|About Boisseau Family Website
Hi Boisseaus and Assorted Folks,
Welcome to my Boisseau Family Geneaology project.
You may want to begin by utilizing the toolbar above. Look in the 'people' section to find the 'relationship' link
between yourself and any given ancestor or just look up an ancestors name.
The Boisseaus go back to the first Boisseau that came over, Pierre Boisseau son of Rene Boisseau and Renee Martin of France. Rene Boisseau was with the archdiocese of Nantes France in the Loire region. region.
When he came here he was a priest in Sillery, Quebec. Sillery was a fort named for the man who set it up in order for the Native Americans to live and learn Christianity mainly taught by mainly taught by the French. Those native americans were Algonkins, for whose blood we share. I cannot find more information on Rene Boisseau but there is a wealth of information on his son Pierre.
Most of my information was retrieved from the National Archives of Quebec in Montreal and from actual vital records of Canada found on ancestry.com. Most documents are attached to the individuals or notes are in their record.
Famous people on this site you may want to look up on the web to get more information on:
Pierre Radisson--Famous Fur Explorer,
Marguerite Volant, daughter of Claude Volant in which a series was made in Canada, but not actual dates.
Joseph H. Greenwood (Boisvert)--2nd generation Boisvert in Massachusetts, an Artist who's works were exhibited at the Worcester Art Museum.
Marie Marguerite Helene Sire nee Sarah Allen, along with Josiah Rising and Abagail Nims, all three were kidnappees of the Deerfield Massacre in Deerfield MA and taken to Canada by Algonquins and French. Sarah married a Lalonde who is Algonquin, and Josiah and Abagail were adopted by Native Americans and given the last name Raizenne. They lived in Oka.
Saint Kateri Tekakwitha--Native Alkonqian is the neice to our Marie Miteouguokeou. The first native American to be a Saint according to the Catholic Church and her painting is in the Vatican.
Nicolas Bonin, founder of Contrecouer Quebec, his descendant is Marie Bonin who married Louis Greenwood (Boisvert) of Spencer, MA.
We are descendants of several of the very first pioneers of Canada, called New France, and their wives who came over with Champlain. They are called Fille du Marier. We are also descendants of the first inhabitants to follow, called the Fille du Rois, who are women who came to marry the men who came over first. They colonized on Seigneural farms, some of them were the Lords of the Seigneuries, meaning they oversaw the 10 families on their strip of land, assuring they would provide grains, food, and work at the church. The Lord was paid food and money from all of his tenants on his Seigneury.
We have at least 9 names in this tree that go back to France and are on a list of 32 French Norman family names of Viking Origin. Most of them are in the Radisson tree: Godefroy, Auber, Aumont and more. We have many that trace back to Royalty which I have not added as of yet but are identified in my DNA deep dive from True Ancestry. I will name them at a later date. William the Conqueror's line is the one I do have added to this tree. Please feel free to find your name in the relationship field and see how distant you are to William. William is the great grandson of Rollo, the first Norman Viking of France, he was an Earl of Normandy. We have many Dukes, Vicomtes and workers of the King of France.
My DNA states that I am 10% Scandanavian which is proven to be Viking from the Normans and the Rus which are Baltic Vikings who eventually became Russians. I have also inherited a lot of Lyonnaise, from the area of Lyon France stretching over Southern France at the border of the Alps and eventually into Austria and South to the border of the Pyrenees and going further back we have DNA in Iberia, which is over the border and over the Alps into Spain and Portugal.
I add data almost weekly or even daily so please check back frequently.
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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.
In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.
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