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From: Robert Lemerise <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Plante-Hus/Millet;Sorel Area
Date: Sun, 02 Sep 2001 10:51:19 -0400
Dear Carol Ann,
You are right in being astonished; I was too! Many datas before and
after those years (1733 to 1751) in PRDH are coming from the second
copy (it is written as so in the book: civilian records). But there is
absolutely nothing in the PRDH for those years. I don't know what
happened; this is a good question to ask! (and had been happy to
know, so I would have looked more informed!).
As Berthier-en-Haut (now Berthierville) was a relatively big town in those
days, it is a major black hole. Alexis Plante's baptism act really
fell in it... His family was then living in "Chicot" (now St-Cuthbert), as
said in notarial acts.
P.S.: Interessant web site (in French) on first days of "Chicot" (the
little river who passed in the village is always named so):
St-Cuthbert was named after landlord James Cuthbert. On 1765.
> > Hello!
> > It could very well be that Berthier-en-Haut is the black-hole of genealogy
> > since those years seem to be missing. However, it is my understanding
> > there were Bishopric records for each parish--meaning to say that there
> > were duplicate records made for each year by the monsignor of each and
> > every parish which were sent to the local Bishop. I can see where ONE set
> > may have been destroyed, but 18 years worth of records for EACH parish in
> > Berthier? This is also an area well covered by Rivest (marriages).
> > Appreciate your input!
>Carol Ann (Grenier) Turner aka "CAT"
>Menlo Park, Calif.
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