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Researching the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada
  Recherche sur la Forteresse-de-Louisbourg Lieu historique national du Canada

Non-Descriptive Louisbourg-Related Sources Encountered
During Krause House Research Activities,

By Eric Krause
(Krause House Info-Research Solutions),

2004 to Present



(A) The research material in question are the 18th-century "Records of the Superior Council of Louisiana" and the "Spanish Judicial Records of Louisiana" which exist in French and Spanish and include house/land sales, inventories, wills, marriage contracts, etc. which are evocative of the same descriptive records found in the Louisbourg G2 and G3 series which Louisbourg’s historians have used extensively as research fodder for reconstructing the domestic buildings of the town.

Fortunately, the Mormon Church (Utah) has microfilmed this series and it is available for sale. The procedure is as follows: Write the Mormons to obtain the form for purchasing this series; Send the form to the Old US Mint for authorization which will then mail the forms back to the Fortress; Re-send the forms to the Mormon Church.

To show the importance of this series, the contractor has reproduced some examples of the English transcriptions/translations of these records which the Louisiana Historical Quarterly has produced over the years [See "Williams Research Center" in this section "Institutions at other Locations."] However, it must be pointed out that these transcriptions/translations are neither complete, nor entirely accurate, thus underlining the importance of obtaining the originals on microfilm.