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August 19, 2018


Lucie-Anna Blanch-Yvonne Some families in Loiselle have several A-Z sequences of first names Names in the Drouin Collection index are not always filed in strict alphabetical order Entries in the indexes filed under "Inconnu" indicate surname unknown If a pre-1755 is not in the Quebec indexes try the Acadian sources The French priests used an "8" to indicate a sound in a native language sometimes translated as "ou." If there is an "8" in the name you have found an Indian ancestor

This Website was paid for by - Auer Endowment - Roy Pierre-Georges Inventaire des contrats de mariage du regime francais conserves aux Archives judiciaires de Quebec 6 vols Quebec: Archives de la province de Quebec 1937-38 /Gc 971.4 Q3in/ An inventory of 17th 18th century notarial contracts arranged alphabetically by both bride groom then chronologically within each surname Roy Pierre-Georges Antoine Roy et al Inventaire des greffes des notaires du regime francais 27 vols Quebec: Archives 1943-76 /Gc 971.4 R8li/ Chronological item inventories of the of 81 notaries (1637-1769) which are preserved in the archives of the province of Quebec There are name indexes following the of each notary in volumes 9-27 a separate cumulative name index for volumes 1-8 ^ Back. Rapport de l'Archiviste de la Province de Quebec 54 vols Queens Printer 1920-77 (defunct) /Gc 971.4 Q354a/ These reports contain data published from manuscripts in the archives Major series include: censuses 1666-1805; lists of militia officers 1641-1760 and fur-trade employees 1788-1822; genealogies; and bibliographies of family and parish histories ^ Back to Top Catalog Use Check the online catalog found at . .us under the family name for compiled genealogies and under the name of the parish town or county for local histories and other records pertaining to families of a particular area Many references can also be found under Acadians French and Quebec as subjects. The Non-Support division of the Clerk of Court's office works with the Lafayette Parish District Attorney the State of Louisiana's Department of Social Services in setting enforcing child support orders After a complaint is filed with the District Attorney's office accepted a petition rule to set support pursuant to LSA-46:236.1 is filed with the Clerk's office This is one way to start the process of obtaining child support Orders of support including those from other states can also be enforced in this court The Clerk's office maintains court sets dockets issues warrant's notifies parties of court dates For further information about the Non-Support Department call (337) 291-6367. Louise-Angelique Georges-Henri Jean-Francois Louise-Catherine Anne-Therese Louis-Philippe Pierre-Jacques Rose-Celima Madeleine-Therese Jean-Charles Paul-Emile

As all children were given the additional name Joseph or Marie at baptism an ancestor's record may be filed under that name or the other half of these common combinations: Francois-Xavier Louis-Gonzaille Rose-Anna Rose Alma Jean-Baptiste Jean-Paul Claire-Francoise Denissen Christian Genealogy of the French Families of the Detroit River Region 1701-1936 Revision 2 vols Harold Frederic Powell ed Detroit: Detroit Society for Genealogical Research 1987 /Gc 977.4 D41ga/ Fairbault-Beauregard Marthe La population des forts francais d' Amerique: Repertoire des baptemes mariages et sepultures celebres dans les forts et les establissements francais en Amerique du Nord au XVIIIe siecle Montreal: Editions Bergeron 1982 & 1984 /Gc B38p/ 2 vols Church census (1695-1821) from 15 French outposts on the frontier Index des baptemes s sepultures de protestants de fa region de Quebec ca 1790-1875 Quebec: Archives Nationales du Quebec 1983 /Microfiche/ Covers the regions of Quebec Levis Lotbiniere Portneuf Check the microtext catalog for collections of non-Catholic registers from other areas of the Quebec province. Louisiana Map of ParishesParishes not counties are the political jurisdictions for recording l (conveyances) probate (successions) court in Louisiana Parish clerks hold the majority of these while some cities have these functions divided among register of conveyances district court Louisiana Section of the State Library of Louisiana provided some of the information on parish formation Select a Parish from the table below to to view more information on genealogical information & pertaining to each parish. Institut Genealogique Drouin Dictionnaire national des Canadiens francais (1608-1760) 3 vols Montreal 1965 /Gc D56/ Dictionary of often giving the place of origin for the immigrant Jette Rene Dictionnaire genealogique des familles du Quebec des origines a 1730 Montreal: Les Presses de l'Universite de Montreal 1983 /Gc 971.4 J51d/ Genealogies of families settled in Quebec by 1730 Compiled from Catholic registers censuses notarial contracts etc An appendix lists surnames variants Updates Tanguay but still contains errors Jette Rene et Micheline Lecuyer Repertoire des noms de famille du Quebec des origines a 1825 Montreal: Institut Genealogique J L et Associes Inc 1988 /Gc 971.4 J51r/ Court other documents are recorded according to parish not county in Louisiana Probate l are also recorded that way Parish clerks should be consulted for information concerning those However district court clerks registers of conveyances also exist in some parishes Their should be consulted as FHL has many on file for Louisiana Those were compiled by the Genealogical Society of Utah may include the following record types: Court Property Notarial Probate. Leboeuf J Arthur Complement au dictionnaire genealogique Tanguay 3 vols Montreal: Societe Genealogique Canadienne-Francaise 1957 1963 1964 /Gc Tl5da/ Corrections to Tanguay's work with 15,000 additional s before 1800 Loiselle Antonin Loiselle Index (1640-1963) Supplement /Microfilm/ Abstracts of s from 460 parishes indexed by both bride groom Entries include: names of bride groom parents' names date (year-day-month) parish of Lists of abbreviations parishes covered are on each reel Pepin Jean-Pierre-Yves Inventaire des 2365 microfilms du fonds Drouin [Longueuil Québec]: Éditions historiques et généalogiques Pepin 1997?-1998? /Gc 971.4 P39f/ Louisiana seems to have counties that no longer are in existence They were set up by the state provincial or territorial authorities Most of these counties were created disbed in the Nineteenth century; parish borders have adjusted little since 1900 in the vast most of counties needs to be considered when performing genealogy family history research Pay attention where the courthouse went to if the parish was abolished or combined with another parish. The primary source is the Catholic parish register These are nearly complete from 1621 to the present most are accessible in the publications listed here Most researchers will begin their search in the index to the Drouin Collection or in the Loiselle Index both described below Locate an ancestral couple's record the names of both sets of parents will be given Then locate the of those two couples so on until an entire genealogical tree is constructed Please keep in mind the following tips: For abbreviations preceding vital record dates: b=baptized s=buried Many families had "dit" names or aliases reflecting geographic origins physical appearance etc which often replaced the family name An ancestor's record may be filed under a variant surname Lists appear in some of the sources. Rieder Milton P Jr Norma Gaudet Rieder ed Acadian Church Metairie LA: The editors 1976-83 /Gc 971.6 D49a/ [For vol 1 see DeVille] vol 2 -Beaubassin 1712-1748 vols 3-5 - Port Royal 1702-1740 White Stephen A Dictionnaire Genealogique des Families Acadiennes: premiere partie 1636 a 1714 en Deux Volumes Moncton NB: Centre d'etudes Acadiennes Universite de Moncton 1999 /Gc 971 W585d/ The key work on early Acadian genealogy ______________ English Supplement to the Dictionnaire généalogique des Familles Acadiennes Moncton NB: Centre d'études Acadiennes Université de Moncton 2000- /Gc 971 W585da/ Pt 1 1636 to 1714 ^ Back. Longmans,1832 /Gc B66t/ Dictionary of Canadian Biography Toronto: University of Toronto Press 1972- /Gc D561/ Elliot Noel Montgomery ed The French Canadians 1600-1900: An Alphabetized Directory of the People Places Vital Dates 3 vols Toronto: The Genealogical Research Library 1992 /Gc 971 F88/ 468,000 references compiled principally from city town directories l Gagne Peter J King's Daughters Founding Mothers: the Filles du Roi 1663-1673 Pawtucket RI: Quintin Publications 2001 /Gc 971.4 G122k/ Data on women recruited in France to marry settlers in North America in exchange for a dowry from. "discovering your roots just got easier!" © 2010-2018 ACPL The Genealogy Center All Rights Reserved. Bergeron Adrien Le Gr Arrangement des Acadiens au Quebec 1625-1925 8 vols Montreal: Editions Elysee 1981 /Gc 971.4 B45g/ Deville Winston Acadian Church 1679-1757 Mobile AL: The compiler 1964 /Gc 971.6 D49a/ Miscellaneous dating 1679-86 1753-57 Hebert Donald J Index Key Words to Histoire et Genealogie des Acadiens by Bona Arsenault Cecilia LA: The Author 1979 /Gc Ar7hia/ Jehn Janet B Corrections & Additions to Arsenault's Histoire et Genealogie des Acadiens Covington KY: The Author 1988 /Gc Ar7h suppl./ Morrison Phoebe Chauvin Acadian Church Index with Annotations Houma AL: P C Morrison 2001 /Gc. Robichaux Albert J Jr The Acadian Exiles in Nantes 1775-1785 Harvey LA: The author 1978 /Gc R55ac/ Robichaux Albert J Jr The Acadian Exiles in Saint-Malo 1758-1785 3 vols Eunice LA: Hebert Publications 1981 /Gc R55acs/ The third volume covers s in the departments of Cotes-du-Nord ille-et-Vilaine Morbihan Loire-Atlantique also supplements the author's book on exiles in Nantes Robichaux Albert J Jr Acadian s in France: Department of Ille-et-Vilaine 1759-1776 Harvey LA: The author 1976 /Gc R55a/ Includes an excellent brief history of the Acadians exiled to France ^ Back to Top Other References Bouchette Joseph A Topographical Dictionary of the Province of Lower Canada London: People of French-Canadian Acadian descent are fortunate in having ancestors who are among the best documented people in the world French-Canadian pedigrees are primarily constructed on the basis of can usually be extended ten to fifteen generations in every line back to the immigrant ancestor In many cases the parish or village of origin in France can also easily be found All that is needed to begin a search are the names of a couple married in Quebec an approximate date of ^ Back. On Ma the territorial legislature divided the state into 19 parishes without abolishing the old counties (which continued to exist until 1845) In 1811 a constitutional convention was held to prepare for Louisiana’s admission into the organized the state into seven judicial districts each consisting of groups of parishes In 1816 the first official map of the state used the term as did the 1845 constitution Since then the official term for Louisiana’s primary civil divisions has been parishes.   "repertoires" are indexed abstracts of all s recorded in a particular parish county or region for a specific time period Hundreds have been published some include baptisms burials Most are available in the Genealogy Department Check the online catalog under the name of the town parish county of interest ^ Back to Top Quebec Notarial Notarial are the second most valuable source for researchers The notary functioned as a general local official in the French colonies recording civil contracts inventories wills guardianships l grants sales other transactions In case of a missing parish register the contract will supply parents' names Microfilmed notarial acts are included in the Drouin Collection cited earlier. Remember that important French-Canadian sources are available only on microfilm or microfiche Check the microtext catalog drawers labeled Canadian French Canadian Canadian Census for lists of holdings ^ Back. Once destroyed they’re lost permanently Despite the fact that they happen to have been placed on microfilm computers film burn up too The most tragic aspect of this is the reason that almost all of our courthouses are destroyed from not all were damaged or lost Many Louisiana counties have experienced a loss of due to courthouse fires floods theft. Auger Rol-J "Tracing Ancestors through the Province of Quebec Acadia to their place of Origin in France" French Canadian Acadian Genealogical Review vol II no 4 Winter 1969 pp 259-78 Quebec: Centre Canadien des Recherches Genealogiques /Gc F887/ An excellent guide to the wealth of Quebec Acadian manuscript sources Includes numerous references to published inventories indexes Boudreau Dennis M Beginning Franco-American Genealogy Pawtucket RI: American-French Genealogical Society 1986 /Gc B66b/ Geyh Patricia Keeney French Canadian Sources: A Guide for Genealogists Orem UT: Ancestry Publishing 2002 /Gc 971.4 F887/ Normeau-Jones Lea Finding Your Acadian Ancestors Toronto Ontario: Heritage Productions 2001 /Gc 971 N789f/ ^ Back. For genealogists undertaking research in Louisiana there’s no valuable replace for an on-site search of parish court house For Definitions of all court terms see the Genealogy Encyclopedia Louisiana Parishes – Louisiana was formed from French Spanish colonies which were both officially Roman Catholic Local government was based upon parishes as the local ecclesiastical ing the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 the Territorial Legislative Council divided the Territory of Orleans into twelve counties The borders of these counties were poorly defined but they roughly coincided with the colonial parishes hence used the. Laforest Thomas J Our French-Canadian Ancestors Palm Harbor FL: LISI Press 1983-98 30 vols /Gc 971.4 L13o/ Documented biographies of immigrant ancestors Useful appendices in each volume including: bibliographies of sources maps a glossary of terms List of ls granted by the Crown in the Province of Quebec from 1763 to 31st December 1890 Quebec: C F Langlois printed by order of the legislature 1891 /Gc 971.4 Q352L/ Répertoire toponymique du Québec 1987 Québec: Gouvernement du Québec 1987 /Gc 971.4 R299/ Locates approximately 100,000 place names of all types within a census division Thwaites Reuben Gold ed The Jesuit relations allied documents: Travels Explorations of the Jesuit Missionaries in New France 1610-1791 73 vols Clevel: Burrows Bros 1896 1901 Index in -73 /Gc 971 J49/ ^ Back. The following contain data useful in connecting the Acadian settlers of Louisiana (1764-85) other colonies with those expelled from Acadia (1755-63) Hebert Donald J Acadians in Exile Cecilia LA: Hebert Publications 1980 /Gc H35a/ Includes: Acadian in Canada France the West Indies; Acadian censuses of 1671 1686 & 1714; history of the Acadian migrations; inventory of resources Jehn Janet Acadian Exiles in the colonies: Covington KY: The author 1977 J38ac/ Includes lists of Acadians in the American colonies Acadian prisoners at Halifax 1763 vital of Acadians in the civil state of Guyana 1763-1792 Morrison Phoebe Chauvin Early Acadian Census Index 1671-1714 with Annotations Houma LA: P C Morrison 2001 /Gc 971 M833aa/ The French colony of Acadia was founded in 1604 covered what is now Nova Scotia parts of New Brunswick Prince Edward Isl Maine The territory was a perennial battleground for the French British in 1755 more than 7000 Acadians were deported to the American colonies Thouss more were exiled to France By 1785 many had found refuge in the Spanish colony of Louisiana Unlike Quebec Acadian parish registers notarial have suffered extensive losses Important published sources are listed below Arsenault Bona Histoire et genealogie des Acadiens rev ed 6 vols Ottawa: Editions Lemeac Inc 1978 /Gc Ar7hi/ An important work on Acadian genealogy history to 1755 [see next entry] Arsenault Bona History of the Acadians rev ed Ottawa: Editions Lemeac Inc 1978 /Gc Ar7hb/ English translation of vol 1 above including a glossary of key French words. Information on the formation of parishes can be found at the State Library of Louisiana The Parish Clerks of Court State Office of Vital can provide copies of certificates However access may be restricted unless relationship to the person of interest can be proven See also a list of links to parish county seat government run websites. Tanguay Cyprien Dictionnaire genealogique des familles canadiennes Montreal: Eusebe Senecal 1871-1890 7 vols /Gc Tl5d/ Genealogies compiled from the archives of 161 parishes Useful appendices include: 1) a comprehensive list of "dit" names; 2) lists of the 528 parishes founded in Quebec by 1871; 3) an alphabetical list of French villages in 1631; 4) names of whites married to female natives White Jeanne Sauve Guide to Quebec Catholic Parishes Published Parish Baltimore MD: Genealogical Publishing Company 1993 /Gc 971.4 W58g/ This work contains a county listing of Quebec parishes to 1900 providing the date of formation the oldest record available for the parish In addition it provides a diocese-by-diocese inventory of the parish covered in Loiselle a listing of organizations that publish parish finding aids background data other useful research aids. Researchers should consult the PERiodical Source Index (PERSI) for relevant articles available in the Genealogy Department Several search options may net consequential data First one can search the surname section under the family name being researched One can also use the “Search for U S Canadian Articles by Location Keyword” option for a listing of many other articles Key French language periodical sources are described below Le Bulletin des recherches historiques Lévis Québec: A Roy 1895-1968 70 vols /Gc 971 B87/ A goldmine of anecdotal articles genealogical essays For an index covering 1895-1925 see /Gc 971 B87a/ Memoires de la Societe Genealogique Canadienne-Francaise Montreal: 1944-current /Gc971.4 SO1255m/ A 2 vol name index to vols 1-26 (1944-75) contains 140,000 references Indexed at /Gc971.4 SO1225ma/. Bouchard Leonard Morts tragiques et violentes au Canada 17e et 18e siecles 2 vols Les Publications Audiovisuelles 1982 /Gc B66m/ Information on 1500 people who died a tragic or violent in Canada during the years 1608-1799 with an appendix on 625 women who died in child Brunelle Claude Index for Drouin Microfilm Collection Woonsocket RI: American French Genealogical Society 2003 /Gc 971.4 P39fa/ A guide to the Drouin Collection listed below.

______________ Louisiana’s Acadian Coast Census Index: 1766 1769 1777 with Annotations Houma LA: P C Morrison 2001 /Gc 976.3 M833L/ Rieder Milton P Jr Norma Gaudet Rieder comp The Acadian Exiles in the American Colonies 1755-1768 Metairie LA: The compilers 1977 /Gc R44a/ Lists for Pennsylvania New York Connecticut S Carolina Massachusetts & Maryl Rieder Milton P Jr Norma Gaudet Rieder The Acadians in France 3 vols Metairie LA: The authors 1967 /Gc R44a/ Rolls of Acadians living in France 1762-1776 lists of deportees 1758-63 Rieder Milton P Jr Norma Gaudet Rieder The Crew Passenger Registration Lists of the Seven Acadian Expeditions of 1785 Metairie LA: The authors 1965 /Gc 976.3 R44c/ A listing of the Acadians who migrated from France to Spanish Louisiana. Drouin Collection Woonsocket RI: American French Genealogical Society /microfilm/ Filmed original parish registers vital from all religious denominations in Quebec from their origins until about 1935-42 covering baptisms s burials notarial acts The collection includes to mid-1968 for Hull Gatineau It also includes for predominantly French-Canadian areas of Ontario (Ottawa to mid-1968) New Brunswick Nova Scotia the U S Drouin Collection: Repertoire Alphabetique des Mariages des Canadiens-Francaise 1760-1935 Woonsocket RI: American French Genealogical Society 2000 /microfiche/ An index by bride groom to s in the Drouin Collection.

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