Rebecca Cardinal, from Glencoe, Ontario had one name and the knowledge that her ancestors were French–Canadian, but she didn’t know much more than that. Using the Drouin Collection, she found that name and discovered that one of her ancestors was a French Cardinal who first immigrated to New France in 1655. Armed with this information, Rebecca presented each of her relatives with a very special Christmas gift: a 350 year history of the family, tracing back the surnames of 16 great–great–grandparents. As she says, there wasn’t a dry eye in the room.
Francois’Leróux Ait Cardinal's 1803 Birth Record
Francois is Rebecca's great-great-grandfather