Note: There are no books for sale here.
My name is Marise Dubé. I was born in the village of St-André, in the county of Madawaska, which is in the north-west corner of the province of New Brunswick, Canada. I now live in Ottawa, Ontario.
I have some interest in genealogy and the history of the places where I have been and places I am visiting. I don’t retain all the minute details of years and styles and wars don’t particularly interest me, but old buildings and stories really capture my interest.
I decided to set up this website when a few people asked if the souvenir book that was published for St-André’s 75th anniversary in 1979 was still available. This came up when I posted a story from the book on the Grand Falls N.B. Historical Society-La Société Historique Grand-Sault N.-B. Facebook page. It was only printed for that year’s festivities, over 30 years ago, so it is pretty rare to find one for sale.
I am making my copy of St-André’s 75th Anniversary souvenir book available to everyone by publishing it digitally here, complete with some of my personal handwritten notes, if you don’t mind. After all, this history belongs and is of interest to everyone who is connected to the village. The only exception may be the pages that are specific to families that are still living. I don’t know how many people want their dates of birth published on the net, if you know what I mean! What I will do is this, blank out all dates of birth that are within 100 years, wedding and dates of death that are within 50 years. This is the policy that the Grand Falls Genealogy Club abides by and I like it.
The book was published in french. Once I have the whole thing on here, I may consider translating some of the stories for the benefit of the descendants and relations that are scattered far away and may no longer be fluent. If anyone would like to contribute to doing some of the translation, you’re welcome to it and submit it here as well! Let me know if you are going to start translating an article so that there is no duplicate effort.
It will take some time to post all the pages, so please be patient. I will try to have placeholders for all the pages. If you are a member of one of the families where the page is empty and you would like your page to be posted, please contact me using the Contact page and request the page to be uploaded. I will be more than happy to do it.
Some of the stories may have gaps. If you have information to fill those gaps, feel free to submit it.