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Société généalogique de l’Yonne Membership

The following was received in an email message from Pierre Le Clercq, Chairman of the Société généalogique de l'Yonne on 16 August 2017

I am now the new chairman of the Société généalogique de l’Yonne. My goal as a chairman is to open widely this genealogical society to the new online world. Our huge database containing all the marriage entries in Yonne before 1793, as well as more than a half of the marriage entries after 1792, is now accessible to our members on two websites, namely on our own website where you can click on “Recherche de relevés de mariages”, and on the French Federation’s associate website called Bigenet where you can click on “Genealogies Clericus” and get connected with the SGY database. It is now possible to use an online registration to become a full member of the Société généalogique de l’Yonne. Foreigners like you and other Canadians and Americans can use this easy system to join us, with the cheapest of our eight membership formulas (formula B). This particular formula B has been created for online genealogists who mostly want to access our database and get but digital copies of the four issues a year of our French periodical Généa-89. Thanks to this new system, it is not complicated anymore for a foreigner to join our society.

I am sure that Canadians and Americans would be pleased to join us, in order to access our database. Would you be as kind as to publish in North America this new way to get information on French ancestors in Yonne?

About forty-six French pioneers from Yonne, including Antoine Roy dit Desjardins, settled in North America before 1761, namely:

I. From 1634 to 1662:

- Emigration from France organized by the New France Company.

    1) Louis d’Ailleboust, from Ancy-le-Franc, who settled in Canada in 1643.

    2) His wife Barbe Deboullougne, from Ravières, who settled in Canada in 1643.

    3) His sister-in-law Philippe Deboullougne, from Ravières, who settled in Canada in 1643.

    4) His nephew Charles d’Ailleboust, from Ancy-le-Franc, who settled in Canada in 1648.

    5) Pierre Marcoux, from Cry-sur-Armançon, who settled in Canada in 1652.

    6) Jean Millot, from Vermenton, who settled in Canada before 1654.

    7) Nicolas Huot, from Auxerre, who settled in Canada in 1658.

    8) Germain Lepage, from Ouanne, who settled in Canada in 1661.

    9) His brother Louis Lepage, from Ouanne, who settled in Canada in 1661.

II. From 1663 to 1673:

- Emigration from France organized by King Louis XIV (who sent 770 “filles du roi” to Canada):

    * Male settlers:

      10) Antoine Roy, from Joigny, who settled in Canada in 1665.

      11) Jean Adam, from Brienon-sur-Armançon, who settled in Canada before 1666.

      12) Jean Delafond, from the diocese of Auxerre, who settled in Canada in 1667.

      13) Jacques Maugras, from Ligny-le-Châtel, who settled in Canada before 1668.

      14) Etienne Lepage, from Ouanne, who settled in Canada in 1672.

      15) His grandson René Lepage, from Ouanne, who settled in Canada in 1672.

    * Women sent to Canada as “filles du roi”:

      16) Nicole Souillard, from Grange-le-Bocage, who settled in Canada in 1665.

      17) Catherine Normand, from Sens, who settled in Canada in 1665.

      18) Jeanne Servignien, from Irancy, who settled in Canada in 1665.

      19) Marie Jeanne Gauthier, from Domats, who settled in Canada in 1668.

      20) Anne Colin, from Sens, who settled in Canada in 1669.

      21) Madeleine Normand, from Sens, who settled in Canada in 1669.

      22) Françoise Michaut, from Sennevoy, who settled in Canada in 1670.

      23) Her sister Louise Michaut, from Sennevoy, who settled in Canada in 1670.

      24) Anne Blanvillain, from Maligny, who settled in Canada in 1671.

      25) Françoise Paris, from Sens, who settled in Canada in 1673.

      26) Marie Chancy, from Auxerre, who settled in Canada in 1673.

    * Female relatives of earlier male settlers:

      27) Marie Martin, from Ravières, who settled in Canada in 1671.

      28) Constance Lepage, from Ouanne, who settled in Canada in 1672.

      29) Reine Loury, from Ouanne, who settled in Canada in 1672.

IV. From 1700 to 1730:

    37) François Clairambault, from Nuits-sur-Armançon, who settled in Canada in 1701.

    38) François Janis, from Argenteuil, who settled in Canada before 1704.

    39) Pierre Thuot, from Tonnerre, who settled in Canada before 1710.

    40) Anatole Royet, from Auxerre, who settled in Canada in 1715.

    41) François Colleret, from Auxerre, who settled in Canada before 1718.

    42) Pierre Collan, from Sens, who settled in Canada before 1725.

    43) Antoine de Varambouville, from Auxerre, who settled in Canada before 1729.

    44) Etienne Morisot, from Avallon, who was sent to life exile in Canada in 1729.

V. From 1731 to 1760:

    45) Louis Chardon, from Auxerre, who died as a vicar in Canada in 1759.

    46) Pierre Barbier, from Sens, who settled in Canada before 1749.

The above list from Pierre Le Clercq, Chairman of the Société généalogique de l'Yonne can also be found in French on the society's web site

To determine if your ancestor is in the Société généalogique de l’Yonne (SGY) database, you can do a query on Clericus index by clicking the Advanced Query button and entering the information in the form as follows, for example, for my ancestor, I entered:

    quand (when) nom (last name) est égal à (is equal to) Roy
    quand (when) prénom (first name) est égal à (is equal to) Antoine

You can further limit the returned results by adding a filter

    quand (when) année de naissance (birth year) est égal à (is equal to) 1635
    quand (when) année de marriage (marriage year) est égal à (is equal to)
    quand (when) année de décès (death year) est égal à (is equal to)

and clicking the Launch button. You will only be able to view the detailed results if you are a member of the appropriate society. Entries in the Société généalogique de l’Yonne database will show SGYxxxx. Once a member of SGY you will be able to register on the Bigenet site and will be able to search from both sites since they share the same database.

To become a member of the Société généalogique de l’Yonne use the following URL sgyonne boutigque and select Formula B which was created for online genealogists who mostly want to access our database and to receive digital copies of the four issues a year of our French periodical Généa-89. Thanks to this new system, it is no longer complicated for a foreigner to join our society.

Membership is by calendar year and includes 4 newsletter. So if you join before Sep 30th of the year, you will get the 4 newsletters for that year. If you join after the 1st of October, you will not receive any newsletter for that year but will get those for next year and have access to the database for the remainder of the year as well as next year.

Translation of terms used on the subscription form:

    Ajouter au panier = Add to shopping cart
    Commander = Check out or continue purchase
    Créez votre compte = create your account
    Déja inscrit = already have an account (used when renewing a subscription)
    Adresse e-mail = email address
    Mot de passe = password
    Vos Informations Personnelles = Personal Information
    Prénom = first name
    Nom = last name
    Date de naissance = birth date in genealogical format (day month year)
    S'inscrire à la newsletter = subscribe to the newsletter
    check box for I'm not a robot
    S'inscrire = Subscribe
    Société = Society if subscribing for a society
    Adresse = address
    Ville = City
    État = State
    Pays = Country
    Code postal = zip code
    Téléphone fixe = land line phone
    Téléphone mobile = mobile phone
    Information supplémentaires = supplemental information
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