Maximize Your Searching with the New France Archives

A great many of us can trace our Canadian ancestry back to when we were a part of France. The French starting coming to North America in the 1500s, and the first permanent settlements started in 1604. The eastern part of what is now called Canada was called New France. The territory came to includeContinue reading “Maximize Your Searching with the New France Archives”

52 Ancestors: Week 38 – French Canadian and Acadian Research on migrations.fr

The 52 Ancestors prompt for week 38 is \”cousins\”. My French Canadian/Acadian roots have given me a ridiculously large amount of cousins. So what better group to focus on when I\’m trying to appeal to a wide audience. http://www.migrations.fr/page%20d\’accueil.htm A few years ago, I stumbled upon a website called Migrations. This website has some great informationContinue reading “52 Ancestors: Week 38 – French Canadian and Acadian Research on migrations.fr”

Louis Hebert and Marie Rollet – Canada\’s First Settlers

This post will appeal to both genealogists and history buffs. There\’s been some excitement from the French Canadian genealogy community the past few days about Louis Hebert and Marie Rollet. The theory for many years was that they had married in Saint-Germain-l\’Auxerrois church in Paris in 1602. There was a fire at the church andContinue reading “Louis Hebert and Marie Rollet – Canada\’s First Settlers”