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Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

 

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Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec is a series of micro-posts listing many of the founding pioneer couples of Quebec – also known as the Habitants of Nouvelle France. It was developed in response to requests from people whom I assist who want to know who might be at the top of their family tree, so it’s often  published in conjunction with the Evelyn in Montreal posts. If you’d like more information about the couple in question (such as place of origin or occupation) leave your question in a comment box below.

Last major additions – January 2015

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Alarys of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Alberts of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Allains of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Allaires of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Amyots of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Anctils of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: the Andres of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Asselins of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Auberts of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Badeaus of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Barbeaus of Quebec 

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Bardets of Quebec 

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Bauchers of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Bazins of Quebec   

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Beaudets of Quebec  

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Beaudins of Quebec 

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Beaudoins of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Beaudrys of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Beaulieus of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Beausejours of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Begins of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Belangers of Quebec 

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Bellefleurs of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Bellevilles of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Beauvais of Quebec 

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Benoits of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Bergerons Of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Blais of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Blanchards of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Blancs of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Blondeaus of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Bolducs of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Bosses of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Bourgets of Quebec  

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Bourdeaus of Quebec 

Early French-Canadian Pioneers: The Boutins of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Brisebois of Quebec 

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Brochus of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Bruneaus of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers | The Cardinals of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Carons of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Cauchons of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Chabots of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Chapais of Quebec 

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Charbonneaus of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pionners: The Charests of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Chevaliers of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Cotes of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Crepeaus of Quebec   

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Dagneaus of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Dames of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Damours of Quebec  

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Defonds of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Delezennes of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Desmarchais of Quebec 

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Desrochers of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Denis of Quebec  

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Doutres of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Dufresnes of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Duponts of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Duranceaus of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Duvals of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Duquets of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Duludes of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Emards of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Emerys of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Etiennes of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Fabres of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Falardeaus of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Filions of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Fisets of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Forests of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Fleurys of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Gagnons of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Gamaches of Quebec 

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Gareaus of Quebec  

Early French-Canadian Pioneers: The Giroux of Quebec 

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Guerins of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Gendrons of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Hamels of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Hardys of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Heberts of Quebec  

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Hervieuxs of Quebec  

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Jacques of Quebec 

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Jeans of Quebec  

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Jolicoeurs of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Jourdains of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Labadies of Quebec   

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Lacroix of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Lafleurs of Quebec   

  Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Laforces of Quebec

Early French-Canadian Pioneers: The Lapointes of Quebec 

Early French Canadian Pioneers : The Laportes of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Larondes of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Laurents of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Lavoies Of Quebec 

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Leblancs of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Leborgnes Of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Leclercs of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Ledouxs of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Leforts of Quebec  

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Legaults of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Legers of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Lemires of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Lepines of Quebec

Early French-Canadian Pioneers: The Levesques of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Loiselles of Quebec 

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Maillets of Quebec  

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Mailloux of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Marchands of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Marcoux of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Martins of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Masses of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Meloches of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Merciers of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Meuniers of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Michauds of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Mignots of Quebec  

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Mimaults of Quebec   

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Montreuils of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Moreaus of Quebec  

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Nadeaus of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Nantels of Quebec 

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Naults of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Nicolas of Quebec  

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Nolets of Quebec  

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Oliviers of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Ouellets of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Paradis of Quebec 

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Parents of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Paquets of Quebec 

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Pelletiers of Quebec 

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Perras of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Perthuis of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Picards of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Pinards of Quebec  

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Plantes of Quebec  

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Poiriers of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Primeaus of Quebec   

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Quesnels of Quebec  

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Riverins of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Roberts of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Rossignols of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Rouillards of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Rousselots of Quebec   

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Roussins of Quebec   

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The St-Laurents Of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Seguins of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Simons of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Therriens of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Thibaults of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Thibodeaus Of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Thomas of Quebec 

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Tranquilles of Quebec 

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Turgeons of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Vachons of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Vallees of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Verriers of Quebec 

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Viaus of Quebec 

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Vincents of Quebec 

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Zacharies of Quebec

March 25, 2009 - Posted by | .

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  1. Louis Garnaut is a rogue Garneau and doesn’t fit into the Garnaud aka Garnault families? Do you have any information on him?
    marriage 1686 (about) RIVIERE OUELLE, QUEBEC
    (II)-Marie Anne Huot born January 9, 1666 Riviere Ouelle, Quebec * daughter (I)-Nicolas Huot dit Saint Laurent b-1629 and Marie Fayette b-1641 **; 1st married Louis Garnaut about 1686; 2nd marriage January 8, 1689 Riviere Ouelle, Quebec Jean Pelletier. Riviere Ouelle, Quebec is 10 miles west of Kamouraska on the south side of Saint Lawrence River, * it was founded in 1672 very strange. **They were married 1662 in Quebec, moved to Chateau Richer 1662 to 1664 then to Riviere Ouelle 1666 to 1668 then back to Chateau Richer 1670 to 1680 then back to Quebec in 1682. However Nicolas Huot was still listed at Riviere Ouelle in 1682?

    Note from Evelyn: http://acanadianfamily.com/2009/08/27/evelyn-in-montreal-garneau-m-huot-1692/

    Comment by Dick Garneau | August 27, 2009 | Reply

  2. Dear Evelyn,

    I am looking for possible ancestors at the Kahnawake reservation, and found the following surnames from my family listed there: Desjardins, Lafrance, Langlois.

    Please contact me if you can look into these for me, and let me know what your fees are.

    Thank you

    Tina

    Comment by Tina | September 1, 2009 | Reply

    • Hello Tina,
      I don’t charge fees.
      What we can do is work offline via email so that no confidential information is shared by mistake. Then if we make a connection I will publish something related to the surnames in question from the turn of the twentieth century.
      I’ll contact you this evening from my home computer.
      Evelyn

      Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | September 1, 2009 | Reply

  3. My grampa always told me i was french canadian my last name from his side is Lecomb iwas wondering if you ever heard that name before

    Comment by Brittny Lecomb | October 25, 2009 | Reply

    • Hello Brittny,
      It’s nice to meet you. Lecombe with a silent “e” at the end most definitely occurs as a French Canadian surname. If you want to you can contact me at the following email address:
      evelynth
      at (replace with @)
      videotron.ca
      I am quite busy over the next few days preparing the Festival of Postcards but I will get back to you later.
      Evelyn in Montreal

      Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | October 25, 2009 | Reply

  4. Hello Evelyn,

    I am decended from the Mathurin Filion dit Champagne line. I have searched in vain for information on this line. I am wondering if you could point me in the right direction. Great work by the way. It is a great thing that you are doing here.🙂

    Tracy

    Comment by Tracy Fillion | November 23, 2009 | Reply

    • Thank you for the comment. I’ll get back to you later this evening when I get home!
      Evelyn

      Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | November 23, 2009 | Reply

      • Hello Evelyn,

        I am following up on our previous emails. I understand that you are busy, but were you able to find anything on this line? I would appreciate any little tid bit you could offer.

        Best regards,

        Tracy Fillion

        Comment by Tracy Fillion | December 2, 2010 | Reply

  5. Hi there,
    My family history is Leblanc, Girard, Sutton and Mcginnis.
    I wondered if you have anything on them. I can give more info on names and such. I also am looking for photos of early gaspe quebec, such as Newport, Chandler, Pabos and Cascapedia.
    Thanks Mary

    Note: Replying by email for now

    Comment by Mary | December 16, 2009 | Reply

  6. Hello. I am seeking information on a John Carter (aka Jean Baptiste Chartier) and Mercy Carter (Chartier) who were taken from Deerfield, MA during the raid of 1729 and were marched over 300 miles to Canada. I understand that John Carter (Jean Chartier) married a Marie Courtemanche and had children that eventually some returned to upstate New York (my great grandmother was Laura Carter who married to Peter Mousso in Redford, NY). I have most of the info on John Carter but none on Mercy Carter. They were taken in by the priests who ran a mission in Kanawake and family history states that Mercy married an indian and had two sons. Her sons returned from Canada a few times to meet their grandfather, Samuel Carter of Deerfield and later Norwalk, Connecticut. I’m wondering how I can find any information on Mercy Carter???? There was also a children’s book written about Mercy Carter, but I tried to contact the author and never received an answer. Could yo possibly point me in the right direction to obtain any information at all on Mercy Carter / Mercy Chartier?? Any help would be greatly appreciated. If you need detailed genealogical information, I can scan it and send it to you via email or U.S. postal mail. Thank you so much.
    Sincerely,
    Meg San Souci

    Note from Evelyn: I am corresponding via email for the moment.

    Comment by Meg San Souci | January 8, 2010 | Reply

    • Hi Meg,
      My 8th generation grand father was John Carter(aka Jean Baptiste Chartier). My aunt has been researching our family for years now and probably give you more information. Please contact me. Thanks!

      Comment by Erin Hannan | September 14, 2010 | Reply

      • Hello Erin. Thank you for your response to my inquiry. I’m hoping you or your family would be able to help me regarding Mercy Carter as I would love to know what happened to her in Canada after the forced march from Deerfield, Massachusetts and the massacre. I’m sure you are aware of the historical significance of Deerfield if you have researched the Chartiers/Carters. It has been many years, but I have found most of the online information about Jean Baptiste Chartier (John Carter) and the Chartier/Carter, family in Canada. I know about John/Jean’s marriage to Marie Courtemanche and most of the ancestry as I have spoken many years ago to Vernon Chartier who at the time, was the Chartier family historian. But I have never been able to find out what happened to his sister, Mercy. I know she married an Indian but I do not know his name nor do I know the names of her sons. I know that Mercy had at least two sons, and perhaps one daughter, and that the sons visited their grandfather (Mercy’s father) in Norwalk, CT. I visited Deerfield and found a pass for one of Mercy’s sons to visit CT but there was no signature or name of the son on it. If you have any information regarding Mercy, I would be truly grateful. My great grandmother was Laura Carter of (Keesville, NY) then later, Redford, New York, (aka Marie Angelique Bricault Lamarche or actually, Lamoureux, married to Antoine Chartier of Canada). Laura’s daughter, Dellamae or Della, often referred to in records as Delia or Delimma, which is incorrect in church records, married Pierre Mousseaux or Mousso and they resided on Lyon Mountain, near Dannemora, New York. The Mousso’s Americanized their name as did the Chartiers. it has been extremely difficult for Franco-Americans to locate their ancestors due to the many name changes by churches and record keepers in the U.S., not to mention the poor record keeping system of the time in sparsely populated areas of upstate New York. If you have detailed information on Mercy and if it is too much to put online, you may contact me via my email at megsansouci@yahoo.com. Thank you very much for your response to my inquiry. I look forward to hearing from you.

        Comment by Meg San Souci | September 14, 2010 | Reply

    • Hi,
      I too am looking for ant information on Mercy Carter. I am a descendant of John Carter (Jean Chartier). Any help would be greatly appreciated.
      Dianne Sperre

      Comment by Dianne | June 27, 2015 | Reply

      • My husband and children are direct descendants. I have a tree on ancestry called Parry-Sigleo tree that has all of my information.

        Comment by daena mousso | June 28, 2015 | Reply

  7. Hi Evelyn,
    I am also searching for info on the Chartier line married to the Mousso line as Meg is above. I am trying to trace family lore that Laura Chartier was Native American. Looking at pictures of her and her mother, Marie Lamoreaux, it certainly is not a far fetch. The problem I have found is finding documented evidence of such. Can you point me in the right direction for researching this information?

    Comment by Daena Mousso | February 2, 2010 | Reply

  8. Evelyn, just one other comment that I would like to make. About five years ago I had a genealogy DNA test completed. At the time, this test was a tad expensive but since then, the tests have come way down in price and are now relatively inexpensive $200 or so).
    The test indicated that I am of 19.8% asian descent. I am positive this is not from my fathers side of the family and therefore, it must come from my mothers side.
    I traced my grandfather Shelters side back to Prussia, and from there, to Germantown in New York, so I do not believe there was asian blood in his family, that could only leave asian blood in Laura Carter’s side of the family which would mean that I am a descendant of John Carter (Jean Chartier), not Mercy Carter, yet, in all of my family history from word of mouth from my mother (Laura Carter’s daughter, Delah – Della Mae Carter who married Peter Mousso), I was told that I had indian blood from my great grandmother’s side of the family.
    Needless to say, this is very confusing and I have tried in vain to have my 3 sisters have the genealogy DNA test completed, which I feel would solve my ancestral issue once and for all. It is so very sad that records cannot be found for Kanawake/Kanienkehaka, but I feel there must be records stored somewhere since the jesuits kept excellent records. Perhaps others from the Carter/Mousso heritage might consider having the genealogical DNA test completed, there may be some interesting results. Thank you, I look to hear from you when you have found data or have time in your busy schedule. I appreciate your feedback.

    To reiterate information on Mercy and John Carter (Chartier), see below:
    Generation 4a
    Mercy CARTER born 1693-1694 Deerfield, Franklin Co, Msachusetts (1704/02/29 She was taken as one of the hostages in the Deerfield, Franklin Co, Massachusetts Indian attack & marched to Québec, Canada. She was raised in the Kanienkehaka Indian community; died Québec, Canada; married about 1710 Kanawakee, Québec, Canada to a native Indian.
    John CARTER born 22 Sep 1695 Deerfield, Franklin Co, Massachusetts (1704/02/29 He was also taken captive & marched to Québec, Canada. John CARTER was raised by Jesuits In Montréal, Québec, Canada. When finally ransomed by his father, he refused to leave & remained in Québec, Canada (note: you have his mother as Marie FRIDENNE … I don’t know who she is … unless she is a woman who raised him when he was taken to Québec, Canada?); baptised 1724/04/31 [sic for 1724/01/31] Rivière-des-Prairies, Île-de-Montréal, Co Hochelaga, Québec, Canada as (Joseph) Jean CHARTIER; died Aug 1772, Co Chambly, Québec, Canada; burd St-Antoine, Richelieu-River-Valley, Québec, Canada; married 29 Oct 1718 Rivière-des-Prairies, Île-de-Montréal, Co Hochelaga, Québec, Canada to Marie COURTEMANCHE-JOLICOEUR.
    Sincerely,
    Meg Sans Souci-Florida

    Comment by Meg San Souci | February 2, 2010 | Reply

    • Thanks for writing in Meg…I have lost contact with you. I think I am willing to fork over the money to have the right person tested. I know who she is, I just need to convince her to have it done! Laura Chartier Mousso’s grandmother’s name was Mary Walker. Walker is listed as one of the Kanawake Iroqouis surnames. I too believe through my research that Laura, your great grandmother, is the Native woman in the family lore. One of Laura Mousso’s granddaughters is still living. I believe she would be the closest link to the Native American lore. By doing a mitochondrial DNA test that traces her back through her mother and grandmother (Laura), I think we will have our answer. contact me directly if you would-daenamousso@charter.net.

      Comment by Daena Mousso | February 2, 2010 | Reply

  9. Hello Evelyn; I would love to find any information on the DuCharmes. Especially Leandre, Dominique, or Jean-Marie. I have many stories but I am always looking for more. I have no pictures.

    Note from Evelyn: contacted by email

    Comment by Sharon Wesoloski | February 6, 2010 | Reply

    • Hi, his name is Eugene Rouillard and he is my 2nd great uncle, he is 1 of my great grandmothers older brothers. I just found this post by you so i hope this helps or you have found out about him within the last few years

      Comment by Adam St. Pierre | November 14, 2012 | Reply

  10. I wonder if you might have any information about an early 20th-century painter named Rene Rouillard? My friend lives in an Old Orchard Beach, Maine, house with wonderful murals by him. I searched a few academic and art web sites and cannot find anything.

    Many thanks for your attention to this.

    Anne

    Comment by Anne Goslin | February 23, 2010 | Reply

    • Sorry – not that I’m an expert but I did some searching in French and came up empty-handed. Also asked my sister who is enrolled in a History of Art course and it doesn’t ring a bell with her.
      Evelyn

      Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | February 23, 2010 | Reply

    • Could this be René Richard?? If you look his hame up on the internet, you may find his paintings. He was born in western Canada and Passed away in Baie-St-Paul (Quebec) where we can visit his house.

      Comment by Ghislaine Fissiault dite Laramee | November 22, 2011 | Reply

  11. Hi: I found your site very interesting. I have information that my ancestor, Damien Berube, was one of two masons who landed in Canada with Deschamps de la Bouteillerie on a voyage from Dieppe, France.
    Mr. Bouteillerie later (1681) ceded to my ancestor land that was a half mile by one-and-one half miles located along the Ouelle River that my ancestor had been cultivating for two years. I didn’t see my ancestor’s name on the land ownership chart that you show. I am decended from Damien’s son, Pierre. Do you have any information on Damien or Pierre? Pierre was married to Genevieve Dancosse in Riviere-Ovelle on August 1, 1706. I’d appreciate any information you can provide. Thanks.

    Comment by Bernardine Berube | March 19, 2010 | Reply

    • This is an excellent question! I will have to look more closely into this as I’m not seeing his name on the list of settlers either!
      If I don’t come up with an answer, I/ll publish your query and see if other readers can provide some insight.
      Have a good day,
      Evelyn

      Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | March 20, 2010 | Reply

  12. Hey! I’d love to know what you guys think about being a quebecois in Canada. Check out my blog and leave a comment. I wanna get the country talking. unitedcanada.wordpress.com
    Your blog is super informative. I really love it!

    Comment by unitedcanada | April 11, 2010 | Reply

  13. Hi Evelyn,
    I found your site to be very interesting, I just happened to of stumbled onto it. My family were some of the first in Canada from France. The La Fond from my grandfathers side and the Laferriere on my grandmothers side. I also found it interesting our first names are the same and I have a sister named Yvonne.

    Comment by Evelyn Dye | June 8, 2010 | Reply

  14. Hi Evelyn: I’m question #11 on your Web site. I e-mailed you in March 2010 regarding my ancestors Damien and his son, Pierre Berube. Thanks so much for your reply, indicating that you did not know why they were not in the land records for the time period, nor do they appear on any list as settlers. You said you were going to research it further. Since my e-mail has changed, I thought I’d touch base with you again. Were you able to find anything? Thanks again.

    Comment by Bernardine Berube | June 27, 2010 | Reply

    • Hello Bernardine,

      1. Damien arrived in summer 1671 from Dieppe on the St-Jean-Baptiste (a 300 barrels ship) with le seigneur Jean-Baptiste Deschamps de la Bouteillerie.

      2. I have a map of the land distribution in Rivière-Ouelle (1725] where Damien’s land is shown.

      If you care to email me, I’ll gladly forward it to you.

      Gilbert Beaulieu
      of the Rivière-Ouelle Hudon dit Beaulieu

      Comment by Gilbert Beaulieu | February 5, 2011 | Reply

    • Bernardine,
      Il y a un Pierre Bérubé qui aurait déménagé à Beaumont en Alberta en 1899. Ils ont eu 16 enfants. Plusieurs descendants sont encore à Beaumont, Alberta.
      Est-ce le Pierre Bérubé que vous cherché?
      Gilberte Favreau

      Comment by Gilberte Favreau | March 2, 2011 | Reply

  15. Hello: I am new to any research in Canada. On this site I did see the names I am researching but have not figured out how to access the surnames. Please help. I am looking for Lefort, Ross, Thiffault, Thompson, Viau and Vieau.

    Enjoyed the many post cards. Can see much history in them.
    Thanks Susie

    Note from Evelyn: Answered privately

    Partial answer here http://wp.me/pp92w-8wV

    Comment by Susie Perkins | July 23, 2010 | Reply

  16. Hi,
    I’m interested in my family tree. I think my grandfather (Joseph b 1880 – d 1922) came from
    Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec and settled in Limoges, Ontario when the government was handing out land grants.
    If you can point me in the right direction…….please and thank you.

    Comment by Anthony Lajeunesse | September 1, 2010 | Reply

  17. I am trying to find anything on Francois Blondeau (1642?-1702)and his wife Nicole Rolland in Quebec. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    Melissa

    Comment by melissa harvey | January 23, 2011 | Reply

  18. I am descended from the Juchereau family and was under the impression that they were among the founders of Quebec though I did not see their name listed among those on your site. Have attached a web address with my lineage from the generation just prior to the move from France to Canada. My line moves down through Louis Juchereau Seur De St. Denis who became famous for his exploits in Texas and Louisiana.

    Note: Jim has some great Juchereau information online here –
    http://www.somosprimos.com/inclan/juchereau.htm

    Comment by Jim Flores | February 8, 2011 | Reply

    • Hello there, Jim – and are you contacting us from Louisiana?
      You are of course correct that I have not listed all the founding couples of Quebec. I list only those that are found in my family tree, or in those of the other family researchers whom I am working with. I am adding to these gradually as I go along – and will also be adding other links and information at a future date.
      Thank you very much for your comment!
      Evelyn

      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | February 8, 2011 | Reply

      • Hello Evelyn,

        I currently live in Arlington, Texas but have very strong familial ( and emotional ) ties to Louisiana. My family still owns some property there as well.
        You have done a great job on this site! I will check back in more in the near future…

        Thanks,

        Jim

        Comment by Jim Flores | March 8, 2011 | Reply

  19. Has anyone with Lagace ancestry had a MtDNA test completed? I believe my Passino ancestor is actually a Pinsonneau that married a Lagace, and I’m hoping my MtDNA test might prove or disprove it.

    Thanks for any help.

    Jerry

    Note from Evelyn: Replied privately

    Comment by Jerry England | April 26, 2011 | Reply

  20. Hello, my mother has always told me we were French Canadian. she doesn’t know much about her father’s side except his name was: William R Pitts. her mother was: Marcha Belle Andruss and grandparents were: Martha R Fansler & Elmo Andruss. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

    Note from Evelyn: Answered by email

    Comment by Robin | May 10, 2011 | Reply

  21. Evelyn,
    I stumbled across your wonderful postcard website while looking for family history in the area of Quebec City. Apparently I have roots in the region so I may travel there in June and take a historical tour. I am decended from the Giroux clan and I recently started to look for any available geneology information. I am new at doing this type of thing. My French Canadian roots are rumoured to have Native roots also. I am wondering if I could purchase postcards or pictures that you may have about the areas of Beauport/Charlesbourg/Fargy. I am also interested in a picture of palisade forts in the area that were apparently constructed to protect these families of Nouvelle France from the Iroquois. I would like to put together a scrap book type of thing for my aging mother and ma tante. Any information, advice or help you could offer to begin my research would be greatly appreciated. Also, any suggestions of places I should see in relation to the Giroux family when I visit the area in June would also be appreciated. One place that I heard of is the Musee du Fort.
    Thank you very much,
    Cheryl

    Comment by Cheryl | May 23, 2011 | Reply

    • Hello Cheryl,

      Welcome to Quebec.

      If you care to email me at address below, I could help you planning part of your trip to ensure seeing what you are looking for and give you references.

      Gilbert Beaulieu
      450-293-0247
      beaug6@gmail.com

      Comment by Gilbert Beaulieu | May 25, 2011 | Reply

  22. Hello,
    I am still searching for the METIS CONNECTION of my grandmother, Elmyre Paquette. She was born on February 17, 1879 in Gloucester, Ontario, Canada to Joseph Guillaume Paquette and Marie Brule.
    Elmyre (Emilie) died on June 18, 1944, aged 61, in Ottawa, Ontario. She was buried in Notre Dame Cemetery, Ottawa. Married WILLIAM ARTHUR DUFFY. Elmire(Emilie) Harriot Paquette’s name is spelled “Elmyra” on her tombstone.
    Parents: Both her parents were supposed to be METIS.
    JOSEPH GUILLAUME PAQUETTE was born on April 1, 1854 in Hawkesbury, Ontario to Charles Paquette and Marie Louise Catherine Periard or Perillard dit Bourguignon.
    His Marriage license says “Hansbury, Kentucky”. NOTE:1883-77 ” Joseph Guillaume PAQUETTE, 24, laborer, Hansbury Kentucky, Ottawa, s/o “Charles PAQUETTE & Marie L. Catherine PERIARD, married Marie BRULEE, 26, St. Andre Avelin, Ottawa, d/o Joseph BRULE (sic) & Angelique DUBREUIL, witn: Jean PAQUETTE & Nancy BRULE, both of Ottawa, October 16, 1877 at Ottawa.”
    (The Mohawk people from New York, having converted to Roman Catholicism, settled in New France, with the Jesuits establishing Kahnawake as their home in 1716. The Kahnawake Mohawk Territory (formerly called Caughnawaga) is an Indian reserve on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec, across from Montreal & near Hawkesbury. It has been a Mohawk settlement since 1719.”
    SOURCES: Americans in Canada
    http://www.jrank.org/history/pages/6703/Americans-in-Canada.html#ixzz0c7Z7yCQs
    1851 Canadian Census Online eMedia: Census,Province/Territory: Canada West (Ontario)
    District Name: Prescott (county) Sub-District Name/Description:Hawkesbury, east township
    Schedule: A, p. 14d, 15a, (30).
    MARIE BRULE
    Joseph Guillaume Paquette married Marie Brule on October 16, 1877 in St. Andre Avelin, St-Joseph Parish, Ottawa. She was born on November 15, 1852 in Montebello, Quebec to Joseph Alexis Brule and Angelique Dubreuil.
    The Papineau seigniory (Montebello) was originally designated by the name “La Petite Nation”, from the name of the Algonkian tribe that originally inhabited this locality. Marie died on March 26, 1924, aged 71, in Ottawa, Ontario. She was buried in Notre Dame Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario – Lot 492 1/2 South Section A-Purchased by Honora Pauquette in 1882.

    Comment by Michele Martin | August 27, 2011 | Reply

  23. I am having a hard time with my ancestry I am the line of Pierre Charron 1640 and Catherine Pillard. I do not look French but am always mistaken for native Indian. I was reading up on my family and one article had my first grandmother here in Canada was a daughter of a Huron war chief. They say she was born in a town just like the one in France My name is Percy (Bill) Gerald Joseph Charron

    Comment by Percy (Bill) Charron | December 12, 2011 | Reply

    • Greetings,
      I’m sorry I have no specific information about the Charrons although I am aware of the interest in her origins. I have no opinion on the question but here is a useful link –
      http://www.geninfo.org/Pillard/La_Rochelle-E.htm
      Information for readers – Excerpt: The adventure of Catherine Pillard continues to occupy our research. Following the appearance of the first articles in Le Chaînon[1] in the fall of 2007 and in 2008, Gail Moreau-DesHarnais, member of the Société franco-ontarienne d’histoire et de généalogie (SFOHG) La Pionnière du sud-ouest in Lakeshore, near Windsor (Ontario) and also a member of the French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan (FCHSM), joined a discussion group created specifically to allow genealogists to express their opinions regarding the validity of mtDNA analysis in genealogy, and more specifically, the mtDNA test results of the descendants of Catherine Pillard, which had caused a controversy in the genealogical world. At the beginning, Gail was one of the genealogists who were skeptical about the real origins of Catherine Pillard. The lively debates unleashed by the differing interpretations of genetic tests and the negative comments which followed, motivated her to dig deeper using traditional genealogical research methods. To verify the precise origins of Catherine, Gail unearthed and dissected all available documents concerning Catherine. As her research progressed, her skepticism diminished. She is now completely convinced of the validity of the genetic tests of Catherine’s descendants that have been conducted so far. The results of four of these tests were fully explained in preceding issues of Le Chaînon. …

      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | December 14, 2011 | Reply

  24. Hi, this is a wonderful site and you are doing a marvelous job. Thank You. My name is Rod Bricco from Wisconsin and my family is from Canada and many still live there, in fact the family in Canada is bigger than the one here in the states. I could not find my family on your website as I know they were one of the first pioneers in Canada as well. My great Grandfather ( 10 generations back was with the Carignan Salerais regiment and he came to Canada in 1665. The name was spelled Bricault dit Lamarche. The Canadien relatives still spell the last name Bricault and some relatives go by the name of Lamarche. I would be glead to help you out with anything you may need on this website. Thank you again. Rod Bricco

    Comment by Rod Bricco | December 22, 2011 | Reply

    • Hello Rod,
      Thanks for your comment and I think it’s great that you are aware of your family history even though the name has certainly evolved. As a matter of fact when I saw your comment I figured you for an Italian!
      For what concerns the French Canadian pioneers index, the list is not exhaustive. I have been adding names that relate to volunteer work that I do with readers, or in some cases names that appear in my own family tree.
      Happy holidays,
      Evelyn

      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | December 22, 2011 | Reply

  25. Hello, My husbands family, from Quebec City, name is Audet, and we know that the name Lapointe was also used and they were from France and came to Quebec very early. His family came to Australia in 1967. I am surprised that his name is not listed on your list of early canadian pioneers..? Do you know anything about his family? Thankyou, Carolyn Audet

    Comment by carolyn | March 3, 2012 | Reply

    • Hello Carolyn!
      The list is by no means complete. I add names as they come up in my research with readers or because they appear in my paternal or maternal family trees.
      Evelyn

      Note: I’m continuing this conversation by email.

      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | March 3, 2012 | Reply

      • Hello Carolyn.

        There is a Audet Family Association you can check to learn of your ancestor’s history and, most probably, get in touch with people or indications on searching for your genealogy.

        Here is the reference to their English pages:

        http://www.audetditlapointe.ca/accueil/index-en.html

        There is much on Audets in French on the internet but barely anything worthwhile as per a fast search I made.

        Be sure to contact the Association.

        Good luck to you.

        Gilbert Beaulieu
        SHGFR
        beaug6@gmail.com

        Comment by Gilbert Beaulieu | March 5, 2012 | Reply

  26. Hi. I just happened on your site and hope you can help me out. I have quite a bit of my mother’s family tree information, however, we have been told there is native indian ancestry in our family, but I am having trouble finding it. My grandmother is Zabine Larade and my grandfather is Joseph Lefort, both born in the Inverness, Nova Scotia area. I can provide names farther back if it will help, just thought I would check to see if you thought you could help first. I appreciate any information you can provide. I have been told some of the indians in the area would move in with french families and take their surname, so this may be why I am having trouble. My mother’s aunt told me her aunt was definitely native, but died she died before I was able to get more information. We all have a definite Meti appearance and I would love to trace this back. Thanks. Kathleen MacEachern.

    Comment by Kathleen MacEachern | May 29, 2012 | Reply

  27. Hello. I am sort of looking for a needle in the proverbial haystack. My grandmother did not know until she applied for social security that the parents that raised her were not actually her biological parents. Instead, she was told that her biological mother died in childbirth and then her biological father was killed soon after, so the midwife and her husband raised her. The only information that we have is that the father’s surname may have been Forestal, or something close to that, and that he was born in Paris, France, then immigrated to Ontario, Canada and was a trapper. He supposedly married a young Iroquois girl from possibly Caughnawaga (Kahnawake) or Saint Regis Ontario. They left Ontario in 1906 and made their way to Thompson, Winnebago County, Iowa. That is where my grandmother was born and her mother died. I believe that my great-grandmother was born about 1887. I know this is not much information to go on, but I would dearly love to identify any potential names of young women living in Kahnawake or Saint Regis between 1887 and 1906. Thank you in advance for any assistance. Pamela Sanders

    Note from Evelyn: Answered privately

    Comment by Pamela Sanders | October 22, 2012 | Reply

  28. Hi, I am researching for any information pertaining to Veronique Mabkateinini, Algonquin woman from the Maniwaki, Grand Remous, Quebec area.

    Comment by Judi Killeen | February 5, 2014 | Reply

  29. I am looking for native connections to Algoquin with the name Scholastique Cousineau who married Clément Guertin on Nov. 4th, 1844 in Aylmer, Quebec. She is Algonquin but a need a positive connection that says so. She may have come from Lake of Two Mountains or Golden Lake. I’ve already been to and checked the Kitigan Zibi without success. To me, it would mean the difference between ‘fiction and non-fiction’ in my novel writing. your help would be greatly appreciated. Norman

    Note from Evelyn:
    some information here http://wp.me/pp92w-gJU
    more assistance required

    Comment by Norman Guertin | April 13, 2014 | Reply

  30. Hi I’m looking for any information on Louis Thibault and his wife Marie Agnes Jones
    , Children were Napolean, Rose, Caroline and Joseph. Children lived in Ottawa Ontario but were from Louiseville Quebec. Napolean was born April 13 1878, Rose was born 1872.

    Comment by Glen Forgie | October 26, 2014 | Reply

  31. 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.

    Comment by Maryann Foote | February 13, 2015 | Reply

  32. Hi,
    I’m looking into my LeClaire family history, But it see that’s its spelled as Leclerc. Because i know for a fact my family was settled in Quebec, Canada for a time before moving to Upper Michigan. I’m wondering if there is any information under the name spelled like “LeClaire” Please get back to me. I would really appreciate it.
    Thanks!

    Comment by Michaela LeClaire | April 8, 2015 | Reply

  33. I was always told by my grandmother LaPlante the family came from Quebec CN and was one of the first 5 settlers in Quebec coming from France. My research identified a Nicholas Plant and son Jean may be the Plant family origin. Grandmother also told me her great grandfather established the first fur trading post west of the Mississippi in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. I would appreciate so much any information you may have regarding the Plante/LaPlante family. Thank you for posting and making this type information available.

    Comment by Robert | February 9, 2016 | Reply

  34. Hello – I am trying to research my family. I am a Beaubien thru my grandmother. Our family came to Canada in approx. 1640. (We are descendants of Gilles [Jules] Trottier). The mixed marriages of Beaubiens in the American Beaubiens is well documented, but the Canadian side is much harder to find. I found an entry for Mathieu Onwaientatenni Beaubien (wife Anne Konwaseronni Taylor) on your website. Are you able to give suggestions for how I can learn more about the Beaubien family? Thanks. Susan. P.S. Very excited to have found your website!

    Comment by Susan Plensky | February 11, 2016 | Reply

  35. I am searching for information on Marie Anne Chipakighokwe of Algonquin decent
    Married to Laurent Brown on July 2 1803

    Comment by Andrea Martin | February 19, 2016 | Reply

  36. Where are the “Lemelins”?

    Comment by Al Lemna | February 23, 2016 | Reply

    • This is not an exhaustive list. I only include information on surnames which appear in my family tree or in the trees of those that I assist.
      Have a good day,
      Evelyn

      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | February 23, 2016 | Reply

  37. I am a direct descendant of Jean Lemelin dit Tourangeau. Do you have any information on this family?
    Thank you

    Comment by Al Lemna | February 23, 2016 | Reply

    • My husband is a Lemna thru his grandmother Ruth Louella Lemna Marsh Nugent. Her parents were Frederick Albert Lemna and Leona Pearl Mary Harrison Lemna. I know the name traces back to France and settled in New France. Eventually they immigrated to the United States, but eventually our branch of the family migrated to Alberta, Canada. I am a Beaubien with origins back to early New France. I am curious to find out if our families may have crossed paths back in New France.

      Comment by S Plensky | April 10, 2016 | Reply

  38. I may be mistake but I don’t see as “French Canadian Pioneers” : Jean Laspron (Lampron) /dit LaCharite dit Lampro/ etc And Bellemares (Gelinas) Dit Jellineau and Deziel (Delegal) Laspron arrived 1665 with one of the Regiments He Married Anne Michele Renauld in 1669 and Died in Quebect in 1698 abt and Gelinas (Jellineau) arrived abt 1655 as an indentured servant to pay off his passage.
    Claude Lampron/LaCharite/Laspron abt 1756 married Marie Gertin in Nicolet (she supposedly was a Native (first people))
    Thanks for compiling this–it is tedious and time consuming, I know some of the effort you have sweated to do. I appreciate MY French Canadian Heritage being NOT forgotten.
    George Lampron

    Comment by George Lampron | May 24, 2016 | Reply

  39. Hi I am doing family research on my mothers side and was wondering if anyone can help me in my search I am looking for my G. Grandparnets: His name Was Frank LaPlante and he was born Nov 15, 1847 in Quebec, Canada and he married Mary Ann Causley who was Born 8-8-1848 in Port Huron If you have any information you can email me at christyderidder68@yahho.com Thank you

    Comment by christy | July 9, 2016 | Reply

  40. Hello I am a Legacy (Lagace) from South Tetagouche, Gloucester County New Brunswick Ancestory. My name is Cherie (Legacy) Gray.
    I have marriage certificates etc but need more info on our Lagace history etc

    Comment by Cherie Gray | October 1, 2016 | Reply

    • Hello Cheri,
      Are you able to,tell me the names of your Legacy grandparents or great grandparents who were from Tetagouche?
      Evelyn Theriault

      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | October 2, 2016 | Reply

    • I am looking for any information on My G.G. Grandfather Frank LaPlante I don’t know who his parents were All I know he was born in Canada and moved to Bay City Michigan for 75 years he has a brother named David LaPlante who used to live in Trois River, Canada any information you can help me with would be most helpful

      Comment by christy | October 2, 2016 | Reply

      • If he was born in Canada chances are his birth name was Francois, and he changed it to Frank after coming to the USA. I did a quick look and there are a ton of Francois LaPlantes born in Quebec province. You’ll need a birth date at the very least. Try his headstone for more info. Good luck.

        Comment by Jerry England | October 2, 2016 | Reply

        • He was born Nov 15.1847 Canada and pasted away Feb 4, 1937 I Bay City he is buried at Calvary Cemetery

          Comment by christy | October 2, 2016 | Reply

          • Found on ancestry:

            Francois Xavier “Frank” LaPlant / LaPlante
            Birth: 11-14-1847 (14 Nov 1847) – Canada
            Death: 04 Feb 1937 (4 Feb 1937) – Bay City, Bay, Michigan, USA
            Marriage: 1877 – Bay City, Bay, Michigan, USA
            Spouse: Mary Ann “Annie” Causley
            Ancestry Member Name: matulevichs

            Good luck

            Comment by Jerry England | October 2, 2016

          • Yes that is him did you see if there were parents names or any sibblings

            Comment by christy | October 2, 2016

          • Ancestry.com usually offers a free two-week membership for new comers. I tried to do you a genealogy act of kindness, but I have no more time to spend. You’re welcome.

            Comment by Jerry England | October 3, 2016

          • Thank You but I have ancestry but my time ran out I do have my family tree on there but had no luck finding much stuff on his parents

            Comment by christy | October 5, 2016

  41. I was also told that my LaPlante’s were Indian right along with my Cazelet (Causley’s) my G.G G Ignance Cazelet

    Comment by christy | October 2, 2016 | Reply

  42. First of let me tell you Your website and you are doing a wonderful job Changing the lives of people looking for there roots I myself found my birthmother after 43 years so i have alot of rooting to do..I have done the one side of the family to 1622 confirmed (villemere nit Corbeau)
    However I’m trying to find my Metis connection on the Berube side. I can trace as far back as Damien Berube Parish/City: Rocquefort
    Country: France
    Death: 07 March 1688 – Age: 41
    Parish/City: Riviere Ouelle, Kamouraska Quebuc
    Country: Canada B.1647-1688.D Which was the first i think that came to Canada

    And son Pedigree Pierre Berube B.1682 – 1736.D Daughter Jeanne-Marguerite 27 Oct 1680
    Ignace 1683 Mathurin 17 Oct 1688
    – son
    -son etc etc

    Down to my Great Great Grandfather Joseph-Ferdinand Berube-Adélard B.May 1 1880 St Ulic Matane Que,
    My Great Gradfather Alfred Berube Lived in Sudbury 1900? 1903 Birth Married 1920 11 kids Lea Berube married Orval Villemere and are my grandparents lived in Sudbury My mother Rose Marie Villemere and me Darryl Orval Villemere Sudbury Ontiaro

    I would like to find the Metis part of the line From what i heard we have Cree Native blood in the line
    But i havent been able to find a odd name to fill in the blanks ..And we also had something to do with the Hudson bay co. when they had a revolt and burned down one of the records buildings 100+ years ago?
    Any Help would be gratful thank you and keep up the great work

    Comment by Darryl Villemere | October 11, 2016 | Reply

  43. What about the Tremblays?

    Comment by Gloria Tremblay Coles | November 26, 2016 | Reply

    • The Tremblays are most definitely early pioneers (or at least some of them)” My list of pioneers, however, is not exhaustive. I’ve only included the pioneers of people appearing in my family tree or in the family trees of people’s families whose genealogies I’ve done.
      Have a nice day,
      Evelyn

      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | November 28, 2016 | Reply


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