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October 14, 2009 - Posted by | . | , ,


  1. One of these days, I hope to get to Canada (after we leave South Korea next November, we will hopefully be in Europe, so I don’t think I’ll see Canada until 2015 or so), and FINALLY do my research ON SITE!

    That includes visiting cemeteries. 🙂


    Comment by Wendy Hawksley | October 14, 2009 | Reply

  2. i think you would enjoy my website also, mmchurchrecords.netfirms.com ENJOY mostly french ancestry

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by MARY | January 10, 2010 | Reply

  3. Mary,
    I just took a quick look at your site and it looks like a great – and growing – project! I like the way you’re mixing records and photographs. I spent yesterday afternoon taking photographs of churchs in the Chateauguay area and it was great fun (although my fingers nearly fell off in the frigid weather!).
    Best wishes,


    Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | January 10, 2010 | Reply

  4. Great site..very well done! Interesting articles of our
    I would like to get in contact with Evelyn, but cannot read
    the little picture of her email address..bad eyes.

    I wish to find out where my Cousin Gervais Macomber was
    laid to rest.
    Thank you.
    Don in Ontario


    Comment by Don Diminie | March 12, 2010 | Reply

    • I will reply to you over the weekend, Don.
      sorry about the address being too little – I will see about fixing that!


      Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | March 12, 2010 | Reply

  5. Would like to find the burial places for the following families, probably in the Quebec area:
    Mageau, Ross, Viau and Vieau

    Note from Evelyn: Answered privately.


    Comment by Susie Perkins | July 23, 2010 | Reply

  6. My lineup goes back to Marin Boucher who was buried in Chateau Richer,right? What were the burial practices in the 1600’s? Are we to assume they were buried on private property? If I come to QC looking in cemeteries what will I find?


    Comment by Arlene burgie | September 3, 2010 | Reply

  7. Hello Arlene,

    Unfortunately, you cannot expect much if anything for that period.

    At the earliest and for a long time, people were buried in a consecrated lot next to the church with a simple wood cross for identification. You can guess those have disappeared.

    Some people of importance in the community were buried under the church with or without an engraved stone. Some cemeteries have been moved to a new emplacement as the cemetery had become fully occupied, oftentimes the old cemetery being put to other use.

    The custom of gravestones came much later, most of them carved out of soft limestone, cheap and readily available. The older ones, mid 19th and on are mostly defaced now totally or partially. Granite or marble stones were for richer people but they’ve become popular and common in the early 20th century.

    Thus coming to Quebec only for the gravestones of the early ancestors would be a worthless. For a more contemporary period it could be valuable. Nevertheless, a trip to Quebec to see where your ancestors lived and get more information on site through the local historical societies, family associations, etc., could be a boon to you.

    As the land was early surveyed, you might be able to walk the same soil your ancestors worked.

    Gilbert Beaulieu


    Comment by Gilbert Beaulieu | February 5, 2011 | Reply

  8. Hello, I am trying to find cemeteries in Lachine. Ancestors Frederick Rock born 1860 and his wife Marie Asilde Patenaude born 1853 in St Isadore. Both were married in Lowell, Massachusetts. Frederick born in Plattsburgh, New York, his parents Gilbert Rock/Rocque and Margaret Bisson. Marie’s parents Joseph Patenaude and Archange Trudeau. Frederick and Marie (Esilda) are on the 1901 census living in Lachine.


    Comment by Joyce Guinasso | April 24, 2012 | Reply

    • Hello Joyce.

      If you haven’t done so yet, you could check http://www.findagrave.com. They have thousands of cemeteries entered, searchable by city, surnames or exact names.

      Note. I did not check for Lachine, but easy to do.


      Comment by Gilbert Beaulieu | April 25, 2012 | Reply

  9. Hello, Me, I’m looking for a death certificate or a place that a member of my family is buried. I have no idea that it can be. I know that in the year 1792, he was near Paspébiac in Gaspésie. I looked around to find the registers or her birth certificate when he died. I know he is the son of Charles Larocque and Margaret McKinnon. His name is John Larocque (LaRoc). His surname may spell out in different ways. Jean Larocque was married September 25, 1792 with Brigitte Larocque Larocque daughter of George and Margaret have children in Lebrasseur.Il names are Nicolette, Michael, Jean, Francois and others. Please, if you have information where I just get information, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!


    Reply – I do not have the death or burial information, however I can tell you that one of his sons Michel Larocque married Brigitte Mallet (or Mallais) in Shippagan and their descendants settled in the area. I have their offspring Honore, Isaac, Virginie and Alexandrinein my family tree.

    If you have not already done so I suggest you post your query at the Quebec Gaspe boards at Rootsweb.


    If you don’t get an answer then you could also post at the New Brunswick, Gloucester county board and see if a Larocque researcher has your information there.

    Good luck


    Comment by Réjeanne Chiasson | August 13, 2012 | Reply

  10. Is the The Laroque family tree tie into the LaRoche tree?


    Comment by Darryl LaRoche | January 11, 2020 | Reply

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