The Birth and Baptism of Geneviève Fortin – 1704

On 16 May 1704, Geneviève Fortin, daughter of Eustache Fortin and Louise Cloutier, was born. She was baptized in St. Ignace du Cap St. Ignace, Cap St. Ignace, Québec, New France on the same day.

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Genevieve Fortin - 1704

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Geneviève Fortin – 1704

SOURCE: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montréal, Québec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. St. Ignace du Cap St. Ignace, Cap St. Ignace, Québec, New France, 1704. Birth and Baptismal Record of Geneviève Fortin, folio 27 recto.

Click on the image above to enlarge it. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record of Geneviève Fortin – 1704. Translated from the French the record reads:

Bap[tism] of Geneviève Fortin

In the year one-thousand four, on the sixteenth day of the month of May, was born a daughter to the marriage of Eustache Fortin and Louise cloutier his wife of this parish, and [born] on the same day and year was baptized by me, the Recollect missionary priest of Cap St. Ignace who gave her the name Geneviève. The Godfather was Louis Gamache, and the Godmother was Elisabeth Gamache, brother and sister, both of this parish. The Godfather and Godmother have declared that they do not know how to sign, the father has signed as required by law. [signed] Brother Pierre Lepo[ivre]
[signed] Eustache Fortin

Notice that the Godparents are described as brother and sister. The PRDH states that, based on this information, Louis and Elisabeth Gamache were brother and sister of the infant being baptized. In fact, Louis and Elisabeth Gamache were the brother and sister of each other and first cousins once removed of the infant.

This record can be found as image 28/948 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 folio 27 recto (the obverse of folio 27).

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