- Saurette AncestryThe Saurette family was very easy to research, mainly due to the fact of an existing document that already had the family traced back to the first Saurette who arrived in Canada. Thank you to my aunt who provided this document. I learned a lot of French in the process of translating this document. For the sake of clarity, I am going to use Saurette as the spelling of choice. Other variations on the name include Sorette, Soret, and Saurette-Larose. Please take a look at this page for a discussion about the Saurette dit Larose name. The first Saurette of relation to come to Quebec, Canada was Jacques. He arrived in 1741 and was a soldier who served at Fort Chambly. Please note that the narrative for my individual Saurette ancestors is sparse and lacks a lot of detail. I hope to change that by visiting the town of St-Jean-Baptiste and the surrounding areas sometime in the not-too-distant future. My great-great grandfather, Almeric Saurette, was the first in that line to immigrate to America from Canada. Shortly after this, the Saurette and Oligny lines became one. To begin learning about my Saurette family, please head over to my great-grandmother’s, Marie-Anna,…
- Jacques 1704-1790
- Jean-Baptiste 1741-1785
- Joseph 1771-1825
- Guillaume 1806-1882
- Guillaume 1827-1921
- Almeric 1864-1927
- Marie-Anna 1890-1979
- Oligny AncestryMy Oligny ancestors came to Canada in 1759 from France. Jean-Baptiste, my 6th great-grandfather was the first in my lineage to make the trans-Atlantic crossing from Europe to begin a new life in North America. According to my great-grandfather’s, Joseph Philorum, declaration of intention for naturalization, his family arrived at St. Albans, Vermont on September 15, 1891 from Quebec, Canada. He was only two years old at the time, so we can safely assume that his parents, Philorum and Marie-Azilda Bessette, came into America at that time as well. It was a struggle to research this lineage, but I have now amassed quite a lot of information on this family line, which was unknown to the family until recently. Joseph was my great-grandfather. Very little was known about this individual until a few years ago when I decided to try and unravel the mystery of the Oligny line in my family. Nobody in my family knew much about him except that he abandoned his two young children and his wife early in their marriage. Thru my own extensive research and many trips to Massachusetts, I have been able to shed some light on Joseph and, by extension, the rest of…
- Drouin ImagesI decided to make a section dedicated to images taken from the Drouin vital records. I plan on including births, deaths, and marriages as I find them (if available). All the records are in script and in French, but they provided me with a wealth of information, including dates, names, and places. It has been a wonderful resource to use at Ancestry.com and I highly recommend it to others. It, however, helps if you know either places or dates – otherwise you’ll spend a long time just looking at page after page of gobbly-gook. Please choose a category to browse: Births – November 19, 2009 – this section is complete back through my 4th great-grandfathers. Cool. Deaths Marriages – November 19, 2009 – this section is complete now too. I’m on a roll. I am including, at this point, only people in my direct ancestral lines – otherwise it would just be too many people and way too complicated. More records may follow if this first project goes well.
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Welcome and Introduction
Welcome, and thank you for visiting Saurette.com. Here you will find an extensive repository of information about one-quarter of my family history. This site is concerned with the ancestors of my grandfather Roland Lawrence Oligny.
Roland’s father had the Oligny surname and his mother’s maiden name was Saurette. In fact, here’s a photo of the happy couple that started my genealogy research: Marie-Anna Saurette and Joseph Philorum Oligny.
Last Upload of Database: June 23rd, 2013
Number of Individuals: 22,242
Number of Unique Surnames: 2,946
Database Changes: Finally got around to uploading my latest data. Been a while.
My name is Steve Rock. Please feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com with questions about what you see on this site or maybe about your own French-Canadian ancestry. My database contains thousands of French-Canadian surnames, and if you find yours, I might be able to shed some light on your family. If you’re just casually browsing, then I hope you enjoy getting a glimpse at my immigrant family.
This site uses four different mysql driven programs to view the genealogy information I currently have. Make sure to check them out: phpGedView, Retrospect-GDS, TNG, and Webtrees. I have sources for the majority of data on my site. If you’d like to know where I got the information, just drop me an e-mail and I’ll get back to you.