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French Canadian Pioneers: The Proulx of Quebec

Jean Proulx / Proust | Jacquette Fournier

June 5th, 1673, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

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St. Constant Cemetery | Bellefleur, Cary, Gervais, Poupart, Robidoux

1883 JOSEPH BELLEFLEUR 1944

EPOUX DE

1861 OLYMPE GERVAIS 1940

1892 REAL BELLEFLEUR 1972 Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Houdes of Quebec

Louis Houde / Houle | Madeleine Boucher

January 12th, 1655, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ.-]

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St.Constant Cemetery: Lemyre, Marcil, Robidoux, Yelle

A LA MEMOIRE DE

JOSEPH ROBIDOUX

DEC. LE 21 DEC. 1889

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Dupuis of Quebec

Gabriel Dupuy / Dupuis | Marie-Charlotte Vaudry

February 6th, 1769, Lachenaie

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Reader Query: Ethier, Rose

Query

I have added my fathers grandparents to the list as my grandmother is curious about her fathers side.

Father: Clifford Ethier

Grandmother (P): Mary Rose

Grandfather (P): Hectar Ethier  – Jenn

 

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Reader Query: A Cousineau – Taillefer Family

Hello, I am currently trying to fill the gaps in my family tree. Growing up I was always told that I am Algonquin first nation on my mothers side, whom I was estranged from during most of my childhood. I have asked some family members on that side for more details and none of them can give me any. Nobody wants to talk about it. For them it may not be important, and it may perceptually break apart the identity they hold to, so I understand but none the less I am frustrated. I have a list of names and so far I have not been able to find anything on my own. Both sets of grandparents on my mothers side are francophone, but I am unsure of where either of them came from. All I know is that for part of my mothers childhood they lived in Ottawa. Jen

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St. Constant Cemetery: Baillargeon, Boyer, Charron

OCTAVE CHARRON

DEC. LE 5 JAN. 1925

AGE DE 90 ANS. Continue reading

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Reader Query: Bourdeau, Riel, Yelle

Reader Query:

I noticed that you have Bourdeau, Riel & Yelle listed names. I’ve been trying to trace my Grandfather’s family back and have run into a wall. My Grandfather went by the name Fred Burdo. On my Grandfather’s application for Social Security it he states that he was born in what looks like “Crisatom”, Chateauguay, Province of Quebec Canada in 1885. His Father is named as Dave and his mother as Belinda Riel. However on his death certificate, his mother’s name is stated as Blondi Yelle. His name could have been Bourdeau and might have been changed to Burdo when he came to the states in the mid 19th Century. Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks Continue reading

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Reader Query: John Stacey of Caughnawaga – family connections?

Reader Query:

My third great-grand-mother was Mary Ann Stacey. She was born on June 24th 1784. She married Joseph Lecuyer on May 31st 1808. Her father was John Stacey who passed away February 11th 1813. He was married to Marie Louise Ann Daudelin who passed away on April 2nd 1788. This was all in Caughnawaga. Apparently, John Stacey had 14 children. I’m wondering if this is the same Stacey family. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Lise Continue reading

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