my web site dedicated to French genealogical research. I am interested
in Acadian (also known as Cajun) and French Canadian genealogical research,
but I try to keep up with Creole, Métis, Huguenot, Foreign French, French,
Belgian, and Swiss research as well. Specifically, this web site offers
the following topics:
Family Research Projects
Royal Gateway Ancestors
To view my royal ancestors through Catherine de Baillon, Jacques Leneuf de la Poterie, or Mathieu Amiot de Villeneuve please point your browser to Leo van de Pas' Genealogics website.
booklet on French Canadians in Michigan, part of the Discovering
the Peoples of Michigan series published by Michigan State University
Press, is now available. This is an historical work that traces
the two distinct waves of French Canadian immigrants to Michigan during
the colonial period of the eighteenth century and the industrial period
of the nineteenth century. It can be ordered from the following
|Michigan State University Press
1405 South Harrison Road
25 Manly Miles Building
East Lansing, MI 48823-5202
Tel.: (517) 355-9543
Fax: (800) 678-2120
For more information, and to order online, point your
browser to http://msupress.msu.edu/ethnic/frencan_mich.html. The ISBN number is 0-87013-582-1.
After losing contact for several years with
one of the best French translators I have worked with, Mr.
Paul Lavoie sent me an email to reestablish contact.
If you visit my web page listing notarial contracts for
Richard Dulong, at http://habitant.org/dulong/ contracts.htm,
then you will see that he translated several items for me
in the 1980s. He is still willing to do translations.
I was always pleased with his work. He would supply
me with a French transcription of the document and an English
translation. You will have to contact him about his
current rates. His address is: 123 Cedar St., Orleans,
Ontario, K1E 1B2, Canada. His email address is lavoiep66 at hotmail.com.
I recommend him highly.
I have selected the domain name habitant.org for a number
of reasons. I like the word habitant because of its historical connections.
In Canada, the early French Canadians settlers who cleared the land
and farmed it were known as habitants. They did not take kindly to being
called peasants. Humble farmers and fur traders though they may be,
they were still a step up from peasants and actually lived quite well
in comparison to their cousins back in France. In addition, I find the
term some what ironic for this web site since I dedicate several pages
to families with noble and royal connections. Despite my interest
in this topic, I have found that most of the nobles and royals I trace
back to had more character flaws and less admirable traits than my simple
habitant ancestors. The domain name habitant.org ties in well with Michigan's
Habitant Heritage, the journal of the French Canadian Heritage
Society of Michigan, which I have published in several times. Lastly,
I like the term habitant because it would be recognized, at least in
the sense of a common farmer inhabiting the New World, in colonial Acadia,
Louisiana, and even the French Caribbean islands.
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