Researching military records

Today being Remembrance day, here is a starting guide to help in researching your ancestor’s military past. In Canada, The Library And Archives website gives free access to databases pertaining to military and peacekeeping.  There are indexes which gives helps to research by name, surname, regimental numbers, year, etc. The address is at http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/military-peace/index-e.html As an example…

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DNA: Comeau Y-DNA result

DNA analysis is another tool for the genealogist to help in their research.  With the different tests available to everyone, a genealogist can make some interesting discoveries like: Confirmation of adoption Determination of deep ancestry Percentage of ethnicity Establishment of links with cousins There are numerous DNA tests that can be taken to help in…

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Study case: A link between the Comeau and Leclerc families

The Leclerc family is a big family, especially in Quebec.  It’s the 28th most encountered surname in Quebec and there are about six times more people bearing the name Leclerc than Comeau in Quebec.  There are numerous branches of Leclerc, the most important being the descendancy of Jean Leclerc and Marie Blanquet of Dieppe, Normandy, who established…

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Research: Voters lists on Ancestry.ca

After the arrival of the new collection at Ancestry.ca, here are the first results of me researching my Comeau family: Before 1935, municipal voters lists were used in federal elections. Starting with the election of 1935, federal voters lists were created. I searched for my great grandfather, Dosithée Comeau (1883- 1966) . The first time…

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