M Jacques Gagné est un chercheur en généalogie, bénévole depuis plus de dix ans à la Quebec Family History Society. Il a compilé plusieurs dizaines de listes de ressources pour les chercheurs. On en retrouve en ligne, dans la section des membres de la QFHS, certaines de ses nombreuses compilations. On en nretrouve en bibliothèque aussi à la société. Il a travaillé, entre-autres, sur les actes manquants des églises protestante du territoire que couvre le Québec contemporain pour la période 1759-1899. Il a travaillé sur maints projets, dont les églises des missions des premières nations, sur les Huguenots, tant en Europe qu’en Amérique, sur les missionnaires itinérants, sur les ressources disponibles sur les Acadiens, les Canadiens- Français et en ce moment sur les départements français.
M Gagné a écrit une série de critiques de livre dont voici la première que nous vous présentons.
Members of QFHS know him, and in the members only section of the QFHS you find some of his compilations. Many of his works are available at the QFHS library. He has been working hard for years to provide tools to help us look up and find genealogical information on French, Huguenots, First Nations….
”Jacques Gagné has been a volunteer genealogical researcher at the Quebec Family History Society for the past ten years, handling a wide variety of genealogical cases. For several years, Jacques has conducted in-depth research on the missing Protestant Church Registers for what is now the province of Quebec, from 1759 to 1899. To date, more than 1,000 churches are listed. Now he has provided an extensive guide to Family Searches on the Internet.”
Here is one of a series of book reviews he has prepared for the French Research Group at QFHS.
Catalogue des immigrants 1632-1662
QFHS #REF HG-150.99 T7
Marcel Trudel (1917-2011) was a longtime professor at the Université Laval in Québec City and at the University of Ottawa. Recipient of many awards during his lifetime as an historian. In 1971 he was made Officer of the Order of Canada – In 2004 he was made a Grand Officer of the National Order of Québec.
Within this 569 pages detailed research guide, Marcel Trudel has addressed 3,000 immigrants from 1632 to 1662 who had settled in Nouvelle France.
Monsieur Trudel in comparison to Marcel Fournier and René Jetté has taken a different approach in his work.
All three historians in my opinion are offering a different perspective to the research process of one’s ancestor in France.
I have never taken the time to compare the results posted by Marcel Trudel or by René Jetté or by Marcel Fournier, but in my opinion, all three have researched and compiled superb material.
Marcel Trudel as part of is excellent dictionary has spent considerable time in offering his readers, precise details such as the age of an immigrant, the type of work he or she did in France, from where they came from, were these immigrants capable of signing their names to documents such as acts of baptism, marriage, death or notarial records and what type of work they did once they settled into Nouvelle France.
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My Great Grandfather was Charles Joseph Potvin married to Emelie (Amelia) Hamel Garneau. At least that is what an Uncle wrote down on my Grandmother’s marriage certificate. I am so confused. There is more than one Charles Potvin. My grandmother was Maria Julia Potvin (married to Reginald James LaCouvee, sister Helena, brothers Wilford? Honorious? Anyway, I’ve done the DNA Ancestry test along with my 86 year old mother. So many of these names are matches to my mom and myself. I noticed on the 1881 Choutimi Census, that surrounding family names are neighbors and yet matches through DNA. Bottom line, I’m trying to reseach the Potvin line. My GG Grandfather was born in 1847 and died in 1920 according to the information I’ve been given. I would so much appreciate any help you could send my way
Sincerely, Pam Walker Chesnutt, Tuscaloosa, AL
My mom is Rosemarie Winnifred LaCouvee, born Gaspe, Quebec.