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Caughnawaga in 1905, horse-drawn cart | Source: BNQ

Caughnawaga 1905, horse drawn cart

Title: La réserve des Indiens de Caughnawaga : l’indien adore les promenades sur les routes dans des chars à bancs primitifs  Source: L’album universel, Vol. 22, no. 1107, pp. 361 (8 juillet 1905) BNQ.

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They Passed Through Kahnawake: Philorum Laberge and Marie Aglae Malette

Index: They Passed Through Kahnawà:ke

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Philorum Laberge (son of Augustin Laberge and Marcelline Dorais) married Marie Aglae Malette (daughter of Narcisse Malette and Marie Odile Robert) were married at Ste-Philomene Continue reading

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They Passed Through Kahnawake: Pierre St-Cyr and Clara Desjardins

Index: They Passed Through Kahnawà:ke

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Message from Alice M. Azure Can anyone provide me with leads to more information about the St. Cyr name that appeared in the above list?  

The St-Cyrs are a family of French Canadian farmers who appeared in the 1901 census for Caughnawaga.

Caughnawaga genealogy, St.Cyr, Kahnawake, Sault-St-Louis

I believe them to be (not confirmed) the couple Louis-Pierre St-Cyr and Clara Desjardins who had a son named Albert St-Cyr who married Alice Desjardins (daughter of Joseph Desjardins and Virginie Chartrand) on July Continue reading

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Pedro da Silva/Dassylva/Desilva/dit le Portugais Descendants | Documentary Launch

Dassylva, Desilva, le Portugais

Carlos Taveira contacted me recently to let me know that the French-language launch of a new documentary about Pedro da Silva will take place in Laval on January 26th, 2014. Those planning to attend are asked to R.S.V.P. by January 10th. Bill Moniz (the producer) and Francine Dassylva will both be present at the screening. Carlos Taveira contributed his research (which will be published as a book) for Bill Moniz’ project.

You can find further information here –  Pedro Da Silva, premier courrier de la Nouvelle-France | Facebook.  Whether or not you can attend, you may wish to “like” the Facebook group or this post so that the word gets out to others in the family history community 🙂

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Hodkins of Quebec | Evelyn in Montreal

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Query:  My name is Alan Hodkin and I am from Montreal, Quebec. I have just sent a message to Brian Hodkin but his email address is no longer active. I have found out about this relative of mine through  genforum.genealogy.com and you have been answering to him about his researches in 2008. Have you kept in touch with him. I’m living in Montreal and I’m also French speaking. Could you help me. Continue reading

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