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Genealogy of the French in North America
Convention (families and individuals)
This CD-ROM contains information presented as family sheets with the following format. The sheets are not sorted in alphabetical order.
 AMIOT ou HAMEAU, Philippe (..), born Villeneuve-Saint-Vistre auj. Villeneuve-Saint-Vistre-et-Villevotte ? (Marne : 51628) (NA17 38), dead between 1636-08-26 and inventory 1639-09-09 (Qc) (NA17 38)
Him : Added : inventory of 1639-09-07 and 1658-04-30 missing from Parchemin (Ajout : inventaires du 1639-09-07 et du 1658-04-30 omis de Parchemin)
* married about 1625, from Épieds (Aisne : 02280)
COUVENT, Anne (Guillaume & Antoinette de LONGUEVAL), born about 1601 (census 1666) or 1607 (census 1667) Épieds (Aisne : 02280), dead 1675-12-25, buried 1675-12-26 Québec (Qc) (PRDH-RAB)
Couple - Reference(s): DGFC (1) 6
Couple - Note(s): Error : DGFC (1) 6 indicates that Philippe and his son Mathieu are born in Chartres, but this is confused with Jean AMIOT who is not related
1) Jean, interpreter (interprète), dead 1648-05-23, buried 1648-06-10 Québec (Qc) (PRDH-RAB)
2) Mathieu AMIOT de et dit VILLENEUVE, captain of militia (capitaine de milice), born about 1629 (conf. 1659) (census 1666), 1627 (census 1667) or 1628 (census 1681) Soissons (diocèse) (Aisne : 02722), buried 1688-12-19 Québec (Qc) (PRDH-RAB), married 1650 Marie MIVILLE
3) Charles AMIOT, baptized 1636-08-26 Québec (Qc) (PRDH-RAB), dead 1669-12-10, buried 1669-12-11 Québec (Qc) (PRDH-RAB), married 1660 Marie Geneviève de CHAVIGNY
Bibliography: Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes (Tanguay); Nos ancêtres au XVIIe siècle; PRDH-RAB
Genealogy of French in North America
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The head of this family is Philippe AMIOT or HAMEAU. The names of his parents are unknown, which is indicated like this: " (..) ".
His spouse is Anne COUVENT. She is the
daughter of Guillaume COUVENT and Antoinette de
LONGUEVAL. If you click on the name of that couple,
you will see the family sheet of that family. The
family name of the father is not repeated when it is the
same as the child's.
If the mouse is over the link to parents, after some seconds, the number of generations is displayed so that you know if the husband or wife has the deepest ancestry. This is helpfull when browsing royal genealogies. The same feature is available for children.
This family was formed in about 1625 in the diocese of Soisson, in France. The exact place of the marriage is unknown as is the date. Actually, in some cases, no marriage occured. Generally, when there is no accurate date, the place is presumed, often because some immigrant claimed he was from that place after his/her departure or it is presumed the family lived at the same place previously.
The references help to identify accurately the source of the information. They include usually a short code for the work, the volume number and the page number, as well as the name of the searcher who found the foreign record or the parents, etc. The reference(s) for the birth or death record follow the individu's data while the couple's reference(s) are under the parents lines, both in a yellow box. The French original text follows in italics. Those references are shown only on the CD-ROM version and not on the web site version. There is a separate page with a list of all sources and their codes and a short bibliography is displayed under the family entry if you want to know immediately the works referred to. The notes, shown with a yellow background, begins with "Couple:" if the couple is concerned, "Him" if it is about the husband and "Her" if it concerns the wife.
Among the married childen in that family (or
children who had themselves at least one child), we have
Charles and Mathieu.
Charles was married in Quebec on the May 2nd, 1660 to
Marie Geneviève de CHAVIGNY. If you click on
the name of his spouse, you will get the family sheet of
Charles and Marie Geneviève.
I studied this family more closely. This is the
reason why a never married child is shown with the baptism
and burial places and dates of each child and why the
children are sorted by date of birth and not alphabetical
Under the family's description, the bibliography
allows identifying the full name of the quoted documents
and repeats the name of searchers. In the Internet
version, this bibliography replaces the sources while on
the CD-ROM, the sources are complete.
Under each family sheet, a chart gives some statistics
about the number of marriages of ancestors and
descendants. Actually, it is the number of couples
of ancestors or descendants in the database. The
counting is not synchronized with the data and can
sometimes be inaccurate. It is based on the whole
dataset and not limited to what is on the web site or on
the CD-ROM. This chart helps to figure if a couple
had many descendants, but this is computed only from a
rather small set of data and not from the whole
population. The figures are not limited to the name
holders and take into account the descendants by
women. Thus, a couple may have only daughters (the
family name vanished) but descendants for ten generations.
The more common codes (i.e. "n" for born) were replaced
by the whole word. Most modifiers of date are
translated when generating the English version. The
rules are shown in the next table.
Here is another typical sheet:
 AMIOT de et dit VILLENEUVE, Charles (Mathieu & Marie MIVILLE ), born 1651-10-20, baptized 1651-10-22 Québec (Qc) (PRDH-RAB), dead 1711-10-23, buried 1711-10-24 Québec (Qc) (PRDH-RAB)
* married 1677-11-22 Québec (Qc), marriage contract 1677-11-21 (depositary Romain Becquet)
DUQUET, Rosalie (Denis & Catherine GAUTHIER ), born 1654-06-25, baptized 1654-07-04 Québec (Qc) (PRDH-RAB), dead 1715-05-10, buried 1715-05-10 Québec (Qc) (PRDH-RAB)
Couple - Reference(s): PRDH-RAB; Parchemin
1) Marie Catherine AMIOT, born 1679-01-07, baptized 1679-01-08 Québec (Qc) (PRDH-RAB), dead 1758-12-02, buried 1758-12-03 Québec (Qc) (PRDH-RAB), married Québec (Qc) 1720-10-31 Jean MAILLOUX
2) Étienne AMIOT de et dit VILLENEUVE et LINCOUR, born 1681-02-04, baptized 1681-02-06 Québec (Qc) (PRDH-RAB), dead 1744-03-31, buried 1744-04-01 Hôtel-Dieu de Québec (Qc) (PRDH-RAB), married Québec (Qc) 1706-02-11 Jeanne DEROME dit DESCARREAUX, married (Qc) 1715 Marie Angélique ou Marie HALLÉ
In this case, the accurate place and date of marriage of the couple is known: November 22nd in Quebec. The marriage contract is also known.
The child named Étienne was married twice.
First to Jeanne DEROME, then to Marie Angélique
HALLÉ. Those two couples are on separate
In this section, the male form is used for
simplification. Most cases would be the same for
How the name is displayed depends on where that name appears.
In some cases, two or even three family names can be used. [To know more about family names.] The following patterns are used depending on the case, and the English equivalent is shown after the example. To avoid mistranslations, the original pattern is kept in the English version but some words were translated.
The given names use similar patterns with following particularities:
Some major sources have conflicts in the contents. For example, one person could use 2 or 3 names during his life. Two genealogists can read the same record differently or one can misread the document. This is why I tried to use the source closest to the document when available and not a third hand source. To illustrate the variations between sources of similar credibility, there is a lowercase code near the data itself. For example:
The birth and death information have a similar format: born/died date of
event, place of event, baptized/buried, date of record, place of record
The marriage data may include many dates. The kind of data is
always indicated except for the marriage itself and if the date is used
only for validation. A marriage contract may have a different date in
the record and in the title page. It can be written another day. A
contract may also be cancelled. Some marriage records are lost or never
existed. In this case, an approximate date is used (i.e. before 1721).
If it is known that there were no marriage at all (there is a child born
out of wedlock), the date is not displayed.
While the date may be not displayed, there is always a date for a
marriage for validation purposes and this date may appear in the index
and not in the family sheet.
Some typical dates :
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