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Book on Poulin Genealogy

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Re: Book on Poulin Genealogy

Posted: 6 Aug 2011 9:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Poulin
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261.  POULIN, Joseph-Philippe. «Troisième Centenaire de la Famille Poulin au Canada, 1639-1939». Québec, 1939. 253 p. (23 cm). Non découpé, à l’état neuf. Illustrations.    65 $ (bought previously from Quintin)

It shows up once in a while for sale by used book vendors in the Province of Quebec.

It is easy reading, with great detail in parts. The author was an "instituteur," to me an elementary school teacher, who did excellent and extensive research to support his four or five publications. It deals with the three Poulin pioneers, but necessarily mostly with the descendants of Claude. If you want to flesh out details on your line, once already known, you may find interesting details. The title is misleading, reflecting its publication for a grand reunion in 1939, but dealing with family history and names only to the late 1800s. Also, the arrangement is unusual and difficult to follow. Most of its 30 chapters feature clusters of Poulin names in various geographic regions. Tracing backwards from a known name is difficult. For straight tracking from the mid-1900s it is better to use other available sources: the Drouin "blue" books, available via and in microfiche from the AFGS, and then Talbot along with Tanguay, plus all the various marriage indices taken from parish records.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Susan Jones Boak 19 Mar 2006 4:52PM GMT 
Joseph N. Poulin 18 Sep 2006 12:01AM GMT 
AuPoulin 6 Aug 2011 2:51AM GMT 
alfredpoulin 6 Aug 2011 3:49PM GMT 
Thomas Boak 24 Jan 2012 8:33PM GMT 
johnnysgirl66... 17 Feb 2012 6:43PM GMT 
alfredpoulin 18 Feb 2012 1:24AM GMT 
mbn1962 18 Feb 2012 3:54PM GMT 
alfredpoulin 18 Feb 2012 8:52PM GMT 
mbn1962 19 Feb 2012 1:33PM GMT 
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