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Core Index: Acadian and French-Canadian Genealogy and History





Index:  A Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life


Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 


Index: Filles du Roi  


Index: New Brunswick Pioneers





Index: Quebec


Index: New Brunswick Cemeteries





Index: Legers | France – Acadie –  QC – NB


Index: Luces  | Channel Islands – QC


Index: Mignier Lagaces | France – QC – NB


Index: Theriaults | France – Acadie – NB – QC





Index: Caraquet (N.B.)


Index: Lameque, Miscou, Shippegan (NB)


Index: Riviere-Ouelle (QC)


Main Index: Vintage Postcards of Quebec


Main Index: Vintage Postcards of New Brunswick





Index: Evelyn in Montreal






May 5, 2013 - Posted by | . |


  1. very interesting site, i really like it! please continue your fine work. i’m in search of my relatives who are said to be Mi’kmaq indians but im having a real tough time tracking the source of a reservation my relatives may have come from. I was also told there was another tribe in the bloodline but my aunt didnt know the name. she has since passed over and so had my hopes of finding a source. my french – canadien family is all mixed but i cant seem to find the right recipe to bake the “lineage cake”. I did see some of my family names listed in the ” Native to western names “, so this gives me renewed hope… Ill be back! thanks again for this cool site! 🙂


    Comment by wolfie | August 29, 2013 | Reply

    • Looking for correct info on my Moms side Marie Radegonde Kagijonais (Mi’kmaq) 10th great grandmother,told they were born in Europe
      Birth 1600 in Micmac Nation Fort Lomer, Cap Du Sable, Nova Scotia, Canada
      Death 1679 in Lauzon, Québec,have a tremendous amount of info & have quite a few great grandmothers that were native,families started with Gravel,Hebert,Boucher,Cloutier could go on forever tho wanting to know about my 1oth. great grandmother lineage as correct as possible.


      Comment by Judy | May 30, 2015 | Reply

      • Do you know where “the high country” is


        Comment by Esther Michelin Maybank | December 30, 2015 | Reply

  2. I’m looking for the name DeGrechie which, I am told by the St. John’s archivist, that they came from Jacquet River. What is the name of the band of MicMaq’s from that area?



    Comment by Nancy McGrath | June 22, 2018 | Reply

    • Hi! My last name is DeGrechie I live in Ottawa but my dad says we are Mi’kmaq!! I’d love to know more as well.


      Comment by Samantha | November 2, 2022 | Reply

  3. I’m wondering if anyone knows catin and Mary Dirnne from Canada , did they place a son for adoption in 1838? To Ignace and Julie Bosse? We’re they native Indian? Please let me know thank you Diane


    Comment by Diane | July 12, 2018 | Reply

  4. Looking for information on Pierre Lejeune who married a Micmac indian…. traced back to 12th generation but record just has the name “Indienne Micmak” and no actual family name….later generations are Pierre Pitre, his daughter Zepherine, her daughter Emilianne Bissonnette, her son Andre Lafrance and myself, Pauline Lafrance Montague.


    Comment by Pauline Lafrance Montague | July 27, 2018 | Reply

    • Hello,
      I have no information about this but I must say that to my knowledge the Mi’gmaw would not have had surnames at the time.


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | July 27, 2018 | Reply

  5. Thanks …. there’s not even a first name…just Indienne Micmak, which is French for Micmak indian.


    Comment by Pauline Lafrance Montague | July 28, 2018 | Reply

    • Found alot of information on here. Now I am looking for Nicolas(Simon) Dufresne and, Catherine Domin/Gamin. I am trying to find birth dates for
      both,and their parents.
      Thanks and God bless,


      Comment by Donald Dufresne | March 30, 2019 | Reply

  6. Any information on the Michel, Tallion (Tyo) line and if so where would I look. I am at a complete dead end with Germain (Jeremiah) Tallion’s wife Marie Therese Ballard. Any information would be appreciated.


    Comment by Pamela Compton | March 29, 2019 | Reply

  7. This site is great.
    I am looking for my Husband’s paternal Grandmother. Born 1895, Marie Georgianna Primeau in Beauhoise (spelling not correct) area I believe. She married Joseph Arthur Tisseur and had family. Arthur died and Georgianna got remarried to her sister’s widow, Joseph Arthur Laurent Roy de Portelance. They were killed in the 1950’s by Georgianna’s son in law Henri Lalonde, (according to the family)
    I have found nothing on her death, place of burial/resting.
    Any ideas where I could search for more information, would be so much appreciated.
    Thanks for this great site.
    L Tisseur


    Comment by Lynn M Tisseur | November 3, 2019 | Reply

    • Thank you for the kind comments.
      I’m sorry to hear of your sad family story.
      A quick search at the Banq archives turns up an article about the opening of the trial. Are you able to read in French?


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | November 4, 2019 | Reply

    • Good evening Lynn,
      In case you have missed it I have sent an email to the email address you left.
      I have so far located newspaper articles about the incident and some information about individuals whom I presume to be her family but would like some confirmation of what I’ve found so far before I proceed.

      Private reply received


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | November 4, 2019 | Reply

  8. I am wondering which bloodline my relatives belong to because my grandpa was Acadian on dad side last name Allaire and my mother’s side Delisle i would take any help from anyone. I was told we have aboriginal ties


    Comment by Marie Claire Cecile Kreller | November 5, 2021 | Reply

  9. Bonsoir Evelyn 🙂
    Je n’arrive pas à trouver d’information, nulle part, sur les “Blanchette” de ma famille (côté maternel de ma grand-mère paternelle).

    Ils sont liés avec les Boisvert (côté paternel de ma grand-mère paternelle), et ensuite avec les Paris par descendance.
    J’ai quelques informations sur le reste de ma famille; mais rien ne ressort, peu importe OÙ je cherche, et peu importe CE QUE je cherche, pour la partie “Blanchette” de notre arbre généalogique.

    Ils vivaient (je crois) dans la région d’Arthabaska, QC, autour du début du 20e siècle.

    Serait-il possible de m’aider? Je suis un peu désespéré 😦
    J’ai un début de document généalogique, ainsi qu’une liste manuscrite des (nombreux) enfants Blanchette… Je pourrais vous les envoyer par email, peut-être, si vous voulez? Voir si on peut trouver une petite piste, ou qqch 🙂

    Merci beaucoup! Passez une bonne soirée!


    Comment by Ren | October 29, 2022 | Reply

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