Rawdon : 175 ans d’histoire, by Marcel Fournier, 1974

On June 21, 2023, the Société d’histoire de Rawdon obtained authorization from Mr. Marcel Fournier to digitize his book on the history of Rawdon entitled Rawdon: 175 ans d’histoire published in 1974, and post it on the Société’s website. The Société also received permission to update the information contained in the book.

The Société d'histoire de Rawdon has digitized this book. It comprises 316 pages, including a 70-page summary in English. Downloading the digitized version in PDF format requires the transfer of 7.1 megabytes (MB).

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Un index analytique et une table des matières sont disponibles à la fin du livre. A noter qu’il est possible de trouver rapidement une information dans le livre téléchargé en utilisant un téléphone portable, une tablette ou un ordinateur.  A titre d’exemple,  si on utilise un ordinateur,  cliquer sur le bouton « Télécharger le livre » ensuite, avec le clavier de l’ordinateur, enfoncer les touches CRTL F ; un champ de recherche apparait en haut à droite de l’écran de l’ordinateur; y taper le mot-clé désiré.   Cliquer sur la flèche qui pointe vers le bas pour repérer le mot-clé qui sera surligné en couleur dans le texte.  Par exemple,  le mot-clé « Dugas » est disponible à 27 endroits. 

Born in Sherbrooke in 1946, Marcel Fournier has lived in Longueuil, in the Montérégie region, since 1974. A historian, author, speaker and genealogist emeritus, he has had an interest in history since 1970, particularly in the origins of our ancestors. He has authored 45 publications and 160 articles in the areas of history and genealogy published in different journals in Quebec and France. Marcel Fournier was president of the Société généalogique canadienne-française (French-Canadian genealogy society) from 1999 to 2006. From 2006 to 2009, he led the Projet Montcalm sur les soldats de la guerre de Sept Ans en Nouvelle-France (Montcalm project on the soldiers of the Seven Years’ War in New France), a publication honoured with the Robert-Prévost award in 2011. From 1998 to 2016, he was the coordinator of the Fichier Origine (origin file). Between 2011 and 2014, he collaborated on two genealogy television series: Le Québec une histoire de famille and to Qui êtes-vous? Recipient of several awards and distinctions, including the Archange-Godbout award, he was elected a full member of the International Academy of Genealogy in San Marino, in June 2001. From 2005 to 2019, he chaired the commemoration committee of the Commission franco-québécoise sur les lieux de mémoire communs (France-Quebec commission on shared heritage sites). Marcel Fournier received the insignia of Officer of France’s Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (order of arts and letters), on June 10, 2010. On February 17, 2012, he received the Prix des Dix award. In 2023, he received the Quebec Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for his total body of work.

Source: https://www.marcel-fournier.com/ - Translation by La Société d'histoire de Rawdon