I would like to mention to those with Quebec roots before 1750 a site called
Les Grandes Familles at http://www.grandesfamilles.org/
It is based on Jette though it does not always cite this. However, I find it
highly accurate. It is one of the few web sources where you can trust the
dates as long as you remember that
1. n (n = naissance) = birth (followed by date and place of birth)
2. b (b = baptême) = baptism (not born - so many misuse this as
birthdate)(followed by date and place)
Sometimes you will find n b followed by a date and place - this means the
person was born and baptised on the same day at the same place.
3. d (d = décès) = death
4. s (s = sépulture) = burial
5. ct (ct = contrat de mariage)= marriage contract not marriage and the word
following the contract date is the name of the notary who drew up the
contract and witnessed the signing - as all marriages in this period (as in
France) had to have a marriage contract (like a prenuptial agreement) these
records are valuable genealogical documents and sometimes the only record
found for a marriage intention. The marriage may have (though usually not)
occurred on the same day but to be sure note if it says ct alone or m ct
(which means both occurred same day).
6. m (m = mariage) = marriage
Most important of all dates are in the following format: dd-mm-yyyy
Again I find this is a very often wrongly entered piece of information.
However, it makes quite a difference whether you enter 04-09-1678 as April
9, 1678 or September 4, 1678 as this will cause confusion when trying to
verify the record in the parish registers. That date should be entered
September 4, 1678.
There are many helpful pages in addition to the entries. There are places,
professions and explanations of data as well as the alphabetical index which
leads to the family entries.
So that is my contribution for the day! Hope all are having a great
genealogical summer. I am working on several clients' lines with dead ends
and skeletons in the closet. So having fun when I can tear myself away from
my gorgeous garden with its waterfall, pond and many plants.
Xenia Stanford (president@...
A.G.E. Ancestree Genealogical Enterprises
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]On Behalf Of Judith Rempel
Sent: July 10, 2003 6:42 AM
To: AFHS Dist-Gen
Subject: email address
To all my friends at AFHS and on the dist-gen, I'd like to ask you to update
your address book entry for my personal address. I'll still be known as
for the AFHS work, but if you want to reach me
personally, I'll now be at:
Because of the webrole that I carry in a number of settings, about 90-95% of
my mail is spam and so I have to start 'migrating' my e-mail address to
shake the trail of the spammers.
Thanks. Hope all are well. The list seems to be a but quiet - no one
having any "finds"?
Judith Rempel, Webster