Welcome to my home page. I am just starting and will be adding as often as I can. Keep checking back.
So far, I only have my Malouin, Lamontagne, and Lamere lines entered. Information on the other families listed will be added one at a time, but I welcome any questions or sharing of information on any of the names you see below. MY PLANS FOR THIS PAGE
I plan to include as much as I can of the following information for each of my family genealogies.
1. Direct Descendancy from the first immigrant to me.
2. The first person of each family who came to New France, and his/her place of origin.
3. A brief biography of the first immigrant ancestor.
4. The migration routes of my specific branch of the first 12 generations.
5. A list of Filles du Roi, and brief explanation of who these young ladies were.
6. A brief history of my grandparents' generation, and their experiences as new immigrants to New England.
I am still in the process of documenting my information, and cannot vouch for the total accuracy of all the facts on this page. I welcome all comments, corrections, and additions.
I will also be happy to exchange information with any family researcher, and willing to share other family information that is not included in this site.
Thank you for visiting my family page. I do hope you enjoy the visit, and would be very pleased if you could find a family connection. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. A LITTLE ABOUT ME
WHO I am....mother, wife, child of all who came before me, a seeker, a keeper of the garden...
WHAT... are my interests, hobbies, vocations ...
WHERE...I have lived, and where I now call home...
WHEN...I became interested in genealogy...
WHY...I have the passion to pass on the history and lore...
HOW I EARN MY BREAD... Pine Ellis Bed & Breakfast
This family has indeed turned into a puzzle for me. I have not been able to find information on my GGGrandfather, Joseph Fontaine. There are some who think this line is of the Pion/Fontaine line, but I have not been able to find a connection. Neither can I find documentation of other children besides my Great-Grandmother Antonia (Annie). She is listed as the 4th child of this family. There was a Napoleon born 2 years earlier, but I have no definite proof that this is Annie's brother. So, I am now with not even a complete Fontaine family. I am reasonably sure that Joseph's wife was Philomena Bisaillon, so I can follow that line back to its beginning in New France, but am still searching diligently for my Joseph. If anyone has any clues, or suggestions, I would be most grateful. I do have on these pages the descendants of Joseph and Philomena to me.
This will contain my descendancy from my first Lamontagne pioneer on the soil of New France, Francois Bacquet dit Lamontagne. He arrived as a member of the Carignan Regiment, married a Filles du Roi, Anne Philippe, and together they formed an exemplory life. I will submit a brief biography of their serene and happy live along the shores of the St. Lawrence, and would like to point out that my Pepere Lamontagne displayed the same characteristics of his first ancestor, those of quietude, hard work, seeking a loving, peaceful life, and patient endurance in the face of daily difficulties.
This will contain all the descendants that I have from Jean Baptiste Lamere and Catherine Letendre, who were married in Sorel, Richelieu County. I have no information on the first of my Lameres in New France, although it is most likely the parents of Jean Baptiste-- Jean Baptiste and Mary Magdeleine Renard, for whom I have no information. The lineage of Catherine Letendre goes back to Pierre Letendre,who was in New France since apporximately 1665, and Charlotte Morin-Maurice a Fille du Roi.
I will also include some of the more interesting stories associated with this family. It is from this couple's child that we are proud to claim Reine Lagimodiere, who was the first non-native child born in the NorthWest Territories. I will also include the familial relationship with Louis Riel, the rebel leader of the Metis in Manitoba. Their descendants are still living in the New England area, Manitoba, the mid-western states, and Europe. They were and still are indeed a family of adventurers and travelers.
The filles du roi, or King's Daughters, were some 770 women who arrived in the colony of New France (Canada) between 1663 and 1673, under the financial sponsorship of King Louis XIV of France. Most were single French women and many were orphans. Their transportation to Canada and settlement in the colony were paid for by the King. Some were given a royal gift of a dowry of 50 livres for their marriage to one of the many unmarried male colonists in Canada. These gifts are reflected in some of the marriage contracts entered into by the filles du roi at the time of their first marriages.
The filles du roi were part of King Louis XIV's program to promote the settlement of his colony in Canada. Some 737 of these women married and the resultant population explosion gave rise to the success of the colony. Most of the millions of people of French Canadian descent today, both in Quebec and the rest of Canada and the USA (and beyond!), are descendants of one or more of these courageous women of the 17th century. The above information taken from the website www.fillesduroi.org
A web site I liked also: www.happyones.com/franco-american/Juliana/Filles-du-Roi.htm
MY FILLES DU ROI from my paternal side
DU FIGUIER, Helene
possibly DUVAL, Marie
MY FILLES DU ROI from my maternal side---Lamontagne
BOUCAULT, Jeanne Marguerite
COLIN, Rose Marie
LAFAYE, Marie *
* denotes an ancestor of both my mother and my father.