I’ve traced the ancestors of my father’s French-Canadian parents back to France in the 16th and 17th centuries. Our immigrant ancestors, for all four branches were French soldiers sent to Québec by the King of France to tame the Canadian wilderness along the St. Lawrence River.
This research has involved trips to France, Québec, Ontario, Michigan, Minnesota and North Dakota – lots of great visits with close and distant relatives and many hours in county courthouses, libraries, historical societies and graveyards.
This work includes the branches for my four paternal grandparents: Cariveau/Corriveaux, Boucher/Boushee, Jeffrey/Geoffroi and Foubert – plus many other common French-Canadian family names. (the names change over time of course)
I’m going to share bits and pieces of what I’ve found here – in pages and blog posts.
If you are a Cariveau relative, I’d love to hear from you. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ll be happy to help you with the best information I have. In exchange, I ask for information about your branch of the family so that I can keep adding to the wonderful story of these incredible people.