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Sovereign Council

&

Superior Council of New France

Sovereign Council & Superior Council of New France

1663-1769

The following database consists of books, and documents relating to the Sovereign Council.

The Canadian Encyclopedia’s defines Sovereign Council as noted below.

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/fr/article/conseil-souverain

Court of appeal in civil and criminal matters where cases arise from lower courts of justice, its judgments are revocable only by the King’s Council.

Sovereign Council

 In 1663, the Compagnie des Cent Associés surrendered its rights to NOUVELLE-FRANCE . Louis XIV then established a royal government. He thus endowed New France with a complete administrative apparatus, on the model of those who manage the provinces of France. The Sovereign Council, which became the Superior Council in 1717, compared itself to the parliaments of these provinces. The Council is initially made up of the GOVERNOR , the bishop, the STEWARD and five councilors. In 1703, this number was increased to 12, to which were added in 1742, four assessors. Its members are generally recruited from the French gentry and are appointed initially by the governor and bishop, then by the king.

Court of appeal in civil and criminal matters where cases arise from lower courts of justice, its judgments are revocable only by the King’s Council. It crowns a judicial structure established in each government of the colony: the provost of Quebec (1663), the royal jurisdiction of Trois-Rivières (1665), that of Montreal (1693) and the Admiralty (1703)

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The Protestant Families of Québec City

from 1759 to about the 1850 and The British, Scottish, American, Irish, Welsh, Germanic families of Trois-Rivières (Three Rivers) from 1767 to 1875

Quebec City
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Trois Rivières

The following database contains list of family names of families who resided in Quebec City and Trois Rivières during the years 1759-1875.

Newspaper proprietors, editors, publishers and reporters in British Quebec, Lower Canada, Québec from 1764 onward.

The following database consists of

Pages 5-36 Authors who have contributed to newspapers from 1764 onward

Pages 36-40 Lists of Quebec Newspapers and BanQ Numerique

Pages 40-48 History of Newspapers

Pages 48-52 Repositories

“But along came the likes of Fleury Mesplet, Pierre du Calvet, John Neilson, James Brown, William Brown, Jocelyn Weller, Daniel Tracey, Henry-Antoine Mézière, Samuel Neilson, Ludger Duvernay, François-Xavier Garneau and many others who were the prime movers, the instigators who educated the people and also they were the ones who through their printed pages influenced the people and politicians of Lower Canada and Québec during the formative years of Confederation.”

Excerpt from notes by Jacques Gagné

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The Scandinavian and Baltic States in Quebec

The Scandinavian and Baltic States and their Churches in Quebec

The following database consists of

Page 4 A list of Scandinavian and Baltic State Churches in Quebec

Page 13 Authors with links to websites, museums, emigration and passenger lists, church records, and historical archives

Page 19 History – Clubs, Migration Centers, Associations, and Societies

Page 23 Repositories – listing of BanQs, and various Archives

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The fur traders and coureurs de bois of Quebec, Northern Ontario and labrador – part 2

The following database consists of four sections:

* Pages 3-11 Trading Companies: articles, maps, journals and correspondence.

* Pages 11-40 Forts and Fur Trading Posts: along with a description of their locations.

*Pages 41-51 History: documentation by publishers on the subject.

*Pages 51-55 Repositories : consisting of links to Archives, various BanQs, Bibliotheques, Librairies, etc.

The Fur Traders and Coureurs de bois of Quebec, Northern Ontario and Labrador

The Fur Traders and Coureurs de bois of Quebec, Northern Ontario and Labrador

This is the first part of a two part series The first part of this database consists of an extensive list of authors who have written on the subject of the fur trade in the specific areas of Quebec, Northern Ontario and Labrador.

The second section consist of historical documents on the fur trading industry. While the third section lists the many repositories containing information on the fur traders.

Part two will follow in the next session.

Please note that this database contains numerous books, documents, articles and reports that are free to either read online or download. These are highlighted in green text for easy recognition.

THE COMPANIE DES CENT – ASSOCIES OF NOUVELLE -FRANCE 1627-1663

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The Company of One Hundred Associates of New France

The Compagnie des Habitants (or Communauté des Habitants) was a company formed by traders from New France founded in 1645 and which held the monopoly on the fur trade of the Compagnie de la Nouvelle-France from 1645 to 1663.

The following database consists of a compilation of information with extensive links to The Company of One Hundred Associates of New France. 1627-1663.

The fur industry attracted investors , bankers, administrators, ship owners, fur traders, explorers, military officers, merchants, notaries, first nation language interpreters, civil servants, seigneurs, governors and coureurs de bois of the French colonies of Nouvelle-France and Acadie.

The database is divided into sections:

Page 1-5  Various Companies, the Elite, Pioneer Families, Census, of families.

Page 6-78      Leaders, explorers, fur traders, officers, merchants, etc.

Page 78-125  Authors noting where complete documents are available online.

Page125-148    History – reference links to biographies, publishers, socieities, universities, etc.

Page 148-159  Repositories in France

Page 159-163  Repositories in Canada

Complete document available online is written under any link that opens up to a document that can be read online or is available for download. Where restrictions apply, they are indicated.

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The Fur Trade at Lachine National Historic Site

 

Overview of jacques’ recent databases

Overview of Jacques’ Recent Databases

The tragic cholera epidemic of 1832 in lower canada | Genealogy Ensemble
How Canada coped with the epidemic as told by various authors
    https://genealogyensemble.com/2021/05/23/protestant-churches-in-northern-quebec/
The last in a series of information by archivist at ETRC, BanQ and Anglican Archives
  https://genealogyensemble.com/2021/05/16/the-fur-traders-and-coureurs-de-bois
This database contains information on forts in Canada by Ernest Voorhis in 1930
France and NOuvelle-France – 1604 -1759 | Genealogy Ensemble
This database contains the names of pioneer families and their origins in France  
french canadian and Acadian Family lineage in Quebec | Genealogy Ensemble
Many of the Acadians who were deported settled in Quebec, by numerous authors
  french forts and fur trading 1564- 1759 | Genealogy Ensemble
This database contains lists of Archives, Historical societies, Museums, Publisher  pertaining to forts and fur traders in New France
  french forts and trading posts of New france | Genealogy Ensemble
This database contains lists of Archives, Historical societies, Museums,
  Slavery in British Quebec and Lower Canada | Genealogy Ensemble
A list of books written on slavery in Quebec
  Sheriff Sales in Lower Canada from 1783  BAnQ Advitam / BAnQ Numérique
Contains information on Landowners 1783-1854, British Developers, British America Land Co.  
A Useful Reference List | Genealogy Ensemble InformationLists, archives, biographies, associations, publishers and universities
Catholic Parish Registers- Auvergne – Bearn – Gascogne – guyenne 17th-18th centuries
https://genealogyensemble.com/2021/02/07/catholic-parish-registers-in-berry-bourbonnais
Catholic Parish Registers in Alsace – Artois – Champagne – Flandre – Lorraine – Picardie
Catholic Parish Registers in Angoumois – Aunis – Limousin – Marche – Périgord – Saintonge
Catholic Parish Registers of Paris and Ile de France | Genealogy Ensemble

Researching Church records in the 92  departementales in France

The tragic cholera epidemic of 1832 in lower canada

The database is divided into several sections. The first part discusses the Historical background referring to records kept at the time. These records state that the epidemic started in India, then made its way to England, followed by the great immigration of Irish citizens going to Quebec. The government set up quarantine stations in both the Gaspe and Grosse Ile. Today Grosse Ile is National Historical site.

The next two sections refer to the doctors who were in charge of the stations and the authors who wrote and documented the epidemic. Many of these documents, thesis, dissertations, articles and books are available to download or read online.

The database concludes with a list of Repositories and Historical Societies referring to the epidemic

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