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From: Suzanne B Sommerville <>
Subject: [QUEBEC] Indexes
Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2001 16:47:01 -0500
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Subject: [QUEBEC] Rene RENAUD or ARNAUD
What did I learn? That Jette, Tanguay, Leboeuf & Drouin don't agree with
each other. Tanguay doesn't agree with himself - vols. 1,2 & 6. With all
the information furnished me I find it hard to decide if Rene was married
once or twice. Could his first wife have died a year after he married 2nd?
Seems unlikely but maybe the dates are wrong.
And so, I think I'll put this to rest for awhile and maybe an answer will
later be found.
Again, many thanks to you all for helping me out.
This is what makes these Lists great - great people.
Norman and all of you searchers,
It's important to keep in mind the publication dates of these editors.
Tanguay at the end of the 19th century did a great service (especially in
citing records that have since disappeared) but also made many "guesses",
linking individuals to families with no connection, and he suppressed
information about illegitimacy.
Leboeuf was a correction to Tanguay (in the 1950s, I think), and Drouin
was originally an institute designed to furnish "pedigrees" for pay and
based a good deal on Tanguay for the older records.
Jetté in 1983 was based on PRDH (Program in Historical and Demographic
Research, records transcribed and computerized beginning in the 1960s and
continuing to this day). PRDH is committed to updating its records as
corrections or additions are found. PRDH is not strong on Acadian records
or those of the various missions or forts in the pays-d'en-haut.
The "answers" are somewhere in an accurate reading and interpretation of
the records that survive. These are still being mined for information,
particularly the notarial records, which contain a great deal that has not
been fully indexed. (Even Parchemin, a computerized reference to the
notarial records, does not catch all the references because of spelling
variations, I have found.) All of the above sources are INDEXES, not
And, unfortunately, there are some questions that will never be answered
because records were lost or never made.
Suzanne Boivin Sommerville
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