The Birth and Baptism of Marie Genevieve Gamache – 1777

On 04 Oct 1777, Marie Genevieve Gamache, daughter of Aubin Gamache and Thérèse Sylvestre, was baptized in the Parish of Cap St. Ignace, Province of Québec.

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Marie Genevieve Gamache - 1777

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Marie Genevieve Gamache – 1777

SOURCE: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montréal, Québec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. Parish of Cap St. Ignace, Province of Québec, 1777. Birth and Baptismal Record of Marie Genevieve Gamache, Front of Folio 7, B.

Click on the image above to enlarge it. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record of Marie Genevieve Gamache – 1777. Translated from the French the record reads:

4. B[aptism] of Mar[ie] Genevieve Gamache

On the fourth of October one thousand seven hundred seventy seven, by us, the undersigned pastor of the parish of Cap St. Ignace, was baptized Marie Genevieve, born of the legitimate marriage of Aubin Gamache and Marie Thérése Silvestre. The Godfather was Eustache Silvestre, lon maternal uncle, and the Godmother was Mariane Gamache, paternal aunt, who have declared that they do not know how to sign. The father was absent.
                                             P[aul] A[mbrose] Bédard, priest

This record can be found as image 500/948 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 7.

In many French-Canadian Records, both the date of birth and the date of baptism are provided, but only the date of baptism is provided in this record.

This record names two more family members: Eustache Silvestre, maternal uncle, and Mariane Gamache, paternal aunt.

UPDATE 10 Feb 2008: Initially, I was unable to clearly read the name of the priest, but The Nomadic Researcher sent me a page from Patrimoine et Histoire de chez nous : Cap-Saint-Ignace. Cap-Saint-Ignace, Éditions La Plume d’Oie, 2002, 790 p. (Collection Patrimoine et Histoire de chez nous, Volume 1) (p. 29).

This page states:

1777:  The abbot Paul-Ambroise Bédard, who has just been ordained in August of the same year, arrived in October. He will stay in the parish two years.

Thanks, Gilles!

Copyright © 2008 by Stephen J. Danko

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