I enjoy reading family histories. They give me ideas for writing my own family history and I learn more about people who may have had similar experiences to my ancestors. I also love to see how authors distill the plethora of information into a readable and useful book. I’d like to share one such book with you.
If your last name or an ancestor in North America has the name of Gaboury, you will want to purchase this book: The Gaboury Story: An Adventure Across North America by David Gaboury. David has undertaken the monumental task of determining that all Gaboury people in Canada and the United States are descended from this one gentleman, Antoine Gaboury. Antoine came from France to New France (Quebec) in the 1600s.
If you’re thinking…oh that’s not how we spell our name, David has researched all the name variations and proven that these are all descended from the original man, the surname changed when they moved to English speaking areas prior to 1850. Here are the main variations: Gibree, Gabourie, Gabaree, Gabree and Gaboury. If you are from one of these branches, you will be able to understand how you are related to Antoine Gaboury as well as your ties to the other families in this book.
The research is detailed with illustrations, photographs, and endnotes to help guide you through this 424-page hardcover book. If you are interested in purchasing this terrific book, contact David Gaboury at firstname.lastname@example.org. My only regret is that I don’t have any Gaboury relatives! Enjoy!
With a lifelong passion for genealogy and history, the author enjoys the opportunity to share genealogy tidbits, inspiring others to research and write their family story.