Thanks for stopping by! Dive right in to learn about my Saurette and Oligny ancestors or check out the Database menu for all my French-Canadian Genealogy.

Welcome and Introduction

Welcome, and thank you for visiting 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 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.