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French Canadian Pioneers: The Bricaults of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec


Longueuil Church



Guillaume Bricau(l)t | Marie Boulle

April 17th, 1752 Quebec (Notre-Dame) Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Perthuis of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Index: Filles du Roi


QUEBEC SURNAMES: Perthuis + Damise, Filles du Roi, Lajeunesse, Perthuis, Perthuis Kahnawake, Perthuis Native Mohawk Iroquois, Roberge, Selle LOCATIONS:Quebec, Montreal | Vintage "overhead" b/w of Montreal and harbour, 1888


Charles Perthuis  | Marie-Madeleine Roberge

July 8th, 1697, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

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Lajeunesse m. Barbier | Evelyn in Montreal

After years of looking I have finally traced back to Nicolas LaJeunesse and Marie Loiselle as my grandparents. Could you tell me anything more about them? Continue reading

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Sommier/Lajeunesse (aka Saulmier/Saulnier) | Papineauville, Petite Nation

Elise had the following query: “Hello, my grand parents were native Adelard Lajeunesse and Yvonne Paquette. I do know they were married at Montebello QC. I am trying to learn more but I don’t find them on any census, family search, roots web, archive national… If someone can help me please contact me. We have pictures of them of Adelard doing canoe, sleigh, and tipi… Thank you very much”

Greetings – as I mentioned in our correspondence, when trying to find evidence to prove or disprove oral family history, the best way to start is by establishing your main line and filling out your family tree. After that you if you do have Aboriginal heritage you should be able to find the connection.

Information 1 – Surname Notes

I’m not surprised that you have trouble finding information since there are so many natural variations and/or mis-transcriptions. Here are some I ran across: Lajeunesse, La Jeunesse, Laganneur, Lagenneur – Saulmier, Saulmiers, Saumier, Saulnier, Sommier. Also mistranscribed at Ancestry as: Saimier dit Lageunase.

Information 2 – Family Tree (Ascendancy)

Your grandparents Adelard Lajeunesse/Sommier and Yvonne Paquette were married on the 21st May, 1917 in Montebello (Papineau, Outaouais, Quebec) in Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours parish. Yvonne’s parents were Pacifique Paquette and Emma Renaud.

Adelard’s parents were Leon Lajeunesse/Sommier and Marie Josephine Patrice. Leon and Marie Josephine were married in Papineauville (Papineau, Outaouais,Quebec) on the 28th of January in 1884 . Marie Josephine was the daughter of Firmin Patrice and Josephine Villeneuve. She had been baptised on the 11th of July 1863 in Montebello.

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