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The Blanchards | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

This is a series of micro posts about the pioneers of Shippagan in Gloucester County, New Brunswick. Each post is organized around initial information from Msg. Donat Robichaud’s Le Grand Chipagan: Histoire de Shippagan, supplemented with genealogical data from F. Theriault’s Les Families de Caraquet and is now being gradually enriched with information from other sources. These are mostly French-language sources and some aren’t easily available, so if you need more information please leave your questions in a comment box below  🙂


Blanchard Genealogy | Early settlers of Shippegan, New Brunswick


Xavier Blanchard (son of Pierre Blanchard and Victoria Poirier of Caraquet) and Virginie Morrissey were married in Shippegan in 1849. Continue reading

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CABA … | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]

Index: Native – First Peoples – Metis  [CDN Marriage Extracts]

Core Index: First Peoples Genealogy & History

CABA - CLIF | Native - First Peoples - Metis | CDN Marriage Extracts


Latest updates May 10th, 2020


Cabakkawate, Mathias  | Tsiotketskwen, Agnes

Married: 22 Feb 1841 Oka | Kanesatake | L’Annociation Parish | QC

Cabakkawate, Mathias |  Kikidwanok, Elisabeth

Married: Before 1841 Continue reading

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A Canadian Family Through The Generations: Our Legers (2)

Generation 2

Jacques Pierre Leger and Anne “dite Tourangeau” Amirault

Jacques Pierre Leger and Anne Amirault were both born in Port Royal, Acadia – Jacques in 1698 and Anne in 1691. They were also married there on January 12th, 1717. Anne was the daughter of Francois “dit Tourangeau” (from Tours, France) Amirault and Marie Pitre, and Acadian. Anne gave birth to 13 children . They were Armand, Anne, Elizabeth, Francois,  Francoise, Jacques Pierre, Jean Baptiste, Joseph “dit Fluzan” Marie (1), Marie (2), Olivier, Paul, Pierre, Simon.

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Allains of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers


QUEBEC SURNAMES: Allain + Caille, Rose LOCATIONS: St-Augustin-de-Desmaures, St-Laurent on Montreal Island


Charles Allain / Alain |  Louise-Marguerite Caille

January 7th, 1737, St-Augustin-de-Desmaures

[Occ. Engage]   [Baptismal record]

Source: Researchers – rchange Godbout ; Jean-Marie Germe ; Lise Dandonneau

Pierre Allain / Allais / Halle | Marie-Angelique Rose

August 26th, 1723, St-Laurent (Montreal Island)

[Occ. master mason and stonecutter]

[Baptismal record]

Source: Researchers – Émile Vaillancourt, Lise Dandonneau, Jacqueline Leroux


This series of   Early French Canadian Pioneer microposts is dedicated to the earliest settlers of Quebec. If you are new to the genealogy of French-speaking Canadians, please be aware that the earliest French settlers can also descend from the Acadian pioneers who originally settled in what are now Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. In addition, please note that any Native related links refer back to other posts citing census, marriage or other documents with indigenous or Metis individuals of that surname, however those individuals do not necessarily descend from those particular French Canadian settlers. The posts are intended as Finding Aides – a place to find possible clues and start your own research!



Related Posts

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Allain m. Bond, Gaspe, Quebec

A – B – C | Non-Natives Among First Nations People Of Canada

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian History & Genealogy



First Nations Marriage Records -Allain Surname

CABA – CARD | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]



External Links

Allain, Jacques – Dictionary of Canadian Biography

Alain, Jean-Baptiste, Dictionary of Canadian Biography

The Engages and Servants in Nouvelle France | Canadian Museum of History 

Maison Gabriel | Stone and Brick



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Leger Marriages Extracted From A Canadian Family Tree Database (2) | Leger, Damase to Fred

Leger Marriages:  Series Introduction and Index

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Leger, Damase  | Petit, Marie Delice

Married: 9 May 1857 St-Timothee Beauharnois-Salaberry Monteregie QC CAN

Leger, Damase  | Roy, Desiree

Married: 17 Nov 1862 Beauharnois-Salaberry Monteregie QC CAN Continue reading

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Leger Marriages Extracted From A Canadian Family Tree Database (1) | Leger, Abel to Cyrille

INTRODUCTION This is the first in a series of posts in which I share marriages from my database where the groom was a descendant of the Acadian Legers and will be  most useful to those studying the genealogy of Eastern Canadian Legers from the 1800s to the 1920s. I have not intentionally included descendants of non-Acadian Legers (such as the Leger dit Parisiens) but some may have slipped through.  Continue reading

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Theriault Marriages (Brides) Extracted from Canadian Family Tree (1) | Theriault, Ada to Theriault, Colette

This is the first in a series of posts in which I share marriages from my database where the bride was a Theriault.  It is the companion to a 6-part series dedicated to  marriages where the groom was a Theriault .

I have excluded material that is already widely available from the early Acadian years as well as most recent marriages taking place in the mid to late 20th century. This index will be most useful to those studying the genealogy of Quebec Theriaults from the 1800s to the 1920s.  This is a Finding Aid, therefore – beginners in particular – should read these notes and contact me for more information if necessary: Continue reading

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