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Is This Our DNA Link To Indian Descendants?

The genealogy research took a huge leap forward when the world wide web came into our lives. It has given us the opportunity  to connect to  resources, places, and people  and discover more about our family trees than ever. Now we have even more information since DNA (Deoxyribonulceic acid) came along. DNA  is a molecule …

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Who Is This? And How Is He Related To Us?

Who is this? This is Louis Bouchard. He  was born September 18, 1850 in St. Paul’s  Bay, Quebec. The son of Thomas Bouchard and Luce Sauliner. He immigrated to the US in 1870.  Louis was in business for himself, selling wood and coal from the back yard of his home  at  200 N. Champlain Street in Burlington, VT. Louis met …

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Taking a Step back to 1943

Taking a step back in time with this old Burlington Free Press clipping. Diane Chagnon had submitted a photo of Henry and Nelson Chagnon who are twin brothers, 1943 when they were both along with Clarence, Chester and Roy serving their country in various branches of the armed forces. Their mother Delina (Bouchard) Chagnon had …

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History of the Chagnon Surname

The family name Chaignon was found in Dauphine, where the family goes back to the time during the era of Humbert II in 1349. The region of Dauphine was one of the States of France. Nestled between in the Rhone Valley and the picturesque Alps. It is from this area that the surname Chaignon is …

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History of Names

The History of Names is so ancient that no one knows the beginning of the story. Since written history began, and as far back as oral history reaches, people have had names. It is therefore impossible to do more than guess at how the earliest given names were chosen. Most names appear to have had …

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Les Filles du roi

Prior to 1663, the majority of women who arrived in Canada were married to one of the settlers or were single women who came looking for a husband. These single women were few in number and often paid there own passage to Canada by a contract of indenture. In 1663, when King Louis XIV became …

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Carignan-Salieres Regiment

The Carignan-Salières Regiment was a Piedmont French military unit formed by the combination of  two other regiments in 1659. They were led by  Governor, Daniel de Rémy de Courcelles, and Lieutenant General Alexandre de Prouville, Sieur de Tracy. Approximately 1,200 men (Piedmont, Savoyard and Ligurian) arrived in  New France in the middle of 1665. Seven ships were used to transport the regiment to …

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