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About Our Gaspé Roots
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**Aldo Brochet is co-administrator of this site.** Please email by clicking on ‘click here’ above for passcode to access all information. 

*****Please go to individual named Priscilla Marcelline Place to view article on Black families settling in the Gaspé.

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.'

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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. 

 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. 


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
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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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