Saturday, July 11, 2009 Bravo Aline

Those of you with Acadian ancestry may already know about this blog and accompanying website. Myrt is long overdue in bringing the work of Aline Cormier to your attention.

WEBSITE: includes information about Acadian, Cajun, and French Canadian family history research. You'll find this site initially artsy (one of the prettiest I've seen), yet there is meat in here. Realize that this site employs the use of "frames" which means you've got two scroll bars to access materials on the left and right side of the screen. The one about an inch from the left side of the page allows one to find additional links to this site and others of value to Acadian researchers. Other pages here include:

BLOG has featured Aline's blog entries on a consistent basis since 2006. Note the 30 June blog entry Old Photos Important Advice includes "I say to all of you NEVER , NEVER throw out old photos,even if you do not know them, someone out there just might. If you have old photos and do not want them, send them to me, all I need to know is where this photo came from ,in whose possession was it in. "

Another entry posted 19 Dec 2007 reads "Have you heard of a place called Saint Paul de Kent? It is a small village in Kent County New Brunswick. I would like to share with you an article I read in my book of Saint Paul. I am translating it to English. A young priest age 30 by the name of Father Louis Joseph Ouellet arrived in Sainte Marie de Kent September 13 1870, he knew there was a settlement 12 miles further which needed a priest. Here is what Father Ouellet writes in his journal;"From my arrival to Notre Dame (Sainte Marie was known as Notre Dame du Mont Carmel) I was put in charge of the new colony of Saint Paul,where I built the new church in 1873 at a cost of $1,700. Only God knows the work, the sacrifices and hardship the settlers and missionaries had in founding these colonies of Saint Paul,Saint Norbert,Adamsville from down below and Upper Bouctouche River.[...]"

All this and translating, too, Aline? Fantastic.

Creating your website and maintaining your blog is an incredible labor of love, Aline. Thanks for being a shining example of someone who shares how to do family history research so willingly with others.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
Your friend in genealogy.

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