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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: 972368147000
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 971102981000 
isabelle 972112739000 
Louise Hopkins 972142066000 
jim bunting 972368147000 
Louise Hopkins 972385678000 
Bretonne 1019766194000 
congir 1178428770000 
Bretonne 1178459309000 
congir 1178475134000 
Ronnie Brown 1372191988000 
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