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Natives, French Canadians & Acadians

The Smiths | Pioneers of Shippegan

The Smith family pioneers of Shippegan | New Brunswick genealogy

Thomas Smith (son of Thomas and Betsy Smith) was born in Liverpool, England. He and his wife Genevieve Robichaud (daughter of Jean-Baptiste Robichaud) had the following children: Thomas (Marie Landry, daughter of Timothy Landry and Venerande Savoie) Elisabeth (m. Cossette (?) of Trois-Rivieres, Quebec), William (m. Marie Caissie), Marguerite (m. Michel Chiasson, son of Prospere Chiasson and Madeleine Caissie, and then Adolphe Leclerc son of Jean Leclerc and Virginie Noel) and Charles (m. Louise Duguay, daughter of Antoine Duguay and Edesse Albert). Continue reading

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The Noels | Pioneers of Caraquet

Samuel Noel (son of Jean Noel and Cecile Chiasson) and Victoire Pinet (daughter of Placide Noel and Marie-Angelique Roy) had the following children: Marie Adeline, Gustave (m. Madeleine Guignard, daughter of Charles Guignard and Marcelline Duguay), Ubald, Marie Adeline, Marie (m. Joseph Lanteigne, son of Augustin Lanteigne and Odile Gionet), Marie Cecile, Appoline  and Joseph Vital Lange (m. Marie Victorine Lanteigne, daughter of Eugene Lanteigne and Genevieve Mercier).

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The Delagardes | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

The Delagardes - founding family of Shippegan [Baie des Chaleurs, New Brunswick) Charles Delagarde was a Protestant from the Jersey Islands who converted to Catholicism to marry Venerante Robichaud. Their children included: Isabella (m. Jim Mallet, son of Benjamin Mallet and Marie Duguay), Louisa (m. Joseph Paquet, son of Jean Paquet and Marguerite Noel) , Venerante, Charles (m. Elmire Rioux of Trois-Rivieres and then Marie Louise Degrace), John and Esther (m. Auguste Robichaud son of Louis Robichaud and Brigitte Finn). Continue reading

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The Noels | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Noel Family Pioneers in Shippegan, New Brunswick | Genealogy

The first Noels in Shippegan were Jean-Bernard Noel (son of Benoit Noel and Agathe Parent) and his two wives Genevieve Cote and then Marie Garant. They were settled on Lameque Island. Jean Noel (as he was known) and Agathe Parent had at least the following children:  Francois (m. Joseph Poulin, son of Joseph Poulin and Continue reading

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The Duclos | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Duclos pioneer family of Shippegan, New Brunswick | Genealogy

Before arriving in Shippegan Pierre Duclos was from Bonaventure then Nepisiguit. His wife Marguerite Richard was born in St-Servan, Bretagne (France). She was the daughter of an Acadian exile (Pierre Richard) who had been born in Grand-Pre (Acadia) and been exiled to Virginia, then England, Saint-Malo, Saint-Sevan and finally Bonaventure. Continue reading

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Pretty young lady stands under mistletoe | Christmas in Quebec – 1921

Young lady holds mistletoe over her head | Christmas party

New Index: Christmas in Canada Through Historical Images

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Noel Canadien | Horse Drawn Sleighs Under A Full Moon | 1901

Christmas in Canada as always been about the snow!

Old Fashioned Christmas | Black and white line drawing

New Index: Christmas in Canada Through Historical Images

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Joseph and Mary Look Lovingly At Their Infant Jesus | 1933

Another fine Christmas image from the Quebec children’s magazine L’Oiseau Bleu.

Holy Family | Famille sainte | Quebec Christmas traditions

Index: The Christmas Season in Canada Through Historical Images

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Papa Santa Claus hands out gifts | 1893

Victorian-era Canadian Pere Noel hands out gifts | Candle-lit old fashioned Christmas tree in the background

I found this traditional depiction of Santa Claus in his thick fur jacket and mittens in the Christmas 1893 issue of Le Monde Illustre. He’s stands in front of a towering Christmas tree as he hands out toys to a long line of patiently waiting children.  The caption reads: L’Arbre de noel. – La distribution faite par Papa Santa Claus. Click on the image to enlarge and you’ll see the candle-lit Christmas tree with old-fashioned ornaments like a marionette, a drum and cornucopias.


Index: Christmas in Canada Through Historical Images

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Noel | Lameque

Andrein Noel

1859  –  1932

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Chiasson, Noel | Lameque

Lameque Genealogy

Adelard Chiasson

1885  –  1966

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