INDEX OF JERSEYMEN AND GUERNSEYMEN
The people of Jersey have contributed for a large part in the development of the Gaspé Coast, in Québec (Canada), and left their mark on language, religion, customs and history. Yet, Québec history books are strangely silent on the subject. From now on, this «Index of Jerseymen and Guernseymen on the Gaspé Coast» will make it easier to follow the trace of those settlers, and hopefuly help them find their place in the Québec collective memory. The index is mainly based on two sources of reference: Jèrri Jadis, a book written in Jersey French by George Francis Le Feuvre, of Jersey, and the genealogical research works of Marcel R. Garnier, published in L'Estuaire généalogique and L'Ancêtre. These two sources are complemented with the information contained in the Canadian Census of 1881. The comments and general reflections of George Francis Le Feuvre are a vibrant testimony of the fact that, in the 1960s, Jersey French was still very much alive on the Gaspé coast, spoken by Quebec's own population of Jerseymen, born in Jersey.
Tony Le Sauteur
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