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The Caughnawaga Troubles (1878) | Surnames: Meloche, Jones, Lecuyer, Deblois, Lafleur, Desparaois, Perras, Therrien, Plante, Cardinal, Giroux, sr., Trudeau, Boulrice, Champagne, Giroux, jr., Duranceau

Index: Newspaper Clippings & Other Extracts Related To Kahnawà:ke

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on the fatal fire at Caughnawaga was closed yesterday. notwithstanding the most most diligent and painstaking endeavors on the part of Coroner Jones, it is to be regretted that, owing to the well-known non-communicative character of the Indians, none of the conspirators whose work this dreadful deed doubtless could be discovered. The following is the jury’s

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Allaires of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

QUEBEC SURNAMES: Allaire + Fievre, Therrien LOCATIONS: Quebec (Notre-Dame)

Charles  Allaire  | Catherine Fievre

November 10th, 1663, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. Engage]  [Baptismal record]

Source: Researchers – Violette Allaire, Lise Dandonneau

Jean Allaire | Perrine Therrien

November 13th, 1662, Quebec [Notre-Dame]

[Occ. Engage]  [Baptismal record]

Source: Researchers – Violette Allaire, Lise Dandonneau



Variations or associated surnames

Alaire – Aler(e)  – Allair  – Aller(e)

Dalaire  –  Dalere – Dallaire

Halaire – Haler(e) – Laloire

Mongrain – Poulin – Sanasacon – Trinque


This series of Early French Canadian Pioneer  microposts is dedicated to the earliest settlers of Quebec. If you are new to the genealogy of French-speaking Canadians, please be aware that the earliest French settlers can also descend from the Acadian pioneers who originally settled in what are now Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. In addition, please note that any Native related links refer back to other posts citing census, marriage or other documents with indigenous or Metis individuals of that surname, however those individuals do not necessarily descend from those particular French Canadian settlers. The posts are intended as Finding Aides – a place to find possible clues and start your own research!



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Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Evelyn In Montreal: Parents of Madeleine St-Louis / Billy

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History


External Links

The Engages and Servants in Nouvelle France | Canadian Museum of History 



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Castonguay m. Therrien | Evelyn in Montreal

Jennifer Perrier was looking for information about her ancestors Antoine Therrien and Anastasie Castonguay of Quebec and Ontario. Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Therriens of Quebec

 Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec


QUEBEC SURNAMES: Therrien + Allaire, Rigaud, Therrien Kahnawake, Therrien Native Mohawk Iroquois LOCATIONS: Trois-Rivieres, Quebec | Map extract of New Brance that includes Trois-Rivieres


Jean Terrien / Du Ponceau  | Judith Rigaud

January 26th, 1667, Trois-Rivieres

[Occ. settler]   [Baptismal record] Continue reading

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