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I can’t wait to see what wonderful things will come up on this blog. I will follow for sure. Me? My blog is FamilyTreesMayContainNuts and I assure you I am one of them.
My family line is Metis from Manitoba and French traced right back Louis Hebert and Marie Rollet who were my 11th. Great Grandparents. I have found a great deal of information on your website in the past.
You may already know, then, that Louis Hebert, also known as Sieur de l’Espenay, was the son of Nicolas Hebert and Jacqueline Pajot (your 12th great-grandparents.
Nicolas was the son of Johannes Hebert and Joanna (your 13th great-grandparents) and that Jacqueline was the daughter of Simon Pajot and Jeanne Guerineau (your other 13th great-grandparents.
Louis Hebert is also known as “the First Canadian farmer”, a fact that Indigenous People all over Canada will find quite interesting, but I am sure he is in many other ways a great ancestor to have.
Thank you. I did have the information on Louis Heberts parents Nicolas and Jacqueline but that was as far back as I knew.
Yes, the first, hahaha. How did we survive before he came. ;o)
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How this is this blog being communicated/promoted and why isn’t it on a government website?
IS it ready YET,,,,,Census 1921
Yes I am waiting with baited breath to see this census of 1921 … XOME ON!
I have a feeling that your blog is difficult for many people to find. When I first started following it there was a link from the LAC main web page. That disappeared quite a while ago and while I was assured that the blog would soon be one of the links at the bottom of the page this has not happened. It seems that the redesign of the web page has stalled.
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Thank you for this blog! I am using it to let you know that I have a blog that includes a transcription of most of the 600 + pages of a document held by LAC, the “Schedule of propositions made by the Indians and answers given to them ….” Maybe it would be useful to you and/or your patrons.
Click here for more: https://thecommissionersformanagingtheindianaffairsatalbany.wordpress.com/2016/09/25/schedule-of-propositions-made-by-the-indians-1677-1714/
I would love to get feedback. I sent an email to LAC Reference to let them know, but I could not find any other contact info on the LAC website.
The web is a wild place and digital collections float around in interesting ways. It’s good for institutions to know what is happening to their materials.
Thank you for this work! We have forwarded your email and you should hear from someone shortly.
You are welcome! I will look forward to hearing from them.
I would like to see more information about the hostory of canada and first nation ppl
The Canadian First Army liberated in 1945 the Netherlands, for that every year we celebrate this a May 5th (Liberation Day after the Commemoration Day on May 4th). I’m doing some research but where to find detailed information like battle reports and that kind of things? .I noticed that what I can find is very limited. F.i. a large part of the province op North Holland is not to be found or mentioned…
Thank you for your comment. Usually, you can find reports on specific dates in war diaries which can be found in Archives Search. However, not all war diaries of the Second World War have been digitized. If you have a specific question, I would suggest that you contact Reference services through the Ask us a question form and they will be better able to answer your question.
Esther late to reply, but thanks jou fors thuis information!
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I may be too late but check out airforcemuseum.ca
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This fellow was shot down over Belgium and spent 4 ½ months evading capture before finally getting back to England.
There are many stories on this website.
I am unable to find/see the names of the individuals who designed posters for the Empire Marketing Board indicated on their posters. Give credit where credit is due.
I have updated all the image to our new Collection Search search engine. If there is an author listed on the record, you will be able to see it in the “Record Information” section. Thanks for reaching out.