Need profile help with "O Canada" composer

+4 votes

I have started a profile for Calixa Lavallée, the composer of the Canadian National Anthem.  Your assistance in improving this Canadian notable would be appreciated.

WikiTree profile: Calixa Lavallée
asked in Genealogy Help by Rick San Soucie G2G4 (4.1k points)

4 Answers

+2 votes
Dear Rick,

   I added brother Augustin for Calixa.  I also put the link for Calixa's death record on his profile, as many WikiTree members cannot access links.

    Going to look a bit more.  -NGP
answered by Nanette Pezzutti G2G6 Mach 4 (47k points)
+3 votes

There are some discrepancies between the sources on the profile and the profile itself. The Dictionary of Canadian Biography lists different parents as does the baptismal record (which matches the biography). The marriage and death have different parents listed. That discrepancy needs to be explained. The Wikipedia article fits what is in the profile. The records and sources have lots of variety to pick from 

The sources of the images could use a better citations. Rather than using images that were saved to some Ancestry user's tree or files area, use the actual Ancestry records. They are more likely to stay around.

There are some references to him on the Library and Archives Canada website ( and images of sheet music on Flickr (
If I have some time later I'll do some more looking.
answered by Doug McCallum G2G6 Pilot (195k points)
+2 votes
added a French bio and sources as well as categories,

As a note, his father got listed as Jean Baptiste Paquet on his baptism, clerical error, it was Augustin Paquet, the error probably stemming from the fact that Calixte's godfather was his (Augustin's) brother Jean Baptiste.
answered by Danielle Liard G2G6 Pilot (149k points)
edited by Danielle Liard
From a completeness standpoint, you "note" should be added to the profile,  probably just as an explanatory note on the baptism. Good genealogy always explains contradictions.

Doug, done laugh

and Charlotte Lalue connected up also.
+2 votes
Rick-thanks for working on this important profile.  I've connected Calixa through his great grandmother, Josephte Dansereau (will show once the system updates).

The original French language lyricist, Adolphe Basile Routhier, doesn't seem to have a profile yet.  I'll work on adding one this weekend.
answered by Greg Lavoie G2G6 Pilot (133k points)

(Adolphe) Basile Routhier is now created and connected.

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