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French-Canadian Descendants

All French-Canadians are related as they are descended from about 2.500 people. They also have some of the best kept records in the world. Please feel free to post queries, events, pictures, tell stories, etc.

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CARIGNAN REGIMENT & THE FILLES DU ROIThese two ‘groups” are for many French-Canadians the equivalent of the US’ DAR and Mayflower’s Descendants.The following are Internet sites to learn more…Continue

Started by James P. LaLone. Last reply by Lee Martin Oct 27, 2017.


I am new to Genealogy Wise. I have been working on the Benoit side of my mother's genealogy and it led me here. Whoever posted the ANCEfamily.RTF document, I would really like to connect with you. I…Continue

Tags: Ance, Pond, Beniot

Started by Tracy Beaudoin Jun 25, 2017.


Notary records are another good source for discovering information on your ancestor. They are the civil legal records that are sometimes a good substitute if a marriage record is missing. For…Continue

Started by James P. LaLone. Last reply by James P. LaLone Oct 22, 2016.

Free Ebooks, 1865, 1866, Beamish Murdock, Esq. History of Nova Scotia or Acadie, Vol. I & II

 Here is a link to free books on "History of Nova Scotia or Acadie"-(actual titles of the books by Beamish Murdock, Esq.  books were written in 1865 and 1866.  I have a tendency to read and research…Continue

Started by Arorasky Sep 6, 2016.

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Comment by James P. LaLone on October 27, 2017 at 2:39pm

NEHGS announces a webinar (these are free!) on November 16 2017, 3-4 pm Eastern Time:

Navigating Notarial Records in Quebec

“Notarial records are an essential—yet often overlooked—resource for family historians researching ancestors with roots in Quebec. From marriages to estate inventories to labor contracts these records can provide a wealth of genealogical information not found elsewhere. Join Senior Researcher Sheilagh Doerfler to learn about what types of notarial records exist, how to access them, and how to get the most out of these important resources."

Register at

Comment by James P. LaLone on June 15, 2017 at 11:56am

Of possible interest -

From: Genealogy a la carte by Gail Dever
LAC part of worldwide Francophone organization that launched digital library

Members of the Reseau francophone numerique (RFN) [Francophone Digital Network], including Library and Archives Canada (LAC), issued a news release yesterday to announce they had unveiled a new digital library at their annual general meeting in Brussels on April 26. The French-language Bibliotheque numerique du RFN website includes more than a thousand records from the heritage collections of ten Francophonie member nations and states.

A quick look at the Amerique- section, representing the Americas and the Caribbean, reveals digitized documents by Jacques Cartier and Samuel de Champlain, an early 18th-century document about the laws and constitutions in the French colonies in America, and maps.

Comment by James P. LaLone on December 2, 2016 at 6:52pm
Comment by James P. LaLone on November 25, 2016 at 2:39pm
Comment by James P. LaLone on November 25, 2016 at 2:39pm
Comment by Arorasky on September 9, 2016 at 9:56am

@ Jayne Ireland,

I agree with you Jayne, in the first place, the original "Acadians" were spoken of within the Jesuit Relations books, and when they (the Jesuits) referred to them they in many cases were talking about the children born of the french and n8tv marriages.  I've spent years doing this research and have located numerous references and marriages of french and n8tv..within many many records of the old forts, Jesuits, churches etc, But the fact still remains...that their are "groups" of ppl whom don't want these marriages listed, seen or known about.  When I first lost my original data, from a puter crash, I went to a distant cousin online, and asked if I could get a copy from him, to restart all my genealogy thru grandparent lines he and I shared. He gave me it happily, and I was very grateful..but this is where it changed and opened my eyes..I told him I was having a hard time locating any documents of mixed marriages within the Quebec and Acadie areas didn't know where to find the records of the ones of n8v descent.  He informed me, there was NO NDN in our Families at ALL and that we were of PURE FRENCH BLOOD LINES..this was his exact words..then he went on to say, it was impossible, as their HAD NEVER BEEN ANY NDNS IN the QUEBEC< ACADIE< of LAPRAIRIE regions!  again..his words.  So I dropped it, and went to researching on my own again.  THis year I actually came across something else disturbing...Membership into one of the N.Eastern Seaboard Genealogical Societies, REQUIRES that researchers will NEVER post, SHARE or give out ANY INFO of CHILDREN born that are ILLEGITEMATE in particular within the LAST 100 years.  now.. I was floored when I read this..BECAUSE their were many many Country Marrgs and Ntv marrgs..meaning.. if common lawed married..guess what..they won't show you give you or help you find the infos, and if you join to get to the infos..they have you signing a doc that won't share it or show it!  hows that for another way to keep infos outta the spotlight

Comment by Jayne Ireland on September 9, 2016 at 5:14am

Arorasky, I also do not understand how anyone can limit the definition of Acadians to only-French. I have only recently discovered Acadians in my family tree and had read that they were distrusted/looked down upon as "mix-breeds" (French + English + Scottish + Mi'kmaq). It was through the Acadian-Cajun Genealogy site  that I learned that my ancestor Germain DOUCET was in fact Native American. So some information can still be found, despite the destruction of documents during the grand dérangement.

Comment by James P. LaLone on September 8, 2016 at 3:06pm

River Raisin National Battlefield Park News Release

For Release:     Immediately 

Contact:            Scott J. Bentley, Superintendent

Address:           1403 E. Elm Ave., Monroe, MI. 48162


Phone:              (734)243-7136 

2nd Annual French-Canadian Descendants Reunion


            MONROE, Michigan.— Superintendent Scott J. Bentley announced today that River Raisin National Battlefield Park will be hosting the 2nd annual French-Canadian Descendants Reunion on Sunday, September 25, 2016, from noon until 4:00 pm.

Guests are asked to bring a dish to pass, their genealogy, family trees, and any family traditions or recipes. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Sandy Vanisacker by email at

River Raisin National Battlefield Park preserves, commemorates, and interprets the January 1813 battles of the War of 1812 and their aftermath in Monroe and Wayne counties in Southeast Michigan.    The Battles of the River Raisin resulted in the greatest victory for Tecumseh’s Confederation and the greatest defeat for the United States during the War of 1812.    Although American forces were victorious in the first battle, the second ended in what was described as a “national calamity” by then General William Henry Harrison, and later President of the United States.  The battle cry, "Remember the Raisin!" inspired a massive U.S. victory at the Battle of the Thames, which sealed the War of 1812 in the western theater for the U.S., claimed the life of the great Shawnee leader Tecumseh, and resulted in the end the American Indian Confederation.  The Aftermath of the Battles resulted in the implementation of Indian removal from the Northwest Territory at the conclusion of the War of 1812, an aftermath that continues to influence the United States today.   For more in-depth information about the Battlefield please or


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Comment by James P. LaLone on September 6, 2016 at 9:14pm

Arorasky, I have no Acadian ancestry (that I know of) and am not real familiar with all the sources and their "background", but it seems to me that if there are records that documentation can be used.  I realize that some may be family stories but usually there are things that can be found to help support those stories (I realize because of the "interruptions" in Acadia a lot of documents no longer exist.  In this case DNA tests would be helpful.  Regarding WikiTree there are ways of dealing with conflicts and I would try to resolve things that way, and if you keep getting blown off keep pushing and providing evidence of your arguments, contact Chris (the head if need be).  Sorry I can't be of more help.

Comment by Arorasky on September 6, 2016 at 9:59am

Sorry..I get worked up about this, I've been fighting this battle for almost 20 years now.  my question to you is...what do you think is the best way to handle these ones who are now basically controling the "wiki" genealogical datas for ancestors of 1700's and back.  basically on wiki you are not allowed to make duplicate profiles, and if they of the "expert groups" don't agree with your data, they have the right to REMOVE IT and to REMOVE Marriages, Partnerships, CHILDREN, even if you know your lines on WIKi...if you don't have full blown proof usually including Tanguay and or SW  guess what..they will delink married spouses. I've seen them do it!.. so where does that leave us, the ones looking for and finding the real truths?  I've even told them to research the Jesuit Relations Volumes..I get no responses..basically feel blown off & am beginning to think I should pull all my data from site


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