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French Canadian Pioneers: The Belhumeurs of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

 

 

Henri Belhumeur / Hardouin / Ardouin  | Marie-Therese Simon dit Leonard

Feburary 2nd, 1762 Montreal (Longue-Pointe) Continue reading

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Chief Poking Fire & Others (from Caughnawaga?) (1960) | Film footage with Anne Heggtveit

I thought I would share this rather intriguing filmstrip from The British Pathe Historical Collection. It purports to show Chief Poking Fire  as he  confers special honours Anne Heggtveit, a top Canadian skier in the 1976 Montreal Olympics.

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Duck Lake | Cree (1906)

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 [Marriage Records]scontains many of the same surnames as well as others. Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Lavignes of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

 

 

Andre Lavigne / Boutrez / Poutre  |  Jeanne Burel

November 3rd, 1667  Quebec (Notre-Dame) Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Laroses of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

 

 

Alexis-Charles Larose / Miremont | Helene Lallemand

November 6th, 1747 Quebec (Notre-Dame) Continue reading

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Landry, Lanouette, Paquette | Cimetière des Soeurs Grises (Grey Nuns / Sisters of Charity)

Index: Cimetière des Soeurs Grises

 

 

(Translation)

Sister

Claudia Landry

Marie-du-Carmel

1886 – 1967 Continue reading

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