My name is Ranald Blanchard, known as Rannie, and my interests
include genealogy. I am researching the descendents, both male
and female, of Col.JOTHAM and ELIZABETH (TREADWELL) BLANCHARD, who came to Truro, NS
after the War of Independence from the present day New Hampshire/Mass.
border area, their children and families noted in Chapter 37 of Miller's
1873 book 'Historical and Genealogical Record of Colchester County'. Here
is a site with the surname index
of Miller's book.
- Rannie Blanchard
The ancestry of Jotham is outlined as "Joseph Blanchard and His
Descendants" by J. Crawford Hartman, in The New England Historical &
Genealogial Register, Volume 93, April 1939 (Part I) pgs 162-170 and July
1939, (Part II) pgs.229-237.
My great grandfather, H.Percy Blanchard, had gathered text on Col.
Jotham's ancestors back to the arrival of Joseph in Boston in 1637, and
his supposed brother, Thomas, in 1639 (DNA testing has shown they were
not brothers). Descendents of Col. Jotham, may also be
found in the McCurdy book which H. Percy edited; and in the book 'The
History of The Town of Antigonish' by D.G.Whidden, himself a descendent,
down thru Col. Jotham's daughter, Elizabeth.
Much of this work can be seen in the Blanchard files of Dick
Cannings in Naramata, BC. One part of the Blanchard lineage is that
of the wife of another researcher, Albert Belanger, shown on Albert Belanger's homepage
Archie Campbell of Manitoba has a page dedicated for McCurdy
Many family trees do not follow the female members after they
marry and only appear male dominant. My research has these female members
included and along with the Blanchard name, I am collecting material as
to descendents of their spouses.
Other surname lineage material regarding Miller's book can be found on the
Nova Scotia Genealogy
Network Association page.
Since June 1996, I have been in contact with over 50 other persons
searching the Blanchard ancestry in the U.S. and trying to solve the
puzzle of prior their coming to the States. The group has formed a
with Fletcher Blanchard of Northville, NY as 'mentor' and who I met on his
short visit to Nova Scotia in Sept/96.
Other members are researching the lineage of Thomas Blanchard who came
to America in 1639, such as in this file The HUNT Phamplet.
The Blanchard List
Database Page has collections of researchers, but as any resource you
find, it is always good to note the material and check it out yourself.
The Blanchard DNA
Project is looking for people of various Blanchard lineages. John
Chandler (who visited briefly) is looking after it. I have submitted to it
and hope others will, to try and find out just how close the Acadian
lineage is to the others, American, English, and French.
Sometimes everyone comes up blank so I have a page for some ongoing queries.
Also there is that question of Which Genealogy
Program is better for you?
with Genealogical Material
Search OurRoots which has
many scanned books, such as the histories of the counties of:
1910 edition of Eaton's
History of Kings County
George Brown OR by
John Roy Campbell
Department of Veterans' Affairs
- This is the place to start if you are looking for war records.
Dictionary of Canadian
Historical USGS Maps of
England and New York You need a viewer for this site which has a 1956
series map which show cemeteries and hopes to be able to allow certain
area downloads rather than the whole map.
Other pages of people researching the Blanchard
lineage of Ronald J. Blanchard of Marrero, Louisiana
- Steve Fleming's ancestry
has a compilation regarding Acadian Blanchard research: Jean Blanchard was
born 1611 in Martaize, Vienne, France, and died Aft 1686 in Acadia. He
married Radegonde Joy Lambert Abt 1642 in Port Royal, Acadia.
- BLANCHARD AND
BLANSHARD FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY The Blanc/shard Family History
Society (a non-profit making society) was founded in April 1996 and exists
to gather and promote the sharing of information regarding the Blanchard
and Blanshard families.
- Blanchard (GenForum)
- Homepage of Fletcher
Blanchard of Northville, NY (USA)
- Homepage of Norman Vance of
Olivet, MI (USA)
Dyer of, Enfield, Ct., who has indexed and transcribed "THE
GENEALOGIES OF THE FAMILIES OF BRAINTREE, MASS." (to WORD PERFECT 5.1
format) which was compiled by Waldo C. Sprague of Wollaston, Mass. and
includes families from 1640-1850 from "old" BRAINTREE and the modern towns
of RANDOLPH, HOLBROOK and QUINCY after the separation from Braintree in
Family Histories [52 screens] Prepared by Howard Poole, Dowagiac, MI
- Records and
Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County
Some links (to be added to and re-arranged later)
NOVA SCOTIA Genealogy Web Sites
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND Genealogy Web Sites
NEWFOUNDLAND Individual Genealogy Web
NEW BRUNSWICK Web Sites
BRITISH COLUMBIA Web Sites
The STATE of MAINE, U.S.A.
Doug Rogers' MaineRoots website
Corner Early Penobscot County, Maine - Births, Marriages, Deaths - go
in her "door" to links and they are listed with many other helpful sites.
WEB SITES in ENGLAND
- streetmap.co.uk - You can search on several functions including place name. It will even
turn up farms for you, provided they still have a separate existence and
haven't been gobbled by the nearest town. And having found your place, if
you click on smaller and smaller scales, you can 'zoom out' and see where
it lies in relation to places you have heard of and the country as a
- Homepage of Marilyn
and Tom Courtney Their site links to sets of the English county maps
by Samuel Lewis, published in 1831. Please allow a little time to download
these. Click on any county to see.
- WIRKSWORTH Parish Records
1600-1900 is the results of five years hard work by John PALMER, of
Dorset, on the sunny South Coast of England.
SITES Genealogical data for parishes within Derbyshire, England. This
page is best viewed with a frames enabled browser.
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