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French Canadian Pioneers: The Parisiens of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

 

Historic Image of Three-Rivers, Quebec (Trois-Rivieres)

 

Charles-Marin Parisien / Beaublin / Venel | Catherine Joneau

February 4th, 1739 Quebec (Notre-Dame) Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Cadorets of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

 

CADORET French Canadian Pioneers: The Cadorets of Quebec

 

Antoine Cadoret / Dutour | Dorothee (Marie-Dorothee) Emond

April 6th, 1761 Quebec (Notre-Dame) Continue reading

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Beauharnois Old Cemetery: Brazeau, Dagenais, Dupuis, Emond, Fortin, Lynch, Marechal , Primeau

Headstone: LYNCH   | Cimetière de la Paroisse Saint-Clément, Beauharnois   | Quebec Cemeteries

 

A LA MEMOIRE DE

M.A. ELZIRE FORTIN

EPOUSE DE Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Emonds of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

 

French Canadian Pioneers: The Emonds of Quebec

 

Jean-Samuel Emond | Marie-Anne Menard

May 19th, 1783, Sault-au-Recollet Continue reading

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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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Berube, Emond, Roussel Memorial Headstone

This is one of the memorial headstones that I photographed during my genealogical vacation in Riviere-Ouelle a few years ago. It was placed there by the Association des Roussel d’Amerique in honour of Jacques Roussel (1720-1805) and his first and second wives. His wives were  Marie-Genevieve Berube (1731-1766) and Genevieve Gabrielle Emond (1735-1802). The stone also states that Jacques Roussel was from Evran in Bretagne (France). The final inscription at the bottom calls these couples : “the ancestors of the Roussels in America”.

 

Berube, Emond, Roussel Memorial Headstone

 

 

Genealogy of the first Roussel generations Continue reading

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