The Association is for you if:
You are a Morin, Chênevert, Valcourt or your mother is a descendant of one of these families!
You want to know everything about your origins and your ancestors!
You want to know other members of your lineage!
The Association is:
A non-profit organization incorporated since July 18, 1989.
Member of the fédération des familles souches du québec.
An organization that brings together all those bearing the surnames Morin, Chênevert and Valcourt, or who are allied by their ancestry. An association with more than 350 active members from all over America. 94 of them are life members.
The achievements of the Association:
Non-profit Association Charter obtained July 18, 1989.
Founding General Meeting of AMA on October 13, 1990, at the National Archives of Quebec, Quebec City.
First reunion at St-François de Montmagny on June 29 and 30, 1991 (300 participants).
Les Morin d’Amérique: quatre siècles d’histoire. May 28, 1994, launch of the book of Claude Morin, our first genealogist.
First Great Gathering of AMA August 12, 13 and 14, 1994, at Laval University, under the presidency of Mr. Benoît Morin, then Secretary General of the Executive Council. It is on this occasion that our coat of arms is officially conceded to us by the Saint-Laurent Herald, guard of the Canadian Armorial. Presence of 594 people.
Trip to the Ancestors’ country, in the north-west of France, from August 5 to 20, 1995, with Huguette Morin as Chef de Mission, for 92 participants.
Augustin-Norbert Morin’s House in Piedmont, Laurentides, is the scene of a meeting of AMA’s Board of Directors on October 2, 1999.
Unveiling of a commemorative plaque in honor of Augustin-Norbert Morin, St-Michel de Bellechasse, September 10, 2000. Project piloted and directed by François Morin.
General Assembly at the CEGEP of St-Hyacinthe, October 11, 2003, where we celebrate Augustin-Norbert Morin’s 200th birthday by a lecture by Mr. Jean-Marc Paradis, professor of history at UQTR, and exhibition of original documents concerning Augustin-Norbert. Paradis had done his Ph.D. in History on the character of Augustin-Norbert Morin.
Augustin-Norbert Morin, booklet by Jean-Marc Paradis, Françoise Morin and Jean-Louis Morin. Presents the conference of Mr. Paradis of October 11, 2003, illustrated with 23 original documents, most of them written by the hand of Augustin-Norbert himself
Augustin-Norbert Morin – 1803-1865. Edition, at Septentrion, of the doctoral thesis of Jean-Marc Paradis, prepared by Jean-Louis Morin and Gaston Deschênes. (Mr. Paradis, who died on February 1, 2004, could not proceed himself). Launch of the work on May 23, 2005, at the Augustin-Norbert Morin School of Ste-Adèle, in the presence of Mr. Jacques-Yvan Morin, who signed the preface; Ms. Huguette Morin-Dumais, then President of AMA; from M. Charles-D. Gonthier, retired judge of the Supreme Court of Canada; M. Gaston Deschênes, from the Éditions du Septentrion; and 55 other participants.
In 2006, arrival of Jean-Pierre Morin, programmer-analyst, which will allow us to computerize our database and to progress much more quickly in the establishment of the most complete repertoire possible of Morin weddings in America. There is a lot of upward genealogy software, but none allowed us to build a descendant genealogy from many different Ancestors.
Unveiling of a commemorative plaque, in 2010, in memory of Morin, Valcourt and Chênevert at the Cradle of Kamouraska. Initiated and directed by Victor Morin.
Chronicles of Morinie. Des Morins d’hier aux Morin d’aujourd’hui. Edition, in 2014, at the author’s expense, of a 143-page brochure, illustrated with numerous documents, by Jean-Louis Morin. This booklet tells the story of the surname Morin, from the 6th century BC to the 17th century, and makes the link between the Morin of Europe and those of the New World.
Genealogical and Genealogical Directory of Marriages of the Families Morin, Valcourt and Chênevert of America. (7 volumes). Directed by Jean-Louis Morin and Jean-Pierre Morin, in 2015. (Currently under revision).
Annals of the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal, by Sister Marie Morin, from 1659 to 1725. Modern text prepared and annotated by Jean-Louis Morin