The Birth and Baptism of Geneviève Gamache – 1962

On 15 Oct 1692, Geneviève Gamache, daughter of Nicolas Gamache and Élisabeth Ursule Gamache, was born. She was baptized in the Parish of Cap St. Ignace, New France on 17 Oct 1692.

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Geneviève Gamache - 1692

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Geneviève Gamache – 1692

SOURCE: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montréal, Québec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. Parish of Cap St. Ignace, New France, 1692. Birth and Baptismal Record of Geneviève Gamache, Front of Folio 12, Bat.

Click on the image above to enlarge it. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record of Geneviève Gamache – 1692. Translated from the French the record reads:

Bap[tism] of Geneviève Gamache

In the year one thousand six hundred ninety two, on the seventh of the month of October, was baptized by me the undersigned priest, Geneviève, born on the fifth of October, daughter of Nicolas Gamache and Ursule Cloutier his wife. The Godfather was Jean Fournier; the Godmother was Geneviève Caron, who have signed.

Jean Fournier
Geneviève Caron

                                     [signed] Francheville, priest

This record can be found as image 13/948 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 12.

One unusual aspect of this baptism is that the child was baptized TWO days after birth. In New France, infants were generally baptized on the day of their births or on the very day after.

Since this record is from the civil copy of the parish register, the actual signatures do not appear on this copy.

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