"If you can't get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance"
-George Bernard Shaw

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Fearless Females March 9: Family Documents

Take a family document (baptismal certificate, passenger list, naturalization petition, etc.) and write a brief narrative using the information.

I found my 3rd Great Grandparents marriage record on ancestry.com in the Druion marriage records.  It is written in French, so I had to have it translated.  Through people on the Find A Grave discussion forums I was able to get the information translated:
On September 15, 1846, a publication of two wedding announcements whom were not objected, Mr Pierre Bilandele, vicar-general of the bishop of Montreal the priest officially authorized for this purpose, asked for the mutual consent of George Lardy widower of Marie Josephele(?) Chartrans, of this parish on this part and Esther Beauchamps, eldest daughter of Jean Baptiste Beauchamps Journalist and Agathe Morin of this parish on the other part, and joined them in marriage according to the laws and customs practiced by the Holy Church, in the presence of Fran├žois Lardy, father of the groom and Jean Baptiste Beauchamps, father of the bride who has declared his innability to sign, so that the groom and Jean Baptiste Sancer undersigned be legal.

The really cool part is that is has George's signature on the bottom. 

1 comment:

  1. How wonderful!! I'm glad you were able to get someone to translate it for you.