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The Boudreaus | Pioneers of Caraquet

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet


These micro posts present the first generation of each of the families that established 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 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 extra information by leaving a comment underneath this post.

 

 

 

The Boudreaus were one of the founding families of Acadia and one of them – Michel Boudreau – was Port Royal’s lieutenant-general in 1686. Continue reading

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Champagne, Gregoire, Trudel | Cimetière des Soeurs Grises (Grey Nuns / Sisters of Charity)

Index: Cimetière des Soeurs Grises

 

 

 

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Sister

Aurore Champagne Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Sylvestres of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

 

 

Nicolas Sylvestre / Sevestre / Champagne  | Barbe Neveu

August 20th, 1667 Quebec Continue reading

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The Caughnawaga Troubles (1878) | Surnames: Meloche, Jones, Lecuyer, Deblois, Lafleur, Desparaois, Perras, Therrien, Plante, Cardinal, Giroux, sr., Trudeau, Boulrice, Champagne, Giroux, jr., Duranceau

Index: Newspaper Clippings & Other Extracts Related To Kahnawà:ke

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THE CAUGHNAWAGA TROUBLES

 

THE INQUEST

on the fatal fire at Caughnawaga was closed yesterday. notwithstanding the most most diligent and painstaking endeavors on the part of Coroner Jones, it is to be regretted that, owing to the well-known non-communicative character of the Indians, none of the conspirators whose work this dreadful deed doubtless could be discovered. The following is the jury’s

VERDICT Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Champagnes of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

 

 

 

Antoine Champagne/Ossant  |  Marie Vezina

October 5th, 1671 Quebec Continue reading

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Begin m. Champagne, Beauceville, Quebec | Evelyn in Montreal

Etienne Begin was trying to start his family tree beginning with his grandparents Edmond Joseph Begin and Rose-Anna Champagne.

 


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