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The old French provinces of Saintonge, Aunis and Angoumois played a major part in the creation of New France.
Here, you will find a few pages on this topic, starting from sources of local files, supplemented by the many contributions of the visitors, including many inputs from Québécois, descendants of the first immigrants who came from these provinces, today part of Poitou-Charente in France.
1658 - Etienne & Jean Gellineau, saintongese ancestors of the families Bellemare, Gélinas & Lacourse of New-FranceCreated 19/02/08 - Updated 19/02/08 - by
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The french roots of a large lineage
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Five Frenchmen and women with the surname Parenteau immigrated to New France or Canada in the seventeenth century. Among them were two young women, both daughters of Antoine Parenteau and Anne (...)
Pierre Neau a.k.a. Labrie, from Brie-sous-Matha, emigrates to Quebec circa 1684 - Chronicle and genealogyCreated 22/09/07 - Updated 28/03/09 - by
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At the end of the 17th century, several inhabitants from Brie-sous-Matha emigrated to New France. Such is the case of Pierre Neau a.k.a. Labrie, who founded a line in Quebec. He is the ancestor (...)