On Genealogy: Filles du roi – Descendant of Jeanne-Claude De Boisandré

Who Are the Filles du roi?  Most Canadians are familiar with the King's Daughters'/Filles du roi, especially those with French descent. If you aren't familiar, they were some 700 women who arrived in the colony of New France (Canada) between 1663 and 1673, under the financial sponsorship of King Louis XIV of France. Most were …

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On Genealogy: Story of WWI Pte. George V. Lee – KIA

Welcome to story #2 of my family tree. Today, I'm going to share with you the story of my paternal grandmother's father's brother  - my Great Grand Uncle, George Victor Lee who was killed in action (KIA) in The Great War. For this story you're going to have to stretch your memory all the way back to History class, …

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On Genealogy: My Relation to the First Colonists to New France. The First Documented Marriage Between a French Settler & Indigenous Woman and My relation to Louis Joliet, the French Explorer

I can be quite obsessive at times.  My latest past time is genealogy - I've been working on my family tree for years - but now I obsessively work on it, almost daily.  My interest is both historical and philosophical:  Where do I come from?  How am I here?  --- literally and figuratively. I think people have a …

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