Welcome to the Quebecois Project [closed]

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The Quebecois Project covers profiles who lived in Canada, Nouvelle-France (modern day Quebec) during the 17th century and up to 1763.

Danielle and Guy are always looking for members who are ready to help create, source, connect, and improve profiles related to the people and places in Canada, Nouvelle-France and also help in different tasks in the mission of the project.

To join, "answer" this thread and read the instructions and follow the link to our Google Group on "How to Participate" from the project page.... 

 Quebecois project

 

 

closed as a duplicate of: Welcome to the Quebecois project
asked in Requests for Project Volunteers by Guy Constantineau G2G6 Pilot (337k points)
closed by Isabelle Rassinot

36 Answers

+6 votes
It includes people born here too, not just new settlers.  Just to clarify.  :D
answered by Danielle Liard G2G6 Pilot (148k points)
Right Danielle,

corrected :)
+5 votes
I hope to contribute to this project.  There sure is a lot to do.  Thanks for the invite.
answered by Ron Heroux G2G5 (5.1k points)
hi Ron, welcome aboard, Guy will take care of the badge.
+5 votes
Many of my ancestors came from New France to what is now known as Northern Michigan and Northern Wisconsin, some are in the history books, I look forward to connecting families from these regions back to Quebec and then to France!
answered by Doug Sedenquist G2G Crew (610 points)
hi Doug, welcome to the crew.  Lots of work already done on immigrants from France to this area, which will probably help you in your tree.  :D
+5 votes

Happy to help a bit. I've been doing a bit on filles à marier (which is a bit different from the Filles du Roi)

answered by Patricia Carson G2G Crew (540 points)
hi Patricia, there's a link to a very good site called Migrations (in French) in the references page, they also cover a fair number of filles à marier.  Welcome aboard.
Thanks, Danielle!
ooh! tell m ore za bout the Filles du marier please, intrigued
Navarro, they were women brought to the colony by various agencies to provide wives for the colonists, the main difference between them and the Filles du roy is that they got no support from the crown at all.  Those counted among them precede the filles du roy, ie before 1663.  Although that is a bit debatable in my view.
oh ok I see I think perhaps this may be one on my direct line:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Chantoiseau-1

I see a reference to a marriage contract as I see on some of the Filles-Du-Roy
she is a Fille du Roy, and if she's in your direct line, then we are definitely cousins.  :D
and marriage contracts were a standard action before marriage at the time
If you get to a a federal or the provincial archive, you may find the microfilm of the original contract or parish record. Guillaume Audouart dit St-Germain  (info about him here http://www.biographi.ca/fr/bio/audouart_guillaume_1F.html    was the lawyer/notary of the time and he kept very accurate records and notes, so you would be looking for the "Audouart" microfilm and then have to scan through the records looking for the relevant names. I found the actual contract and the marriage registration this way (Breton/Patenostre (Patenaude), but there are also records of land transfer etc.  The very cool thing in this case is that the French records noted her father was a bookseller, so I wondered if he might have taught her to read. In Audouart's note about the contract he mentioned that "Marguerite Breton signed", so I went looking on the basis of that comment - and she actually did!
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Interested in Ethier, Boisvert, Brien, Vadnais, Hamelin, Alard and others.

 

I am in Minnesota USA and my FC people moved to New Canada (now Little Canada), Centerville, and Oneka (now Hugo) in Minnesota
answered by
Hi Philip, we might be cousins if you are looking at Brien, I have some of those in my tree if I remember correctly.  Welcome aboard.
Hi Philip,

who not join Wikitree and add your family.
+4 votes
I have New France ancestors from 1650, descendants of the Herbert family. I would like to assist.
answered by Margaret Neate G2G1 (1.4k points)
Hi Margaret, would that be Hébert or Hubert?  Herbert is a later variant as far as I know.  Welcome aboard.

Typing error. It is Hébert.

ah, then we have loads of those already in the tree, some of them are first colonists even.
That is my understanding, that they are one of the many founders of New France
several lines of that name.
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My mother was half French Canadian.  I appreciate the  volume of work involved, since once you get into the Drouin resources, its easy to become swamped with ancestors, and teasing out what's valid from a near miss gets increasingly difficult.  Are you incorporating DNA in the project?
answered by Rita Carpenter G2G2 (2.1k points)
hi Rita, DNA is a whole other ball of wax, since ideally you need at least 3 people descended from the same person who all have done DNA testing and recorded it in the tree to really be able to say it's a match.  We're not getting into that right now.  Welcome aboard.
Well once you do, I have taken Ancestry and National Geographic (same test, different algorithm)!
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I've been working on my side of the family since January 2017, so I'm kind of new, but I'm taking my time so it's a slow-deliberate Crawl.

I'll be expanding details of the colonization of Bagotville 1838 by Philippe Castagne and hopefully contribute to the already existing profile of Mars Simard.

Also I'll be tackling the life of Andre Castagne and the Shipwreck of the Swordfish in 1867 off Gaspe.
answered by Michael Castagne G2G Crew (320 points)
slow but sure is always best, that way you can add your sources properly at the start and not have to go back to add them later.  Welcome aboard.  The shipwreck item sounds more like it would belong in Canadian history project, given the date.
Thank you Michael for your interest.

Please read the How to join on the project page ...

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Quebecois#How_to_Participate

and ask to join the Google group

https://groups.google.com/d/forum/wikiquebecois

and  I will award you the project badge.

Guy
+4 votes
I would like to help any way I can.

Denny
answered by Denny Kubczak G2G Crew (420 points)
hi Denny, welcome aboard, do you have specific lines you are working on in your tree?
Thank you Denny for your interest.

Please read the How to join on the project page ...

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Quebecois#How_to_Participate

and ask to join the Google group

https://groups.google.com/d/forum/wikiquebecois

and  I will award you the project badge.

Guy
+4 votes
I would love to join this project, particularly interested in working on the sub-project for the filles du roi. All eight of my great-grandparents were born in Quebec; sadly, no one in my family today is fluent in Quebecois. I would like to contribute any way I can to preserve their cultural history despite that!
answered by Sara Thibault G2G4 (4.1k points)
Thanks Sara for joining the project.
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I am researching Meloche/Malosh and have information for the line I'm researching from these two books:  "The Meloche Legacy:  A Meloche Family History Dating Back to the Year 1573" by James Meloche, and "Genealogy of the French Families of the Detroit River Region, 1701-1936" by Christian Denissen.  I would love to contribute to the project!
answered by Dayla Weiler G2G Rookie (290 points)
Welcome Dayla (cousin), also have those two books. I am descended from https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Livernois-220, am glad to have someone to contribute to this family.
Hello James:  I am related to the Malosh's by marriage.  I tried to follow the link to Livernois-220 but get a message saying the page doesn't exist.
Ok, I clicked on the link and also did not get the page, so did a search this time and got https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Livernois-220 which appears the same so I don't know.  the other way is to erase on your page URL your last name and code number and replace it with Livernois-220 or do a search like I did, other then that I don't know what to tell you.
Thanks for the search tip, I was wondering how to do a find on a code number.  220 is Obeline?  Great photo of her.
Yes, thanks.
Thank you Dayla for your interest.

Please read the How to join on the project page ...

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Quebecois#How_to_Participate

and ask to join the Google group

https://groups.google.com/d/forum/wikiquebecois

and  I will award you the project badge.

Guy
+3 votes
I would like to help when I can.  I am slowly moving my tree into WikiTree and I have thousands of French Canadian and Acadian ancestors and their families to include.  Most lines go back to the early to mid 1600s.  I am adding everyone individually so I can include only documented relationships.
answered by Tracey LaPierre G2G Crew (480 points)
Thank you Tracey for your interest.

Please read the How to join on the project page ...

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Quebecois#How_to_Participate

and ask to join the Google group

https://groups.google.com/d/forum/wikiquebecois

and  I will award you the project badge.

Guy
hi Tracy, there are lots of them already in the tree, so I suggest you do a search for them before adding them, we only want a single profile for each person.  Welcome aboard.  :D
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Je suis descendant de Louis Robert, dit Lafontaine né en 1638 et décédé en 1711, et marié à Marie Bourgery à Trois-Rivières, (Québec) le 25-11-1666. Louis Robert est le fils de Pierre Robert né vers 1567 et de Léonne Rembault née vers 1571 et décédé vers 1640.

- I am a descendant of Louis Robert, said Lafontaine born in 1638 and died in 1711, and married with Marie Bourgery in Trois-Rivières, Quebec on 25-11-1666. Louis Robert is the son of Pierre Robert born around 1567 and Léonne Rembault born around 1571 and died around 1640.

answered by
bonjour Pierre, vous venez vous joindre à nous alors?  Bienvenu à bord.  :D
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Helping a friend with his tree with many relatives from Nouvell-France and have been adding a few new members. Looking forward to contributing to this project and helping out.

 

As a side note, thanks you for the Guidelines for Places and Names sections. I have been adding new profiles and was unsure about how to enter the place names, so found the guidelines particularly helpful!
answered by Ryan Quinn G2G Crew (950 points)
edited by Ryan Quinn
Hi Ryan,

welcome to the Quebecois project.  I will add you to the group.

Yes, place names are different depending on time period.  This is why we have those guidelines to help people create profiles in the right category.
+3 votes
I will help, mainly interested in the Gaspé area of Quebec
answered by Joe Patterson G2G6 (8.9k points)
Hi Joe,

Thanks for joining the project. I will award you the badge.

But please read the project page and use the place names standards.

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Quebecois#Guidelines_for_place_names
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I have not got that far yet in my tree here - BUT I have boucoup french ancestors and it seems they were so well traced - sourced I am not sure I have to look at my books I did so long ago - but I can add what I have - I come from those in new france - and those that ventured west - the voyageours and the Filles du Roi and ... jeeze I can not remember the guys who came what they were called right off hand right now - but I hpoe to share and learn!

 One thing I do notice that makes these people very hard to keep straight is that many of the families named the children the same names as the previous generation so sometimes you are not sure where you are in time - I find it helpful to make a tree with them where they line up with the year born so you can keep it straight - any one else notice this annoying tendancy?
answered by Navarro Mariott G2G6 Mach 4 (44.9k points)
Hi Navarro,

welcome in the Quebecois project.  Glad you can add to our project.
Hi Navarro, yes, they did recycle names a whole lot.  But don't add numbers to them, not at all a French practice.  :D
true - but I am sure I do not have to point out that it would have made life easier if it would have been - have to be so sharp to get the right ones where they belong
lol, that's one reason I'm glad we actually have pretty good records available here.  Some places are a nightmare with very few records remaining, from what I have been told by cousins who research other parts of the world.
I am so lucky to have roots in places where people kept track!  I was so amazed at how much is available and how quickly I was able to find the "French Quarter" of my tree - on moms dads side too - Dutch and so forth starting New Netherland and that area- extensive church and other records there too - perhaps if it was not for my luck I never would have got hooked on this hobby
+3 votes
I have lots of ancestors in the Chambly area.
answered by Mary-Liz Grisé G2G1 (1.8k points)
hi Mary-Liz, aren't you already part of the project?  I thought you were.  If not, welcome aboard cousin.  :D
I thought I was too but I could not find the badge.
Neither can I, Guy, will you oblige?  Have you got the project tag on your profile Mary-Liz?
No but I just asked to join the Google group today. I can be patient. ☺
Sorry.... just awared the badge.
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All of my maternal side is from Québec. I very much look forward to helping with this soon as I'm trying to get settled in here :)
answered by Jessica Slayton G2G Rookie (290 points)
hi Jessica, welcome aboard.  :D
Hi Jessica,

welcome to the project.  you just received a new badge. Please make sure you read the project page...

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Quebecois#How_to_Participate

and ask to join the Google group

https://groups.google.com/d/forum/wikiquebecois
+3 votes
I am trying to join to research and collaborate on Canadian ancestors including Cartier and Corbeil families
answered by
hello Val, you come up as anonymous when we get our notifications about this, are you a member of Wikitree?  You need to be one to be part of the project.  Free, the aim is to build a single family tree worldwide.  Very tall order I know, but collaboration has broken a lot of brick walls.
Hi Val,

nice to read you have such ancestors.  Why not join the project.... but first you will have to join Wikitree. FREE and just a great community.

Hope to hear from you soon.
+3 votes
I would like to join please Guy.
answered by Erin Matton G2G1 (1.4k points)
Hi Erin,

welcome to the project. Please make sure you read the project page...

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Quebecois#How_to_Participate

and ask to join the Google group

https://groups.google.com/d/forum/wikiquebecois

When done, I will award you the Quebecois badge.
Thanks for the fast response Guy.
Always happy to respond or help when online :)
Your badge just arrived :)

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