New Primary Source

I was perusing today and came across a neat document that I have added onto the site. I have a document that shows Almeric Saurette’s family listed on a manifest for entry into the United States. I knew that they came into this country from Quebec in December of 1907, but I didn’t have any other information about that.

Well, now I have it. You can access the new information directly off of Almeric’s Page or take the quick-n-easy way here.

1851 Canadian Census

I have been busy looking thru the scanned in images of from the Canadian Census of 1851. You cannot search by surname, but only by location. I scanned thru the St-Jean-Baptiste, Rouville, Quebec section looking for some Saurette people. I did find some and now I am putting the information together and making sure it all matches up with what else is know.

I should have some information to post in the next few days relating to the Saurette side. I am going to try and find some Oligny names too, but I have not been able to find St-Remi in the database. Stay tuned for images and my comments.

NEHGS in Boston

Wow. It has been a long time since I have posted anything of note here. The wife and I were gone all of last week. We were in Boston for a conference. While there, I had the opportunity to visit the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Happily, it was within easy walking distance from where we were staying. I had my ancester report all printed out and ready to go, but I really didn’t know what information I was going to look for.

The building that the society is in is pretty neat. It is six stories tall and old looking on the outside. I was very impressed by the number of books and other things that they had in their collection. The main thing I decided to look at were vital records for Quebec church parishes. A lot of information that I am lacking is death dates for my ancestors in the 1800s. This ended up being a good thing/bad thing kind of thing. 🙂 Continue reading NEHGS in Boston