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Maison De Nos Aieux

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Rachel, an Extraordinary Guide to a Unique Historical and Cultural L'ile d'Orleans Experience

I was very fortunate on the day of my September visit to Maison de nos Aieux to meet Rachel, an... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
L A
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North Carolina
A Must Stop if you have ancestors from Ile d'Orleans

We met a couple the previous day and when we told them we were going to Ile d'Orleans because my... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Peter V
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Mineral, Virginia
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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 17 October 2018

I was very fortunate on the day of my September visit to Maison de nos Aieux to meet Rachel, an extraordinarily knowledgeable guide, who was incredibly generous with her time in sharing a wealth of information about every aspect of the history and culture of...More

Thank L A
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We met a couple the previous day and when we told them we were going to Ile d'Orleans because my wife has ancestors from there, they said we must stop in here. We were so glad we did. The volunteers at the Maison were most...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

We walked the beautiful grounds behind the house. Lots of good historical information was provided on plaques.

Thank RussellG393
F-F-Lamy1730, Propriétaire at Maison De Nos Aieux, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Hello RussellG393, Thank you for the rating and the nice comment! We are happy to know that you liked the Parc-des-Ancêtres! Have a super nice day!

Reviewed 26 July 2018

We went for ancestry purposes and it was quite wonderful to see our family's names on the plaque in the park. But even if you don't claim French-Canadian ancestry, the tour and information about the island is wonderful. We took the walking tour of Sainte-Famille...More

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F-F-Lamy1730, Propriétaire at Maison De Nos Aieux, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Hello CobbCoGA, Thank you for the very nice review and rating! We are super happy to know that you liked your visit and the tour ''Sainte-Famille’s history unveiled''. Have a nice summer and we hope to see you again!

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

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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

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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 Claudia L
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

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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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