Can someone with PRDH access help find a marriage record? Lower Canada - probably around 1810 [closed]

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I am looking for the marriage act of Joseph Hébert (also found with the multiple forenames "Joseph Marie Gilles") and Marie Marguerite Gamache.

Joseph Hébert died in 1860 at Cap-Saint-Ignace, said to be 89 years old. Marie Marguerite Gamache was born at Montmagny in 1784. They have a daughter born in 19 January 1826 in Montmagny.

Nos Origines says the marriage was at St Roch des Aulnaies on 5 August 1808, but I could not find a record in the numerized parish registers available from FamilySearch. I checked Montmagny too and it's not there either. The date and/or the place must be incorrect.

The marriage act would be helpful to confirm the names of this Joseph Hébert's parents. For now their names are only given by Nos Origines and though that is sufficient for a 19th century profile, I'm not satisfied.

WikiTree profile: Joseph Hébert
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in Requests for Project Volunteers by Isabelle Martin G2G6 Pilot (578k points)
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Joseph Marie Hébert & Marie Marguerite Gamache, Drouin has marriage as 2 May 1808 in St-Roch-des-Aulnaies, (Bas-Canada), parents named as the late Gelie Hébert and Marie Marthe Guinard of Cap-St-Ignace for him and Lazare Gamache & Marie Boulé of St-Roch for her.

The ''Joseph Gilles'' stems from a single baptism of their children where he is called that, PRDH tends to add any name ever used for a person whether clerical error or not.  

His father's name on most records is Gilles, son of Gilles, popular name in the family obviously.  And he was immigrant from Normandie.  Married in 1764, with a child already born to the couple.  No mention on marriage record if he had been military or not.  Had to have arrived pre-conquest.

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The marriage took place in Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies on 2 May 1808-see the FamilySearch citation below:

"Québec, registres paroissiaux catholiques, 1621-1979," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 16 July 2014), Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies > Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies > Baptêmes, mariages, sépultures 1781-1809 > image 720 of 752; Archives Nationales du Quebec (National Archives of Quebec), Montreal.

by Greg Lavoie G2G6 Pilot (375k points)
selected by Isabelle Martin
Thank you!

His PRDH entry (paywall, see here) indicates that he was born on 18 August 1772, and baptized the following day in Montmagny.  See below for the matching baptism on FamilySearch: 

"Québec, registres paroissiaux catholiques, 1621-1979," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 16 July 2014), Montmagny > Saint-Thomas > Baptêmes, mariages, sépultures 1679-1789 > image 853 of 1388; Archives Nationales du Quebec (National Archives of Quebec), Montreal.

Again thanks! The profile has now been updated to reflect this information.

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