The Odyssey of Our Ancestors
Immigrants to New France (1670)
You disembark at Port Royal after a dangerous trip. You follow the owner who recruited you to his seigneurie. You settle near Grand Pré, on your seigneur's property. The seigneur grants you land and you begin to farm. Continue
You disembark at Port Royal and decide to break your contract. You get involved in the fishery business instead. You have been hired to work on a boat and you begin to earn some money in the fishery business. Continue
The colonial war (1689-1697) creates instability in Acadia; you choose to leave your farm. You leave Acadia and go to Canada where you settle in the seigneury of St. Denis on the south shore of the St.Lawrence River.
The colonial war (1689-1697) creates instability in Acadia; however, you are well settled and decide to stay on your land. You marry the daughter of your neighbour; together you have three boys and four girls, who settle in the same neighbourhood.
You work in the fishery provides you with enough money to settle in better circumstances than when you arrived 15 years ago. You buy land at Beaubassin in Acadia and marry the daughter of one of your friends from the fishing business. You have a family of three girls and one boy. You pay your yearly "redevance" to your seigneur.
You decide to reduce your involvement in the fishery business to settle in the St. Lawrence valley. You farm the land on the Rivière-Ouelle seigneury. You continue to work in the fishery business but on a seasonal basis. You marry and have 10 children who settle near you.