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Indian/Native American/First Peoples Genealogy

Index: Native American Surnames of Eastern Canada Through Marriage Records 

Indexes: First Peoples

Non-Natives with connections to Kahnawake (aka Caughnawaga, Quebec)

Index: They Passed Through Kahnawà:ke (mostly French Canadian) 

Genealogy of French Canadians and Acadians

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Indexes: Acadian and French-Canadian Genealogy, History and Culture

Historic Images of Eastern Canada 

Indexes: Historical Postcards

Evelyn Yvonne Theriault

Note from Evelyn: I’m a bit behind in my posts because of technical problems. I changed computers a few weeks ago and I’m still unable to do some things (like posting direct links).

April 6, 2014 Posted by | . | 32 Comments

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Letourneaus of Quebec

David Letourneau / Estourneau & Sebastienne Guerry 

June 10th, 1640

David Letourneau / Francoise Chapelain 

June 6th, 1664 Continue reading

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Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Lefebvres of Quebec

Antoine Lefebvre / De La Barre & Marie Mandat

September 14th, 1645

Claude Lefebvre / Boulanger& Marie-Ursule Arcular

October 28th, 1669

Francois Lefebvre/Duplessis  & Marie-Madeleine Chorel de St-Romain

January 7th, 1689 Continue reading

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Evelyn in Montreal: Cote & Moreau, Vercheres

Query from Joni Fortier: Looking for the parents of Gabriel COTE, and whether he married Adelaide MOREAU or Adelaide CHEVRETTE. His son’s death certificate says mother’s name was Adelaide CHEVRETTE, but the parish register for marriage apparently says Gabriel was married to Adelaide MOREAU. Continue reading

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Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Pages of Quebec

Jean Coulanges-sur-Yonne  Page/Piedferme  /  Marie-Madeleine Circé

November 13th, 1763 Continue reading

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Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Bastien Family of Quebec

Philippe Bastien/Basquien  /  Marie Joly

November 1st, 1708 Continue reading

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Evelyn in Montreal: Cote & Martel, Brome County

Query: I have Cote and Martel in my line as well, and many questions (gaps to fill in).  Have you heard of a Celina Cote who m. Victor Martel (supposed to be her cousin, I think). She was his second wife. They married December 7, 1908, in Mansonville (I believe). His first wife, was Ida Castonguay. I have a picture of Victor and Celina at their farm in Mansonville, around 1908. I know who Celina’s parents are, but not Victor’s. I am trying to figure out how they are cousins. My mother knew Celina, and said she married a cousin.  My great grandmother was Sophie Martel m. Hipolite (Paul) Royer. Sophie’s sister Rosalie Martel m. Celestin Cote. I’ve come to realize, that many of the brothers and sisters of one family, married brothers and sisters of another. There are many Cote/Martel marriages like this, which makes things get a little confusing. Continue reading

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Evelyn in Montreal : Cote & Wright, Buckingham

Cathy Filion asking:

I am related to Andrew Cote married to Elizabeth Wright in 1889 Buckingham Quebec. I would love to hear more about their parents.

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Andrew Cote (son of Vital Cote and Janet Stewart)  and Elizabeth Wright (daughter of William Wright and Roxena ? were married on  July 2nd,  1889 in Buckingham (Papineau, Quebec) Continue reading

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Reader Query: Martin/Lachances of …..

Did the Martins come from Normandy area of France? My great great grandfather was born in Canada and my great grandfather George Martin was born in New Hampshire. He married Diana Lachance from St Gabriel Quebec. I think Diana was born in 1879.

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I only see one Diana Lachance baptism in Quebec between the years 1865 and 1880. The date is close however it is not in St-Gabriel (Lanaudiere region). Continue reading

February 21, 2015 Posted by | . | 3 Comments

Roots 2015 / June 19-21 Quebec Family History Event

I would appreciate if you would post on your blog within the next month or so and at your convenience, information on an upcoming conference for all your followers of French Canadian descent.

The Quebec Family History Society presents

Roots 2015 – An international conference on family history in Quebec June 19-21, 2015 at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec – the largest English language genealogical conference in Quebec.

Featured speakers include:

Gary Schroder

President of the Quebec Family History Society;

Lesley Anderson

Teacher and Consultant with Ancestry.ca;

Edward Zapletal

Publisher, Family Chronicle, Internet Genealogy, and History Magazine;

Ed McGuire Continue reading

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Reader Query: Days of Kazabazua (Alleyne, Pontiac)

My mother’s maiden name was Day, she grew up in Kazabazua Quebec, Her father’s name was Fred Day born around 1906. Would this be her relatives and what tribe would it be?

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Louis Miller (son of Francis Miller and Mary Picard) married Velma Cecily Day (daughter of Fred Day and Sarah Anderson) on (1940s, exact date suppressed) in St.Antony Parish in Apple Hill (Glengarry County, Ontario).

Frederick Day (son of Henry Day and Margaret Ann Batten) married Sarah Elizabeth Anderson (daughter of William H. Anderson and Mary Carr) on February 21st, 1906 in the Anglican parish of in Alleyne in Pontiac, Quebec. The bride was from Aylwin. Continue reading

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Reader Query: Dunns of Riviere-au-Renard, Gaspe

Le petit fils d’Odilon Dunn cherche de l’information de la famille de Jean-Baptiste Dunn et de Marie Cloutier…il aimerait savoir quand et ou ils sont decedes et enterres.

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Jean-Baptiste Dunn (son of William Dunn and Lea Cotton), spouse of Marie Cloutier died on April 26th, 1909 at the age of 66 years and was buried in St-Martin parish in Riviere-au-Renard on April 18th, 1909.

More information to follow as technology problems permit!

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Reader Query: Laplante m. Desjardins

“I am a descendent of Arah Bergeron and Augustin LaPlante and have been trying to get their mothers and fathers but have been unsuccessful thus far. Do you have any information about Sara or Euguene’s parents?” Sue Savard

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Eugene Laplante (son of Augustin Laplante and Sara Bergeron) married Marie Anna Desjardins (daughter of Pierre Desjardins and Marguerite Provost) in St-Viateur parish in Limoges (Russell County, Limoges, Ontario) on November 19th, 1900. Continue reading

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