Huguenot cross

The Huguenots in New France & Acadia

It’s a little-known fact that the Huguenots were also present in the French colonies. The first attempt at colonizing Acadia was in 1603 by de Pontgrave and Sr. des Monts, both Huguenots. Later joined by Champlain, their attempt failed due to poor organization. They tried again around 1605, bringing about 20 men, soldiers and artisans,…

Nos Origines en France

Depuis plusieurs années je m’occupe à fouiller dans l’histoire de mes ancêtres, les suivant à travers les époques par les actes paroissiaux et notariaux, la vie de quelques uns d’entre eux aussi familière que celle de mon père. Nous sommes privilégiés ici d’avoir un accès facile aux archives et différents écrits. En France, avec toutes…

Jacques Comeau

Recognizing a wealth of research

While I was still in high school, my father, Jacques A. Comeau, took me on several research trips to the Quebec and Montreal archives to wade through books and records for evidence of our family history.  His enthusiasm for the task infected me with the genealogy bug.