French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan
P.O. Box 1900, Royal Oak, 48068-1900
Land Page
 
Sources for the Detroit River Region:
 
Antoine de Lamothe, sieur de Cadillac’s, 1706 – 1710 grants: See Le Détroit du Lac Érié – Volume 1, by Gail Moreau-DesHarnais and Diane Wolford Sheppard, and Volume 2, by Suzanne Boivin Sommerville.  The Land Chapter in Vol. 1, pp. 369-449 provides the reader with a list of the grants, brief biographies of the recipients of the grants, and images and translations of two of the grants.
 
1734 and 1736 concessions in the Detroit River Region:
1734 Concessions can be accessed from Library and Archives Canada:  Type Mikan # 2318948 in the search form and view folio 190-200 http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/lac-bac/search/arch_adv
 
1736 Concessions can be accessed from Library and Archives Canada: Type Concession, 1736, and Détroit (with the accent) in the search form: http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/lac-bac/search/arch_adv
 
The Concessions for 1734 through 1752 can be downloaded from BAnQ’s advanced search page: 
Type concession in the first box and Détroit the second box, then click “rechercher”.  The results will appear in a list.  Click on any item in the list and you will see a summary of the document in French.  Click on “voir les image(s)” and the images of these documents will appear on your computer screen.  Click on the icon showing a document and a computer and the document will be downloaded.  You can then save it to your computer
 
The Edward Cicotte Ledger - 1749-1752, transcribed and annotated by Gail Moreau-DesHarnais for the July 2008 issue of Michigan's Habitant Heritage.
 
Portion of Gaspard Joseph Chaussegros de Léry’s 1749 Map of the Detroit River Region – Available from Library and Archives Canada:
 
Chaussegros de Lery - 1749 Detroit Fort - LAC
Gaspard Joseph Chaussegros de Léry’s 1749 Map of the Fort – Available from Library and Archives Canada:
 
Ribbon Farms with 1796 Map, by Suzanne Boivin Sommerville
 
Patrick McNiff's 1796 Map of the Ribbon-Farms on the Detroit Side of the River: http://seekingmichigan.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p129401coll3/id/668/rec/23
 
 
Sources for the St. Lawrence Settlements:
Seigneuries in New France - A presentation from Library and Archives Canada
Suzanne Boivin Sommerville, Seigeurial System in New France
 
Concessions or land grants in the St. Lawrence Settlements – you can search for concessions made to your ancestors in the St. Lawrence Settlements from BAnQ’s advanced search form: http://pistard.banq.qc.ca/unite_chercheurs/recherche_simple?p_anqsid=&P_rech_type=A :
Type concession in the first box and the name of your ancestor in the second box, then click “rechercher”.  The results will appear in a list.  Click on any item in the list and you will see a summary of the document in French.  Click on “voir les image(s)” and the images of these documents will appear on your computer screen.  Click on the icon showing a document and a computer and the document will be downloaded.  You can then save it to your computer.
 
Historic 1709 Maps Showing Concessions in New France.  These maps are available from BAnQ:  Download the maps to your computer and you can enlarge them to show the names on the map
  1. Québec,Île d’Orléans, north and southshore of the St. Lawrence: http://collections.banq.qc.ca/ark:/52327/2244521
  2. Cap Tourmente to Cap aux Oyes : http://collections.banq.qc.ca/ark:/52327/2244522
  3. Trois-Rivières, Lac St. Pierre to Ste. Anne: http://collections.banq.qc.ca/ark:/52327/2244524
  4. Trois-Rivières, Richelieu Islands to Lac St. Pierre: http://collections.banq.qc.ca/ark:/52327/2244525
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1702 Maps of Montréal Attributed to l’abbé François Vachon de Belmont – these four maps are also available from BAnQ: http://collections.banq.qc.ca/ark:/52327/2244788