FCHSM's Chart Program: At our November 2013 Board Meeting, the French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan's Board voted to start a new chart program that will allow paid members of FCHSM to submit an unlimited number of charts for their Filles du Roi and Carignan Salières Regiment ancestors. Selected charts will appear in our Journal, Michigan's Habitant Heritage (MHH). We will eventually add all charts to this page. Click on the link below to read the chart program announcement, instructions for submitting a chart, and a sample chart.
Articles in Michigan's Habitant Heritage (MHH): Starting with the January 2014 issue of Michigan's Habitant Heritage, Diane Wolford Sheppard began publishing a series of articles that provide an annotated list of the Filles du Roi. The annotations provide basic marriage information regarding the Filles du Roi and their husbands. Additionally, the annotations have been specifically tailored to provide the following historical information related to the Richelieu Valley, Great Lakes, and the Mississippi Valley: 1. if the Fille du Roi married a member of the Carignan Salières Regiment, the name of his Company is noted; 2. details and sources have been provided for those Filles du Roi whose husbands or children travelled to the Great Lakes or Mississippi Valley as soldiers, official representatives of New France, or as part of the fur trade up to the year 1730. With the exception of the lists published in MHH in connection with Detroit 300, most of the details regarding their travel to the Great Lakes or Mississippi Valley have never been published in English before. Most of the specific details and sources do not even appear in Peter J. Gagné's books about the Filles du Roi (see the right column for the full citation to his books).
Example of one entry from the January 2014 issue of MHH: Françoise Aubé, daughter of Pierre Aubé and Françoise Périé, married Michel Roy dit Châtellerault, son of Michel Roy and Louise Chevalier, 8 October 1668 in Québec. Michel Roy was soldier in the Lanoraie Company of the Carignan Salières Regiment. In 1689, Michel Roy formed a partnership with Robert Rivard dit Loranger. The partners entered into a trading agreement with the Compagnie du Nord for the trading rights to the area of Lakes Abitibi and Témiscamingue, but Michel did not take an active role as a trader. All three of their sons (Edmond Roy, Michel Roy, and Pierre Roy) were part of the initial convoy to Détroit. Pierre Roy returned to Détroit as part of the 10 July 1703 convoy. On 25 April 1704, Michel Roy agreed to return to Détroit. Edmond Roy was part of the 28 July 1704 and 30 May 1705 convoys [Gagné, pp. 53-54 – includes information regarding the 1689 trading partnership; Jetté, p. 1018; RAPQ, pp. 205-206 – initial convoy, 208 – 1703 convoy, 209 – 1704 contracts, 210 – 1705 contract]. See the right column for a link to this article.
FCHSM Meetings: See our Meetings' Page for details regarding our March 2014 and November 2014 meetings that focused on your Filles du Roi or Carignan Regiment ancestors. The handouts and Power Point Presentation from this meeting has been uploaded to our Research Guides' Page.
Two Women in a Garden, courtesy of Maison St-Gabriel: http://www.maisonsaint-gabriel.qc.ca/
Rear Entrance to the Maison St-Gabriel, courtesy of Maison St-Gabriel: http://www.maisonsaint-gabriel.qc.ca/
Recreation of a bread oven on the grounds of Maison St-Gabriel, courtesy of Maison St-Gabriel: http://www.maisonsaint-gabriel.qc.ca/
Claude Charles Bacqueville de La Potherie’s illustration of a Canadian soldier on snowshoes. Available from Library and Archives Canada (LAC) (http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/lac-bac/search/arch_adv), Mikan #2945957
The Canadians who accompanied Governor Daniel Rémy de Courcelle and the Carignan Regiment soldiers on the disastrous winter 1666 campaign against the Mohawk would have been dressed in a similar fashion. As many as 400 soldiers died of exposure or starvation on this campaign. See pages 15 - 16 of part 4 of the Timeline on our History of New France page for a discussion of this campaign.
L. Rousselot – 1931 painting – Officer du Regiment de Carignan – Sallières – 1666 - Available from Library and Archives Canada (LAC) (http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/lac-bac/search/arch_adv), Mikan #2896020
Original List of the Carignan Regiment Soldiers and Officers who decided to remain in New France: click on the link for a PDF. See the discussion below about these individuals.
Articles from past issues of Michigan's Habitant Heritage and other articles written by our members:
Diane Wolford Sheppard’s Articles on the Filles du Roi: subsequent articles will be added on a quarterly basis.
Confirmez en la Paroisse le 31e Aoust 1665; Confirmez le 7e Septembre 1665; Le 8e Sept., by Gail Moreau-DesHarnais – This article originally appeared in the July 2006 issue of MHH.
Articles about Individuals:
Marie Claude Chamois, Fille du Roi, Wife of François Frigon: A Mystery, by Suzanne Boivin Sommerville This article appeared in the July 2013 issue of MHH.
My Journey to a Fille du Roi: Anne Girard, wife of Nicolas Daudelin, by Patricia A. Brundirks This article appeared in the January 2007 issue of MHH.
Maternal Ancestry – Fille du Roi Marie Grandin, “good wife Baudet,” and mtDNA, by Suzanne Boivin Sommerville This article originally appeared in the October 2006 issue of MHH.
An Intriguing Entry in the Confirmation List of 31 August 1665 – Could “André Jareau” be André Jarret de Beauregard, First Husband of Marguerite Anthiaume? by Suzanne Boivin Sommerville – This article originally appeared in the July 2006 issue of MHH.
Suzanne Boivin Sommerville's articles about André Jarret dit Beauregard and Marguerite Anthiaume:
Catherine Pillard or Le Plat - see our Medical Issues DNA Page
Filles du Roi
Our list of Filles du Roi is based on Peter J. Gagné, King’s Daughters and Founding Mothers: The Filles du Roi, 1663-1673 (Quintin Publications: Pawtucket, Rhode Island, 2001). The FCHSM has purchased a copy of this set of books; once processed the books will be available to the public in the Mount Clemens Public Library. Those who wish to determine if one of their ancestors is a Filles du Roi can consult the links below.
Programme de recherche en démographie historique de l’Université de Montréal online (PRDH), (http://www.genealogie.umontreal.ca/fr/fillesDuRoi.htm )
La Sociétié des Filles du roi et soldats du Carignan, Inc.: This society also maintains a list of filles du Roi. See: http://www.fillesduroi.org/src/Filles_list.htm. See their website for information about membership and certification. The Society is a tax-exempt chartiable organization. Membership is $15 annually; full membership costs a total of $35 which includes a one-time certification fee of $20 for the member's certification from one ancestor. Each additional certification costs $7.50.
The American-French Genealogical Society (AFGS): AFGS also offers a certificate program for the Filles du Roi. Costs for the first certificate for non members of AFGS is $20; each additional certificate is $15. See their website for additional information: http://www.afgs.org/Kings_Daughters_Anniversary.html.
Podcast about the Filles du Roi: Sandra Goodwin has produced an informative podcast about the filles du Roi. You can listen to the podcast at the following link: http://maplestarsandstripes.com/shownotes/mss-007-les-filles-du-roi-the-kings-daughters/
The Carignan Salières Regiment
Post card celebrating the 300th anniversary of the founding of Trois-Rivières. Available from BAnQ:
Book Recommendation: Verney, Jack, The Good Regiment – The Carignan-Salières Regiment in Canada 1665-1668 (Montréal and Kingston, McGill-Queen’s University Press: 1991)
Lineage of the Carignan Salières Regiment: See John DuLong's webpage and chart at: http://www.habitant.org/carignan.htm
Lists of soldiers and officers in the Carignan Regiment: Although a number of authors and organizations have published lists of soldiers and officers in the Regiment, the lists do not agree on all the members of the Regiment. The reason for the disagreements is the fact that an official list for the soldiers and officers who came to New France no longer exists. Although we do have a list of the soldiers and officers who elected to remain in New France after the rest of the Regiment returned to New France, the vast majority of the soldiers and officers are only listed by a dit name; many of the dit names were used by other men in New France. Positive identification of some of the soldiers as a member of the Regiment was made because their membership in the Regiment was mentioned in their marriage contract, in the parish register for their marriage, or in another official record. Keeping these caveats in mind, you can consult the list of soldiers compiled by La Sociétié des Filles du roi et soldats du Carignan, Inc. at this link: http://www.fillesduroi.org/src/soldiers.htm
Denis Beauregard's list of soldiers: http://www.francogene.com/gfna/gfna/998/carignan.htm
Another list of soldiers can be found on the website for Château-Ramezay: http://www.chateauramezay.qc.ca/en/exhibitions/temporary-exhibitions/