A Canadian Family

Genealogy & Vintage Postcards



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 and to help others who are researching Acadians and French Canadians of Quebec and New Brunswick.
  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



  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

    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.

      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!

        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!

    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

    Comment by Alison | February 17, 2017 | Reply

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

    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.

    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,

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

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