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Tuesday, October 10, 2006


All the basic and relatively recent family information is directly from close relatives:  primarily my grandmother, Mildred Bombard McKnight; my mother, Mary McKnight Calhoun; my aunt, Josephine Calhoun Perry; and my cousins, Alison Pike and Jennifer Hogan McBride.  Some of Alison's information is from Mary Laramie's family Bible.  Some important information is from a second cousin, Ella Calhoun Black, and information about the McGraw branch is from a genealogy provided by another second cousin, Susan Olney Mikula in Ithaca NY.

All of the Clinton County NY information and much of the 19th century Quebec information is based on my research of repertoires and microfilms at the American French Genealogical Society in Woonsocket RI.

Joan Mustard of South Carolina and Mike Harvey of Montreal provided much information on the Bombard family.  Brian Laramie of Missouri provided much of the information on the Aupry Laramees.

All of the Quebec information from before 1800 is from the PRDH database at the University of Montreal.  I have used their conventions for the spellings and arrangements of French-Canadian names.

The Acadian information is mostly from The Great Settlement of Acadians in Quebec, by Adrien Bergeron, with updated corrections here and there.

Some of the Scottish information is from a chart assembled by a researcher who sent it to us after having tramped about in various Scottish cemeteries.  Other sources for Scottish information:  Scotland's People, the official online repository of Scottish vital records; and the 1851 census index from the Dumfries and Galloway Council website.

Other sources for early information:  the Massachusetts State Archives; the online records of the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick; and the Dorset (England) Online Parish Clerk Project and its Bridport coordinator, Rachel, who was kind enough to answer my queries.

All sorts of bits and pieces were gleaned from various family trees, message boards, census and vital records, and LDS records available on the Internet.

Bill Calhoun

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