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August 30, 2009 - Posted by | .


  1. My g-grandfather, Joseph Guillame PAQUETTE married Marie Brule in 1877 in St. Andre Avelin, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The marriage record says he was from Kantucky. Obviously, this is incorrect. While I have been looking at your site, I noticed that you refer to Kahnawake. I know I have quite a bit of Aboriginal blood and was wondering if any documents still exist that could be referenced for his birth in 1854, and if there is a website. I know it is a reach, but I have had no luck with him at all.
    Note from Evelyn: Answer appears here http://acanadianfamily.com/2009/12/07/evelyn-in-montreal-paquette-m-brule-1877/


    Comment by Michele Martin | December 7, 2009 | Reply

  2. Hello, my grand parents where native Adelard Lajeunesse and Yvonne Paquette. I do know they were married at Montebello QC, I am trying to learn more but I dont find them on any census, family search, roots web, archive nationl… If someone can help me please contact me.

    We have picture of them of Adelard doing canoe, sleigh, and

    Thank you very much

    Note from Evelyn: Replied via email.


    Comment by elise | January 9, 2010 | Reply

    • I have been trying to locate Joseph Guillaume Paquette (Father, Charles). Are there any Paquette or Paquet, or Pasquiers in Kahnawa:ke?


      Comment by Michele | January 29, 2011 | Reply

    • Try LDS or Church of Latter Day Saints


      Comment by CeCile | November 11, 2018 | Reply

  3. I am looking for the family of Louise Kwarakwantha otherwise known as Louise L’Iroquoise by the Hudson Bay Company born October 17, 1792. He was a HBC guide who was a Iroquois Indian and intermarried with our people.

    There is an extensive family throughout Treaty 6 and 8 who are the descendants of Louise Kwarakwantha or Kwarakwante. He came to Jasper House when he was around 19 years old and intermarried within the nearby tribes. I am looking for more information on his family at Caughnawaga where he was born.



    Comment by Linette Calliou | January 4, 2011 | Reply

  4. I am looking for these people…..

    Probably the greatest social success of all, however, has been made by young White Moon (Louis Smith) an Indian with a touch of German blood. Though not yet invited to pose before an easel and at present the chief attraction of a traveling medicine show, this young Indian of twenty-three has more than once been taken into New York parlors and charmed all. No picture can give any idea of his physical beauty and magnetism, which are most marked.

    White Moon has a mother, Kaheroton-Kwas (Weeping Corn Husk), and a cousin, Tsio-non-nio-wa-ne (Big Elk), who are at present traveling with him.

    New York Times September 12, 1897.

    Louis was on the reserve in 1943.
    He died after being struck by a car 08 Sep 1947.
    It is my understanding that he is buried in the cemetery on the reserve.

    I am looking for an obituary, burial information, anything I can find. Does anyone recognize these names?

    Louis Smith was also called Doc Smith and he had very bad eyesight. His mother was called Therese (Felicite) Kaherotonkwas. I can see them on the 1881 census. But where are they buried and where is the papa?

    I have been looking for so long. Can anybody please help?

    Thank you so much.

    Answering privately


    Comment by M L Morgan | January 8, 2011 | Reply

  5. looking for information on on our decendents Birth and marriges between Jean Chapados and his wife
    Catherine Larocque,Francois Larocque his wife
    Marguerite Caplan, her father Guillaume Caplan and wife Metis women ?


    Comment by Antoinia J Breau | March 12, 2011 | Reply

    • I am a relative of these people Marie Anne Chapodos 1764-1839 her parents above.. if you would like to correspond with us, we would love too..!!


      Comment by mb | August 8, 2017 | Reply

      • Hi,

        We are relatives of Catherine Larocque as well.


        Comment by sagocare | December 7, 2017 | Reply

  6. Our family oral history always assumed that Rose de Lima Lafontaine, born 1827 in Quebec, was the Mohawk in our lineage. But that does no longer seems to be the correct person. In fact, my gr. grandmother, Salome Riel, daughter of Pierre Napoleon Riel of Kanawake seems to be the Mohawk link. What do you think?

    Note from Evelyn: Answered by email


    Comment by Andrew Carpentier | May 9, 2011 | Reply

  7. I have a Daniel F. Gray born 1830 to unknown parents. He married Mary Frances Mead (b. 1830, Rockingham, VT) about 1854. The family is on the 1860 & 1870 census for Altona, NY. I believe Dan is on the 1850 Westminster, VT census living in a household not his own, as a laborer. His death certificate says he was born in Waterbury, VT but I haven’t found the records. Most of the family is buried in the Old Mooers Cemetery in NY where they spent the majority of their lives. The 1880 Dannamora, NY census shows Dan as a widower, living in a house hold other than his own. He died at the house of his daughter, Harriet, in August of 1900 in St Albans, VT where he was staying for the last six sick years of his life.

    Myself and other genealogists have looked into this family and can not find Dan’s parents. I have a list of deceased Gray’s in Akwesasne from the mission but need a connecting generation or two. If anyone can help me with these Gray’s I would be ever so grateful. It has been a brick wall for some time.

    I have more information if needed. Would appreciate communication. Dan and Mary were my g.g.g grandparents. Am looking to document them if possible. NOT looking for inclusion in any tribe, money, or etc.
    Thank you,


    Comment by Lynn | October 1, 2011 | Reply

    • Never any reply on this family no matter where I post. Everything on ancestry has been put there by me. I can not get back past Dan (Daniel) F. Gray. Grandmother said Mohawk blood comes through her family line and I have narrowed it down to the Gray family. Need help! If someone is able to go to Kahnawake or Akwesase and look into the parish registers I would be forever grateful but I suppose it would take someone who has genealogy as a life’s passion like me. If anyone is willing to help I will send you a separate email on what I have to make this easier. Please use my email: LMThistle@aol


      Comment by Lynn Menard Mathieson | June 14, 2015 | Reply

      • Hello Lynn,
        You have posted this question under the general Iroquois post. It would be helpful if you posted a message with the names of a couple and their children with approximate dates as a starting point. In addition, the Kahnawake records are online at ancestry.com however many (a majority) of the records are mis- transcribed. That is why I started a methodical record-by-record transcription in which I compare ancestry original records with bms2000 records. I do this in clippings of time from my full time job and caring for an ailing relative. You will see flurries of activity from time to time on the site but for the rest I leave your comments up so that others may help. Evelyn


        Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | June 17, 2015 | Reply

  8. Hi! I’ve been doing my family tree for over 35 years now. Anytime I had to deal with the records in Quebec, I just wanted to bang my head against a wall. In 2005, I submitted my tree to the Quebec Metis Federation, based on my maternal information. On my father’s side, it was just brick wall after brick wall – so I never figured I would ever get anywhere.

    A few days after I submitted my tree, they contacted us asking if we knew you we were. Apparently I came from a long line of Huron Chiefs – the Vincents..

    So I continued to try to trace them. The biggest problem is the last name, and when it switched over to actually “Vincent”. I was ecstatic when I read your comment about trying to get all versions of all the surnames synchronized, I decided you would be my new Best Friend.

    I was able to discover that 2 of the Vincent went to go live in Kahnawake some where around 1812 – 1850. I have not yet been able to establish why, but I am still working on it. One of those 2 Vincents received a land grant for his role in the battle of chateauguay – despite the fact that he was native. That land grant is somewhere in what is now St. Hyacinthe. And that is my great great grand father. He married Henriette Lacoste. There is no record of that wedding. or actual birth certificates for their kids birth.

    I noticed you have Vincent listed on your list of surnames. Any information you have on the Vincents in your records, I would REALLY appreciate seeing, or hearing about.

    Thanks for reading this.

    Nicole Vincent

    Note from Evelyn: Answered privately.


    Comment by Nicole Vincent | February 7, 2012 | Reply

  9. Im going out on a limb here .. But Ive been told I have 2 mohawk grandparents.. Im working with these following surname’s ( Pilote and Tessier) . My grandfather is Francois Xavier Tessier. I can not find much on them at all. Ive been at this for 5 years now.. And now hoping to dig alot deeper.Ive viewed all the surnames listed on this site and cant really find any matches. So maybe the myth of my Grandparents has been solved. But any help or good direction would help. I tryed Ancestry .ca. But nothing at all.. Thank for any reply or information…


    Comment by steve lemire | February 22, 2012 | Reply

    • Do you have any dates of birth? Or maybe a location? I have a decendant: 1. Josephte Lebeau, b. , m. Francois Tessier dit Laforest (aft 1792-) on February 16, 1724 in St Cuthbert, Quebec.
      Try just Googling the name or any associated names, ie wife or children.
      Good Luck!


      Comment by Shelly | February 23, 2012 | Reply

  10. I ve tryed that plenty lol….I can not find anything my Father doesnt even no his moms birthday. Her name is Henriette Tessier > Her Father is Francois Xavier Tessier . Her Mother is Rosa Anna Trudel. I cant not fina anything to be honest .Thank you so much for your time .

    Replied –
    A Tessier Lineage Back To Jacques Tessier and Laurence Boiglou of Limoges


    Comment by steve lemire | February 24, 2012 | Reply

    • Steve,
      I sent you a message at the email address that you left with your message. Perhaps the address that you left was incorrect?
      If interested, you should email me at
      evelynth @


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | February 24, 2012 | Reply

    • In my researching of family I have come across the name Henriette who was born on Channel Island and married a Johnston Munro. (My descendants) You mention her mother was Rosa Anna. Johnston and Henriette had a daughter named Rosana which is why it peaked my interest. I found this info in 1871 Canadian census and they were living in Paspebiac. Not sure if it’s the Henriette but will take your info and see what I can track down with the Tessier name.


      Comment by Janice | June 10, 2016 | Reply

    • Tessier can also be back then known as Laplante


      Comment by mona cicciarella | December 30, 2016 | Reply

  11. I have been looking for my aboriginals roots also. My Grandparents were Alfred Guenette Jr., ans Antonia Brassard. My greatgrandmother was Eloise Perron married to Dammasse Guenette. All were from the province of Quebec. That information is from my father’s side. My mother also came from the province of Quebec. My grandfather was Andre Perreault married to Julia Lacousse. They were from the sub district of Bouchette. My greatgrandfather was Desire Perreault from the same sub district. Where can I found my aboriginal lineage? All this information dates back to the mid 1800’s, to early 1900’s.


    Comment by Noella | March 20, 2012 | Reply

    • On the Brassard name: Try changing the spelling. Back then few could spell correctly and even the priests recorded different spellings. I have an Isaac Urbain Brossard, who arrived from France in 1653 as part of the “Great Rookie” of Montreal. The surname was also spelled Broussard and Brassard.
      He married Urbaine Hodiau dit Lafleche in Montreal on April 19, 1660. He was 27 and Urban Odiau (notice the spelling here) was just 16. She was the daughter of Sebastian Odio and Marie Monier. The marriage took place in Notre-Dame, Montreal. The bride and groom signed the marriage contract before the notary Benign Basset on April 3, 1660. All parents were absent from the ceremony.
      He had at least 7 children that I know about, but there were probably more.
      1. Jeanne Brossard, b. 1663, m. Henri Catin, d. 1744
      2. Jean Brossard, b. 1665, m. Catherine Richard in Port Royal, Acadia (?)
      3. Catherine Marie Brossard, b. 1668, m. Jean Sareau (mason), d. 1738
      4. François Brossard, b. 1670, m. Marie UNKNOWN, d. 1739
      4. Martha Marie Brossard, b. 1673, m. Jean Pouget,
      5. Marie Madeleine Brossard, b. 1676, m. François Campeau (maker of edge-tools), d. April 9, 1729. * My line: The Campeau (Campo) family were intermarried later. A son, Francois Campeau, Jr. eventually settled in Detroit, in 1735.
      6. Louise Brossard, b. 1678,
      7. Claude Brossard, b. 1681, m. Barbara Hébert, d. 1728

      There is a street named Brossard in Montreal honors his memory.

      In the 1700’s-1800’s, it was no longer accepted to be married to a METIS or or Indian. Many intermarried, but did not record their status. My own ancsters refused to record their METIS status.


      Comment by Shelly | March 21, 2012 | Reply

      • Thank you for the information. I will try what you suggest. According to my mother their is native ancestry also on her side. She is a Perreault and her mother was a Lacousse. I have seen similar spellings to Lacousse so I will try those to.

        Again Thank you!


        Comment by Noella | March 21, 2012 | Reply

      • Brossard — I have as cross-reference same family info on Brossard. #1 on list — Jeanne Brossard & Henri Catin:

        2. PIERRE CHARTIER b. Montreal (Notre Dame) 22 Oct 1666
        d. Montreal (Notre Dame) 5 Nov 1735
        m. CATHERINE CATIN (Henri & Jeanne Brossard)
        b. Montreal 1693
        d. Montreal (Notre Dame) 29 Dec 1742
        m2 Montreal (Notre Dame) 22 Dec 1737 Charles Douaire

        I have huge file on names Chartier/Shorkey/Sharkey, also Paquet, Silas, etc. all originating from Quebec and Ontario. I’d gladly share file (.pdf) if anyone cares to send me their e-mail.


        Comment by Mary | December 29, 2012 | Reply

        • I have Paquet dit Lavalle’s. Issac, Charles, Andre, Barthelemi, Marguerite (b. 1805, St Marc Sur-Richelieu) who married whom married Emmanuel Lussier.

          Chartier’s are Guillaume married to Marie Faucon and daughter, Marie, b. 1676, Pointe Aux Trembles who married Bernard Brouillet.
          Connected to you? If so, yes I would please like to have your PDF file as well. LMThistle@aol.com


          Comment by Lynn Menard Mathieson | June 14, 2015 | Reply

        • I am a direct descendent of Antoine Chartier of Quebec, but that is as far back as I can trace this line. Can you also please send me the .pdf file of Chartier/Sharkey names? Please send to christina5 (at) embarqmail (dot) com. Thank you!


          Comment by Christina Young | January 10, 2016 | Reply

          • Hi Christina, I’m also a descendent of Antoine Chartier, and I am here looking for the same information! I’ve been able to trace our Mohawk lineage to the Chartier/Carter/Sharkey family based upon written records that were submitted by another distant relative in the Midwest, but, that’s as far as I have gotten. If you find out anything more, please keep me posted! – Arlene Shanley (amsivory@gmail.com)


            Comment by ivorydog | April 10, 2017

        • I’m researching my family tree and we are from chartier and shirkey family out of canada. Do you have anything on these. I’m trying to find our native American link.


          Comment by Jennifer | June 9, 2016 | Reply

          • Hi Jennifer, I may have a little bit of information for you. I’m here looking for more information on the same family. There are several variations of the spelling (Chartier/Carter/Sharkey/Sorkee/Shorkey) and they passed the same given names on through the generations so the full names can be confusing, but they are different people. From records I have found, there is a written letter stating that Aurelia Sharkey was Mohawk. It does not state whether she was full-blooded, however. I’ve since hit a brick wall, as it seems the censuses record their heritages as “White” and they were Catholic. Many of the Chartier family stayed in Upstate NY or Quebec, but there are relatives living in the Midwest. I moved to Kansas City almost six years ago and I was certain I had no family out here but after researching I found my distant relatives in the Sharkey family, and they live here in Kansas and Missouri. There are also some that are still living in Momence, IL, as far as I know. Hope this helps!


            Comment by ivorydog | April 10, 2017

        • I am a beginner at searching genealogies. A recent ancestry DNA test did not show any Native American connection. But I grew up learning that I had a great, great and possible 3rd great grandmother, Louise Chartier. She was a full blooded Mohawk woman from the sub tribe of Caughnawagas. Can you help me trace my lineage back to her. Our family name is Lavoie.


          Comment by Suzanne LaVoie | July 19, 2016 | Reply

      • I have huge .pdf file on Chartier/Shorkey/Sharkey, also some Paquet and Silas. BROSSARD is in there which matches your data — SEE BELOW. If anyone cares to give me e-mail — I’ll gladly share file.

        2. PIERRE CHARTIER b. Montreal (Notre Dame) 22 Oct 1666
        d. Montreal (Notre Dame) 5 Nov 1735
        m. CATHERINE CATIN (Henri & Jeanne Brossard)
        b. Montreal 1693
        d. Montreal (Notre Dame) 29 Dec 1742
        m2 Montreal (Notre Dame) 22 Dec 1737 Charles Douaire


        Comment by marigoldsun | December 29, 2012 | Reply

        • Please send the info! This is my family!

          You are welcome to call me!



          Jeffrey Nowosad


          Comment by JEFF NOWOSAD | April 24, 2015 | Reply

        • Hi Mary,

          Chartier/Shorkey/Sharkey, also some Paquet and Silas are my family. I would love to have a copy of the .PDF you have to share. You can email it to me at lakeshorerealty@ymail.com

          I would love to converse with you sometime, it my solve a lot of confusion regarding our Indian heritage.


          Jeffery Nowosad

          E: lakeshorerealty@ymail.com


          Comment by Jeff Nowosad | June 12, 2015 | Reply

          • JEFF,

            It appears these lines are Metis: Boyer, Descardonnets & Robert

            November 24: Fort Detroit, New France (Michigan), marriage, (III)-Ignace Boyer born 1721 died May 22, 1784 British Fort Detroit, (Michigan), son (II)-Antoine Boyer; married (IV)-Angelique Pepin dit Descardonnets Métis daughter (III)-Joseph Pepin Des Cardonnets b-1694 and (IV)-Angelique Robert Métis
            (IV)-Ignace Boyer Métis (1750-1750) Detroit
            (IV)-Pierre Ignace Métis Boyer (1751-1752) Detroit
            (IV)-Suzanne Boyer Métis (1752-1753) Detroit
            (IV)-Angelique Boyer Métis (1754-1754) Detroit
            (IV)-Therese Boyer Métis b-1755, Detroit, 1st married 1770 Detroit, (III)-Jean Baptiste Casse (1742-1777), 2nd marriage 1779, Detroit, (III)-Francois Dagneau b-1747
            (IV)-Angelique Boyer Métis (1757-1758) Detroit
            (IV)-Anonyme Boyer Métis (1758-1758) Detroit
            (IV)-Archange Boyer Métis b-1759, Detroit, married 1781 Detroit, Nicolas Gouin
            (IV)-Catherine Boyer Métis d-1762, Detroit,
            (IV)-Antoine Nicolas Boyer Métis b-1763, Detroit,
            (IV)-Marie Louise Boyer Métis b-1765, Detroit,
            (IV)-Catherine Boyer Métis (1767-1793), Detroit, married 1791, Detroit, (IV)-Joseph Morand b-1763


            Comment by marigoldsun | September 20, 2015

          • http://metis-history.info/metis13.shtml

            This is the Link for Metis Culture 1748-1749


            Comment by marigoldsun | September 20, 2015

        • I would love a copy of this PDF. My grandmother was Regina Margaret Lamora. Her mother was Mary Defayette, and she was a descendent of the Chartier/Carter/Sharkey family. Thank you!!


          Comment by ivorydog | April 10, 2017 | Reply

        • Hi, could you also send this file to me as I have been researching these family lines for quite a while but have been unable to find my Native ancestors. Thanks so much. e-mail is tausy@sympatico.ca.
          Laura Tausendfrende


          Comment by Laura Tausendfrende | May 23, 2017 | Reply

      • Hi there,
        I too descend from the campaeu families of detroit. I already have metis status with the metis nation of ontario through another line, but I’ve heard the campaeus from this area have metis blood as well. I’d love to connect and compare records!


        Comment by Katie | August 9, 2015 | Reply

  12. I am looking for a Thomas (Tom) Garland (b. and d. unknown) married to Mary ?. They had a least 2 children, a son who lived in the Detroit area, and a daughter Helen who married Ernest Littlejohn. Helen was born October 13, 1909 and died October 9, 1982. Helen had at least 4 children, Ernest, a daughter, Eugene, Wayne.
    I am told that Helen as a young lady, would visit friends and family in the Kahnawake area.
    Any information on Thomas Garland and daughter Helen would be appreciated.
    Thank you


    Comment by Herbert Drouin | March 29, 2012 | Reply

    • I do First Nation genealogy and I have run across a Blais family in the 1901 census for Kanehsatake/Oka. You might want to look at the automated genealogy census for that area and plug in the name.


      Comment by Noreen | March 15, 2018 | Reply

  13. Looking for Joseph Blais b. 1844 , Sarah Ann Nolan b. 1847-connected to Lewis, Cook, Thompson- Catholic-grew up with RedJacket on wall, bust of Hiawatha, told of the longhouse, numerous stories, along with a wampum belt telling the story of the coversion of traditional beliefs to Christianity(this belt disappeared while military life sent us across the Pacific), still looking for it? My Grandmother told me the tribes were disbanned, but to always remember-so I have and I’ve searched without success. A long time ago I found a Joseph Blais b. 1844 on a Nippssing(Spell?) listing, but did not print this and since cannot find info again. I think Joseph might have been Huron, but Sarah must have been Mohawk, Seneca otherwise we would not have RedJacket or Hiawatha hanging on te walls-descent was thru Mothers family-matrilinial. Sarah and Joseph had quite a feel children, one being Nellie b. 1875, my GGrandmother, born in Vermont, so I sent for BC-no race listed? Nothing found on my family prior to 1880-the census lists them as white, but they weren’t! They spoke their native language and all of the history had been wriiten down, but destroyed by small children after my GG had passed. At a loss here, any info would be appreciated-Thank You


    Comment by Lynn | April 1, 2012 | Reply

  14. Hi, My name is Michele. My Grandma’s name is Ida. Her mom’s name was Cecila Deerfoot. Cecilia Deerfoot is as far back as I can go. I would love to find any info about my family. Ida’s last name when she lived in Kahnawake was Roberts. Ida is living now in NC. She just told me some stories. One was about a boyfriend she had who died while working on the bridge. She also told me she had a boyfriend by the name of Mike Delisle. I guess if he is alive he would be in his 90’s now. I would like to find some info on that also. Ida had three brothers. Frank, Joey and Dave and a sister who died in the St. Lawrence river when she was a teen. I think there was another child who died as a baby. I love the stories she can remember but would love to write all this down and have it for my children. We grew up attending Pow wows here in NY and still carry on Native tradition. I would like to take my Grandma back for a visit to where she was raised as a child. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Michele (Evelyn has email)


    Comment by Michele | May 2, 2012 | Reply

  15. Im looking for information on Antoine Ascelin(Asselin) who married a native woman named Elizabeth Commandant….I’ve looked everywhere for descendants or any type of information and there is a blank…maybe you have some information you can share with me.



    Comment by Debbie | May 2, 2012 | Reply

  16. I am looking for LeFebvre Perrie around the early 1800’s. I am looking him up as my great great grandfather I know that he had a child name Zoe, and Zoe married Hormisdas Guerin had a girl name Emma Guerin. Emma was born in March of 1884. If you could help with any information I would greatly apprectate it

    Reply is here – http://acanadianfamily.com/2012/09/01/reader-query-hormisdas-guerin-m-zoe-lefebvre-st-remi-napierville/


    Comment by Deborah Waddell | July 28, 2012 | Reply

  17. greetings to you,
    i have been searching my genealogic tree on my mother’s side..wich is known to be iroquois from khanawake (first nation Turtle clan), my grand-mother’s name was Marguerite Philipps, she married my grandfather Henri St-Marie around 1950, i know all the children descendants (my aunts and uncles) but nothing prior..would like to find out about the Philipps descendants. you can e-mail me at (email available on request)
    sincerely Nathalie Dubois


    Comment by nathalie | August 29, 2012 | Reply

  18. I am not familiar on how to access records on this site. I am looking for birth information for Elizabeth Langevin – from Kippewa or Mattawa (Ste. Anne’s parish). She was married to a Louis Alary. Her parents were Joseph Langevin and a native lady (different name variations – Christine (anglicized) or Kanistine or Lucie Mijakwat. They were Algonquin from Mattawa, Kippewa, Nippising, Temiskaming or Maniwaki. These are all the locations that I have come across and are attached to different records of my ancestors.


    Comment by Christine | September 4, 2012 | Reply

    • Replying by email – information to follow


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | September 5, 2012 | Reply

      • I’d like to get the information on Elizabeth Langevin also…….she’s in my tree


        Comment by Debbie | September 5, 2012 | Reply

        • Francois Rajotte dit Langevin married Marie Amable Guibeau or Guibault or Guibeault779, aged 14, on August 13, 1748 in St Francois du Lac, Quebec, Canada.
          NOTES: The name Rajotte is the feminization of the transformation graph Rageot, a word designating a Norman man rage, which is irritated easily.


          Comment by Michele Martin | September 6, 2012 | Reply

    • Christine email me 🙂


      Comment by Jess | January 24, 2013 | Reply

      • i will once i have your email address


        Comment by Christine | November 4, 2013 | Reply

  19. Greetings Christine and Debbie,
    At the moment I am extracting marriage records. If I have time next summer I will see if I can locate the birth record.


    Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | September 5, 2012 | Reply

    • Hi Evelyn:

      Anything you could offer would be greatly appreciated. I have my entire family tree sourced from me to Elizabeth Langevin. After Elizabeth there is a disconnect. I have no birth record for her. I need to link her to what I understand to be her parents – Joseph Langevin and Kanistine, Christine, Cecile Lucie Kanistine Mijakwat, Lucie Mijakwat – so many name variations, so confused!

      (answered by email)


      Comment by christine | November 28, 2012 | Reply

  20. Hi there I am researching my great great grandfathers family my mother told me that he was iraquois from the hawkesbury ontario area . His name (norman williams smith) and was married to (mida) they had a son named (norman harry. smith) who
    married ( mary minerva barr) and had a son (gordon percy williams smith) who was born in Carleton ontario in 1900.
    it is trying to find a needle in a stack when the name is smith.
    could you please help me in finding if this is accurate information on his native statis and how it came to be that his name was smith. I was told that he was a blacksmith and that some times part of the name is dropped to create the name . if you could help me with this I would greatly appreciate this.
    thank you
    Shirley Vaillancourt

    Replied by email


    Comment by shirley vaillancourt | September 22, 2012 | Reply

  21. Hello, I am writing on behalf of my 89 year old father George Philip Duquette. He remembers his grandfather Philias Duquette chanting “Indian” songs in his senior years. Dad was told that Philias was born and raised in Caughnawaga Quebec. Dad has told us many stories of his grandfather and family. I would like to provide him with validation of his memories.
    Some info. that I have about Philias follows
    DUQUETTE, Philias Dominic
    Birth : 10 OCT 1851 Chateauguay, Quebec, Canada
    Death : 21 NOV 1940 Massachusetts USA
    I am thanking you for any help you might give, or any leads you might offer me.
    Thank you,


    Comment by dlee duquette | September 26, 2012 | Reply

  22. dlee,
    My emails to you have been returned as undeliverable.
    Please contact me directly at
    or leave another comment with a corrected or new email address.
    Have a good day,


    Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | September 29, 2012 | Reply

    • Evelyn, I’m sorry for the problems, I have corrected the email address
      Thank you for responding. If there are any other issues w/email, please let me know & I will try a different one.


      Comment by dlee duquette | September 29, 2012 | Reply

  23. Greetings. I am looking for information on my great-grandfather, Alfred (Arthur) McComber. His Naturalization Records show that he was born on 14 Oct 1848 in Kaknawagge. The earlier U.S. census records I was able to track down show his name as Arthur. He died on 17 Nov 1936 in Hibbing, MN, USA. I would love to be able to confirm birth data, along with his parent’s data. Any advice on how proceed would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


    Comment by Christian McComber | November 11, 2012 | Reply

    • Search for Alex McComber on facebook. The McComber’s were distant cousins of my mother from Kahnawake. Let me know if you have success.


      Comment by Jean | July 2, 2015 | Reply

  24. Evelyn
    Once again I want to thank you for your interest and the information you provided my family.


    Comment by dlee duquette | November 13, 2012 | Reply

    • Just want to thank you again for the info. about the family.
      My dad has been happily sharing the info with his brothers and cousins
      Thank you,


      Comment by dlee duquette | January 27, 2013 | Reply

  25. looking for family tree info. on the family of Agnes Wianta Blue-Horn-DeLisle and Peter Tiokate DeLisle they were my grandparents born in the early 1900’s and any family in their tree that you may be able to find or info. thnak you!


    Comment by kelly | December 20, 2012 | Reply

  26. Elizabeth Langevin is my GG Grandmother. 🙂 What kind os info are u looking for exactly?


    Comment by Jess | January 24, 2013 | Reply

    • i don’t have your email address


      Comment by Christine | November 4, 2013 | Reply

      • Elizabeth Langevin is your GG?


        Comment by Christine | November 4, 2013 | Reply

  27. I am looking Jean-Baptiste Bernard and Antoine Bernard family. Algonquin from Golden Lake and also from Oka.
    And also Angelique Simon. And Rose-Alma Blanche Chalifoux.


    Comment by Ginette Lapierre Rogers | April 20, 2015 | Reply

  28. Ida Deerfoot, daughter of Cecila Deerfoot is turning 94 this year. I wanted to do a plaque with her tribe name, her Iroquois name. Can you help me be correct with this ?


    Comment by shirley silva | April 21, 2015 | Reply

    • My Grandmother is from the Iroquois nation Mohawk tribe. Turtle Clan. Her name now is Ida Meador. Deerfoot is maiden. Turns 94 May 7th.


      Comment by michele Sandstrom | April 29, 2015 | Reply

    • Haudenosaunee. That’s all I can get right now. – Michele


      Comment by michele Sandstrom | April 29, 2015 | Reply

  29. Hello, i am looking for info on my great great grandmother (she went by Millie, or Emelie, or Melina Obie or Aube) She was a full blood Iroquois woman who married a white man named Andre Beaudoin. There daughter Madaline Blanche, or Blanche Madaline Beaudoin was my great grandmother. She then married Earl Clinton, or Clinton Earl Moulton. There son Earl Moulton was my Grandfather. Any info would be appreciated. I would really like to know which Iroquois tribe we are descended from, and i have seen that there were some Beaudoins in Kahnawake. I do have more family info to share as well.


    Comment by Lenoxx Landry | June 12, 2015 | Reply

  30. Hello. I am looking for info on the Dicaire (Decayer) family.


    Comment by Michelle | June 13, 2015 | Reply

  31. We are related to the Dumouchel line of the Leclerc, Tessier and Archmount familes. Our x’s great grandfather was Benard Dumouchel. Some sites have the metis notation next to: Tessier, Dumouchel and Leclerc. If anyone has any information on this it would be very much appreciated. Our fourth great grandfather was the Louis Dumouchel that died in Sydney after being sentenced for treason during the revolution.


    Comment by S Miller (Dumouchel) family | July 29, 2015 | Reply

    • Archmount family, i don’t know if this will help.but i have some family trees that have the Archmount name on them. i will be happy to share them with you if you will send me your e-mail address .also Edmond Cardinal 1836-married Victoria Dumouchel 1836 .THESE TWO PEOPLE WERE MY GREAT-GREAT-GRANDMOTHER &GR.GR.GRANDFATHER .IF YOU HAVE ANY INFO. ON CARDINAL IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.


      Comment by cory | April 16, 2016 | Reply

      • I would be happy to share the information I have. sandramiller165@hotmail.com


        Comment by S Miller (Dumouchel) family | June 23, 2016 | Reply

        • I have not found info on Cardinal. However continue to find new members of Archmount often. I will share if I find more.


          Comment by S Miller (Dumouchel) family | July 28, 2016 | Reply

  32. Looking for metis lists for Couillard family, his daughter Marie Rose born 1837 in North Nation Mills Quebec married Thomas Roy son of Leon and Leonie Roy. Need to find some metis documents.


    Comment by Nora Lande | August 22, 2015 | Reply

  33. Good Morning
    My Name is Katie,My Reserve is Kahnawake,Iam Trying to Find Out More Information about My Family Tree I’m Curious If The McCombers and The Horns are Related? IF Anyone Knows Anything or IF I Can Get Some Help with This I Would Really Appreciate it,Thank You Very Much for Your Time and Hope to Hear from Someone Soon Until then Take Care.
    From Katie


    Comment by Katie McComber | October 21, 2015 | Reply

    • Katie… I’m related to you. Lol. Alex McComber and my mom are cousins.


      Comment by Michele Sandstrom | October 21, 2015 | Reply

  34. Looking For The Metis List On Last Name Vandal / Vandale Please.


    Comment by Paulette | October 11, 2016 | Reply

  35. I’m looking for information on my grandfather, Augie Whitecloud Gomez, and his adoptive parents/family, Joseph and Elizabeth Whitecloud Danay from Caughnawaga.

    Joseph R. Whitecloud Danay (1867-1912). Whitecloud may have been a stage name. Married Elizabeth Stacey Diebow (?) (1866-deceased) in 1888. Family left Caughnawaga and moved to Philadelphia around 1900. 1910 US Census shows Elizabeth had 10 children, 6 of whom were living. Death certificate for Joseph shows burial place as Adirondack Junction. Children include:

    1. Augustine (Augie) Whitecloud Gomez (1889-1966). Married Marjorie Flory in 1939. Performed in wild west shows and acted in westerns. Gomez taken as stage name for boxing; also shown as Onteveros.
    2. Annie Danay (1889-1948). Married John M Jocks in 1907.
    3. Frank James Danay (1895-1973)
    4. Ida WhiteCloud (1895-Deceased); attended Carlisle, 1910
    5. Peter Gabriel Whitecloud Danay (1899-1984). Married: Anna Beauvais (1815-Deceased) in 1935.
    6. Katheryne Nenosa Danay (1902-1905)
    7. Thersa Eyota Danay (1904-1905)
    8. Margaret Rose Whitecloud (1908-1992). Married George Kauka (1899-1964) in 1924.

    I have hit a brick wall and am not able to go any further, I appreciate any tips or info you might have.


    Comment by Otsikheta | October 30, 2016 | Reply

  36. My great great grandfather, Felix Boulieu (Beaulieu) & wife Mary Ball came from Quebec Canada.
    My understanding is one of them was indian. I have been unable to come up with proof.


    Comment by Sharon (Boulieu)McDonald | January 29, 2017 | Reply

  37. I don’t know if you are still helping people with their lineage but if you are hen the assistance would be much appreciated. I know my grandmother was full blooded Mohawk. Her name was Mary Smoke she was born in 1925 and died in 1967 she married George W. Woodman. There are rumors he was native too but not full blooded and it’s questionable which tribe he belonged to. Mary’s parents were Phillip Ahentaritha Smoke, born 1895 died 1958 and her mother was Annie Tetikten Arquette born 1903 died 1984. Any help would be appreciated thank you.


    Comment by Sheila Woodman | May 1, 2017 | Reply

    • Hello,
      I love to solve puzzles 🙂 but I can only do the easy ones at the moment until I retire in a few months.
      Can you tell me the location of this lineage in 1921 – or are you still looking into that?


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | May 1, 2017 | Reply

      • Hogansburg, New York. My father has talked about the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation.


        Comment by Sheila Woodman | May 1, 2017 | Reply

        • Rumors have flown around that we are related to John Smoke Johnson but I’ve never been able to trace it.


          Comment by Sheila Woodman | May 1, 2017 | Reply

          • I don’t presently have access to any American records so unfortunately I can’t help you with this.
            Good luck with your search!


            Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | May 3, 2017

  38. I am tracing my family tree and looking for info on the following:
    1 – Francois Xavier Carpentier m. Rose de Lima Lafontaine 28 June 1846 St. Stanislas de Champlain. Any info on her parents: Joseph (Dubord) Lafontaine & Billy St Louis.
    2 – Julien Riel (aka Julius Riley, Joseph) b. 11 May 1835, St Remi, Napierville. His parents: Enos Riel (Riley) & Charlotte Caille.

    Merci pour aide.

    Andrew John Carpentier


    Comment by andrew carpentier | May 23, 2017 | Reply

  39. Looking for information on Alice Proulx (b. 1887; possibly an older sister Maud or Maude; immigrated to the US in 1890, naturalized 1904; both parents from Canada. My dad, her great-grandson, is still alive and would greatly appreciate the information.

    Reply – http://wp.me/pp92w-jhT


    Comment by Terry Waltz | July 15, 2017 | Reply

  40. Hi, I am looking for information on a Mathilde Lacroix who married Joseph & or Joachim Lariviere. Mathilde Lacroix is my Great Great Grandmother, I have found records of her and Joseph for the birth and marriages of their children, but no records on their marriage, so I am unable to confirm who here parents were. I believe that Mathilde is either full or part Algonquin, I had my Fathers DNA tested and he came back 20% Algonquin and my 1st cousin had his DNA tested and it showed he also had 1 allele from the Algonquin in the Maniwaki area.
    I believe she was born approx 1830, her husband, Joseph Lariviere was born March 19 1823 in Mirabel, Deux-Montagnes, Québec, Canada. Their son, my Great Grandfather was Antoine Lariviere, born Nov 13 1859 in Maniwaki, Quebec, Canada. I also found a reference my Mathilde Lacroix in a book from Bouchette, Quebec about all the founding families. In that book I was able to trace my paternal grandmother back to Mathilde Lacroix, but no reference to her parents in that book or her marriage.
    I also have one other piece to the puzzle, in the 1970’s the government gave my Grandfather a 3 foot birch bark canoe replica that they said sat in Parliament for over 50 years. It was given to a Governor General as a gift by an Algonquin Chief. Parliament was apparently cleaning house, so they wanted to return it to the Chief’s family and they traced the canoe back to my Grandmother (who had since passed away). Over time the information regarding the canoe has been lost and so with my Grandfather also now passed away, we have no way to confirm names or exact dates. I now have the canoe and would Love very much to connect it to my family to complete the story.
    I have used the Quebec Genealogy Dictionary and these 2 websites, geneologyquebec.com and genealogie.umontreal.ca with greet success to confirm my entire paternal family tree with the exception of Mathilde Lacroix. any help you could offer would be sincerely appreciated.


    Comment by Carolyn Collins | October 19, 2017 | Reply

  41. I am trying to find information regarding my husband’s great grandfather supposedly Chief Frederic Paquette I was told he was married to Mary whose daughter was Lillian Sylvester. Hoping you can give me some information or at least point me in the right direction, thank you. Donna

    Replied privately.


    Comment by Donna Golding | November 1, 2018 | Reply

  42. Looking for information about Pierre Charron and Catherine Pillard who are in me line of ancestors. There is very little proven information about who she really was or wether she was French from France or full blooded First Nation and possibly daughter of a Chief. Any help would be appreciated. One of their daughters married a Jean-Baptiste Adam in Canada. Thanks


    Comment by Rose Adam Kronewitt | November 4, 2018 | Reply

    • I am unable to help you however I leave this excellent article here for anyone who may not have seen it –


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | December 11, 2018 | Reply

    • Hi Rose, You can try the Quebec Genealogy Dictionary, what dates do you have for Pierre Charron & Catherine Pillard? Also, try the https://www.prdh-igd.com/en/home website, it partners with the http://www.genealogyQuebec.com website. For a small fee they have excellent records of individuals, couples & families, they have translated a ton of Baptism, Birth, Marriage & Death certificates to help you confirm your ancestors. I hope this helps


      Comment by Carolyn Collins | December 11, 2018 | Reply

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