French Canadian-American marriages, 1599-1984

In the National Genealogical Society blog, UpFront with NGS, I learned that the Maine Franco-American Genealogical Society in Auburn has compiled an impressive list of Ancestors of New England Families: Marriages from Canadian Parishes with American Descendants, 1599-1984. Almost all of the marriages are French Canadian from Quebec. Society volunteers compiled the records by walking cemeteries and researching cemetery records.

The first 58 pages of the 4,597-page document list variations of first and last names, including Dit names. The list of marriages begins on digital page 59 and includes names of bride, groom and parents and the date and location of the marriage.


About Gail Dever

Gail Dever is a Montreal-based genealogist and blogger and a webmaster for the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa.
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4 Responses to French Canadian-American marriages, 1599-1984

  1. ron says:

    hello gail I have one for you, I have been looking for my aunt for yrs. Beatrice bolduc she lived in Canada and all I know is she died in the 1950’s coming from Canada to the united states and there
    was a horrible crash with a semi-tractor trailer that smashed into her and her (I belive 2 yrs old) and
    husband. I found the news paper article of this posted through but when I went back to it , it was gone Poof!!! so I am going around asking the genealogist society for help in this quest? her husband was IAN Rhombsley Costello he died in sept 6 th 1986. I read that he was born aug 7, 1938 and that his birth place is Irland? this whole match-up to my aunt doesn’t make
    any sense? her last name in the newpaper says bolduc his is Costello ?? can you please help me
    in this search? my personal e-mail is by the way this accident happened in
    November of I belive reading 1951 or 1953? but this is the family just can’t connect the dots!
    if & when you do find anything on Beatrice please send me notice .
    Thank you, Ron Fillion Raleigh nc.

    • Gail Dever says:

      Where in Canada did Beatrice live? When and where was she born?

    • Barbara Chagnon says:

      I have found the death certificate of Ian Costello which states he was divorced from Beatrice at the time. I will try to send it to your email and will continue looking for Beatrice for you.

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