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Pedro da Silva/Dassylva/Desilva/dit le Portugais Descendants | Documentary Launch

Dassylva, Desilva, le Portugais

Carlos Taveira contacted me recently to let me know that the French-language launch of a new documentary about Pedro da Silva will take place in Laval on January 26th, 2014. Those planning to attend are asked to R.S.V.P. by January 10th. Bill Moniz (the producer) and Francine Dassylva will both be present at the screening. Carlos Taveira contributed his research (which will be published as a book) for Bill Moniz’ project.

You can find further information here –  Pedro Da Silva, premier courrier de la Nouvelle-France | Facebook.  Whether or not you can attend, you may wish to “like” the Facebook group or this post so that the word gets out to others in the family history community 🙂

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December 29, 2013 Posted by | . | , , , , | Leave a comment

Evelyn in Montreal: Perrin, Felix m. Rochon, Delina & Ouellet, Luce


Has anyone come accross reference to: Felix Perrin Born: 10 Oct1822 In St Jerome Que Died: 6 Mar 1922 Pembroke Ontario & Marie Delima Rochon       Married: July 15 1803 Mentabello. I can’t seem to find reference to them in Quebec before they relocated to Pembroke, On.  Steven Perrin


1.Felix Perrin – previously married to Luce Ouellette
married Delina Rochon, daughter of Jean Rochon and Angele Belanger.
Parish: Notre Dame de Bon Secours
Location: Montebello, Papineau, Quebec
Date: July 15th, 1852

2.Here is the first marriage: Felix Perrin,  (son of Pierre Perrin and Francoise Paquet)
married Luce Ouellet, who was previously married to Charles Brisebois
Parish and Location: St.Eustache, Deux-Montagnes, Quebec
Date: October 19th, 1846

Index: Evelyn in Montreal

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Bathurst Holy Family Cemetery | Luce, Alice Jeanne

Canadian FamilyThis is the final resting place of Alice Jeanne Luce, wife of Armand Arseneault. She died On December 26th, 1912 in Bathurst Mines. Alice Jeanne was the daughter of a George Luce and Clementine Silva. I presume – but can’t be 100% sure – that these are my maternal great-grandparents George Hl Luce (son of Philippe Luce and Anne Ward) and Clementine Desilva (Dassylva).

Until now I have only had the following offspring in my database: my grandmother Eveline Melvina, Francois Guillaume, thomas William, Albert Warren, George Lorrain, Charles William, Francois Lamain, Arthur and Lydia Luce.

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January 1, 2012 Posted by | . | , , , | 1 Comment

Luce, Livain – 1937

Bathurst NB genealogy, New Brunswick cemeteriesLivain Luce

Died 1937

Age 22

Index: Bathurst – New Holy Family Roman Catholic Cemetery

Index: Cemeteries | QC/NB

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Luce, Marielle, 1951

Bathurst N.B. Genealogy | New Holy Family CemeteryMarielle Luce

August 1950 – October 1951


Lawrence Luce

Dora Godin


February 16, 2011 Posted by | . | , | 1 Comment

Luce, Alden J., 1937

Bathurst New Brunswick Genealogy | Canadian FamilyAlden J. Luce

1929 – 1937

Parents – John Luce & Emilie Chiasson


Index: Bathurst – New Holy Family Roman Catholic Cemetery

Index: Cemeteries | QC/NB

February 16, 2011 Posted by | . | , | 1 Comment

Luce, Marina – 1920

New Brunswick GenealogyMarina Luce

Born July 30, 1896

Died November 6th, 1920

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