Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Genealogy & History Books

 Did you know that genealogy books can sometimes help you with your family tree, and that in history books there could be articles about your ancestors?History books sometimes explains how our ancestors lived in those eras. Genealogy books sometimes contain the link that you are missing. I have many genealogy and history books some are very important to me since they contain my people others I appreciate because with them I can help others. Today  I will talk about these books I have recently acquired and also a list of books that may be of interest to you.
Now some of these are in french and some in english, if you cannot speak french there are many translating programs out there.
The first book is called Agenda historique acadien 2012 ,in it we find a 2012 calendar with important dates of events that happened and 12 texts on paticular themes from 1525 to 1755 in example Acadian Deportation, English Conquest and more. This book sells for twenty dollars. I shall add where you can purchase it at the bottom of my blog.
Next book is Acadian Redemption by Warren A Perrin, From Beausoleil Broussard to the Queen's Royal Proclamation, this book was voted best History Book in 2004 and it comes in both French and English,the English version sells for $25.00, the french version titles Une saga acadienne sells for $28.00,I have both the french and english versions in my possession  interesting reading.
Next book is Glossaire du vieux parler acadien by E.Boudreau and this is a french book with old acadian words of long ago, ( I call it chiaque) and many words are still being used in households of today. I really love this book.An example  COGNER =to knock,BRAILLER  =to cry.This book sells for $28.00.Here is a list of others books that can all be ordered from the same place which I shall add.
Le College de Caraquet by Clarence LeBreton price $15., L'Acadie des origines by Leopold Lanctot price $25., Famille acadienne book 1 by Leopold Lanctot and book 2 price each book $35.
L'Acadie de mes ancetres by Yvon Leger price $30., Evangeline, a tale of Acadie either french or english price $30., Beloved Acadia of my Ancestors by Yvon Leger ,english version prie $30.,Histoire de la Louisiane by Antoine Bernard price $30, Le drame acadien 1755 by Antoine Bernard.
Also available is Journal du Marquis de Montcalm price $29.95,and Journal du Chevalier de Levis price $19.95. All these books can be ordered from: LAMBDA Editions, 6-125 rue Champlain, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu,Quebec J3B6V1  , phone 450-545-1523 or email .
There are many books you can loan from your public library also.So if you are beginning your family tree or even if you have been for awhile, we can never learn enough about our past,our ancestors and who we are. Until next  time, learn all that you can and most of all ,pass it down to the next generation. Have a great day.