I am looking for the Native Line in my Ancestry

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My father always said that his grandfather was native and by his picture you would swear that.

My father is George Lahaie and his mother's maiden name is Simone Pelletier.Her father is Adrien Pelletier and he is the person my dad is referring to.


in Genealogy Help by Anonymous Lahaie G2G Rookie (160 points)

Adrien Pelletier

 in the Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1938

Name: Adrien Pelletier
Gender: Male
Spouse: Lea Pelletier
Child: Simone Pelletier

Adrien Pelletier

 in the Ontario, Canada, Roman Catholic Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1760-1923

Name: Adrien Pelletier
Gender: Male
Event Type: Marriage
Marriage Date: 20 Feb 1911
Marriage Place: Alfred, Ontario, Canada
Father: Joseph Pelletier
Mother: Ernestine Landry
Spouse: Léa Montpellier Beaulien

Adreen Pelletier

 in the 1911 Census of Canada

Name: Adreen Pelletier
Gender: Male
Marital status: Married
Race or Tribe: French
Age: 24
Birth Date: Mar 1887
Birth Place: Quebec
Census Year: 1911
Relation to Head of House: Chef (Head)
Dwelling No.: 102
Province: Ontario
District: Prescott
District Number: 114
Sub-District: 1 - Alfred
Sub-District Number: 1
Place of Habitation: Canton Alfred
Religion: Roman Catholic
Occupation: Agent Station
Weeks Employed: 52
Weeks Other: 52
Hours/Week: 190
Earnings: 900
Can Read: Oui
Can Write: Oui
Language: F & E
Family Number: 110
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Adreen Pelletier 24
Lea Pelletier 23
The above shows Roman Catholic as religion. Does that make sense for a native? I don't know.
The census shows him as a French chef, which seems unlikely for a native person. The Church did convert and baptize native people, but they are usually identified as such in church records.

1 Answer

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When looking for a Native American ancestor the first step is to build your tree back to a time and place where Native Americans were living.  Then you can start looking for Native American records to make the connection.
by Kathie Forbes G2G6 Pilot (656k points)

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