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Ancestry question answered!

I had been doing research on the Gagnon family members who arrived in the 17th century for a couple... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2018
MarjSays
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Kamloops, Canada
A Genealogist's Dream for French Ancestry

Many people who claim French Canadian ancestry will find a wealth of information here. Many of the... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Johanne Y
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Edmonton, Canada
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Where is the land of my ancestors located? How did the Island of Orleans change through the years? Learn about the history of the island and of the 300 founding families at the Maison de nos Aïeux. Genealogy tools, a scale model, exhibits, guided...more
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2485 Chemin Royal, Sainte-Famille, Quebec G0A 3P0, Canada
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

I had been doing research on the Gagnon family members who arrived in the 17th century for a couple of years. When my family was in Quebec City in April, the main question I had when we visited the Maison de nos aïeux on Ile...More

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F-F-Lamy1730, Propriétaire at Maison De Nos Aieux, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

We are very happy that you found what you were looking for! Doing genealogy might be hard sometimes, almost like a treasure hunt! But when you find what you want, it is a great feeling. Thank you very much for coming to the Maison de...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017

Many people who claim French Canadian ancestry will find a wealth of information here. Many of the founding families of Ile D'Orleans went on to live in the USA and western Canada. Our first ancestors lived on this island in 1645 and we were able...More

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F-F-Lamy1730, Propriétaire at Maison De Nos Aieux, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you for your great review an it was a pleasure helping you with your research !

Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Maison de nos aïeux is the reason we came to Île d'Orléans. In terms of research, it did not disappoint. I had already done extensive research of Patenaude and Thivierge families, so the visit helped certify my research. The first floor is full of information...More

4  Thank Michael P
Management response:Responded 10 February 2017

We appreciate your kind words toward the Maison de nos Aïeux. We take your comments into consideration. Thank you.

Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We went to get some background on my fathers ancestors. The guides were very knowledgable and helpful. Right beside the beautiful church of Ste. Famille. This is a great place to get a lot of information on the first people to arrive from France back...More

Thank Stephie7001
Management response:Responded 10 February 2017

We appreciate your kind words toward the Maison de nos Aïeux. We sure are proud of our guides! Thank you.

Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Good views across the St. Lawrence from the park adjacent to this historic church and school. Picnic tables and benches available. Pretty architecture on the school building and church.

Thank missclyde
Management response:Responded 10 February 2017

Thank you for your kind words!

Reviewed 6 October 2015

If you have Canadian ancestry from the days of the original pioneers in Nouvelle France you have to stop here! I got there at 3:00 and they close at 4:00 so plan accordingly. There is a Geneaologist on staff and she will look up your...More

3  Thank adt4800
Management response:Responded 10 February 2017
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Thank you for your kind words! And it is a wise advice you just gave, write the names of your...More

Reviewed 3 October 2015

The sculpture at Maison de Nos Aieux (pictured) at Sainte-Famille was a treat! Though a rainy, dark day - the "Branching" sculpture looks wonderful against the clouds! Its' a peaceful spot with wonderful glimpses of the St. Lawrence beyond the garden.More

Thank Mariellen-Exeter
Management response:Responded 10 February 2017
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Thank you for your kind words about our Park. Is there anything else we could of done to make your...More

Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

If you have never been to l'Ile d'Orleans it is a must see on a trip to Quebec. It's a beautiful island in the St. Lawrence located about 15 miles from the city. It has seven parishes one of which is Ste. Famille. We were...More

Thank Lise L
Management response:Responded 10 February 2017
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Thank you for your kind words! Welcome to the big family of the descendants of the founders of the Island!

Reviewed 22 July 2015

My 8th Great Grandfather was one of the original 300 founding families of the island. I can't tell you how amazing it was to visit this museum and have the staff help me learn about the history of his experience as well as giving me...More

2  Thank taralaf
Management response:Responded 10 February 2017
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Thank you for your kind words! Welcome to the big family of the descendants of the founders of the Island!

Reviewed 22 August 2014

Maison de nos Aieux (roughly House of our Ancestors), was established to record the history of the founding families of Ile d'Orleans. It contains genealogical records for the 300 families, who arrived over 350 years ago. There is a fee for a tour and access...More

3  Thank Deb M
Management response:Responded 10 February 2017
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Response from taralaf | Reviewed this property |
I knew quite a bit before I went, but they have a full genealogy room if there is any research you need to do. If possible go on a nice day, as the park is lovely!
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