Acadian road block for parents of Anselme Thibodeau 1846-1924 and wife Justine Surette 1861-1926.

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Wikitree profiles are Thibodeau-1195 and Surette-691, Anselme also goes by Samuel.
WikiTree profile: Anselme Thibodeau
in Genealogy Help by Keith Bycholski G2G1 (1.2k points)

You already have most of what I found, but I see a few breadcrumbs that may help your research.

He may have had a land grant in Sunbury County:

I draw a blank on the 1851 Census, but I see a Grigoire and Margaret Tibodo in Shediac in 1861 Census with a son Samuel, who is close to the right age. : 

They all appear again in the 1871 Census except the parents are now listed as Grigoire and Marcelin, and the son is Anselm Tibodo born around 1845, which sounds like it might be right: 

You may discover something more solid by researching his siblings listed in these two census files.

In secondary sources, I see some suggestions that Gregoire's wife was Marceline Theriault, 

New Brunswick Genealogical Society provides many of the same sources for the Thibodeau family and the Theriault family

  • Fidèle Thériault’s Les familles de Caraque
  •  Bona Arsenault’s Histoire et généalogie des Acadiens, V
  • Thibodeau family history: Part 1, pages 34-36: Part 2, pages 12-13: 
  • Leo G. Cyr’s Madawaskan Heritage,
  • Roger Paradis’ Papiers de/Papers of, Prudent L. Mercure, Histoire du Madawaska, Vol. III, Partie B, pgs 50-1.

Some of these require to you be in NB to review the document(s), but others may be available online. 

Otherwise I might look for a way to get access to the Drouin or Tanguay records. They do a good job with the French Catholics of NB and Quebec, though both are behind a paywall, either directly or through

Happy hunting!

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"New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 March 2018), Samuel Thibodeau and Justine Surette, 04 Feb 1883; citing , , New Brunswick, Canada, p. 557, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton; FHL microfilm 846,411.

 "New Brunswick Marriage Registers, 1789-1889," images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), Westmorland > 1875-1887 > image 308 of 545; Provincial Archives, Fredericton.

by E Martin G2G6 Pilot (122k points)
selected by Susan Laursen
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You might find additional information on the New Brunswick Archives site at The info that is at FamilySearch came from there. There are some other sets of data there.
by Doug McCallum G2G6 Pilot (552k points)
Hi ! I have access to and I found that Samuel Anselme was the son of Grégoire Thibodeau and Marcelline Thériault, Justine was the daughter of Dominique Surette and Marie Riley dit Melançon. I have the copy of the wedding registry from Memramcook dated. Feb. 4th 1883, I can send you a copy if needed.
Thank you for your reply Maggie. I would love to see the license, I am trying to get sources for these people. I found the same parents for Anselme that you mention and there is a census record with a birth date that looks right. I was having less success with Justine. I also have ancestry, but want to get sources before I put them on wikitree. I think this one connection will lead to several others so I am trying to be a sure as possible.
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Généalogie acadienne

Marcelline Thériault and Grégoire Thibodeau

by E Martin G2G6 Pilot (122k points)

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