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The Paulins | Pioneer Families 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 Caraquet Paulins are originally from Belavance, Rimouski, Quebec where the surname was spelled Poulin. Jean-Baptiste’s parents were Jean-Baptiste Poulin and Marie Gagne of Belavance, Rimouski. He settled in Caraquet in 1784 when he received a land grant of 500 acres. Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Laroses of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

 

 

Alexis-Charles Larose / Miremont | Helene Lallemand

November 6th, 1747 Quebec (Notre-Dame) Continue reading

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Mathurin Dube, Fisherman | Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions

Index:  Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions

Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions

 

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Tourangeaus of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers  

QUEBEC SURNAMES: Bertrand, Bidard, Bourg, Cordier, Dube, Jacques, Larouche, Martineau, Raymoneau, Thoine dit Valle LOCATIONS: Montreal, Neuville, Quebec, Contrecoeur, Cap-de-la-Madeleine | Vintage postcard of Neuville, Quebec (Route Nationale)

 

Charles Tourangeau / Pimpare | Marie-Louise Bourg

July 18th, 1724, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. military, de la Marine, Lignery]

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Theriault m. Fortin | Evelyn in Montreal

Eugene Croteau of Massachusetts (USA) is a descendant (through his maternal line) of Lambert Theriault and Domitille Fortin who were from  St-Modeste (Riviere-du-Loup) Quebec. M. Croteau  left a message in one of the comment boxes saying that his family is  “taking a trip to Canada in the spring and are trying to find relatives”. Eugene descends from this couple through their son Wilfred Theriault who married Regina Lavoie probably in the States. Continue reading

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Historical Document: Basil Megnier & Catherine Dube – Marriage, 1779

Marriage record of Basil Mignier dit Lagace and Catherine Dube

in the Riviere-Ouelle parish of L’Assomption, Quebec.

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Riviere-Ouelle: Une Paroisse Canadienne au XVII Siecle

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One day I was on my knees in a cramped, second-hand book shop in the east end of Montreal. What was I doing there? I was rummaging through a slighly damp, crumpled cardboard box shoved up under a metal shelving unit. Under a pile of old French cathechism books and church notices, I noticed an ornate red leather binding sticking out. It turned out to be an original copy (1890) of Abbe. Casgrain‘s “Une Paroisse Canadienne au XVII Siecle – La Riviere-Ouelle” – a parish history covering the Riviere-Ouelle of the 17th century. Continue reading

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