The Wow factor in my tree is that I have identified ancestors up to the 15th generation! Continue reading
Category Archives: French Challenge A to Z
My 2021 French ChallengeAZ: O for Olivier
Another ancestor, another King’s daughter: meet Agnès Olivier, from my Laneuville’s maternal line. Born around 1651, she was from Paris, more precisely from the parish of Saint-Nicolas-des-Champs.
My 2021 French ChallengeAZ: N for Niel
King’s Daughter Madeleine Niel came to New France in 1667 where she married, on October 24 of the very same year, Étienne Charles dit Lajeunesse, a private from the Carignan-Salières Regiment, Company of Contrecoeur. Madeleine is from the maternal line of my great-grand-mother Esther Laurendeau.
My 2021 French ChallengeAZ: M for Ménard
If I were to cite a personal example of how the Fichier Origine—which I praised more than once throughout this Challenge—may prove helpful for identifying new ancestors, Barbe Ménard would be the one. Barbe is my 8th great-grandmother on the maternal side of my great-grandmother Esther Laurendeau, wife of Louis Tourville.
My 2021 French ChallengeAZ: L for Lagrange
It is now the turn of Jacqueline Lagrange, my 7th great-grandmother from the paternal side of Marguerite Fortin, wife of Joseph Hubou. Baptized on July 1, 1641, at the parish of Saint-Nicolas in Boulogne-sur-Mer, department of Pas-de-Calais, she married secondly my ancestor Laurent Glori on July 23, 1664, in Montréal.
My 2021 French ChallengeAZ: K for K.O.
There you go, I give up! I have looked for a surname or even a first name starting with the letter K, alas… Continue reading
My 2021 French ChallengeAZ: J for Joly
My ancestor Nicolas Joly, from my maternal grandmother Charbonneau’s side, was born about 1651 in Bosc-Guérard-Saint-Adrien, in the department of Seine-Maritime, son of Jean Joly and Marguerite Duquesne.
My 2021 French ChallengeAZ: I for “Inconnu”
I told you that I was cleaning up my tree, right? Here’s an example of a cold case that was rather simple to classify. But let’s get to the point. The fact that I (off the record) nicknamed Duchesneau or Chesneau “Inconnu”—that’s how I call my ancestors with unknown first names until I know better—only proves that I didn’t search very hard for new clues about this 8th-great-grandfather on the paternal side of my grandmother Charbonneau. Continue reading
My 2021 French ChallengeAZ: H for Hubou
You didn’t seriously think that I was going to stay silent on Mathieu Hubou, my direct paternal ancestor, did you? Especially since I keep on gathering details about his family. Continue reading
My 2021 French ChallengeAZ: G for Goguet
Pierre Goguet (or Joguet or Goyet) is my ancestor through two of his children, Jean and Marie-Anne, born from his marriage to Louise Garnier. Still, interestingly enough, each of them will actually be behind two different branches. Indeed, Jean is my ancestor on my paternal side through Marguerite Fortin, married to Joseph Hubou, and Marie-Anne is my ancestor on my maternal side through my grandmother Charbonneau.