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Passenger lists from france to Canada

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Passenger lists from france 1700 to 1800's

jim bunting (View posts)
Posted: 24 Oct 2000 12:15AM GMT
This type of information is very hard to come by, as there was no formal requirement to keep records, with no organised government structure to make or enforce any rules. The only suggestion I have for you is to try approaching the catholic church, especially the Jesuit order. They were among the earliest settlers in French North America, and did keep records, but I am not sure if they would have had records of arrivals. They did keep records of births, marriages, and deaths, but only of Catholics in good standing. By the way, do you know that many of the people who came to NA from France were forced to go as an alternative to serving a prison sentence. In other words many of the ancestors that people are seeking, were petty criminals, and protitutes, and theives. Not all, mind you, but a significant percentage. Jim Bunting...
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Louise Hopkins 9 Oct 2000 2:49PM GMT 
isabelle 21 Oct 2000 7:18AM GMT 
Louise Hopkins 21 Oct 2000 3:27PM GMT 
jim bunting 24 Oct 2000 6:15AM GMT 
Louise Hopkins 24 Oct 2000 11:07AM GMT 
Bretonne 25 Apr 2002 8:23PM GMT 
congir 6 May 2007 5:19AM GMT 
Bretonne 6 May 2007 1:48PM GMT 
congir 6 May 2007 6:12PM GMT 
RonnieBrown44... 25 Jun 2013 8:26PM GMT 
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