Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Commonly used words, phrases and symbols in French-Canadian Genealogical Sources

Commonly used words, phrases and symbols in French-Canadian Genealogical Sources:

Words from the webmaster,
"This list is intended as a starting point for English speakers who are attempting to research their French-Canadian ancestry using French language sources. Although the meanings of many common words have changed little or none from the period of the French régime, many others have fallen out of use or have developed different meanings over the years. For the latter, the meanings given herein are primarily those in use during the 1600's and 1700's.
This list is far from complete, but it does include a fair number of words common in documents of the period. As always suggestions and corrections are appreciated and, of course, all errors are entirely mine
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I have to thank the webmaster, Steve, as this list of commonly used words and phrases has been an enormous help to me!

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