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9 October 2013

First Nations Delegation Visits The National Archives of The UK

A delegation from the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) in Canada visited The National Archives yesterday to view documents connected to the Royal Proclamation of 1763.

The Royal Proclamation by King George III on 7 October 1763, 250 years ago, established government for Quebec, East Florida, West Florida and Grenada and is viewed as an important moment in the relationship between First Nations and the Crown.

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19 July 2013

Censuses of Canada West and Canada East, 1842 Now Available Online

Library and Archives Canada is pleased to announce that Canadians can now access the Census of Canada West, 1842 as well as the Census of Canada East, 1842 online. In 1841, Upper Canada was renamed Canada West, whereas Lower Canada became Canada East. These two jurisdictions are now known as the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

Each census is partly nominal and contains the names of heads of family, their occupation and the number of residents for each family.

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9 July 2013

Lac-Mégantic Casualties Include Quebec Town’s History

The chair of the board of Lac-Mégantic’s only library was in the final stages of preparing to move the library’s 60,000 books and precious archival documents from the two-floor location downtown to a bigger facility, where the townspeople would have easier access to the documented history of their community.

It was the result of nearly five years of negotiations and countless grant applications. Everything was in place, and Roy was pleased. But then on Saturday, a train carrying crude oil derailed downtown, causing massive explosions that obliterated many buildings, including the library.

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2 May 2013

Library and Archives Canada: Release of a New Version of the Census of Canada, 1881 Database

Library and Archives Canada is pleased to announce the release of a new version of the Census of Canada, 1881 database. This second general census covered the seven provinces and one territory that were then part of Confederation: British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and the Northwest Territories.

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11 January 2013

Are You Related to Jean Chrétien?

Jean Chrétien was the 20th Prime Minister of Canada. He was born on January 11, 1934, in Shawinigan, Quebec, as the 18th of 19 children (10 of whom did not survive infancy) to Wellie Chrétien and Marie (née Boisvert). Chrétien attended Séminaire Saint-Joseph de Trois-Rivières and studied law at Université Laval. On September 10, 1957, he married Aline Chainé.

Jean Chrétien's Family Tree

11 October 2012

Justin Bieber Is Distant Cousin of Ryan Gosling, Avril Lavigne, Celine Dion

Genealogists at Ancestry.com say they’ve discovered teen idol Justin Bieber is a distant cousin of movie star Ryan Gosling and singer Avril Lavigne. Their family link dates back to some of Quebec’s earliest settlers 400 years ago, the Utah-based company said Thursday.

What they say they found was that Bieber and Gosling are 11th cousins once removed, and Bieber and Lavigne are 12th cousins. They share common relatives Mathurin Roy and Marguerite Bire, the researchers said. Both were born in France in the early 1600s, married in 1637, and moved to Quebec, where Roy worked as a master mason.

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4 November 2011

Quebec’s Earliest Settlers Left Strongest Genetic Imprint on Province

The first settlers to colonize the wilderness of northeastern Quebec had more offspring and were more successful in passing on their genes than those who followed, according to a genealogical research published Thursday in the journal Science.

The study, conducted by Canadian and Swiss researchers, looked at the genealogy of more than 1.2 million Canadians in the recently colonized Quebec regions of Charlevoix and Saguenay-Lac St. Jean.

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26 September 2011

Launch of 'Census of Canada, 1871'

The 1871 census marked the first regularly scheduled collection of national statistics, and Library and Archives Canada is now pleased to make its results available online. Researchers can access digitized images of original census returns featuring the name, age, country or province of birth, nationality, religion, and occupation of Canada's residents at the time.

The information covers the four provinces that were part of the Dominion of Canada in 1871: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec. Access to the digitized images of the 1871 census is available at http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1871/index-e.html.

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1 September 2011

Library and Archives Canada: Launch of 'Census of Canada, 1871'

The 1871 census marked the first regularly scheduled collection of national statistics, and Library and Archives Canada is now pleased to make its results available online. Researchers can access digitized images of original census returns featuring the name, age, country or province of birth, nationality, religion, and occupation of Canada's residents at the time.

The information covers the four provinces that were part of the Dominion of Canada in 1871: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec.

Census of Canada, 1871

17 May 2011

Lady Gaga and Madonna Revealed To Be Distant Cousins

According to celebrity genealogist Chris Child, Gaga and Madonna are distant cousins. 'They are ninth cousins once removed,' the New England Historic Genealogical Society specialist told the Boston Globe.

After much research, Child reportedly provided proof of the findings, which showed that the two had common ancestors in the form of a farming couple, who moved from France to Quebec in the 1600s.' When I saw that Lady Gaga had French Canadian ancestry, I thought there might be something there,' he said.

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3 December 2010

New Databases from Library and Archives Canada

Canadian Families: Library and Archives Canada holds a small collection of church records, some of which are indexed by name. To provide better access to those indexes, the information they contain has been entered in a database that will expand slowly over the next few years.

Upper Canada Land Board (1765-1804): In 1789, what is now the Province of Ontario was part of Quebec. It was divided into four districts: Hesse, Luneburg, Mecklenburg and Nassau. The Land Boards were created in 1789 to oversee land matters and facilitate settlement in the four districts. This research tool includes more than 16,400 references to the Upper Canada Land Board records.

5 October 2010

New 'Library and Archives Canada' Database: Upper Canada Land Petitions (1763-1865)

Before the arrival of the Loyalists and British military settlers, the present-day Province of Ontario was an extension of the Province of Quebec.

The Upper Canada Land Petitions contain petitions for grants or leases of land and other administrative records. This research tool provides access to more than 77,000 references to individuals who lived in present-day Ontario between 1783 and 1865.

Search the Upper Canada Land Petitions

2 April 2010

Ellen DeGeneres Celebrity Wheel

NEHGS genealogists discover Ellen’s unique circle of family ties:

• Ellen DeGeneres is related to Halle Berry (10th cousins once removed via the Van Swearingen family of Maryland)
• Halle Berry is related to Mark Wahlberg (11th cousins via the Peabody family of Massachusetts)
• Mark Wahlberg is related to Madonna (11th cousins via the Dumay family of Quebec)
• Madonna is related to Camilla Parker-Bowles (9th cousins once removed via the Cloutier family of Quebec)
• Camilla Parker-Bowles is related to Diana, Princess of Wales (7th cousins via the Keppel family of England)
• Diana is related to Tim Robbins (10th cousins via the Thompson Parke family of Connecticut)
• Tim Robbins is related to Richard Gere (11th cousins via the Denison family of Connecticut)
• Richard Gere is related to Ellen DeGeneres (11th cousins via the Brewster family of Massachusetts)

Source: http://www.newenglandancestors.org/pdfs/Ellen_celebrity_wheel.pdf

5 December 2008

Hillary Clinton And The King's Daughters

Hillary Clinton descends from three of the King's Daughters, a group of Frenchwomen who immigrated to New France (now part of present-day Canada) between 1663 and 1673 under the monetary sponsorship of Louis XIV, to marry and start families in an attempt to further populate New France.

The article says:

Hillary descends from Catharine Paulo (m. Etienne Campeau), Madeleine Plouard/Polet/Plouart (m. Jacques Viau) and Madeleine Niel (m. Etienne Charles.)

Genealogists know the most about Madeleine Niel. Etienne, her husband, came to Quebec in 1665 with the famed Carignan Regiment. Its mission was to repel Iroquois Indians who raided settlements and killed inhabitants.

This couple settled at Boucherville near Montreal and raised 12 children. They survived devastating Indian raids on their village and lived into their 80s. Etienne and Madeleine left 111 grandchildren.

Hillary descends from the Viau couple’s daughter Marguerite, who married Jaques Pilet (1703-1765), settler at Detroit, then in Canada and now in the United States.

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13 October 2007

That’s My Family: Quebec and Canada online searches

That’s My Family is a new federated search engine launched and maintained by Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), and supported by Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and the Council of Provincial and Territorial Archivists (CPTA) of Canada.

The search tool, free of charge and available in French and in English, leads to Quebec and Canada genealogy and family history databases hosted by federal, provincial or territorial archives centres and libraries, or by other partners.

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