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Re: Abraham Dugas b. 1616, s/o Abraham & Margueritte Caronne
Posted by: Dennis M. Boudreau (ID *****2578) Date: December 17, 2005 at 19:40:38
In Reply to: Re: Abraham Dugas b. 1616, s/o Abraham & Margueritte Caronne by Rose Wells of 741

Rosie, Dana and Francine,

The information that is posted here from the CD you received concerning generations in France is totally incorrect. Germain Doucet was NOT married to a Marie Bourgeois d/o Jacques, as far as is known. He was called Jacques' "Brother-in-Law", NOT "son-in-law" when he is mentioned. He thus could have been married to the sister of Jacques' wife, Jeanne Trahan, or even to one of Jacques' sisters, but we just do not know for certain to which side he was related. The Doucet line should end with Germain (period), no wife, no established place of birth in France. That Germain LaVerdure Doucet came to Acadia in 1632 from the parish of Conflans-en-Brie, perhaps in Savoie or Sedan, France, is still to be proven.

All references to his daughter that I have ever seen were simply Marguerite, not Marguerite Louise. She did marry Abraham Dugas, as his first wife. Abraham's parents are NOT Abraham and Marguerite Caronne! This set of spouses is fictitious... his parents are UNKNOWN!

Acadian genealogy has come a long way. If you want the true answers, dump Bona Arsenault and the Acadian CDs and purchase a set of Stephen White's Dictionnaire généalogique des familles acadiennes. It is thoroughly and better researched, more authoritative, and his data is proven without a doubt. If items are NOT in the book, it's because they're either a myth, they don't exist, or cannot be proven elsewhere.

If I were all of you, I'd recheck all my names and dates against that information found in his volumes. They are in French but there's also an English translation of the notes available, and the work is easy to consult and follow. When it comes to Acadian research, he is the expert. The volumes are available from the Centre d'études acadiennes in Moncton, New Brunswick, and yes, they understand English if you write to or call them. Best regards, Dennis

and PS. I would think that none of them had any Metis ancestry if they had just landed off the boat from France, would you? Don't think there are any Indians there.


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