Today Québec city is 400 years old.

395 years ago, the first of my Canadian ancestors began a new life in this new world.

I have been researching my genealogy and the histories of these mysterious long-dead relatives for some time now. This anniversary seemed the perfect opportunity to begin to share what I have found. While general history will most certainly intrude, this blog is not a history of Québec but rather of people who lived in it in the far are more recent past. This is an attempt to make history more personal and show how we are tied to it. Perhaps, then, it will only be of interest to me but I do hope that others find value in it.

My first post shall be about Louis Hébert, famous for being the first habitant.