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September 1, 2017 Posted by | . | | 33 Comments

William Smith, son of Louis Smith – Caughnawaga Entertainer

Today I’m delighted to introduce you to a new guest author – American family historian Melody Morgan.  As you will read below, Melody has a connection to Kahnawake through her beloved step-father William Smith, son of Mohawk entertainer – Louis Smith. She spins her tale below, and ends with a request for anyone with information about this family to contact her. You can do so by leaving a message in the comment box below, and I will send you her email information. Thanks! Continue reading

March 6, 2011 Posted by | . | | 2 Comments

Index: Vintage Postcards of Kahnawake

 Iroquois couple, Kahnawaga (Caughnawaga, Quebec)


Iroquois Couple, Caughnawaga, Que.

Big John of Kahnawake, Quebec (Caughnawaga) Continue reading

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Evelyn in Montreal: Richard m. Labrie of Riviere-Ouelle and Michigan (USA)


I am pleased to find these articles, my family is Antione(Antwine) Richard, and wife Harriett Labrie from Riviere – Ouelle. They are my grt Grandparents, their son Jos Antwine(Antione) is my Mom’s father,. They came to BayCity, Mich in 1885 and grt grandparents separated and returned to Que. from 1900-1910 separately. Some of the kids stayed here including my GrPa, and several we do not know where they moved to, a couple died in Mich. We think they moved back to Que.  I think that maybe Clopha, Geo and Frank and Wm may have went back to Que, maybe Geo to Ont. If some of you are from my family, would love to hear from you. Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers | The Aubes of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers


Louis Aube / Saintonge | Marie-Madeleine Bouy dit Lavergne

November 27th, 1698 Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. mil., troups de la Marine, de Lavaltire] Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Langevins of Quebec

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Francois Langevin / Martin | Catherine-Barbe Goyer

October 6th, 1685, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. mil., troupes de la Marine, St-Cirque] Continue reading

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Fort Coulonge (QC) Lagaces | Evelyn in Montreal

Reader Query:

Hi Evelyn, I’ve just come across your site and love it! I too am a descendant of this wonderful family.

My ggrandfather was Damase Lagace son of Andre Lagace and Domatile Bertrand. Andre was a son of Amable Lagace and Christine Pelletier. I am looking for a death record and possible marriage(s) records for Damase. He was born on 25 May 1883 in Coulonge. He married Rose Mary Beatrice Durocher (dau of Alderic Brien dit Derochers and Marie Francoise Caille dit Jasmin) on 2 July 1912 at Fort Coulonge. Damase and Beatrice went their separate ways sometime around 1920. Have you come across Damase in your research? Any help you can offer is appreciated.    Sharon Katarincic


Hello Sharon,

I was unable to answer your specific questions but I’m placing what I did come across here along with some miscellaneous information in the hopes it will assist you or that someone else will see your message.


Information 1    Lagaces Births

Andre Lagace and Domitilde Bertrand of Fort Coulonge had the following children (Source: BMS2000 baptismal records) Continue reading

September 14, 2017 Posted by | . | 1 Comment

The Pelletiers | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Lambert Pelletier (son of Athanase Pelletier and Marie Claire Jean) and his second wife Julie St. Pierre (daughter of Joseph Dessein sit St Pierre and Julie Levesque) were from Quebec. Lambert first appears in the Shippegan records in 1839 when he’s mentioned as a carpenter and later as he sets up a sawmill. Continue reading

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The Noels | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

The first Noels in Shippegan were Jean-Bernard Noel (son of Benoit Noel and Agathe Parent) and his two wives Genevieve Cote and then Marie Garant. They were settled on Lameque Island.

Jean Noel (as he was known) and Agathe Parent had at least the following children:  Francois (m. Joseph Poulin, son of Joseph Poulin and Continue reading

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The Goupils | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Joseph Goupil (son of Joseph Goupil and his third wife Barbe Poulin, daughter of Louis Poulin and Helene Chiasson)  and his first wife Cordule Brideau had the following children: AnneEliseeDinaPierreCharlotte (m. Osias Duguay), TheotisteVictoire (m. Luc Lanteigne, son of Michel Lanteigne and Virginie Savoie). Joseph Goupil was the son of Joseph Goupil  and Madeleine Theriault dit Grandmaison of Quebec. He was the captain of a goblet (the Mary-Anne which travelled between Halifax, Labrador and Newfoundland. Continue reading

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The Goguens | Pioneers Families of Shippegan

Theophile Goguen and his three wives Theotiste Boucher, Philomene Boucher and Marie Gavotte Savoie were the first Goguen settlers in Shippegan.

Theophile Goguen and his first wife Theotiste  Boucher (daughter of William Boucher and Venerante Robichaud) had the following children: Catherine (m. Alfred Robichaud), Domitilde (m. Romain Robichaud and then Romain Doucet). Continue reading

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The Godins | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

There are three early Godin couples in Shippegan Alexandre Godin (prob. the son of Pierre Godin  and Ann Robertson) and Anne DeGrace, Pierre Godin (son of Jean-Baptiste Godin and Rosalie Theriault) and Anne Robertson (daughter of James Robertson and Helene Morrison).  Continue reading

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