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From: "Olive Tree Genealogy" <>
Subject: RE: [CanShipsPre1865] France to Quebec Passenger List
Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2005 17:08:06 -0500
On 14 Oct 2005 at 21:45, Rhonda Houston wrote:
> Gee Lorine,
> The original New France (1600, prior to 1700) was strickly
> the area of Quebec, with no other territory extended
> outward. It wasn't until the British finally won/conquering
> that area the French considered their orginal area, so "New
> France" wasn't any other area, but Quebec. You stand
> corrected, Lorine.
I agree it's a bit confusing -- but New France did indeed
encompass much more than what is now Quebec as early as
You can Google for info on New France or view many maps.
Here is one showing New France boundaries 1610-1791
I think this map comes from the Jesuit Relations, which
were first hand contemporary accounts (and maps) done while
the Jesuits were in New France.
New France included (as mentioned in my previous email) a
very large section of Northeastern Canada *and* the United
States. This included what is now Louisiana.
If you still don't believe me, please refer to accredited
websites such as Wikepedia or Answers.com
"New France: The possessions of France in North America
from the 16th century until the Treaty of Paris (1763),
which awarded French holdings to Great Britain and Spain.
At its greatest extent it included much of southeast
Canada, the Great Lakes region, and the Mississippi
Wikepedia tells us "New France (French: la Nouvelle-France)
describes the area colonized by France in North America
during a period extending from the exploration of the Saint
Lawrence River by Jacques Cartier in 1534 to the cession of
New France to the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1763. At its
peak in 1712 (before the Treaty of Utrecht), the territory
of New France extended from Newfoundland to Lake Superior
and from the Hudson Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. The
territory was then divided in five colonies, each with its
own administration: Canada, Acadia, Hudson Bay,
Newfoundland and Louisiana."
In any case, the important point is that passenger lists
can be found for the early 1600s :-)
-- Lorine McGinnis Schulze
* Olive Tree Genealogy (Ships Passenger Lists)
* Naturalization Records
* Images of Ships Lists
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