On 07 Jan 1744, Lazard Gamache, son of Pierre Gamache and Genevieve Belanger, was born.
The Birth and Baptismal Record of Lazard Gamache – 1744
SOURCE: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montréal, Québec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. Parish of Cap St. Ignace, Montmagny County, Lower Canada, 1744. Birth and Baptismal Record of Lazard Gamache, Front of Folio 2, Bap.
Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record of Lazard Gamache – 1744. Translated from the French, the record states:
In the year one thousand seven hundred forty four, on the eighth of January, by us, the missionary pastor of Cap St. Ignace, was baptized Lazard, born on the seventh of the same month, son of Pierre Gamache and Marie Genevieve Belanger, his legitimate spouse. The Godfather was Lazard Richard and the Godmother was Elizabeth Guion who have declared that they do not know how to sign as required according to law.
[signed] Dolbec, priest
This record can be found as image 175/948 in the Québec Vital Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 on Ancestry.com in the records for Cap St. Ignace 1679-1808. The record appears on the front of folio 2.
The prenom (given name) Lazard is rare and the name Lazare is much more common. In this record, the name clearly ends in a “d”, indicating that the given name was written as Lazard and not as Lazare.
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