The Birth and Baptism of Élisabeth Fortin – 1695

On 05 Apr 1695, Élisabeth Fortin, daughter of Charles Fortin and Marie Sainte Cloutier, was born. She was baptized in St. Ignace du Cap St. Ignace, Cap St. Ignace, Québec, New France on 08 Apr 1695.

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Elisabeth Fortin - 1695

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Élisabeth Fortin – 1695

SOURCE: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montréal, Québec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. Cap St. Ignace, Québec, New France, 1695. Birth and Baptismal Record of Élisabeth Fortin, recto folio 15.

Click on the image above to enlarge it. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record of Élisabeth Fortin – 1695. Translated from the French the record reads:

Bap[tism] of Élizabeth Fortin

In the year one-thousand six-hundred ninety-five on the eighth day of the month of April by me, the undersigned priest providing the functions of the pastor of this parish was baptized Elizabeth, born the fifth of this month, daughter of Charles Fortin and Sainte Cloutier his wife. The Godfather was Pierre Fortin and the Godmother was Elizabeth Bernier wife of Joseph Caron who have declared that they do not know how to write or sign as required by law.  Francheville, Mission Priest

This record can be found as image 16/948 in the Québec Vital Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 on Ancestry.com as part of the records for Cap-St-Ignace 1679-1808. The record appears on recto folio 15 (the front of folio 15).

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2 Responses to The Birth and Baptism of Élisabeth Fortin – 1695

  1. Chris Lather says:

    Steve,

    I was able to find some interesting links in this branch of the family. Élisabeth Fortin and her husband François Guimond, are supposedly ancestors of the singer Celine Dion through their son Claude. While Élisabeth’s brother Louis born in 1690 and his wife Anne Bosse are supposedly ancestors of Madonna Ciccone through their son Claude.

    Although the more recent documents are harder to find, there are a few sites (like this one http://www.ancestry.com.au/drouin) that have helped me link the families together.

    I thought it was interesting. Kind of proving if you go back far enough we all are related someway or another!

  2. Steve says:

    Hi Chris,

    I did a quick check and it appears that you and Madonna are ninth cousins, once removed. Let me know if you score a backstage pass at one of her concerts!

    Steve

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