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The Chapadeaus | Pioneers of Caraquet

Gilbert Chapadeau (son of Michel Chapadeau and Rosalie Landry) from Paspebiac and Marie Hebert (daughter of Joseph Hebert, widow of Jacques Lanteigne) are the first Chapadeau couple in Caraquet. They had three children: Agnes (m. Hyacinthe Lanteigne, son of Xavier Lanteigne and Caroline Bouthillier), Angele and Louise (m. Adolphe Cormier, son of Bernard Cormier and Olive Landry).

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Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

These micro posts present the first generation of each of the families that established the different surnames found in Caraquet, New Brunswick. Most of the information is drawn from Fidele Theriault’s genealogical dictionary “Les Familles de Caraquet”.  His book is written in French and offers a lot more information including family trees of the first generations (with precise dates)  and in many cases explanations of how the first pioneers arrived in Caraquet and other fascinating anecdotes. If you don’t have access to the book you can contact me for precise genealogical data and other information by leaving a comment underneath this index post or underneath the specific surname post   🙂

 

The Alberts

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The Blanchards | Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Caraquet history

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

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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

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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

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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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