Take an illustrated tour

Tolland - posted Jun, 21 2013

TOLLAND - An illustrated tour of the parishes of the Isle of Orleans in Canada will be presented by Raymond Cassidy of Kensington at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at the French-Canadian Genealogical Society in the Old County Courthouse, 53 Tolland Green, Tolland. The island, 21 miles long, is located in the middle of the Saint Lawrence River just three miles north of the city of Quebec. It attracted many of the earliest French settlers because of its fertile soil and it continues today to be known as “the Garden of Quebec.” The earliest of its six parishes goes back to 1661. A great majority of French Canadians today can find their ancestors in the registers of those parishes. Space is limited, so it’s best to pre-register by calling 860-623-8721 or emailing semfcgsc@aol.com.

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