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Interview on Mutsumi's Book Club

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Family History Book Available

Nine of us have compiled family stories about our ancestors into a new book called Beads in a Necklace.

It's also on sale for $20 in Montreal at:

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    Livres Presque 9/Nearly New Books, 5885 Sherbrooke O; Montreal, Quebec H4A 1X6, (514) 482-7323,
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    Coles, 366 Avenue Dorval, Dorval, QC H9S 3H8;
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    Clio, Plaza Point-Claire, 215 N. St. Jean, Pointe-Claire, Quebec H9R 3J1
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    May’s Studio, 459 Main Road, Hudson, Quebec.

Genealogy Stories on the Arialview blog

La Cadie before Evangeline
Ten generations before I was born, and for at least three generations before that, my French-speaking ancestors settled in Port[...]
Discovering Scottish and Irish Roots
My former red hair often had people asking where in Scotland I’m from. For years, I knew of no Scottish[...]
What does researching our ancestors tell us?
The first ancestor I chose to research in detail lived in Quebec City two centuries ago. Her birth took place[...]
Getting Quotes from Attestation Papers
Attestation papers include declarations or oaths military recruits said out loud Fourteen days after Canada declared War on Italy and the[...]
The Kings’ Daughters: They came to populate New France*
As she boarded the great ship Phoénix de Flessingue in May 1663, Catherine Barré knew she would never return to[...]
Women Heroines at La Poudrière during WWI
During World War I, 4,000 people, many of them women,  assembled eight million fuses in a building locally known as[...]
Who were Marie Sophie Henault-Canada’s parents?
Who were Marie Sophie Henault-Canada's parents? My struggle answering this question typifies the trouble I've had researching all of my[...]
Ste. Anne’s First Nation Heritage
Can the trajectory of Canada’s development be shown in miniature by looking at the life of a small community on[...]
Québec Genealogical eSociety: A New Type of Family Research Society
I just joined the Québec Genealogical eSociety for $45 Cdn. Johanne Gervais, a professional genealogist who is passionate about researching Quebec records, founded[...]
Happy on the farm
  When my aunt turned ninety-six a few years ago, I prepared a short bio of her life, including photos[...]

History Stories on the Arialview Blog

John Buchan: Author, Pacifist, Canadian
People often wonder why no one tried to stop Hitler before 1939. One answer is the influence of pacifists, including[...]
Three falls from the sky
The old Edmonton newspaper clipping doesn’t include a clear date, but was written sometime well after January 1942 and prior[...]
Farewell Sergeant Himphen
I have been searching for any information about my dad Sergeant Richard Charles Himphen since I was a very little[...]
Which family members lived during World War II?
According to my genealogy software, there are 66 people in my current family tree who were alive when Canada declared[...]
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