The Birth and Baptism of Geneviève Gamache – 1705

On 03 Nov 1705, Geneviève Gamache, daughter of Nicolas Gamache and Marie Dion, was born. She was baptized in Notre Dame de Bonsecours de l’Islet, L’Islet sur Mer, Québec, New France on 03 Nov 1705.

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Genevieve Gamache - 1705

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Geneviève Gamache – 1705

SOURCE: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montréal, Québec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. Notre Dame de Bonsecours de l’Islet, L’Islet sur Mer, Québec, New France, 1705. Birth and Baptismal Record of Geneviève Gamache, folio 22 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 Gamache – 1705. Translated from the French the record reads:

Bap[tism of] Geneviève Gamache

On the third of November in the year one-thousand seven-hundred five was baptized by me, the undersigned missionary priest of the seminary of Québec, performing the functions of the pastor of the parish of Notre Dame, Geneviève, born [on this same day?], daughter of Nicolas Gamache and Marie Dion his wife, residing in this parish. The Godfather and Godmother were François Dion, grandfather of the infant, and Marie LeBlanc, who have stated that they do not know how to write or sign as required by law.
     Phil[ippe] Rageot, missionary priest

This entry is badly faded and is barely legible. I was able to transcribe the record with the aid of other records written by the same priest in the same year. One section of the record is still questionable: the day on which Geneviève was born. I have transcribed the day as “d aujour d huy” or “the same day”. I could be wrong about this because the record is so faded at this point.

This record can be found as image 27/312 in the Québec Vital Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 on Ancestry.com as part of the records for L’Islet-sur-mer 1679-1779. The record appears on folio 22 recto (the front of folio 22).

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