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From: "J. Lesperance" <>
Subject: Re: [QUEBEC] Re: migration to Det.Michigan
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002 09:00:08 -1000
Go to URL http://www.nara.gov/publications/prologue/stalbansbox.html to
learn more about the so called Border Crossings, St. Albans (VT) Lists.
Although St. Albans is in the title I believe the List covers Canada-U.S
crossings along the entire border between 1895 and 1954.
If you have a crossing before 1895, a technique I have used is to get the
details of all family baptisms, marriages and burials from both sides of the
border. I was able to narrow the border crossing of the first LESPERANCE in
the U.S. down to 1843-1846 by getting the baptisms of all of the children on
both sides of the border. Fortunately LESPERANCE's first four kids were born
far enough north of the border so that I could assume the family was not in
the U.S and returned to Quebec solely for the infants' baptism. It was not
unusual for Franco-American families to go cross back to Canada to have
their kids baptized, especially if their wasn't a "French" Catholic Church
near their U.S. home.
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> How can I find out when and if my great grandparents came to