A Canadian Family

First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

Beauharnois Old Cemetery: Elliot, Gendron, Ravary

Headstone:  GENDRON   | Cimetière de la Paroisse Saint-Clément, Beauharnois   | Quebec Cemeteries



Marie-Louise Ravary

Epouse de

John Elliot Continue reading

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Therrien/Bibeau of St-Gabriel- Brandon (Quebec)

Query –

I have traced my Therrien family back a ways now. Also spelt Therien, and Therrion.

Adelard, Alfred, or Adelor Therrien, and Hilda, Lefrenniere, Exilda Lafreniere, or Zilda Lafressiore. Hard to make out, were both from Notre dame de lac (In Quebec) around 1870, then moved to Ishpeming, Michigan, and were there at least by 1888 for sure. Wilfred Therrien was born there in 1891, they then moved to Nipissing, Ontario after they had Wilfred Therrien.

Wilfred married Celina Bibeau (from St. Gabriel De Brandon in Quebec), whose parents are Zottergue or Zanofan Bibeau (again hard to make out), and Esther Eneaulf (?).

Wilfred and Celina were married September 7, 1915 in Nipissing, Ontario. They then had my grandfather Jean Guy Armel Therrien in Lavigne, Ontario.

I’m trying to find out if there is Indigenous ancestry here. It certainly seems all areas moved to had a high Indigenous population, and my grandfather told us we are indigenous before he died. My grandfather claimed the Indigenous ancestry came from Celina’s family, but I think it may be on both sides?

I haven’t been able to get past Wilfred and Celina’s parents to trace farther back. Any help would be appreciated!



Wilfrid Therrien (son of Adelard Therrien and Azilda Lafreniere) married Celina Bibeau (daughter of Zotique Bibeau and Esther Henault) in Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation parish in Lavigne (Nipissing, Ontario) on September 7th, 1915. Continue reading

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Violette Tardifs of St-Basile-le-Grand


Genevieve Todif – Spouse Francois Violet – Marriage year city, Acadie (Nova Scotia and New Brunswick)
Trying to track my roots back. The family names i am part of is -GODIN-GAUDIN-TARDIF-TODIF-VIOLETTE-Ouellet



Francois Violette (son of Charles Violette and Marie David Soudois married Genevieve Tardif (daughter of Jean-Baptiste Tardif and Marianne Dube) on January 17th, 1814 in St-Basile (Madawaska, New Brunswick). Francois’ previous wife was Marie-Luce Thibodeau. If I understand the record correctly, he had already been married to a Marie-Rose Cormier.


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