Vital Statistics- Part 3 – Ontario and Quebec

In the first two parts of this series we looked at the Maritime Provinces. Now let\’s look at Ontario and Quebec. Source:¬†http://ontheworldmap.com/canada/province/quebec/quebec-road-map.html QuebecOne of the oldest settled areas of Canada, Quebec has BMD records that go back as far as 1621. Records up to as late as 1993 were mainly just copies of church entries.Continue reading “Vital Statistics- Part 3 – Ontario and Quebec”

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”