Saturday, August 25, 2007

Hampshire Online Parish Clerk

Welcome to Knightroots:

"TIP: Looking for a particular name? Select a parish and select baptism, marriage or burial and then Press CTRL+F and type in the name required

During the course of our own research, we have regularly undertaken free look ups of Parish Registers at Records Offices as well as from our own collection of microfiche. In addition, we have transcribed thousands of other parish register entries and have now extended this into an 'Online Parish Clerk' (OPC) project which has been successfully run in several counties.
What this means is that as well as transcriptions completed by ourselves, we will also include entries from volunteer transcribers. Links to other transcription web sites will also be included as it seems a waste of energy to duplicate the great work already completed by others.

We will also incorporate Village and Parish history and photographs. This is an entirely self financing project and we are paying for the hosting of what is a considerable amount of data on our knightroots web-space." smith - Google Search - and just put another name instead of SMITH

German ancesters - Online-OFBs

Online Ortsfamilienbücher - Online heritage books

also beyond the present day borders of Germany

und außerhalb der heutigen Bundesrepublik Deutschland...
Agnetheln (rumänisch: Agnita, ungarisch: Szentagotha)
Hamruden (rumänisch: Homorod)
Katzendorf (rumänisch: Cata)
Wolkendorf (rumänisch: Vulcan, ungarisch Szász Volkány)

Bösing (slowakisch: Pezinok, ungarisch Bazin)
Grünau (slowakisch: Grinava, seit 1947 Myslenice, ungarisch: Grinád)
Hercegfalva (deutsch: Herzogendorf, seit 1951 Mesöfalva)
Limbach (slowakisch: Hlinik, seit 1957 wieder Limbach, ungarisch: Limpak)
Ratzersdorf (ungarisch: Recse, slovakisch Racistorf)
St. Georgen (slowakisch: Sväty Jur, seit 1960 Jur pri Bratislave, ungarisch: Szentgyörgy)

Zichydorf (ungarisch Zichyfalva, heute Plandiste)
Kreise Arnswalde und Friedeberg,
Berlinchen, Bobersberg,
Kernein, Landgemeinden östlich und nördlich von Landsberg/Warthe

Kreis Belgard/Schivelbein, Alt Lobitz,

Bladen (polnisch: Wlodzienin)

Altbatzdorf (polnisch: Starkow),
Schlesisch Drehnow (polnisch: Drzonów)
Eisersdorf (polnisch: Zelazno),
Hussinetz (ab 1937 Friedrichstein)
Lättnitz (polnisch: Lednica)
Wünschelburg (polnisch: Radków (seit 1945))

Inse, Memelland, Stockheim, Ruß

Computergenealogie − GenWiki: " Magazin Computergenealogie"

Portal:DigiBib − GenWiki: "Die Digitale Bibliothek (kurz: DigiBib) im Genwiki sammelt in erster Linie genealogisch und ortsgeschichtlich relevante Literatur, deren Urheberrechte abgelaufen sind. Zum Einen werden diese oft nur noch schwer einsehbaren Werke damit einer großen Leserschaft kosten- und werbefrei bereitgestellt, zum Anderen ermöglicht die vorgesehene digitale Texterschließung die Volltextrecherche in diesen Büchern. Erste Hinweise, wie Sie das Projekt nutzen, aber auch durch Ihre Arbeit unterstützen können, erfahren Sie über die hier nachfolgend aufgeführten projektbegleitenden Seiten. Wichtig: die meisten Buchprojekte der Digitalen Bibliothek arbeiten mit sogenannten DjVu-Dateien. Um diese optimal nutzen zu können, beachten Sie bitte unsere entsprechende DjVu-Kurzinformation"

but some under conscuction icons suggest a work in progress EG:-
Gothaisches Genealogisches Taschenbuch der Gräflichen Häuser/1874 − GenWiki

Bristol commercial directories

Bristol in England

Bristol Iron Dealers, Founders, Manufacturers, Ironmongers 1837 (Robson's)

Bristol Italian Warehousemen, Ivory Black Manufacturers, Japan Manufacturers, Japanners, Jewellery Case Manufacturer, Job Masters, Joiners, Ship & House, Lacemen, Lace Mender, Lamp Warehouses, Lantern Leaf Makers, Last, Patten, & Boot Tree Makers, Lead Manufacturers 1837 (Robson's)

Bristol Leather Cutters & Sellers, Leather Factors, Leather, Hose & Millband Manufacturers, Leech Dealers, Libraries, Limeburners 1837 (Robson's)

Bristol Linen Drapers 1837 (Robson's)

Bristol Livery Stable Keepers, Locksmiths & Bellhangers, Looking Glass Manufacturer, Lunatic Asylum, Machine Makers, Machine Rulers, Mustard Mills, Nail Manufacturers 1837 (Robson's)

Bristol Malsters, Marine Store Dealers, Mat & Matting Manufacturers, Mealman, Medical Label Publishers 1837 (Robson's)

Bristol Merchants 1837 (Robson's)

Bristol Milliners & Dressmakers 1837 (Robson's)

Bristol Pawn Brokers, Picture Dealers, Pin Makers, Plane Makers, Plasterers & Tilers 1868 (Slater's)

Bristol Physicians, Piano-forte Tuners & Picture Frame Makers 1868 (Slater's)

Bristol Pilots 1868 (Slater's)

Bristol Plumbers & Glaziers 1868 (Slater's)

Bristol Professors & Teachers 1868 (Slater's)

Bristol Provision Factors 1868 (Slater's)

Bristol Rope & Twine Makers, Sack Contractors, Sacking & Sack Manufacturers 1868 (Slater's)

Bristol Saddlers Ironmongers, and Saddle Tree Makers, Sail Makers, Saw Makers, Sheriff Officers, Ship & Boat Builders, Ship Chandlers, Shoe Heel, Clog Iron and Patten Ring Makers 1868 (Slater's)

Bristol Saddlers & Harness Makers 1868 (Slater's)

Bristol Salt Merchants, Saw Makers, Saw & Planing & Moulding Mills - Steam, Sculptors, Seedsmen, Sewing Machine Makers 1868 (Slater's)

Bristol Solicitors 1837 (Robson's)

Bristol Stationers, Stationers-Fancy, Stationers-Law, 1837 (Robson's)

Bristol Stay & Corset Makers, 1837 (Robson's)

Bristol Straw Hat Manufacturers, Straw Plat & Tuscan Dealers, Sugar Mill Makers, Sugar Refiners 1837 (Robson's)

Bristol Surgeons & Surgical Instrument Maker 1837 (Robson's)

Bristol Tanners, Tilers, Slaters & Plasterers, Timber & Faggot Dealers 1837 (Robson's)

Bristol Tea Dealers & Tin-plate Workers 1868 (Slater's)

Bristol Temperance Hotels, Ticket Writers, Trade Protection Societies, Trimming Warehouses 1868 (Slater's)

Bristol Tin-Plate Merchants, Toy Manufacturers, Tripe Curers, Trunk & Portmanteau Makers, Truss Makers, Turners, Umbrella & Parasol Makers 1846 (Slater's)

Bristol Tobacco & Snuff Manufacturers, Tobacco Pipe Makers, Tobacconists 1846 (Slater's)

Bristol Tobacco & Snuff Manufacturers, Tobacco Pipe Makers, Tobacconists 1868 (Slater's)

Bristol Toy Makers, Tripe Dressers, Umbrella & Parasol Makers, Upholsterers 1868 (Slater's)

Bristol Undertakers 1846 (Slater's)

Bristol Undertakers 1868 (Slater's)

AND :-

Trade Directories of Gloucestershire - index: "- Transcriptions of some selected Towns and Villages within the Forest of Dean. Click this link for a list of Towns and Villages in the Forest."


Forest of Dean Family History - Home:

"We invite you to read, share and make new connections with other Forest of Dean researchers with the help of the resources that we make available here. The Message Board is a good places to start, maybe you have a query, or you just want to say that you have called by. Whatever it might be we welcome you to leave a message or browse through the hundreds of messages already posted. Give it a try, somebody out there might just have the answer. Check out the Photo Gallery where you can view a huge collection of old photographs of people and places of the Forest of Dean."

Thursday, August 23, 2007



Trade directories first appeared towards the end of the 18th century and were published by a number of companies such as John's, Pigot's and the one which has survived to the present day, Kelly's.

The first Kelly's Directory was devoted to London and appeared in 1799. In later years the company's publications gradually extended to cover the whole of Great Britain, county by county, with extra editions devoted to major towns, providing not only a description of each location and its major historical events, architectural features, agriculture and geology, but also a list of the 'Commercial Residents'.

This situation continued until the end of the 19th century when the category of 'Private Resident' (i.e. 'Rich') was introduced listing those of private means who were presumeably regarded as potential sources of revenue for the tradesmen!

It is the 1901 edition for Monmouthshire that is the subject of this project, which lists all the Private Residents, Professionals, Clergy and Tradespeople including farmers. It belonged to my grandfather who, was as village Postmaster, baker and confectioner.

And to those dear souls who persistently email me long lists of people whose names they can't find in the lists, will you please note that Employees or the Unemployed are NOT listed!

However, from the 1920s, all residents were included - together with a new feature - telephone numbers.

Kelly's Directory of Monmouthshire, 1901. Index 'A'

the late

Bryan Morgan
Caerwent, Monmouthshire, October 1999

Monmouthshire Will Index

Monmouthshire Will Index: "Monmouthshire Will Index 1572 – 1858 The index contains information to Wills for those people that resided in the County of Monmouthshire that are stored at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion. There are over 16,500 names of people who left either a Will or a Bond, they included people from all social backgrounds, women as well as men. If you find a Will and would like to read it, then you need to visit the National Library, or alternatively you can purchase a copy from the Department of Manuscripts, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3BU."

For more information visit their website @

names from the Parish Registers of Clwyd updated

These pages of names have been created as an index to the first names, surnames, and variations in their spelling which I have
collected together over many years, mainly from the printed Parish Registers of Clwyd, transcribed by volunteer members of Clwyd Family History Society.

In connection with the registers, to begin with I used those containing the baptismal year of 1812, which is the date to which they were first transcribed, and reached my target to include the indexes of all of these in the master index from which I am gradually uploading the information. Subsequent to this and as a result of my continuing fascination with names and their different spellings, many registers have been added with dates before, and now some transcribed beyond, 1812. Eventually I hope to cover all the printed registers containing baptisms, but not the patronymic indexes from these registers.

Experts may not always agree with the 'umbrella' name under which I have placed some of the first names/surnames but I take the
view that this is just an index and it is more important to be able to find the parish register reference number(s) for the name you are interested in.

KEY PAGE with a list of sources

Regarding frequently occurring surnames such as Jones, Edwards etc., reference numbers for these may not be included in full as the names appear in almost every register (+++ will indicate this) but examples giving the variations in spelling of the name will be shown.

References are cross-indexed where necessary and here and there, for added interest, you may find place names, the meaning of a name or information from a Commercial Directory.
A pre-symbol, eg *267 as opposed to 267, indicates that the reference is a first name, and the additional letters A+B+C etc. will refer to separate indexes within a register and occasionally a notitae list.

Jill Rose (Clwyd FHS Member No. 203)

Current state of play: A-V pages: Complete in respect of the registers listed on the 'key page' (see links at top of this page
and all succeeding pages). Work is in progress on page W, and as a result of requests and
cross-indexing X-Z already contain some names.

'Hel Achau', the journal of the Clwyd Family History Society, contains a 'Look-up request form' , which may also be down-loaded
from their website. Overseas members (ie outside Europe) are entitled to 10 free look-ups in each year. Non-members may also use this service. Details and charges are given on the form.

For post-1837 research in the area,
also visit
GPM Gogledd Cymru - North Wales BMD:
"the North Wales Births, Marriages and Deaths website, where Clwyd and Gwynedd Family History Societies, and Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society, have been working together to bring you this service." .

these are indexes of the original documents from which the "St. Cath's Index" and the GRO and FreeBMD verions were copied staring from 1 July 1837 with the quarterly returns for July August and September 1837
Comedy of Errors: "The story of the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths in England and Wales in the 1800s, by Michael Whitfield Foster" to understand why this work work is so important

The Clwyd FHS Resource Centre is at Well Street, Cefn Mawr, Wrexham.
Opening hours: Tuesdays 10-7; Thursdays 10-4; Saturdays 10-4;
Non-members may join at the door.

Clwyd Family History Society
The Society was founded in 1980, and now has more than 1300 members worldwide.

The Society is a member of the
Federation of Family History Societies - Google Search

The Society is a member of the
Association of Family History Societies of Wales - Google Search


Nuance - OmniPage 16:
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I have been using version 15 for danish text - highly recommended for typed or printed documents

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

memorial inscriptions

Mirror Photography: "A couple of examples of the use of a mirror to enhance the lettering on a weathered gravestone."

no chemicals please not even shaving cream

youth today

MTV, Nickelodeon and Microsoft challenges assumption about relationship between youth and Digital - Microsoft Digital Advertising Solutions:

"Globally, the average young person connected to digital technology has 94 phone numbers in his or her mobile, 78 people on a messenger buddy list and 86 people in their social networking community. Yet despite their technological immersion, digi-kids are not geeks - 59% of 8-14 year-old kids still prefer their TV to their PC’s and only 20% of 14-24 year-old young people globally admitted to being ‘interested’ in technology. They are, however, expert multi-taskers and able to filter different channels of information."

average Chinese young person has 37 online friends - Google Search
which shows how that press reease ahs got passed around and it cam to me from a news email about:_
the world’s most comprehensive database of library materials. Updated at a rate of nearly one new record every 10 seconds, WorldCat contains more than 87 million bibliographic records and 1 billion holdings contributed by over 9,000 libraries around the world.

compare Flickr: Photos from everyone in Flickr runs at 300 to 500 new images every 10 seconds
- my stuff including notes from archives and books Flickr: Photos from hugh1936uk

Dutch inSouth Africa



The following registers on important sources about the Dutch-period have been compiled by the Afrikaans writer Karel Schoeman and are made herewith available, with his consent, to other researchers for personal use and duplication. This is a valuable addition to our sources of the Dutch-period.

Most of the sources would be available at amongst other the various National Archives, libraries like the National Library Cape Town etc. Copies of Reg en onreg: Kaapse regspraak in die agtiende eeu by Dr. Hans Heese can be ordered from DR. Loff of the Institute for Historical Research at UWC at


Dr Campbell's Index

About Dr Campbell's Index: " Dr. Neville Campbell was honoured in an Obituary in Family Tree Magazine, Vol. 7 No. 7, Pg. 14 - May 1991 --

Mr. James Skeggs, Somerset Record Office writes:

"Readers will be sorry to learn of the death of Dr. Neville Campbell of Coombe St. Nicholas, Somerset. Dr. Campbell had an interesting career, encompassing time as a houseman at York, war service in Italy with the 4th Indian Division, and 20 years as a doctor in Sierra Leone. Family historians will remember him for his abiding interest in Somerset surnames. Indeed, his memorial will be the famous Dr. Campbell's Index at Somerset Record Office, at Taunton: an estimated 1,000,000 names painstakingly prepared from parish registers and covering baptisms and weddings for the period 1538-1900. He had completed his analysis of 153 of the 482 Somerset parishes and, coupled with this complex and absorbing task, had produced transcripts of many of the registers, supplementing the information with detail from the surviviing Bishops' Transcripts. He pieced together information from documents almost illegible due to the ravages of time. Until recently, Dr. Campbell had been attempting to identify two whole boxes of fragments of Bishops' Transcripts. He succeeded in many cases by a cunning combination of handwriting comparisons and knowledge of the subject, utilising his phenomenal memory of surnames. This resulted in a listing of early churchwardens and parish priests not included in any existing index -- another achievement. This kind, generous and warm-hearted gentleman will be remembered for a long time."

Dr C's is a double sided card index. Years only are given, but baptisms are arranged into family groups in each parish. From the Somerset Record Office parish list I calculated that the index covered 147 parishes (although of course I may be wrong)."

about time I spent a few days in Somerset Record Office

Somerset Archive & Record Service: "The Somerset Record Office exists to find, preserve and make available written records of Somerset's people and communities. The service is provided by Somerset County Council and now holds many millions of original documents, ranging in date from the eighth century AD to the present day."

Monday 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm
Tuesday - Friday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Alternate Saturdays 9.15 am - 12.15 pm

Somerset Record Office
Obridge Road

The ONLINE CATALOGUE is now available, and is updated monthly

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Google Talk

Google Talk
has anyone used this?
I got an enquiry on problems with google?: Google Talk

Monday, August 20, 2007

Family Tree Maker 2008

Family Tree Maker 2008 by "The Family Tree Maker team wants you to have a successful experience discovering and sharing your family history. If you can’t find the help you need through the resources listed below, please contact us for personal assistance."

Manage Plugins is under the help menu

so next we need FTM 2008 plugin development kits to provide the tools, documentation and code samples you need to take advantage of the latest .net technologies.

follow this link please

ThinkGenealogy » Family Tree Maker 2008 is ready for future, built with Microsoft technology: "What this means for those who use Family Tree Maker is that the software has been refreshed and will continue its long life. In fact, I am hopeful that the development team can deliver many enhancements in the future because of their decision to build on these frameworks provided by Microsoft. I am also excited with the prospect of having genealogy software that I can customize. Besides the extensibility features built into CAB\SCSF, Family Tree Maker also has a Plugins menu which indicates that they plan to offer extensibility through additional companies or maybe a plugin community."

Nigeria Advance Fee Fraud

You may wonder indeed why on earth I am blogging this under genealogy
well I am a member of the highly recommened, if genealogical eccentric, Genes Reunited Family Tree • Genealogy • Ancestor • Ancestry • Family History
(their own home page title)
and I received two of these spam emails there for the first time

Apart from the vagaries of user submissions there are a few main problems with the site:_

you need to privatize your gedcom before you upload it - the site unlike World Connect and the rest allows full data on living people just like its parent Friends Reunited

you will get many emails from newbies about hot matches which aren't, be kind, the aystem does not include locations so my Elizabeth Jones born 1825 gets too much attention
Jones, Elizabeth Susan b: 7 DEC 1825 BE KIND
RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project: WATKINS LAPHAM updated 2007

if you share your tree with strangers they may well take all and give little, which upsets some of our community, hence I always refer them to my more up to date public trees on WorldConnect instead
and I hope they explore that site too

My good news about Genes Reunited is I have made contact with some Raglan Jones cousins in Australia and tahta the price is very reasonable so I will continue indefinitely

If you can afford pay per view they also have 1841 1851 1861 1871 1891 and the PRO 1901 censuses
which they purchased before selling all to ITV who are developing net as well as TV advertising see foe example
the 1901 census footer Copyright Genes Reunited Records Ltd. 2000-2007.
All site material is owned by Genes Reunited Records Ltd

1901 Census Privacy Policy: "This is a legal document which sets out how GenesReunited Records Limited handles data which identifies you. You should read it in conjunction with the 1901 Census Service Agreement, of which this Privacy Policy forms part.

At GenesReunited Records, we believe strongly in protecting the privacy of our users' personal information. This statement describes the privacy practices we apply for the 1901 Census Service. As part of that, it also expresses our approach to complying with the data protection laws which apply in the United Kingdom. If we change this Privacy Policy, we will notify you of the changed document in the same way as we notify changes to the Ts and Cs for the 1901 Census Service."

spanish NIGERIAN SPAM - Google Search

Nigeria Advance Fee Fraud - scam - 419 - email hoax - con - confidence scheme

More information can be obtained about this fraud here:

What is the Nigerian Scam, anyway?

In a nutshell the scam works like this: you get an email from someone claiming to have access to a very large sum of money, and all they want in return is to use your bank account to transfer the funds. In exchange for your services they will give you some healthy percentage of the funds, usually 20% or more. Sometimes they request that you furnish them with blank company letterhead, and/or bank account information.

First off, they often use your letterhead to make fake Visa sponsorship requests to the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria to get into the US, alternatively, they use the letterhead to send recommendations to other companies that will be enticed into the scam in the future. With your banking information they will draw up false financial instruments against your account and suck it dry.

Second, as you fall into the scam, they explain that all they need is a few thousand dollars to get appropriate documents prepare, to create a will, a dummy corporation, licensing fees or what have you.

Of course, after this initial fee is paid, yet another payment is required. Perhaps this time, a bank or government official has discovered the goings-on, and requires a bribe. Finally, they convince you that the only way to close the transaction is to go to Africa personally, after all, how can they trust you with all that money?

Upon your arrival in Africa, to put it bluntly, you are screwed. They usually smuggle you into Nigeria without a visa (which is a serious crime there). Once you are in their hands, the moment you stop cooperating (i.e., paying them money), you will be threatened with arrest for illegally entering the country, your life will be threatened, most likely you will be severely beaten, and many times the victims are held for ransom. For this reason, it is common practice for the scammers to ask for the contact information of your spouse and other family members.

According to the US Secret Service page about the Nigerian 419 scheme, an American involved in the scam was found dead in Lagos in 1995. According to this State Department report on Nigerian Advance Fee Fraud (PDF file), over 25 murders of Americans have been directly linked to the "Four One Nine" fraud. This scam is perpetuated worldwide now, mostly thanks to the internet. Many people from other nations have also been killed, and many, many more are still officially "missing"....

PLEASE REMEMBER: If it's too good to be true, it is!

AKA known as

Spanish Prisoner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This scam is also contained in the movie The Flim-Flam Man.
Arthur Train's story "The Spanish Prisoner" was published in the March, 1910

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Bardic chair

BBC NEWS | Wales | North East Wales | Bardic chair returns to village: "A bardic chair has been returned to north Wales after it vanished over a 100 years ago then turned up in Canada."


RootsWeb: Genealogy Mailing Lists: GEN-NEWBIE: "Topic: where people who are new to computers and genealogy may interact using a computer's email program. It's like a bouncing ball, with someone asking a question and others suggesting answers, or asking more questions. The list discusses genealogy, family history, computer applications, and a wide variety of other topics with a goal of assisting anyone who wants 'community coaching' about the Internet, genealogy, computers, or whatever. To subscribe, send the following to subscribe

Gen-Newbie started as an electronic mailing list for people who were new to computers and/or genealogy, to ask questions, help others, and generally share information, research techniques, brick walls, and computer/genealogy woes.

We began, officially, on October 31, 1996, as an offshoot of the renowned Roots-L. Since then we have gained over 1,000 members, a unique community that supports the honest and open newbie questions in a flame-free, tolerant atmosphere concerning genealogy/computers.

UK help

Old News - News

Records Access Program Begins Genesis Project
15 May 2007

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH—FamilySearch today began distributing a Request for Information (RFI) for its Genesis project—a key component of the Records Access Program announced in May 2007.

The Records Access program increases public access to vast genealogy collections worldwide by enabling record custodians to publish their records online. Custodians may choose to publish the records by themselves or with the assistance of FamilySearch or affiliate genealogical websites and historical societies. The free services are a boon to archives and other records custodians who wish to digitize, index, publish, and preserve their collections.

The RFI for the Records Access Genesis Project involves evaluating a proposed publishing model for preparing digital information (images and/or indexes) related to certain genealogical record datasets. The initial datasets target an impressive list of censuses, civil registrations, and church, land, and military records that FamilySearch intends to publish online within the next 24 months.

The RFI seeks responses from both records custodians and service providers who are interested in publishing the datasets listed in the RFI. The datasets are only a sample of the projects FamilySearch intends to publish.

Submitters are also encouraged to suggest alternative datasets of similar types or even alternative publishing models that might better fit their business needs. FamilySearch intends to produce the projects with the appropriate records custodian and therefore may amend listed datasets, modify the requirements, or extend the timeframe required to publish any given dataset.

Records custodians and service providers interested in participating in this groundbreaking initiative should download the cover letter and download the request for information. Inquiries may be directed to David Harding ( or Ransom Love (

Note that completed RFI's must be received by September 14, 2007

and my thanks to Genealogy Insider

"Genesis Project" FamilySearch - Google Search

Quebec before 1765

Présentation - Généalogie des Français d'Amérique du Nord (début à 1765)

Genealogy of the French in North America

Author: Denis Beauregard

For the first time, all the early families living in the old French colonies of North America are gathered in a unique database. Here is the Genealogy of the French in North America, that of their ancestors and often their descendants who moved back to their initial country.

The 2006 release includes:

  • More than 57,000 family sheets, often with all married children (the web site version has only 20,000 sheets)
  • More than 350 sources
  • Nearly all colonial couples known from a marriage record or a marriage contract
  • The families that settled in Plaisance (Placentia), Terre-Neuve (Newfoundland), Acadia, in the Saint.Lawrence valley, around the Great Lakes and the Mississippi Valley and in Louisiana
  • Foreign origins, sometimes on many generations, sometimes living in Medieval times

To get your copy (the English version will probably be released in the 1st week of September)
Denis Beauregard, 726 de la Coulée, Sainte-Julie (Québec) J3E 1L6
(450) 922-5687

from my email:-

The immigration during the French regime is estimated (until 1763)
roughly to :

- about 30,000 immigrants in all
- about 8,000 men married before or after migration
- about 2,000 women married before or after migration
- about half of immigrants have descendants 300 years later
(my estimate from a subset where I tried to find which immigrants
had a descendant)

- the population of today is estimated to about 5 M inside Quebec
with old French roots, and about 5 to 10 M outside Quebec, so
10 to 15 M

- one immigrant is estimated to be the ancestor of nearly every body
(95 to 99% of the population, this is based on building many
genealogical trees). This immigrant is Zacharie Cloutier and I know
one person (dead but siblings are alive) with a complete French
ancestry but not descending from Zacharie.

- on the page below, you will find statistics about the number of
married descendants before 1800 (this page is in English)

- there were 68,000 marriages celebrated in Quebec until 1800 and the
population in 1800 should be about 150,000 to 200,000
- massive emigration outside of Quebec occured in 1850-1920, and the
not French immigration after 1759 is small so you can consider the
1800 population as all the descendants of the original 5,000
immigrants with descendants

- you can see on my site the year of marriage for all of them and
the early generations and I have made many genealogical
trees so you can estimate who had descendants (see this as a survey
and there are some immigrants for which I have no descendant in my
database but those descendants exist).

see also Discussions - soc.genealogy.computing | Google Groups
Any studies done on general likelihoods of direct-line connections?

"Denis Beauregard" - Google Search

RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project: RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project Global Search
gives 3799 hits for Zacharie+ Cloutier - Cloutier Board