In 1660, New France had six male settlers for every female settler. The Filles du Roi were poor women who were brought to North America to fix this imbalance and populate the colony.

Most French Canadians are descended from these 800 women

In New France had six male settlers for every female settler. The Filles du Roi were poor women who were brought to North America to fix this imbalance and populate the colony.

Monument for first settlers in Quebec

Image Marin Boucher 3 of Event Immigration of Marin Boucher in Quebec, Canada. Marin is the name on plaque, Perrine Mallet across from him.

The Acadians are first Canadian settlers originating from France who were deported out of their homes and off their land in Nova Scotia by British Soldiers in 1755. Some families were scattered deeper into Canada but most went south into Florida and Louisiana where the word Acadian was shortened to 'Cajun'. My family stems from one man who evaded capture. He was a frontiersman who built a log home along a river in New Brunswick near the Mi'kmaq people.

The Acadians are first Canadian settlers originating from France who were deported out of their homes and off their land in Nova Scotia by British Soldiers in the word Acadian was shortened to 'Cajun'.

Trudelle Cairn for 1664 first settlers of La'Ange-Gardien, Quebec   Our family lines--Hebert, Garnier, Guyon, LeRoy, Perron.

Trudelle Cairn for 1664 first settlers of La'Ange-Gardien, Quebec Our family…

The Acadians were French settlers of eastern Canada who were exiled from their land in the 1750s. The Cajuns are their descendants  who settled in Louisiana. Today, thousands of Acadian-Cajun  descendants cherish their rich  legacy of history, culture, & genealogy.

The Acadians were French settlers of eastern Canada who were exiled from their land in the The Cajuns are their descendants who settled in Louisiana. Today, thousands of Acadian-Cajun descendants cherish their rich legacy of history, culture, genealogy.

Several months ago, I shared in a previous blog post titled Finding Ancestral Proof on Paper and in Stone how in 2007,  I visited  Montreal, Canada and found the city charming. In one particular ar...

Several months ago, I shared in a previous blog post titled Finding Ancestral Proof on Paper and in Stone how in 2007, I visited Montreal, Canada and found the city charming. In one particular ar...

painting by author Sharon Desruisseaux of Hebert family (For more on author #Sharon Desruisseaux or #sharondnovels, check out www.sharondnovels.com. Also on Tumblr and Facebook as sharondnovels and Twitter as Sharondy) Happy Reading! :)

painting by author Sharon Desruisseaux of Hebert family (For more on author #Sharon Desruisseaux or #sharondnovels, check out www.sharondnovels.com. Also on Tumblr and Facebook as sharondnovels and Twitter as Sharondy) Happy Reading! :)

Hébert house overlooking the fort in Québec

Louis Hébert, better knowed as the first settler of Quebec City, here was…

In 1660, New France had six male settlers for every female settler. The Filles du Roi were poor women who were brought to North America to fix this imbalance and populate the colony.

Most French Canadians are descended from these 800 women

In 1660, New France had six male settlers for every female settler. The Filles du Roi were poor women who were brought to North America to fix this imbalance and populate the colony.

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