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Marguerite Lamirault, one of the Daughter's of the King (King Louis XIV), she was a fore mother of mine, who married Honore Martell

les filles du roy (king's daughters) – single women paid to migrate to New France in the

Noble Lady. The lady wears a mask to protect her face, later, in the 1660s, those vizors were fashionable to be worn indoors as well, on evening occasions. Callot, ca. 1625. French mask.jpg (314×600)

The lady wears a mask to protect her face, later, in the those vizors were fashionable to be worn indoors as well, on evening occasions.

Modern day drawing of New France fashion. Habitants towards the right, bourgeoisie in the middle, and nobility on the left. #newfrance #historicalfashion

Fashion in New France (1700-1750)

Modern day drawing of New France fashion. Habitants towards the right, bourgeoisie in the middle, and nobility on the left.

Habitants Gathering the Harvest". W.M. Cary - Habitants were French settlers and the inhabitants of French origin who farmed the land along the two shores of the St. Lawrence Gulf and River in what is the present-day Province of Quebec in Canada.  Many of my ancestors were habitants.

Habitants Gathering the Harvest". Cary - Habitants were French settlers and…

Women keeping the community together

Article: ‘Wild-haired and witch-like’: the wisewoman in industrial society. Nell Racker was a community midwife, skilled herbalist, clairvoyant, spell weaver, and spiritual healer.

18th century - 1930 Fashion Timeline - @Jessica Phillips , @Sarah Holman ...and anyone else who wants to write historical fiction. ;)

century - 1930 Fashion Timeline useful for accuracy when writing historic settings

In the early 1670s, about 1000 young women - nicknamed the king's daughters - arrived in New France to help populate the colony. (As portray...

In the early about 1000 young women - nicknamed the king's daughters - arrived in New France to help populate the colony. (As portrayed in Canada: A People's History)

The Acadians are first Canadian settlers originating from France who were deported out of their homes and off their land in Nova Scotia by British Soldiers in 1755. Some families were scattered deeper into Canada but most went south into Florida and Louisiana where the word Acadian was shortened to 'Cajun'. My family stems from one man who evaded capture. He was a frontiersman who built a log home along a river in New Brunswick near the Mi'kmaq people.

The Acadians are first Canadian settlers originating from France who were deported out of their homes and off their land in Nova Scotia by British Soldiers in the word Acadian was shortened to 'Cajun'.

Histoire du français au Québec: colonie du Canada

Okay Probly one? Dying of laughter! The PRDH French-Canadian Geneaology database. This is an AMAZING resource! {must mention this to MIL for her Quebecois family history research}

Les 36 premières Filles du Roy envoyées à Québec en 1663, personnalisées par des femmes du Québec lors des festivités de 2013 célébrant le 350e de leur arrivée.

Les 36 premières Filles du Roy envoyées à Québec en 1663, personnalisées par des femmes du Québec lors des festivités de 2013 célébrant le 350e de leur arrivée.

Officer and soldiers of the régiment de Carignan-Salières, 1665-1668 - "This reconstruction shows an officer and men of the régiment de Carignan-Salières during their service in New France (1665-1668). The common soldiers at left and right carry muskets. Hanging from their shoulder belts are the powder flasks known as 'the Twelve Apostles'. The officer at centre carries a half-pike and wears the white sash of a French officer around his waist. Reconstruction by Francis Back."

Officer and soldiers of the régiment de Carignan-Salières, - "This…