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Historical Document: Andre Meigne & Jacquette Michel – Marriage, 1668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



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February 7, 2009 - Posted by | . |


  1. Hi, nice blog, I’m very interested in French-Canadian genealogy, my grandmother was French-Canadian. I am also a distant cousin too, my 3rd great-grandmother was Helene Minier-Lagace who married Pierre Tremblay-Romain, who was Seigneur of Eboullements. She descended from Andre Minieur dit Lagace’s son, Michel, who was her greatgrandfather.


    Comment by Earline Bradt | February 17, 2009 | Reply

  2. Greetings Earline,
    Thanks for the compliment – and thanks for the tidbit about Helene. I did not realize that any of the Migniers had married into the seigneurial class.
    As you may have realized I descend from Michel Mignier/Lagace through his marriage to Angelique Thibault. Is this also your line?
    Evelyn in Montreal


    Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | February 17, 2009 | Reply

  3. Hi, yes, I also descend from Michel Minier dit Lagace and Angelique Thibault. Their son Joseph married Marie-Anne Ouelette, and their son Louis Minier-Legace married Marie-Rosalie Richard who were the parents of Helene. Helene and Pierre Tremblay-Romain’s son Philias Tremblay came to Essex County in 1891, where he died that same year. He came with his wife, Marie-Louise Dallaire. Their daughter, Celinase and her family came at the same time. Celinase married John Desbiens in Saint Jerome, PQ. My grandmother, Josephine Desbiens Hines was their daughter.
    I just recently found the marriage record for Francois Thibault and Elizabeth-Agnes Lefebvre, Angelique’s parents when I was looking for records for a friend. Do you have a copy of it, if not, I’ll post it on my site. Earline.


    Comment by Earline Bradt | February 18, 2009 | Reply

  4. Hello Earline,
    You have a wonderful site. I dropped in for a little visit yesterday evening but didn’t have time to really dive in.
    It would be great if you posted the document on your site and I will certainly spend some time there this weekend.

    Note for everyone:
    Earline’s site is well worth a visit – http://ancestralnotes.blogspot.com/


    Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | February 18, 2009 | Reply

  5. I’ll post the record today, I was looking at your Lagace tree, and I couldn’t find where I connect. I did make an error with Helene’s parents, they were Louis Mignier dit Legace and Marie Richard. Louis was the son of Louis Mignier dit Lagace and Marie-Rosalie Richard.I left out a generation. They were from Ste-Anne-de-la-Pocatierre, Quebec. I’ll post their records also.


    Comment by Earline Bradt | February 19, 2009 | Reply

    • Hello, I have extensive Lagace records which you’ll be able to view when my database goes online. What I’ve posted in this website relates more particularly to my specific line.
      As I understand now, your line is through Michel Lagace/Mignier & Angelique Thibault’s son Joseph Lagace(m. Anne Ouellet). You descend through Lagace-Ouellet’s son Louis who married Rosalie Richard.
      I descend from Michel Lagace/Mignier & Angelique Thibault’s son Michel Lagace/Mignier and his wife Marguerite Pelletier. My particular line is one of the Lagaces who left Quebec for New Brunswick and founded the Bathurst-area Lagaces.
      So Michel Lagace/Mignier and Angelique Thibault are our common ancestors.
      I think I have it straight now!

      Liked by 1 person

      Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | February 19, 2009 | Reply

      • Evelyn, have you had a chance to post your Lagace documents on line? My grandfather was a Lagasse from Lewiston, Maine.


        Comment by Ray Theberge | June 23, 2018 | Reply

        • Hello Ray,
          I am not actually an expert on Maine Lagasses. That would be Peter Lagasse. I will forward your message to him. If you are able to connect your Lagasses to the Canadian Lagasses then I can help you.
          Have nice day,

          Liked by 1 person

          Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | June 23, 2018 | Reply

          • Evelyn, thank you so very much. Peter and I have now connected. I have traced my Lagasse lineage back to Jean-Baptiste Lagace (1848-1929). He was born in Quebec Province (not sure where) but died in Fontanbleau, St. Raymond.


            Comment by Ray Theberge | June 25, 2018

          • That’s great. Peter is very generous with his time. Do you still need help to climb your tree further? If so, please tell me the wife Jean Baptiste Lagace.
            If not, great searching!


            Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | June 25, 2018

          • Vitalize L’ Heureux Hi Evelyn, This is Jean Baptiste Lagace wife’s name. I am trying to connect the dots but am trying to prove if this Jean Baptiste Lagace is the son of Jean Baptiste Meunier dit Lagacé
            BIRTH 25 AUG 1806 • St Andre, Quebec, Canada
            DEATH 20 FEB 1885 • Weedon, Le Haut-Saint-François, Quebec, Canada


            Comment by Peter Lagasse | June 25, 2018

        • I had some relatives in Lewiston, Maine but they were on my grandmother side. She was a Ross that married Joseph Gaudias Lagace. I have written several posts for Evelyn in regard to my Lagasse line. They are under the name of Peter Lagasse.


          Comment by Peter Lagasse | June 23, 2018 | Reply

        • What can you tell me about your Lagasse line. Names, dates, who they married etc.
          Peter Lagasse


          Comment by Peter Lagasse | June 23, 2018 | Reply

  6. So exciting to find you here. Andre and Jacquette are my 10th great grandparents. I grew up in Maine, USA, and have information I would gladly share–just let me know if you are interested.

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by James R. Wilson | February 28, 2009 | Reply

  7. I’m glad to meet you too, James – isn’t the World Wide Web wonderful!
    I’m always happy to share information. Something I always like to know about is the pioneer Lagaces of each area. For instance the founding couple Lagaces in Maine and perhaps their reasons for moving. I realize the reasons are almost always economic but in the Maine Lagace case I’ve wondered whether they moved there for the lumber mills, farming land or some other reason.
    Would you happen to know about this?
    Evelyn in Montreal
    evelyn th @ videotron.ca


    Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | February 28, 2009 | Reply

  8. Greetings:

    I am searching for family of George LaGasse – born 1908, New Bedford MA . . . to Idola and Albina (Quintin) LaGasse

    Wonderful help on this blog . . . he is also of the Mignier-dit Lagace line.

    Thank you so much

    Note from Evelyn: answered privately


    Comment by Alyce LaGasse | May 9, 2010 | Reply

  9. Wow great site there is a lot of info I can connect to my family. Thank you


    Comment by eaglecries100 | September 29, 2016 | Reply

  10. Fascinating document he is my 10th great grandfather I love my awesome ancestry. I have researched him and Jacquette Michel very thoroughly and she was a Filles Du Roi. Merci beaucoup for sharing great information.


    Comment by Donna Johnson | November 3, 2017 | Reply

  11. I also count Andre as an ancestor thru his daughter Francoise, who married Robert Morin. Morin is my mothers family name. Andre Mignier (Migner) and Jacquette Michel are my 9th Great Grandparents.


    Comment by Normand Rodrigue | December 28, 2017 | Reply

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