Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Quebec City Is 400 Years Old!

That's right, and in honour of the occasion, Genealogical.com has published Companions of Champlain: Founding Families of Quebec, 1608-1635. From their website:
Drawing on primary and reliable secondary sources, this work provides readers with a concise historical overview of the founding of Quebec and French-Canadian culture. It also supplies readers with the research tools necessary to link their family lines with those of the original 18 pioneer families who inhabited Quebec during the lifetime of the city’s founder, Samuel de Champlain.
Now, based on a comment I've seen about this book on Dick Eastman's blog, the s&h fees are quite high compared to the price of the book, so I'll repeat my suggestion that I posted as a comment there: Make this title a suggested purchase to your local public library. If it's not the type of purchase they'll typically make, try requesting it from that same public library as an InterLibrary Loan! You may have to wait a while especially since it's a new publication, but it may be worth it.

The families covered in this title are as follows:
Amiot/Amyot, Boucher, Bourdon, Cloutier, Cote/Coste, Couillard/Couillart, Delaunay, Desportes, Giffard, Guyon, Hebert, Juchereau, Langlois, Marsolet, Martin, Nicolet, Pinguet, and Tardif/Letardif.

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