Need guidance in tracing ancestry of Brassard-124

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I'm attempting to trace ancestry of my wife, Brassard-124. I neither speak nor read French and unable to access/understand sources in French.

The only source I have found in English is There are gaps in the entries of this site; also I am not certain as to how reliable it is.

Other sites I've attempted to use with little/no success include: and (the latter site had a link to ancestors, but this link now appears to be broken).

Will appreciate any guidance as to how to continue my research.

Thank you.  Martin Parker (Piranio-53)
WikiTree profile: Colette Parker
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Québécois and French

So others with that interest might see it
by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.0m points)
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Hi Martin,

You will find several resources on the Wikitree Quebec Resources page. you can find some tips on style guidelines for creating profiles on the Quebecois Project page.

As a fellow non-francophone my favorite resources for researching my Quebecois ancestors are:

Library and Archives Canada - for more recent records including the census reports from 1825 - 1921 with full text search and images.
PRDH-IGD - for records from the early European settlers up to 1849.  It has both pay and free resources and you can do quite a lot with the free resources once you figure them out. I find the "Individual" and "Couple" search tools under the "Vital Events" pulldown most useful.

FamilySearch is also a good place to start.

Nos Origines can be a very helpful tool but it is usually best to verify the entries with a primary source.

Fichier Origine can also be quite helpful, also best to verify the entries with a primary source.

And while Google translate has it's issues it can certainly be of use in helping to translate records.

And there are always helpful Wikitreers here on G2G when you get stuck.

Hope that helps,


by Paul Chisarik G2G6 Mach 1 (18.0k points)
Fichier origine only covers the immigrants coming here, not those after.
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hi Martin,

that profile that you linked is listed as living, so can't do anything with it.  But meanwhile, say hello cousin to your wife for me. laugh Antoine Brassard, whose profile I am currently working on, is the ancestor for all of that name on this continent.  He is among my own ancestors.

If you can get her parents and grandparents done from your end, and give the link on here afterwards, can probably help you figure the rest.

by Danielle Liard G2G6 Pilot (315k points)
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We can start with Joseph Brassard (1911 - 1956) instead of Brassard-124

Family Tree for Joseph Brassard

by E Martin G2G6 Mach 7 (73.4k points)

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