Welcome to the Quebecois project

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Hello all, do you have an interest in people born in New France between the start of the colony of Canada (in St-Lawrence valley) and 1763 when France ceded its territory to England?  Then join our project.  To do so, answer this question so a leader can award you the badge, and follow the instructions on this page:
https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Quebecois

There are 2 sub-projects also, which may be of interest to you:

The ''Filles du roy'' (daughters of the king): https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Filles_du_Roi

The ''Filles à marier'' (marriageable girls): https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Filles_%C3%A0_marier
in Requests for Project Volunteers by Danielle Liard G2G6 Pilot (332k points)
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hello Cheri, please convert your comment to an answer.  And welcome.
This is similar to my family’s surnames, Duplanty which turned into DePlanche!

I have been working on my Acadian genealogy recently making great breakthroughs and finding new resources and thought it was a good time to review the other side of my French family tree. My family was from St. Laurent area the family name is Salois (or Saloue, Salsis) - aka Sallaway here in the US. I went back to Quebec a few years ago and visited the family church. There are only about 100 Salois listed in Wikitree and it would be nice to have them included in the greater Quebec Project. I look forward to participating in another great Wikitree project and adding this family.

Regards Morgan

hi Morgan,

the project only covers up to 1763, ie when the English renamed the area Province of Québec, previously was Canada, Nouvelle-France.  The project name is somewhat misleading, but no concensus has ever been reached on a more appropriate name for it.

The Acadian project has time constraints also, there is a tag for the descendant of a person who is within the timeframe of the project but was born outside the project timeframe. Does this project have such a category tag to add the the post 1763 decendants?

Regards,

Morgan
no Morgan, we don't, for one thing there are a gazillion people it could apply to.  Acadians are much fewer to start with and a lot of them perished or got lost somewhere unknown with the deportation.
I am interested in joining this project - I have adding early Québécois family to my own family line, then extended family, and now I'd like to look at whole parishes, especially the earlier ones.
hello Jessie, could you please convert your comment to an answer?  That way things can get properly tracked.
I'm from Quebec and the great majority of my ancestors are as well.

What I'm wondering is if we could (should?) make the biographies and details in both languages on profiles of people from Quebec.

Has it ever been thought or discussed? Thanks!
hi Ken,

For the Filles du Roi and Filles à Marier, those sub-projects include getting the bios done in both languages.  For those with no descent, I've been doing them mainly in French, if someone has an interest in translating them afterwards they are welcome to do so.  But definitely French bios are appropriate for Francophones.

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I would like to join the project.

Thx

Louis
by Louis Gendron G2G Crew (500 points)
Bonjour Louis, bienvenu au projet, notre chef te donnera ton écusson bientôt.
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I would like to join the project. My ancestors from Quebec are mostly Beaupres who married Bezzos. Two Bezzo brothers married two Beaupre sisters. Some of my tree as I have it now, (at home) is a mess. Really want to straighten it out before putting it on WikiTree.
by Lynne Sims G2G5 (5.6k points)

Hi Lynne, welcome to the project.  

There's an André Beso, born on 28 November 1794 and baptized the following day Notre-Dame-de-Montréal:

"Québec, registres paroissiaux catholiques, 1621-1979," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-899W-D3F9?cc=1321742&wc=9RLV-BZ9%3A16470801%2C23492102%2C31348901 : 16 July 2014), Montréal > Notre-Dame > Baptêmes, mariages, sépultures 1786-1795 > image 703 of 795; Archives Nationales du Quebec (National Archives of Quebec), Montreal.

According to PRDH, he and several of his brothers (Jean François, Jean-Baptiste, Michel, Etienne, and Joseph) disappear from the records in Québec after their baptisms.  I wonder if he matches what you've found. 

Hello Greg,

I think this might be my Andrew. I have two possible birth dates for him, one of 1794  from a supposed bible entry now lost and one of 1787 from census records. He had a brother Jean Baptiste. Andrew and Jean show up in Charlotteville and marry Sophia (Andrew) and Julia (Jean) Beaupre. The other brothers I don't know about. Would someone be willing to translate the baptism record for me? I don't know French. This is a very exciting find for me!

Thank You, Lynne

Usually the easiest way to get help with these sorts of things is to post your question to the G2G, adding as much background you have and being sure to add the quebecois tag to your post.  The Québécois team is pretty helpful and active in answering these sorts of questions (breaking down brick walls, translating church acts, etc.).

By the way, if I'm correct about his origins, then his likely paternal grandparents already have the following profiles: Noël Bezeau and Marie Marguerite Hotte.

There's another André Bezeau born in Québec city and baptized in ND on 26 Oct 1790, son of Charles and Josephe Bilmer dite Blondin (Bellemer on one record).  He marries in 1819 in St-Nicolas to Théophile Françoise Élisabeth Bambridge (yeah, quite the succession of given names).  

The one above born in 1794 is son of Michel and Marie Josephe Vallière.
+9 votes
I am interested in this project.
by Darlene Roy G2G Crew (970 points)

Hello Darlene, welcome to the project.  With a name like yours, definitely sounds like you belong.  laugh  Lots of Roy or Leroy in the tree already.  Our leader will award you your badge soon.

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Yes, I am very interested in finding more information on my French-Canadian roots. Please add me to this project.
by Barbara Petepiece G2G1 (1.6k points)
welcome Barbara, our leader will give you your badge soon.
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Hello,

My 4th great-grandfather was Germain Michaud b 1755, married Marie-Rose Lebel b 1757 in Kamouraska. I live in USA and we spell our name Micheau.

I have some family geneaologies on paper and I am using Ancestry.com. Let me know if I can be helpful.
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Hello Suzanne, welcome to the project, our leader will award you your badge soon.
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New to WT and am happy to join.  Thanks!
by Edward Laboe G2G Crew (440 points)
Hi Edward, welcome aboard.  Our leader will get you your badge soon.
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Hi! I have just this year discovered my birth family, and lo and behold my birth mother’s side is all québécois back to New France. It’s been great to be welcomed into a new family, discovered a brother and two sisters I didn’t know I had, as well as cousins, aunts, uncles.  I’m interested in joining this project to continue exploring my own new roots and to help others.

Greg
by Greg Clarke G2G6 Mach 2 (25.3k points)
Hi Greg, welcome aboard.  Our leader will get you your badge soon.
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My 8th GGrandmother, Marguerite Francoise Moreau, was a fille du Roi.  I would like to join the project.
by Clyde Perkins G2G4 (4.4k points)
hi Clyde, welcome to the project.  Our leader will award you your badge.  Pleasse take a look at the guidelines on the project page, covering both personal names and place names.  Also, be aware when going up your tree that there are many profiles already created for the era.  Since we only want a single profile per person, please do a search for them before creating new ones, prior to 1750 would be a good time frame to use for searches.
+7 votes
Please include me in the Quebecois_Project. With seven generations, starting with Olivier Charbonneau, I have been researching decades to complete our family history in Quebec. It would interest me in assisting with those present profiles to improve the French Canadian trees.

Regards,

David
by David Charbonneau G2G5 (5.7k points)

hi David, and welcome cousin.  laugh  Our leader will get you your badge, meanwhile, if you haven't already done so, please familiarize yourself with the guidelines on the project page.

Thank you for including me in the Quebecois_Project. I am excited to learn more about my ancestors in the St_Eustache region before they migrated into the Adirondack region of New York State in the mid !800's. This will help me assist others with their French-Canadian searches in the future.

Thanks
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Hi, Danielle, I guess I never asked for the badge!  It would be nice to officially join the project.

Thanks cuz!
by Cindy Cooper G2G6 Pilot (139k points)

Really Cindy?  Well good that you are asking for it now cousin, our leader will get it to you as soon as he can.  laugh

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Yes, I am very interested in those first settlers of New France. I come from many of those first settlers and I think I last counted 15 of the ''Filles du roy'' and I haven't counted the ''Filles à marier''. I have strong French Canadian lines on both my father and my mother's side. My father's name Beaudoin and my mother's maiden name Benoit. Some of the other surnames in my family lines are: Beauchamp, Bricault LaMarche, Brien dit Desrochers, Chapeau, Chauvin, Chevalier, Deziel dit Labreche, Fournier, Herbert dit LaCompte, Hunault, Hurteau, Janot dit Belhumeaur, Marcoux, Letartre, Pelletier and many many more.

by T. Beaudoin G2G4 (4.8k points)
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Yes, I am very interested in those first settlers of New France. I come from many of those first settlers and I think I last counted 15 of the ''Filles du roy'' and I haven't counted the ''Filles à marier''. I have strong French Canadian lines on both my father and my mother's side. My father's name Beaudoin and my mother's maiden name Benoit. Some of the other surnames in my family lines are: Beauchamp, Bricault LaMarche, Brien dit Desrochers, Chapeau, Chauvin, Chevalier, Deziel dit Labreche, Fournier, Herbert dit LaCompte, Hunault, Hurteau, Janot dit Belhumeaur, Marcoux, Letartre, Pelletier and many many more.

by T. Beaudoin G2G4 (4.8k points)
hello T. Beaudoin, welcome to the project, our leader will award you your badge soon.  With those family names, likely we are cousins to some degree.  Please review the guidelines on the project page, and before you create new profiles prior to around 1750, please do a search, a lot of them are already on the tree.  We only want a single profile per person.
Thank you Danielle,

I am on that! lol  I have been searching as I add and have adopted profiles that already exist. Been working on adding good resources and bio to those orphaned profiles. Have a lot of work ahead in this area.
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My paternal grandmother's line is 100% Quebecois, & she married a man who had just emigrated from SW France.  She is a product of Labelle and Thivierge.  I haven't known about this ancestry very long so it's still very foreign to me, but it is fascinating.
by Susan Wemett G2G1 (2.0k points)
hi Susan, welcome to the project, our leader will award you your badge soon.
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Hi

My ancestors are French-Canadians, Acadians, Quebecois, if it's french and in Canada my ancestors are more then likely there. I enjoy researching and helping others. Slowly but surely I'm adding to my tree, I tend to get caught up in researching people. I have no problem communicating with others when things need to be changed or merged, I consider this Wiki tree to be important as well as remembering and honoring our ancestors.
by Melissa Greenwood G2G4 (4.4k points)
hi Melissa, welcome to the project.  Our leader will award your badge soon.  Take a look at the guidelines on the project page for both place and personal names.
+6 votes
I have deep roots in Quebec and would like to be included in this project.

Roger LeBlanc
by Roger LeBlanc G2G3 (3.5k points)
Hello Roger, welcome to the project, our leader will award you your badge soon.
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I am able to follow my paternal grandfather's side of the family for many generations in the area of Quebec & just recently learned via Wikitrees that I am 4th cousins 12x removed with Catherine de Baillon & this is how I learned of the project. I would very much like the opportunity to participate.
by Jenn Scott G2G Crew (380 points)
Hello Jenn, welcome to the project, please review the guidelines on the project page.  Our leader will award you your badge soon.
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I am interested in this project. All my ancestors came to Québec from France.

My grand-parents were Blouin, Dupuis, Lachance (Pépin dit Lachance) and Chabot, all from île d'Orléans.

My husband grandparents were Chamberland and Pépin from Québec, Hudon and Raymond from Kamouraska region.

Looking forward to a lot of research.
by Suzanne Blouin G2G1 (1.1k points)

Bonjour Suzanne,

Bienvenue au projet!  Welcome to the project.  Our leader will get you your badge soon.  Pépin dit Lachance is among my ancestors, so that makes us cousins to some degree.  laugh

+6 votes
I would like to join the project. My mother's family is deeply rooted in Québec, and some lines trace back to Acadia. Although I'm still searching for my grandfather's Fontaine ancestors, I've started to work on adding and documenting extended family groups as I find their records.
by Lynn Dunlap G2G2 (2.3k points)
welcome to the project, our leader will get you your badge soon.
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I have been working on creating profiles on Wikitree for my French ancestors in Quebec for several years now and thought I should join the Quebec project. My ancestors are Nicholas Marsolet, Jean Lemire, Augustin Gonneville and Alexander Granville. I have visited Quebec City and Rouen, France to see where they lived.
by Cheryl Johns G2G1 (1.8k points)
Hi Cheryl, your ancestor Nicolas Marsolet (no H in the name in French) is here: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Marsolet-2

Jean Lemire, that one is probably https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Lemire-10

Welcome aboard, our leader will get you your badge soon.
+6 votes
I'm interested in joining this project. I have Quebecois ancestry on my paternal side (where my maiden name Carrieres comes from).
by Michaela Graber G2G Crew (810 points)
Hello Michaela, welcome aboard.  Our leader will get you your badge soon.

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