A Canadian Family

Genealogy & Vintage Postcards

ABOUT ME

ABOUT ME

I’m Evelyn Yvonne Theriault, a teacher who lives near Montreal, Quebec. I belong to a wonderful family so I’ve combined my  love of family and history into one hobby – genealogy. This site is a place for me to share:

  1. my family genealogy and history information
  2. my findings related to Native American genealogy (primarily Quebec but also Eastern Canada).
  3. my vintage postcard collection of images related to Quebec and New Brunswick.

 

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  1. Hi Evelyn! Thank you do much for sharing your info. I live in Colorado and have mostly all French Canadian roots. I’ve been doing light research for a few years. It is so interesting to me. I plan on going to the Hudson, Vaudreuil, Shefford and Brome areas for library or history society research. My family names are Mallet, Davidson, Fleury, along with other names I haven’t worked to much on yet. I am stuck in finding my ggg grandfather’s parents about 1830. I believe it may have been a Joseph Mallet of Vaudreuil, as he lived with him in 1851 census, but have no church or civil records of his name.

    My question is where would you advise I search next on my Mallet side for birth record of an Octave Mallet of 1830?
    Also, my Fleury line can be quite confusing, I am from Alexander J Fleury in NH, who I believe may be from Brome county Quebec. I do not know where to go for more records for him. Any guidance or direction would be appreciated. Thank you so much for your blog site!
    Lisa Millette

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    Comment by Lisa Millette | June 18, 2013 | Reply

    • If you could give me the name of the wife, or his parents, Joseph Mallet Vaudreuil, I could more easily do some research for you. There was a lot of Mallet in this region and Joseph was a common first name at that time.

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      Comment by Serge Veillette | July 31, 2013 | Reply

      • Hello again, I am still trying to find the parents of Octave Mallet. He married Sarah Davidson in 1858 at Wyman Methodist Church in Hudson area, Quebec. The first I find of him is in the 1852 census of Vaudreuil Quebec. A clue may be that on their marriage certificate, the witness for Octave is a Francois x Mallet.
        Any help will be much appreciated! Thank you!

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        Comment by LMillette | November 7, 2014 | Reply

  2. Your work is amazing. I can’t imagine how much time and effort has gone into making the indexes I looked at. It’s a true gift to the genealogy world. Thank you!

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    Comment by Tammy Lough | April 22, 2015 | Reply

  3. Hello. My name is Alison. Im trying to figure out if my mother and her late mother(s) are Mi’qmaw. My great grandmothers lastname is ashley. I believe her maiden name is moore; elsie moore. She lived in Verdun and this was what she had told her daughter as well as my mother. I also know Moore is a Metis lastname as well. Do you know of any way to help me narrow this down? Thank you

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    Comment by Alison | February 17, 2017 | Reply

  4. I think my great grandfather is Joseph adelard pitre you speak of. 1911 Bathurst nb census.

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    Comment by Christina Smith | March 9, 2017 | Reply

  5. Hi and thank you for so much info. On your “Caughnawaga Census 1921 | Households 181 – 200” I had left a comment that the census does not match with the Two Axe. My great grandfather was with his new wife by this time and the age doesn’t match. Are you sure of the census date? I have other info to back that up and can provide. Just wanted to know as I think the census if from prior to the date listed.

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    Comment by Dan | April 13, 2017 | Reply

    • Hello Dan,
      I saw your comment but haven’t had a moment to go back and check the original image or my transcription. Will try to get to it in the next day or two. I am presently moving a lot of records onto the site and will go back when I have a moment.
      Have a nice day,
      Evelyn

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      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | April 13, 2017 | Reply

  6. Hello, I am trying to confirm if my gr gr gr gr grandmother was from the Abenaki. The problems are there are many branches of Abenaki. She (Marie Bruneau 12.18.1798 – 1837) was born in Germignon Ville Eure et lar. All of the google links come up to dead ends. Any suggestions for me please?

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    Comment by Jennifer Lessig | April 29, 2017 | Reply

    • Hello Jennifer,
      Germignon is a town in France. If you are thinking you have Abenaki relatives perhaps you can leave the series of couples going back starting with your generation and see f someone picks up on it!
      Evelyn

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      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | April 30, 2017 | Reply

      • Hi Evelyn, thank you for responding. I went back to my notes and that Marie I listed was one from my notes while searching. The Marie Bruneau listed in my family tree was born in Canade in approx. 1809, no death date. Her parents are listed as Louis Marie Phillipe Bruneau (8.15.1771 in St-Charles-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. D 6.3.1839) and mother was Marie Isabelle Louise Bader/Madere (7.28.1772 Vercheres, Quebec).
        Marie and Pierre Guion (Dion) were married 1.10.1826 and had Emelia Genevieve Dionne (Emily Dion) (1833 – 10.6.1896. She died in Providence, RI, USA) and their daughter was my great great grandmother (Cecile Noel. b 1870 Bolon, Canada and died 3.11.1958 in Meriden, CT, USA).
        Do you have any other resources I might be able to check? Thank you for your time!

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        Comment by Jennifer Lessig | April 30, 2017 | Reply

        • This is the best all-around resource to check genealogical lines in Quebec.
          http://www.bms2000.org/en
          Best of luck with your searching,
          Evelyn

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          Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | April 30, 2017 | Reply

  7. Thank you.. I will go there soon. I have just realized that she may not be Abenaki, but one of the other tribes. My grandmother can not confirm which tribe she may be from. I appreciate your time!

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    Comment by Jennifer Lessig | April 30, 2017 | Reply

  8. Hello Evelyn,
    I feel I can ask. My paternal grandfather is Noe Legault 1881-1938, born in Papineauville, Qc son of Louis Dani Legault and Hermeline Brayer dit St Pierre. I am hoping to find a paper stating he was registered at an indian reserve, as his branch of the Legault tree had lived in what is now Oka, and they moved to Ripon (papineauville area), and I don’t know which, if they registered with any tribe. How do I find out? I have searched many days/hours. Thank you

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    Comment by Aline Legault | April 30, 2017 | Reply

    • Hello Aline,
      I notice that the 1901 census registers Noe and his parents as French-Canadian. As such, I’m not aware of any registration that they could have on a reservation.
      If I’ve misunderstood please let me know 🙂
      Evelyn

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      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | April 30, 2017 | Reply

  9. I Evelyn Yvonne. I just saw a picture of the father of m’y grandmother Arthur Gendreau. I saw that the picture was send by Brian o’hara. I think we are in the same family. My grandmother is sick and she talk a lot about is family. I Want to know if it’s possible to talk to him for maybe exchange picture. My grandmother have already show me picture of is family House. The one in the picture.
    I don’t know if il will be possible but I take a chance. We are from Montréal.
    Thank you.

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    Comment by Marie-Josee | May 22, 2017 | Reply

  10. Hi Evelyn:
    I just came across your genealogy site and found an ancestor of mine. His name is Pierre-Edme Thuot Duval. He was married to Marie Fournier. Apparently Pierre-Edme was the first Duval to immigrate from France to New France, Quebec. I have been researching for about 15 years now and have quite a bit of info on my ancestors. I even went to Tonnerre, France where he was born and have photos of the Church where he was baptized. I would love any info you have on Pierre-Edme and his descendants. Unfortunately I can not speak or read French, even though I have the Duval name.

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    Comment by Jim Duval | June 18, 2017 | Reply

    • Hello,
      I added some information to the Duval Pioneer post based on your previous request for information but re-reading this query I realize you must already have that information. I would recommend you correspond directly with the Fishier Origine people as they will have seen the original documents. The researcher for the Duval name is listed as Pierre Le Clercq.
      The website url is:
      http://www.fichierorigine.com
      Good luck,
      Evelyn

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      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | June 26, 2017 | Reply

      • Thanks very much for this info Evelyn. It’s very much appreciated. I’ll see if I can get in touch with Pierre Le Clercq.

        Jim Duval

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        Comment by Jim Duval | June 26, 2017 | Reply

  11. Hello, I would love to connect with you I have family from Restigouche New Brunswick my Grandmother was born there she was a Leblanc, Emma or may have gone by Rose Emma in 1900 so interested in this!!

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    Comment by Amanda Mazza | June 27, 2017 | Reply

    • Hello Amanda,
      Please leave the name of your grandmother’s husband and her parents if you have them.
      thank you,
      Evelyn

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      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | June 27, 2017 | Reply

  12. Hi, Evelyn. I had posted a few months back in regards to research of my great grandmother’s family. I am now concentrating on Marie Therese Portelance dit Roy 26 dec 1719 – 20 May 1800, trying to confirm she is the mother of Marie Anne Hubert (1735-1798) but also that she was Algonquin.
    Thanks again.
    Jennifer Veillette Lessig

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    Comment by Jennifer Veillette Lessig | June 27, 2017 | Reply

    • Good evening,
      Do you have her the name of Marie Therese’ husband? And/or marriage information?
      Evelyn

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      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | June 27, 2017 | Reply

      • married John Baptiste Hubert in Oct 1740 or 1741. Marie was supposedly born in St Nicolas, Levi. Someone had sent me a link that states she is “thoroughbred Algonquin” although the information seems to be contradicted as well.
        Here it is: http://forum.autochtones.ca/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=2630&start=30

        Thank you so much

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        Comment by Jennifer Veillette Lessig | June 27, 2017 | Reply


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