Quebec History

“Dit” Names

The use of Dit names in French Canada (Bas Canada) is both very common and confusing.  Currently, I am working with another Deyo cousin to attempt to unravel yet another Deyo mystery. This part of my family line is now being reworked for the fourth time!  I think I might be getting good at it.(…)

Lacolle, Quebec- A brief history

Lacolle is the area from which the Joseph Dion family emigrated to the United States.  Historically both Rabideau and Dion/ Deyo family members lived and traversed this region. Click here to read about the Lacolle Military Battles. source [minor edits and corrections made by ManyRoads] First written mention of Lacolle can be traced back to(…)

Lacolle Battles

Both the Rabideau & Deyo families have roots in the area surrounding Lacolle Quebec. In the early to mid-1800s Lacolle was an area that saw numerous battles and skirmishes, both in the war of 1812 and the Patriotes Rebellion of 1837-1838 including: Battle Of Lacolle Mills (1812) Second Battle of Lacolle (1814) Battle at Odelltown(…)

Quebec History Texts

The following Quebec History subjects are now available in our online library: The 1837 Patriots Rebellion of Lower Canada and the Metis population of Quebec. 1837 Patriots Rebellion Some Personal Recollections of the Rebellion of 1837 in Canada To the surviving veterans of 1837-8-9 The Patriotes of ’37- a chronicle of the Lower Canadian rebellion(…)

Quebec’s French speaking Native People (Metis)

Original Source Article Names used to designate Natives, other than the name of their tribe or nation, include : Savage (a pejorative, rarely used today but common only a half-century ago), Indian, North American Indian, Native, and Amerindian (this one seems to be used only in French).  In French, the corresponding terms are: Sauvage, Indien,(…)

A History of French Canada 1635 to 1649

Disclosure We are very pleased to be one of the few sites offering fully searchable versions of Cyprien Tanguay’s Dictionnaire Genealogique des Familles Canadiennes and related research. These documents provide authoritative historical evidence regarding the individuals who settled French Canada and are referred to in this document. We strongly recommend using the Tanguay texts in(…)

A History of French Canada 1670 to 1699

Disclosure We are very pleased to be one of the few sites offering fully searchable versions of Cyprien Tanguay’s Dictionnaire Genealogique des Familles Canadiennes and related research. These documents provide authoritative historical evidence regarding the individuals who settled French Canada and are referred to in this document. We strongly recommend using the Tanguay texts in(…)

A History of French Canada 1650 to 1669

Disclosure We are very pleased to be one of the few sites offering fully searchable versions of Cyprien Tanguay’s Dictionnaire Genealogique des Familles Canadiennes and related research. These documents provide authoritative historical evidence regarding the individuals who settled French Canada and are referred to in this document. We strongly recommend using the Tanguay texts in(…)

A History of French Canada 1620 to 1634

Disclosure We are very pleased to be one of the few sites offering fully searchable versions of Cyprien Tanguay’s Dictionnaire Genealogique des Familles Canadiennes and related research. These documents provide authoritative historical evidence regarding the individuals who settled French Canada and are referred to in this document. We strongly recommend using the Tanguay texts in(…)

A History of French Canada 1610 to 1619

Disclosure We are very pleased to be one of the few sites offering fully searchable versions of Cyprien Tanguay’s Dictionnaire Genealogique des Familles Canadiennes and related research. These documents provide authoritative historical evidence regarding the individuals who settled French Canada and are referred to in this document. We strongly recommend using the Tanguay texts in(…)

A History of French Canada 1536 to 1609

Disclosure We are very pleased to be one of the few sites offering fully searchable versions of Cyprien Tanguay’s Dictionnaire Genealogique des Familles Canadiennes and related research.  These documents provide authoritative historical evidence regarding the individuals who settled French Canada and are referred to in this document. We strongly recommend using the Tanguay texts in(…)

Clement Lerige (Leriger)

source Clement Lerige, Seuir de La Plante came to New France in 1685 as an officer of the Troupes de la Marine, a section of the King’s Navy. Clement was captured by the Iroquois in 1689 and was enslaved with them for 2 years. He learned to speak the Indian language and survived and eventually(…)

Moise Dupuis

The [following] was [written] by the author Rita Campbell. We share common ancestors, Moise Dupuis and Ann Christiansen. The story is based on the few facts known about Moise and Ann and general knowledge of the area and times in which they lived. Attempting to tread the paths of a man who passed this way(…)

Marie Anne (Annetje) Louise Christiansen

source: Rootsweb (original source link was removed) Born: Abt 1675-1676, Corlaer (Schenectady), NY, US Baptized: 12 Jul 1699, Notre-Dame-Cathédrale, Montréal, Québec, Canada Marriage: Moise DUPUIS 21 Jul 1697, Reformed Dutch Church, Albany, NY, US Died: 26 Oct 1750, Laprairie, Québec, Canada Buried: 27 Oct 1750, La-Nativité-de-la-Bienheureuse-Vierge-Marie-de-Laprairie, Québec, Canada General Notes: Marie Anne (Annetje) Louise Christiansen:(…)

Rebellion de Patriotes – 1837 to 1838

As David Graham was kind enough to point out in his comment, the Rebellion de Patriotes of 1837-1838 certainly colored the lives of the Dion/Denis and Robidou families of  the early 1800′s. Minimally, it can be assumed that the Rebellion of Lower Canada contributed to the socio-political environment and circumstances within which the family migrations(…)

French Canadian Emigration to the United States, 1840-1930

Source: Damien-Claude Bélanger, Département d’histoire, Université de Montréal Claude Bélanger, Department of History, Marianopolis College Between 1840 and 1930 roughly 900 000 French Canadians left Canada to emigrate to the United States. This important migration, which has now been largely forgotten in Quebec’s collective memory, is certainly one of the major events in Canadian demographic(…)

Quebecois Filles du Roi and Filles a Marier

Because many of our visitors have been attempting to read the postings of our Filles a Marier and Filles du Roi, I am attempting to gain permission for web publication of the data I have.  Unfortunately much of our current data is extracted from the fine work of Peter Gagne and we must respect his(…)

With apologies to our readership

Unfortunately, due to copyright restrictions we have had to make numerous history pages private. In deference to the author’s copyright, we are unable and unwilling to publicly share any information we obtain directly from Peter Gagne’s outstanding works. We do this out of respect for his outstanding efforts on our behalf. Quite frankly without his(…)

Our Filles a Marier

In order to classify our early Canadian forebears, we have decided to use the descriptions of The Filles a Marier developed by Peter Gagne. Note all those without links will soon have information pages for you to read… please be patient while the information is added to our site. All others have their tales described(…)

Filles à Marier –”Marriageable Girls”

The information contained in this Posting was sourced from numerous websites (all noted below) and is presented here to facilitate our genealogical research.  All rights belong to the original authors. This is being used under the laws of ‘fair use’. Source of the original materials that follows. Between 1634 and 1663, 262 filles à marier(…)

Carignan-Salières- our soldiers

Based upon the research we have done, it appears that the Rabideau’s are descended from a number of the Carignan-Salières Regiment.  As you will note, none of our forebears held particularly high rank.  They were, instead, the ‘backbone’ of their units!  You will see the various men highlighted in blue on the posting containing the(…)

Les Filles Du Roi- “Daughters of the King”

The information contained in this Posting was sourced from numerous websites (all noted below) and is presented here to facilitate our genealogical research.  All rights belong to the original authors. This is being used under the laws of ‘fair use’. Wikipedia has an article on the subject  of the Daughter’s of the King (Les Filles(…)

Carignan-Salières Regiment Officers and Soldiers

The following information was sourced from: http://www.fillesduroi.org/src/soldiers.htm and is presented here to facilitate our genealogical research. All rights belong to the original author. This is being used under the laws of ‘fair use’. This listing is a copy of one the original to be found at the following link: Alphabetical listing of the Carignan-Salières Regiment(…)

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