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The Blanchards | Pioneer Families of Caraquet

The Blanchards descend from Acadians who came originally from Martaize (Loudun, France) and who had settled in  Port-Royal, Acadia in about 1636. The Caraquet Blanchards descend from Olivier Blanchard (son of Rene Olivier and Marguerite Theriault of Grand Pre) and his wife Catherine Admirault dit Miraud. They first appear in Caraquet records with the birth of their daughter Julie in 1780. Continue reading

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Theriault Historic Building in Caraquet, New Brunswick

I am a descendant of the couple Joseph Jean Theriault and Marie-Joseph Girouard who were among the second wave of Acadians who settled in Caraquet, New Brunswick in the 18th century. This is a photo that a relative of mine took on a trip to the Caraquet Village Historique last summer. As you can see from the sign on the building, this was Nicolas D Theriault’s store.

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The Theriaults – An Acadian Family

Vintage Postcards of New Brunswick

December 17, 2009 Posted by | . | | Leave a comment

Caraquet in Vintage Postcards(4): Celebrating CMA2009

This is the fourth vintage postcard in a series I’m publishing to celebrate the 2009 Acadian Congress taking place this August in New Brunswick.

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L’Industrie de Peche, Caraquet, N.B.

“Draggers” in Port

For more historic pictures of the Caraquet area  please see

Vintage Postcards of New Brunswick

August 28, 2009 Posted by | . | | Leave a comment

Caraquet in Vintage Postcards(3): Celebrating CMA2009

This is the third historic image of Caraquet in a series that I’m publishing to celebrate the 2009 Acadian Congress taking place this August in New Brunswick.

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Caraquet N.B., Le Couvent


For more postcards of Gloucester County (N.B.) please see

Index: Vintage Postcards of New Brunswick

August 19, 2009 Posted by | . | | 2 Comments

Caraquet in Vintage Postcards(2): Celebrating CMA2009 – Links Restored

This is the second  in a series of historic pictures of Caraquet that I’m publishing in honour of  the 2009 Acadian Congress (CMA2009) taking place this August in New Brunswick.

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Caraquet, Presbytere de l’Eglise


For more postcards of Gloucester County (N.B.) please see

Vintage Postcards of New Brunswick

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Caraquet in Vintage Postcards(1): Celebrating CMA2009

In honour of CMA 2009.which is taking place in New Brunswick  from August 7th  to  August 24th, I’ve decided to share  a few more of my vintage postcards containing historic images of Caraquet.

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Picture of Caraquet, Main Street looking West


For more postcards of  Gloucester County( N.B.)  please see

Index: Vintage Postcards of New Brunswick

August 15, 2009 Posted by | . | | Leave a comment

Index: Vintage Postcards of New Brunswick

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Busy Bathurst Bridge & Village

Main Street – Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada Continue reading

July 5, 2009 Posted by | . | , , , | 1 Comment

The Acadian Blanchards of Caraquet

epicerie-blanchard-caraquet3Since we’ve been talking about French Canadian and Acadian Blanchards, I thought it would be fun to share a little “artefact” I have from a trip I made to Caraquet more than five years ago.

I was in the area hunting for Acadians – so I spent most of my time in local churches or on my knees peering at tombstones.

In the meantime my husband was hunting for lobster (pretty hard since it was the end of lobster season) but he did find this great business that sold Fresh Lobster – cooked or living .


I wonder if this Blanchard is a descendant of the Caraquet pioneer couple Olivier Blanchard and Catherine Amirault? Or is he rather from one of the Quebec Blanchards?

Either way these Blanchards have terrific lobster so if you’re ever in Caraquet I recommend a visit!

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A Canadian Family Headstone: Blanchard,Olivier-Ste-Anne-du-Bocage

Vintage Postcards of Caraquet, New Brunswick


April 13, 2009 Posted by | . | , | 2 Comments

Caraquet, L’Industrie de la Peche, N.B.

Draggers in Port – Caraquet, New Brunswick

Caraquet’s position on Chaleurs Bay was ideal for Early Acadian Pioneers and it also attracted many fishermen from the Channel Islands. One shore of Chaleurs Bay is in Quebec and the other in New Brunswick and it has long been known as a rich fishing area.

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PORTAL – Vintage Postcards

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