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The McGraws | 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.

 

 

There were two early McGraw pioneer couples.

Denis dit Deniche McGraw was the son of Denis McGraw and Esther Leblanc. He first married Priscille Savoie and the couple had two children (Marie and Honore). Continue reading

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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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French Canadian Pioneers: The Prevosts of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Index: Filles du Roi

 

Historical uniforms | Carignan-Salieres Regiment | Nouvelle France - New France

 

Francois Prevost /  Provost | Genevieve Macard

August 1st, 1679 Quebec (Notre-Dame) Continue reading

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Dougherty, Leblanc, Villeneuve | Cimetière des Soeurs Grises (Grey Nuns / Sisters of Charity)

Index: Cimetière des Soeurs Grises

 

(Translation)

Sister

Cecilia Dougherty Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Provosts of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Index: Filles du Roi

 

Francois Provost | Marguerite Gaillard

July 26th, 1664 Quebec (Notre-Dame) Continue reading

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Toussaint Giroux, weaver | A Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions

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

Earliest Canadian settlers Toussaint Giroux and Marie Godard

 

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Jean Leblanc, servant | A Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions

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

 

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