Migration in the Saguenay Region: Evidence from Reconstituted Families

Migration in the Saguenay Region: Evidence from Reconstituted Families

Migration in the Saguenay Region: Evidence from Reconstituted Families

Migration in the Saguenay Region: Evidence from Reconstituted Familiess

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Référence bibliographique [9346]

Gauvreau, Danielle, Jetté, René et Bourque, Mario. 1987. «Migration in the Saguenay Region: Evidence from Reconstituted Families ». Historical Methods, vol. 20, no 4, p. 143-154.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
« This paper attempts to develop a method for measuring migration for a Quebec region using familie reconstituted from parish registers. » (p. 143)

Questions/Hypothèses :
« We believe that a study based on family reconstitution can give insight into this question and others more generally related to migration. » (p. 144)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
« [...] 20,106 families living between 1842 and 1911 have been reconstituted using information from over 120 000 baptisms, marriages, and burials registered in Saguenay during this period. » (p. 146) (Recensements canadiens pour la région du Saguenay)

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


« This paper is methodological -its primary purpose is to present the method by which reconstituted families can be used to measure migration. Its second purpose is historical and demographic, characterizing the settlement of the Saguenay region from its beginning in 1838 until 1911. Finally, this research is indirectly related to genetics and will provide us with helpful data in the search for the origins of specific hereditary diseases present in the Saguenay region. » (p. 143) En conclusion retenons que : « The Saguenay region was settled in the middle of the nineteenth century and experienced heavy turnover of its population before 1911. In this sense, it does not differ greatly from other frontier or urban areas at that time. The Saguenay results therefore add to the evidence of the importance of migration in the demographic regime of past societies, although the reasons for this migration probably differed from one context to another and for people with various socioeconomic backgrounds. » (p. 152) « Further research is needed on these moves and on the migrants themselves. The existence of a familial pattern of migration must be confirmed and thoroughly examined. This must be done from a historical perspective for both immigration and emigration, since it becomes increasingly evident that this pattern is a central aspect of the nature of migration. » (p. 152)