we originate from several unique national, ethnic, and socio-economic groups. Examining our family tree makes it apparent that intermarriage between these groups was almost impossible due to geography, economics, politics and custom. Most people, no matter where they were from or how wealthy and socially prominent they were, usually married within their own group.

The interesting point illustrated by our ancestry is that although my husband’s and my ancestries are quite separate and rarely intermarried, the fact that he and I married and had our two children now combines our ancestries for all future generations. Therefore, it’s easy to assume that intermarriage occurred (and will occur) much more as the world became smaller through technology, multi-culturalism, etc., which are more modern phenomena of the last hundred years or so.

In previous posts, I touched on this subject as it relates to our ancestry and evolving cultural methods of managing relationships and marriages to ensure as little inbreeding as possible. These posts are “The Science of Husbandry on a Human Scale” and “Ingenius incest prevention app created by University of Iceland students.

I must thank Dick Eastman as his is one of the few blogs I do read that routinely challenge my thinking and assumptions. I like that.

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Sometimes it pays to look to the present for information about the past.

Sometimes it pays to look to the present for information about the past.

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It’s amazing what information about the past including people and events can be found by searching through online newspapers, magazines, etc. – even if they are in a foreign language.

I’m routinely having to read, translate and understand documents written in their original language such as French, German, Swedish, and so on. My go to method for getting started is accessing ‘Google Translate’. To have a web page translated, just type the complete original language url in the Google search box, press ‘search’, find what you’re looking for in the search results list and click on ‘Translate this page’.

El Economista TranslatedOne such site I’ve recently accessed was ‘El Economista’ a Mexican, Spanish language online newspaper. On this particular day, the headlines were dominated by news of Javier Duarte de Ochoa and his handling of the crisis created by the recent tropical storm. Javier Duarte is the Governor of Veracruz, Mexico.

Above is a clip from the Google translated site mentioned and as you can see the text in the first paragraph is quite understandable, although not quite grammatically correct. I would always suggest finding independent confirmation elsewhere to confirm your understanding, if possible.

I routinely search through newspapers in the areas in which I’m researching and I have stumbled upon some real ‘gems’ related to my research, including a rooming house arson fire a recent ancestor escaped from, another ancestor whose name was published as a deserter in WWI, and most recently news of a tragic train crash in a community from which my own father’s French Canadian family originates. It was particularly heartbreaking to read the names of the deceased in the online French language news sites, and to recognize many of them as distant relatives.

Using Google translate  is also a useful tool if transcribing documents from their original language. Go to the main Google translate page, type the text in question in the left box, making sure it’s labeled with the correct language and click ‘Translate’. The English translation will appear to the right if English is the selected language. Text can be translated to and from numerous languages.

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Transcription: Obituary for Camille Vachon

Transcription: Obituary for Camille Vachon

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The following is a transcription of the French text of an obituary for Camille Vachon.

Camille Vachon
Camille Vachon

VACHON, Camille

À l’Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis, le  20 juin 1990, à l’âge de 83 ans et 10 mois, est décédé monsieur Camille Vachon, époux de dame Marie-Anna Boily. Il démeurait à Sts-Anges. La famille recevre les condoléances à la salle municipale, 317, des Érables à Sts-Anges, vendredi de 13h 30 à 16h 30 et de 19h à 22h, samedi de 13h à 14h 45. Le service religieux sera célébre le samedi 23 juin, à 15h, en l’église de Sts-Anges et de là au cimetiére paroissial, sous la direction de la Maison.

Armand Plante Inc.
875, Ste-Thérèse
St-Joseph

Il laisse dans le deuil, outre son épouse, ses enfants, gendres et belles-filles: Marie-Laure (Melvine Gagné), Laurent (Annette Drouin), Magella (Marie-Claire Drouin), Reina, Gemma (Laurent Lallamme), Guimond (Françoise Turmel), Thérèse (Adrien Lacroix), Pierrette (Denis Lagrange), ses vingt-deux petits-enfants, ses sept arriéres-petits-enfants; son frère et demi-soeurs: Valère, Germaine (Adélard Tardif), Eva, Iréne (Hermel Doyon), Agathe, Fernand (Jeannine Crenier), Rita (Antonio Labrie), Carmella (Freddy Jolicoeur), Imelda, ses neveus, niéces, cousins, cousines et de nombreus ami(e)s. Pour renseignements, 1-397-6948.

 

ENGLISH TRANSLATION (via Google Translate)

At the Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis, on 20 June 1990 at the age of 83 years and 10 months, Camille Mr. Vachon died, husband of Marie-Anna Boily. He remained in Sts-Anges. Family condolences will be received at the Municipal Hall , 317 Maples Sts-Anges, Friday from 13h 30 to 16h 30 and 19h to 22h Saturday from 13h to 14h 45. The funeral service will be held Saturday, June 23 at 15h, in the church of Sts-Anges and then to the parish cemetery under the direction of the house.

Armand Plante Inc.
875 , Ste- Thérèse
St. Joseph

He is survived by, in addition to his wife, children, sons and daughters, Marie-Laure (Melvin Won), Lawrence (Annette Drouin), Majella (Drouin Marie- Claire), Reina, Gemma (Laurent Lallamme), Guimond (Françoise Turmel), Therese (Adrien Lacroix), Pierrette (Denis Lagrange), twenty- two grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, his brother and half-sisters: Valere, Germaine (Adelard Tardif), Eva, Iréne (Hermel Doyon), Agathe, Fernand (Jeannine Crenier), Rita (Antonio Labrie), Carmella (Freddy Jolicoeur), Imelda, his nephews, nieces, cousins ​​and numerous friends. For more information, 1-397-6948.

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The image above links directly to the original document. You can access sources, data, images and documents for these and other individuals, by clicking on the name link, or searching the Blythe Genealogy database site using the surname search link and the ‘All Media‘ search link in the left sidebar.

It is recommended to search using both methods as the results can differ greatly due to a glitch in the software that doesn’t connect all images from the bio.

All data for this and numerous others on this site is available for free access and download.

 


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Historical Vital Statistics website of Nova Scotia Archives is searchable in French and English.

Historical Vital Statistics website of Nova Scotia Archives is searchable in French and English.

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I have a few favorite, go-to sites that I use much more than any others, and the Nova Scotia Archives site is one. Considering the substantial Acadian ancestry of my family, it’s no surprise that the majority of vital records for the majority of my ancestors are available on this site.

The searchable database of the Nova Scotia Archives contains almost one million names, each of which is linked to a corresponding vital registration, including births, baptisms, deaths and marriages. The records date from the mid-1700’s to the 1960’s, are all digitized and available online, and are searchable in French.

The records can be searched in both French and English on the Historical Vital Statistics website.


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