A Canadian Family

First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

Indian Bazaar Slated (1946) | Surname: Poking Fire

Index: Newspaper Clippings & Other Extracts Related To Kahnawà:ke

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The Caughnawaga Iroquois’ annual Indian Bazaar in aid of their mission church will start tomorrow evening, according to an announcement form the Mission of St. Francois-Xavier Cahghnawaga. To be held over three consecutive weeneds, the bazaar will feature a display of Indian handicraft, baskets, beadwork and souvenirs on the church grounds. Mohawk braves in full regalia will present a program of native games every evening and there will also be dancing by Chief Poking Fire and his company. Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Adams of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

Index: Filles du Roi 


Guillaume Adam / Laramee | Catherine CharronQuebec surnames: Adams + Barbot, Charron, Guinard, Pepin

Feb 24, 1701, Longueuil

[Occ. military, troupes de la Marine, Longueuil]

[Baptismal record]

Source: Researchers – Eric Mardoc

Jacques Adam / Jolicoeur  | Marie-Josèphe Barbot

May 1, 1752, Charlesbourg

[Occ. military, troupes de la Marine, St-Pierre]

[Genealogical notes – French]

Source:  Researchers – Lise Dandonneau, Sylvie Laillier

Joseph Adam / Labranche | Marie-Josèphe Guinard Continue reading

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Chippewa I.R. | Ojibway (1911)

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 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 Canada – Marriage Records  – contains many of the same surnames as well as others.


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