52 Ancestors: Week 31 and 32- Finding Clergy Records

Grey Nuns Convent Chapel Entrance, Montreal, Quebec In order to get caught up on the 52 ancestors posts, I decided to combine the week 31 theme \”Brother\” with week 32\’s theme \”Sister\”. Due to my maternal Catholic side, when I hear either brother or sister, my first thought is those who joined religious orders. SoContinue reading “52 Ancestors: Week 31 and 32- Finding Clergy Records”

December 31, 1737 – The Grey Nuns

The renowned \”Grey Nuns\” started in Montreal on 31 December 1737. Today you can find them in Canada, the U.S. and Latin America. Their official name was the Sisters of Charity of Montreal. It was founded by Marie-Margueritte Dufrost de Lajemmerais, the widow of bootlegger Francois Youville. She and her three assistants in helping theContinue reading “December 31, 1737 – The Grey Nuns”