Category Archives: North America

French-American writer

French-American writer He was a naturalized in New York as John Hector St. John, was a French-American writer. He was born in Caen, Normandy, France, to the Comte and Comtesse de Crèvecœur. He was born, to a family of minor … Continue reading

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Tobacco (part 2)

Tobacco (part 2) It is believed that Tobacco began growing in the Americas about 6,000 B.C.E.! As early as 1 B.C.E., The indigenous people or as Columbus called them American Indians began using tobacco in many different ways, such as … Continue reading

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Louis Joliet

Louis Joliet 1645 Beaupré, a French settlement near Quebec City. When he was seven years old, his father died; his mother then married a successful merchant. Jolliet’s stepfather owned land on the Ile d’Orleans, an island in the Saint Lawrence … Continue reading

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PART (1) THE LONG JOURNEY As a Beaugrand with 4,800 years of male U152 (Y) DNA for the Beaugrand lineage my story begins: I would like to dedicate my attempted recall, extraction, and excerpts from my vast library of French history, the … Continue reading

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Part (1) of the Beaugrand History

Part (1) of the Beaugrand History BEAUGRAND dit CHAMPAGNE Jean 1641-1699 m: SAMSON Margariite 1649-1721, married 1670 age 21 and Jean 29 at Sorel QC My great-great-grandfather Jean Beaugrand came to New France in 1665. He accepts the offer of … Continue reading

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The summation and a brief history of New France

The summation and a brief history of New France as a backdrop to my lineage of the Beaugrands Nouvelle-France was the area colonized by France with the exploration by Jacques Cartier in 1534 and ending with the cession of New … Continue reading

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The French Migration to New France (Canada) and to the United States

The French Migration to New France (Canada) and to the United States. Cartier was looking for a Northwest Passage through North America to Asia. He thought the St. Lawrence River might be the route. The French and Indian fur trade … Continue reading

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The First Americans

The First Americans Columbus’ “discovery” of America is a contested idea because the Americas were already heavily populated by the indigenous Native American peoples, who had developed distinctive civilizations in their own right. After Columbus, influxes of Europeans soon followed … Continue reading

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Global Terrorism Index 2018

Global Terrorism Index 2018 Deaths from terrorism fell for the third consecutive year, after peaking in 2014. The Global Terrorism Index 2018 shows the total number of deaths decreased by 27 percent in 2017, with the largest falls occurring in … Continue reading

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A brief synopsis of the exporters of North America

A brief synopsis of the exporters of North America The French first came to the New World as explorers, seeking a route to the Ocean and wealth. Major French exploration of North America began under the rule of Francis I, … Continue reading

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