The Morin Trek

Travelling back in time 348 years, from 2010 to 1661 with Morin descendants.

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Dear Gerry,

It would be great to show registration numbers on the site somehow. Also, the tag line at the top of the home page should be changed to read 2010 instead of 2009.



Added by Anne Marie Boyer on April 2, 2010 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Philippe & Sarah Morin homestead

I finally was lucky enough to visit the Philippe Morin and Sarah Summers homestead, which was owned by the Winters family when I was growing up in Cumberland. Phil McNeely, Tom McNeely and Maureen Morin all have memories of this place. Maureen was born there, Phil and Tom remember attending picnics there. It's set on the highest point of land in that area with a beautivul view of the Ottawa River and Laurentian Mountains. The house is now owned by the Ottawa Public School Board, McSkimming… Continue

Added by Gerard Boyer on March 23, 2010 at 7:28am — No Comments

Philippe Morin Will (registered Apr 26, 1948)

Philippe Morin was the son of Antoine Morin. He married Sara Summers and was the father of , among others, Uncle Treffle, George Morin (my great grandfather), Uncle Jim Morin who ran the little snack bar in Cumberland, Uncle Richard who married Mae McNeely, . I uncovered his will today at the Land Registry Office in Ottawa.

"This is the last will and testament of Philippe Morin of the Township of Cumberland in the County of Russell, farmer, made this 29th day of June, 1931. I appoint my… Continue

Added by Gerard Boyer on November 23, 2009 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

2010, Annapolis Royal's name-day 300th celebration

Check out special happenings in Annapolis Royal over the whole year 2010 including the Morins at the following site:

Added by Claire MacDonald on November 20, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments


I love the pictures that Claire and Gerry have put up and hope others will send more in! Where are all the Morins out there? I know you have pictures! Love from Annapolis Royal

Added by Anne Marie Boyer on November 19, 2009 at 6:19pm — No Comments


One of the most amazing connections with regards to our Acadian roots is that both my sister, Anne-Marie Boyer and my mother, Therese McNeely, now live where our first Morin ancestor to Canada, Pierre Morin dit Boucher, was married. Anne-Marie established herself there without knowing about our Acadian origins!

Secondly, my daughter Liane Boyer's fiancee, Cameron McLean, has traced his ancestor to Jacques Bourgeois, the ship's surgeon and successful farmer from Port Royal who established a… Continue

Added by Gerard Boyer on October 30, 2009 at 11:04am — 1 Comment

1853 Antoine Morin buys land with oats and hay


As I continue to uncover material dealing with my Morin ancestors, I couldn’t help but copy the following deed of land from Betsy Powell to Antoine Morin in 1854. The document is full of legal land language but this land deal is an interesting one. I found a mint of useful information at the Land Registry Office at the Provincial Court House on Elgin St. in downtown… Continue

Added by Gerard Boyer on September 28, 2009 at 11:03am — No Comments


Claire and I spent some time with a friend of mine called Pat Babin. I met him here in Kemptville and we have been friends for the past 14 years I think. Claire did some digging and his name turns out on the same plaque has our acadian ancestors. Same area. Such a small world.

Added by marguerite boyer on September 15, 2009 at 10:36pm — No Comments


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