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First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

Historical Document: Andre Meigne & Jacquette Michel – Marriage, 1668

Andre Mignier dit Lagace, a soldier with the Regiment du Carignan and Jacquette Michel, fille du Roy are the North American founding couple of the Migniers, Lagaces and many variations of these surnames.



Related Posts:

Index: Mignier Lagaces | France – QC – NB

Index: Historical Documents

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My Leger Direct Lineage in Canada: 1663 to 2008


* 1663  –  2008  *



Generation 1

Jacques  Leger  “dit La Rosette” m. Anne Madeleine Trahan

About 1693 – Acadie


Generation 2

Jacques Leger m. Anne Amirault

1717 – Acadie


Generation 3

Joseph “dit fluzan” Leger m. Claire Leblanc

1744 – Acadie, Quebec


Generation 4

Joseph “dit la Petite Houppe” m. Marguerite Maillet

1775 – Memramcook, Quebec


Generation 5

Amable Leger and Euphroisine Leblanc

1806 – Memramcook, New Brunswick


Generation 6

Marcellin Frederic Leger and Rosalie Dupuis

1830 – Memramcook, New Brunswick


Generation 7

Dosithe Leger and Pelagie Gallant

1864 – Westmorland, New Brunswick


Generation 8

Louis Gonzague Leger and Celeste Babineau

1897 – Kent, New Brunswick


Generations 9, 10, 11





Related Posts

Index: Legers | France – Acadie –  QC – NB

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian



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A Canadian Family – Our LAGACE Direct Lineage


* 1640  –  2008  *

Generation 1

Andre Mignier dit Lagace m. Jacquette Michel Continue reading

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A Canadian Family M-Line: Eveline Melvina Luce

An M-line is a lineage built by beginning with a woman and tracing her line back mother-to-mother.  As a result, the surname changes with each generation. This is a big trend right now, especially with the advent of genetic genealogy which allows both men (through their mothers) and women to trace their bloodlines through their mtDNA.

 Marguerite Caplan’s mother was First Nations (possibly Mi’kmaq).This was known through genealogical records and is now supported through  testing by numerous female descendants showing a marker for First Nations DNA.


Eveline Melvina Luce’s  M-Line


First Named Generation

Marguerite Caplan m. Francois Larocque

About 1729 – Acadie

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Vintage Postcard: Marinage du Poisson, Gaspe, Que. Curing Fish

Celebrating our French-Canadian and Jersey ancestors

who harvested the seas in Gaspe, Quebec.




Related Postcards:

Index: Vintage Postcards of Quebec


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Historical Document: George Lewis & Clementine Desilva – Marriage, 1896

This marriage of George Lewis (son of Philippe Luce and Anne Ward) and Clementine Desilva (daughter of Clement Dassylva and Marie Blais) took place on November 8th, 1896 in St-Urbain Parish in Lameque (Gloucester, New Brunswick). George’s father Philippe Luce was already dead.

Official witnesses – Thomas Desilva and Marie Lewis.

Father Doucet officiated.


Surname var.:  Desilva, Dasilva, da Silva, Dassylva & Lewis, Luce, Lusse


Related Posts:

The Luces from Jersey, Channel Islands to Canada

From Lisbon to La Nouvelle France – the Portuguese Desilvas

Historical Documents

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