Category Archives: Genealogical Research Tips

Coming to a place to rest and reflect….

I started this blog back in January of 2010.  I have been publishing approximately weekly for a five full years of posts.  It has been quiet a challenge.  According to my stats I have 295 posts and 18 pages and … Continue reading

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Quebec Notaries – Sigh!

The other part of Quebec genealogical research is consulting the notaries. They are considered members of the legal profession in Quebec. This article was rather helpful in explaining the difference between notaries in Quebec versus a notary public which most of … Continue reading

Posted in Centre Régional D'Archives De L'Outaouais (CRAO), Gatineau, Montreal, Quebec Genealogical research tips, Société de généalogie de l'Outaouais (SGO), Trip to Ontario & Quebec 2012 | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Land Petitions for Pontiac County: A brief How To!

Quebec genealogy is a challenge and it has taken me a long time to understand it. I would not say I am an expert but somehow I manage to make progress. Genealogical research has improved in Quebec since I started in … Continue reading

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Revisiting: Ronald (Ranald) and Janet McDonell – The Lundie Family Connection!

Today, I am revisiting one of the children of Alexander John McDonell and Rachel McPherson.  This child is Ronald McDonell (Ranald) who married Janet McDonell. According to Neil McGillis who found this blog, Janet, is a member of the Lundie … Continue reading

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