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Welcome! This website was created on 04 Apr 2007 and last updated on 19 Dec 2014.

There are 29732 names in this family tree.The webmaster of this site is Lani Baker Mitchell. Please click here if you have any comments or feedback.

About Our Gaspé Roots
**Aldo Brochet is co-administrator of this site.**

This site contains genealogy, history, stories and photographs of the early 
settlers who arrived, as they would live, by the sea, to begin life in the 
birthplace of Canada, the Gaspésie in the province of Quebec. Included are the 
histories of the Baker's Hotel family,as well as the settlers of Percé , 
Bonaventure Island, Cape Cove, Newport, the Gaspé Basin and several surrounding 
communities. Micmac, French, English, Irish, Scots, Channel Islanders, 
American Loyalists, and settlers from many other countries married, creating a 
blended mosaic of families, uniquely and richly Gaspésian. 
 
Our family histories are supported by citations from primary sources, family 
and tombstone photographs and old letters and documents, many generously 
donated by descendants of those who gave us 'Our Gaspé Roots.'

Living person details not shown for privacy reasons
PLEASE REMEMBER TO SIGN THE GUEST BOOK! NEW DATA, MEMORIES, STORIES & PHOTOS ARE ALWAYS
GRATEFULLY RECEIVED!


Baker's Hotel history began in the 1800s, with thousands of folk world 
wide either enjoying their stay as tourists or working for the best known of 
the Baker family proprietors, my great uncle John Baker. Uncle John owned 
Baker's Hotel, Baker's Lodge and the One Ash Inn which my father and his 
siblings inherited when Uncle John died in 1930. It is said that one needn't 
put the full address for Baker's Hotel when sending an inquiry. It was so well 
known that simply addressing your letter to Baker's Hotel in the province of 
Québec would be enough for that letter to find its way to the front desk of 
the hotel. 

The earliest mention of a member of the Baker's Hotel family in Quebec records 
is William Baker, born about 1795, who married Susan Baudin, a member of one 
of the founding families of the Gaspésie.It was through John Baker, William's 
son, and John's wife, Marie Catherine Smith, that the family's history in the 
hotel industry began, setting the course for generations of hotel keepers 
amongst the Baker family of Gaspé. Our Jessop ancestors also were hoteliers of 
note in the region, with Jessop's Hotel at Newport on the Gaspé coast and 
George Jessop acting as general manager of the Chateau Frontenac in Québec 
city for many years. 

Marie Catherine Smith's family traces back through the Maloneys, the Becker 
dit Blondins and the Davids, a founding family of Quebec.There has always been 
name confusion with Johann Becker (dit Blondin)'s descendants who are named as 
Becker, Blondin or Baker in various reports. The naming of ' dit Blondin' as 
was used for the early Becker settlers of Percé/Bonaventure Island will serve 
as a distinguisher of that family line. 
The last name use of all male line descendants of Becker dit Blondin is now 
BLONDIN.

There is data as well on several United Empire loyalist families who settled 
in Gaspé in the 1700s, including Joseph Tripp, a well known Gaspé Whaling 
Captain who descended from Robert Tripp, a Loyalist of Rhode Island. 
 
Additional data has been provided by Aldo Brochet whose studies focus on 
documented history of the early settlers of the areas surrounding Percé, 
including Bonaventure Island, home of Aldo's ancestors.

To view the Attestation papers (Enrollment Records) of men & women from across Canada
and the US who were born in the Gaspésie and who signed up for WW1, click on each photo
Gaspésians in WW1 (A-E)
Gaspésians in WW1 (F-O)
Gaspésians in WW1 (P-Z)
Although several photographs loaned by fellow Gaspesians are linked with data on the site, there are more to enjoy. Here is the growing collection of shared ancestral photographs from Gaspé family members.
Ancestral photos from families on this site, shared by email/snail mail.
Baker's Hotel Burns to Ground: http://www.myfamily.com/shares?aid=6xA2qNTWafpR8Lnwuift9A Many of the photographs and documents shown on this site come from the Baker family collection, which have been donated to the Gaspé Museum to be part of the 'Baker Family Fond'. 'This is a ' work in progress ' with additions made as new discoveries are uncovered.You are cautioned that Census Information is often faulty due to language difficulties, poor memories at time of census, etc. so census data should be viewed simply as a means of placing that person in a time frame and area, and shouldn't necessarily be accepted as complete information. Data errors may occur, although every effort is made to document and correct those pointed out to me. Any sharing of new information is appreciated. Comments, suggestions,and corrections are most welcome. Please sign the guest book! **** Thank you, Jim Vibert for sharing your wonderful collection of Tripp family letters & documents. **** Thank you, Mario Mimeault, Andy Patterson, Curt Patterson, Martha (Patterson) Costello, Norma (Morris) Flemming, Fabien Sinnett, Debbie Dee, John LeGarignon and so many others for sharing your wealth of information on Gaspésians. ****Also a grateful thank you to Jean Pierre Joncas for sharing his knowledge of our Gaspé family histories. **** Thank you to Jessop family members, especially Bill Jessop & Frank Vautier, for sharing photographs, documents and memories, and most importantly, to Rita Jessop for her warm welcome to the Jessop homestead, great talks and memories she so willingly shared! **** A special thank you to Aldo Brochet, who shares my Percé-Île Bonaventure ancestry, for his wealth of knowledge, flawless data & endless patience! ****A special thank you to Morris Patterson for allowing me to use photographs of headstones from his CD " Cemeteries of the Gaspé Area." Several Gaspésians have donated their wonderful photographs for Morris' DVDs. If you want more information about Morris' DVDs, or if you would like to place an order Contact Morris

Getting Around
There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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