Report on the 2011 November Reunion

Well, look what I found among my drafts for posts … Haha .. Never managed to post it! But as with most things genealogy .. “Better late than never!” Our reunion was a great success! With all that has been going on since, I haven’t had a chance to talk about the day. It was […]

Tracking Voyageurs Ancestors

Tracking voyageurs ancestors can be a challenge. My Cadieux ancestors settled in the late 1800s along the Ottawa River in the villages of the Pontiac QC area. The census returns made it clear that they were voyageurs — fur traders. While it was fascinating to discover they were part of that most interesting history of the […]

Local and area archives

Thanks to the internet, it is easy to discover local and area archives collections. As I’ve suggested before, doing an internet search for the area you are interested in joined with the term “history,” for example “Pontiac County Quebec history” can lead to a treasure trove of information. Sometimes a similar search with the term […]