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Index: The Ojibwe, Ojibway, Chippewa & Saulteaux in Canadian Census Records

Index: The Algonquins In Canadian Census Records Continue reading

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Index: A Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions

A Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions | First French Canadian Settlers of Quebec

Some years ago I was combing through the discarded books at my local library when I was lucky enough to come across this wonderfully illustrated volume called Les Anciennes Familles du Quebec. I used it for several years with my students as they worked on family history projects and I’ve decided to share it with readers of this blog because I think it could be very helpful to other teachers of Quebec history as well as to those of you writing your own family histories.

The series was privately created by Quebec’s Brasserie Labatt Limitee as an homage to the pioneer roots of the Labatt family and its employees shortly after the 350th anniversary of the founding of Quebec. I’ve learned that it was serialized in newspapers Continue reading

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Beauharnois Old Cemetery: Allard, Cartier, Daigneault, Groulx

 

EN MEMOIRE DE

NAPOLEON GROULX

1869 – 1936 Continue reading

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Antoine Girouard, bailiff | A Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions

Index: A Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions

 

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Chief Poking Fire, Gathering Words (+ Up In The Skies, Redpath Finder, Little Carrying Name) (1958)

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MONTREAL, Que. (CP).

When the Indians on the Caughnawaga Reserve, 10 miles from here, are faced with difficult problems they frequently go for guidance to their hereditary leader, Chief Poking Fire, and his wife.

Just now the 3,000 residents of the reserve have many problems because the St. Lawrence seaway project is encroaching on their land and, many of them believe, taking away their Indian rights. Continue reading

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West Bay & Sheshegwaning Reserves | Chippewa, Ojibway (1921)

Main Index: Native/First Peoples/Metis Surnames | Census Extracts

Mi'kmaq Micmac Surnames | Amelia - Andrew - Auguste(e)n/Augustine - Barlo - Barnaby - Barney Barneybie - Bask - Bigear - Clare/Clair - Clements - Clemon - Copage - Denny Didam - Francis - Ginish - Jerome - Joe - Joseph - Levi - Lewis - Louie - Maheney Melya/Melyea - Napyear/Napier - Nichels - Nicholas/Nicholis - Paul - Peter(s) Peterpaul/Peter Paul - Sanepass - Seamore - Simon - Sock - Tanass/Tenasse - Ward

This is part of a larger project to locate surnames carried by Natives, First Peoples and Metis in Eastern Canada. In this series of posts, I list surnames carried by Aboriginal (or part Aboriginal) individuals in the 1901 and 1911 census for the eastern provinces of Canada. Note: There are regular updates including external links (e.g. maps, encyclopedia) and added information (e.g. specific tribal affiliations). The companion series – Native/First Peoples/Metis Surnames of Eastern Canada – Marriage Records contains many of the same surnames as well as others.

HOW TO USE  

1. To reach the original census records for the district named below, you can click on the External Links at the bottom of the post.

2. You can also click on many of the individual surnames to reach that listing in one of the census records (usually 1901 or 1911).

3. Surnames highlighted in orange also appear in the Marriage Records (although often spelled differently). 

 


 

Census Data

Enumeration district: Algoma East, 86, Indian Reserve (1921)

Includes: West Bay Reserve, Sheshegwaning Reserve

[Chippewa, Ojibway]

 


 

Abu  –  Abure  –  Afinse

Andanawas  –  Barbowash  –  Bebonsey – Berran Continue reading

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Fiacre Ducharme, Master Carpenter | Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions

Index:  Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions

 

 

 

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Racettes of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

 

 

 

Jean Racette / Rasett  |  Jeanne Chapeau

November 21st, 1678 Quebec

[Occ. carpenter] Continue reading

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Berens River | Cree, Saulteaux (1901)

Main Index: Native/First Peoples/Metis Surnames | Census Extracts

This is part of a larger project to locate surnames carried by Natives, First Peoples and Metis in Eastern Canada. In this series of posts, I list surnames carried by Aboriginal (or part Aboriginal) individuals in the 1901 and 1911 census for the eastern provinces of Canada. Note: There are regular updates including external links (e.g. maps, encyclopedia) and added information (e.g. specific tribal affiliations). The companion series – Native/First Peoples/Metis Surnames of Eastern Canada – Marriage Records contains many of the same surnames as well as others.

HOW TO USE  

1. To reach the original census records for the district named below, you can click on the External Links at the bottom of the post.

2. You can also click on many of the individual surnames to reach that listing in one of the census records (usually 1901 or 1911).

3. Surnames highlighted in orange also appear in the Marriage Records (although often spelled differently). 


 

Census Data

Enumeration district: Manitoba, Selkirk, Berens River Agency (1901)

[Cree, Saulteaux]

 


 

Albert

Anderson  – Av?uchev  – Awack Continue reading

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