At this very moment, we are at the end of our first part project of naming all Laurendeau we came across with. We now have lists of Laurendeau from day one (1673) in Pointe-à-la-Caille (now Montmagny in the Province of Québec, Canada) up to the ones that were born in the 1960's. Our folders are holding almost 8000 files, full to the brim with Laurendeau and members of our allied families.
The first Laurendeau to come in North-America arrived in 1673. He was from a village nearby La Rochelle, in France. He was bearing the name of Jean Rolandeau. He installed his family in the village of Pointe-à-la-Caille in the very small St-Luc Seigniory.
We are in the process of building chronological tables of Canadian, French, English and American histories. The significant thing about this work is the insertion, into those famous days, of the Laurendeau important dates and events.
We are proud to show an old stone house, built during the French Regime. This precious historic house talks by itself and demonstrates the way our ancestors were living. As a visitor of this Web Site, you have the privilege to see pictures from the inside and outside of the house. The actual owners are real, pure historians. Do not think they will write books for you. They are physical historians because they continuously search the way our ancestors were working and the methods they were using to build their house. The most fascinating is to see them apply, on their own house, what they have found and learned.
One more very, very, charming thing; this old house had, a long time ago, a neighbour called Jean Rolandeau, our first ancestor.
Just two cousins getting acquainted in honor of our ancestors. They gave us life ... and we give life to their story.
These are the words of Wayne Lorandeau, my recently discovered cousin, native to the city of Philadelphia and curently living in Maryland, USA.
Wayne has recently contributed to our website, and we invite you to similarly become part of the project to name all Laurendeau and members of our allied families. Send us the names of you parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. Through the names of your recent ancestors, you have a 99.9% chance of being connected with the first Laurendeau ancestors in Canada. Contact me now, by clicking in the friendly yellow spot below.
United for a good Laurendeau cause.
I've seen the nations rise and fall
I've heard their stories, heard them all
but love's the only engine of survival
Leonard Cohen in The Future
In the name of our ancestors we say thank's for your visit / Copyright © since 2005, Jean Laurendeau
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