A peek at what I found in the BAnQ (Quebec Archives) Court documents
Index to Court Records on the BAnQ (Quebec Archives) Website Reveals Nefarious Life in Quebec City
Court Record Indexed for Quebec City 1706-1961
The Jeffrey Men And Grisly Discoveries in the Waters of the St. Lawrence Pt.1
The Jeffrey’s were a Quebec City family who spent generations rescuing people and finding death in the St. Lawrence seaway.
How Has Past Pandemics Affected People in Your Family Tree?
The spread of illnesses is not a new thing for Canada or the world for that matter. When I think of it in reference to my own genealogy there are two instances that I recall reading about an ancestor experiencing an pandemic. John Tipper who was living in Montreal in 1832 was killed by Cholera.…
St. Andrew’s Society, Quebec City
On my recent trip to Quebec City I was reminded that the section of the cemetery my 2x great grandparents are buried in is a section labeled St. Andrew’s Society. An initial search on Google brought up a list of St. Andrew’s Societies, but little on the Quebec City branch. Internet Archive offered a bit…
Mount Hermon Cemetery, Sillery, Quebec
On a recent trip to Quebec City I made two trips to Mount Hermon Cemetery to pay my respects to relatives. There are various members of the Jordan and Norton families laid to rest there. A cool aspect was realizing I had a record at home of the purchase of the headstone for Richard Lee…
Sordid Tale of the Steamer The Montreal
Stealing from the dead “…crimps have been reaping a rich harvest by robbing the bodies of the dead” in Quebec City, 1857
Who are the children in these tintype pictures?
Death Notices – Check Multiple Dates
I would like to encourage you when researching death notices in newspapers to check multiple dates. Yesterday I was browsing through the Quebec Chronicle newspaper, the focus was the date of the death of Hannah Pozer (Jeffery) Norton my 2x great grandmother. Hannah died in Montreal, having had lived most of her life in Quebec…
Robert Andrew Jeffery
Robert Jeffery lived until he was 69 years old, and during his lifetime he was married three times and had twenty children. Robert was one of three sons born to Robert Jeffery and Elizabeth Tipper, he was the only one to have children, and have them he did. Robert’s first marriage was to Delphine Guenet…