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; …

Translating French words for genealogy research can be tricky.

Translating French words for genealogy research can be tricky.

  In researching genealogy, translating French words for genealogy research can be tricky, and the same goes for other languages as well, and mistakes can easily be made.   Getting one term, phrase or word wrong can mean taking your research off in the wrong direction based on the interpretation of that word.   While …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Transcripton – Obituary for Aurèle Perreault.

The following is my detailed transcription of the obituary for Aurèle Perreault. PERREAULT, Aurèle Au Centre hospitalier de St-Georges, le 17 novembere 1990, à l’âge de 71 ans et 11 mois est décédé Aurèle Perreault époux de Yvette Turmel. Il demeurait à Vallée-Jonction. Il laisse dans le deuil, outre son épouse, ses en- (there is …

Transcription: Acadia, Canada Vital Records (Drouin Collection) 1670-1946 – Pages 12 and 13.

Acadia, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1670-1946 - Page 12 and 13

Transcription: Acadia, Canada Vital Records (Drouin Collection) 1670-1946 – Pages 12 and 13. 1812 a 1887 Ile du Prince Edouard Registres Photographies a Universite St. Joseph N.B. 12 1847 Gabien Pineau and Marie Pitre; 16 nov; —-; Jean Pineau, Sophie Doucet; François Pitre, Louise Doiron. Maurice Pitre and Dauphine Doiron; 16 nov; 3° 4° C; …