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Finding the Family Treasure at Distant Cousins’

Ever since I was little, I loved looking at old photographs. Every now and then my father would take... (read more)

19th Century Epidemics (I): 1832 Cholera Epidemic in Montréal

If you are doing a descending genealogy, just like I do, and are gathering the baptismal records of all... (read more)

British Home Children: The Story of an Investigation (episode 3)

The Marchmount Home (Belleville, Ontario) in 1873 Who Were the British Home Children? While waiting for the Barnardo's file,... (read more)

GenSpotters Book Review: Coquins et débauchés. Les Fils de famille déportés en Nouvelle-France au XVIIIe siècle by Josée Tétreault and Martin Tétreault.

This book—only available in French—is about naughty single young men born to well-to-do families and who led a debauched... (read more)

A Visit to Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site

I always wanted to visit the 19th-century house of Sir George-Étienne Cartier, located at the corner of Notre-Dame and... (read more)

British Home Children: The Story of an Investigation (episode 2)

Photo: Isaac Erb / Library and Archives Canada / PA-041785 / « British immigrant children from Dr. Barnardo's Homes at... (read more)

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Eva Tailleur and Adjutor Demontigny’s Family, Saint-Pierre-de-l’Île-d'Orléans, ca 1926
Source : BAnQ / Québec Archives Centre (P1000, S4, D18, P4)
Photo : Edgar Gariépy

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