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Jean Baptiste Anglehart Migkelhart | Evelyn in Montreal

Today I want to share a message that was left in one of the Comment Boxes by Brigitte Anglehart, a descendant of Jean-Baptiste Migkelhart(Anglehart).

Her comment was in response to a post in which I shared  the original 1787 Paspebiac marriage record of Anne Chapadeau & Jean Baptiste Migkelhart. I am related to this couple through their daughter Anne Migkelharte  who is near the “top” of my maternal grandmother’s M-line (see  M-Line: Eveline Melvina Luce).  Here is Brigitte Anglehart’s original message followed by a translation.  Continue reading

May 27, 2009 Posted by | . | , , , | 5 Comments

A Canadian Family M-Line: Eveline Melvina Luce

An M-line is a lineage built by beginning with a woman and tracing her line back mother-to-mother.  As a result, the surname changes with each generation. This is a big trend right now, especially with the advent of genetic genealogy which allows both men (through their mothers) and women to trace their bloodlines through their mtDNA.

 Marguerite Caplan’s mother was First Nations (possibly Mi’kmaq).This was known through genealogical records and is now supported through  testing by numerous female descendants showing a marker for First Nations DNA.


Eveline Melvina Luce’s  M-Line


First Named Generation

Marguerite Caplan m. Francois Larocque

About 1729 – Acadie

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February 7, 2009 Posted by | . | , , , , , | 22 Comments

Joseph Anglehart/Migkelharte and Marie Anelkawine (Descendants: Gaspe to Gloucester)


1.  Joseph Anglehart / Migkelharte was born about 1730 and died after 1787.  Joseph married Marie Anelkawine about 1750 in Canada. Marie was said by some to be Native but this is disputed by researcher Dominique Ritchot. See                                       ……..for more information.

The child from this marriage was:

+2 M i. Jean Baptiste Anglehart / Migkelharte I who was born about 1750 and died after 1800. Continue reading

January 27, 2009 Posted by | . | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments


Who: Marie Angleharte, Alexandre Huard + Chappado

 Family Connection:  ancestor, Luce M-line  Where: Paspebiac, Quebec, Canada


This is the original entry for Jean Huard and Marie Angleharte‘s marriage from the Notre-Dame-de-la-Purification in Paspebiac. The basic information confirms my records which dates their marriage to January 30th, 1826, and confirms their parentage. Alexandre Huard was the son of Jean Huard and Madeleine Denys while Marie’s parents were Jean Baptiste Anglehardt and Anne Chappado. Marie had Amerindian – Native (metis) heritage.

Something new that I learned was that Marie’s father was already deceased on that date. Another useful fact regards Marie’s surname. In fact when her parents were married their names were registered as follows: Jean Baptiste Migkelharte and Anne Chappadeau. I knew that Anglehart/Migkelhart were the same family but I always wondered when Anglehart came into use. Now I know it was used at the beginning of the 1800s.

Those researching this lineage sure have their work cut out for them!



from A Canadian Family Database

Alexandre Huard and Marie Anglehart had a daughter Marie who married Paul Hypolite Blais in 1849 in Perce, Quebec. That Marie married Clement Desilva and their female descendants became part of our New Brunswick M-line. Continue reading

January 23, 2009 Posted by | . | , , , | 6 Comments

HISTORICAL DOCUMENT: Chapadeau & Migkelhart – Marriage, 1787

Index: Lameque, Miscou and Shippegan

Who: Anne Chapadeau, Jean Baptiste Migkelhart + Bourg, Duguay, Lanteigne

Family Connection: ancestor, Luce M-line      Where: Paspebiac, Quebec, Canada




L’an mille sept cent quatre vingt sept le treize Juillet je soussigne ay marie selon les ceremonies ordinaries de l’eglise immediatement avant la Ste Messe en presence du peuple et des quatre temoins soussigne après avoir accorde dispense des trois publications de bans sans qu’il y avait trouve aucun autre empaichement savoir Jean baptiste migkelharte fils de joseph migkelharte et de marie annelkawine avec anne Chapadeau fille de feu Jean Chapadeau et de Cather la Roc.

signature of Jean Baptiste

contractant allemen

Anne Chapadau X



Jean Chapadeau X

Francois Dugaie X

Louis de lanteigne X

Francois Dugaie fils X

Joseph M Bourg, pretre

St-Joseph parish



Image Source: Ancestry.com. Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2008. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.


What I’ve gleaned from this document

Since they signed with an X, I now know that bride Anne Chapadeau and witnesses Jean Chapadeau, Louis de Lanteigne and Francois Dugaie father and son were illiterate. Anne’s husband Jean Baptiste did sign – although to my modern eyes it is more of a scrawl! Continue reading

January 10, 2009 Posted by | . | , , , , , | 7 Comments