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“Where did they Come From”
Information presented here with the permission of
Dennis Boudreau
If you (or your family) live(d) in
- Providence or Warren, look for your ancestors in the Lanaudière region of Quebec (Berthier, Joliette and Maskinongé Counties)
- Fall River (check the lower Gaspé, near Kamouraska & Rimouski Counties)
- Holyoke, Springfield, Central Falls, Pawtucket, Taunton and New Bedford (check the lower Richelieu Valley and Southeastern New Brunswick), as the train from Montreal picked up passengers to bring to these important textile & fishing industry centers.
- Woonsocket, West Warwick, Putnam, Southbridge & Worcester [Blackstone corridor] (most of your ancestors are from the Berthier, Joliette, Sorel and Yamaska regions)
- Manchester, NH & Lowell (most migrated there from the Nicolet and Bois-Franc region Megantic, Arthabaska, Wolfe, Compton, Richmond & Drummond Counties] above  Sherbrooke)
- Maine (check the St. John (NB) River Valley and the Beauce Valley)
- Fitchburg, Leominster and Gardner (the Acadian Triangle) (most Acadians came from Westmoreland County, New Brunswick)
- Boston & North Shore (Salem, Lynn, Gloucester) your ancestors came from Ile Madame (Arichat, NS; PEI, Yarmouth County, NS) to work in the fisheries.
- Boston & South Shore (most from Tracadie and Antigonish County, NS)
- Waltham (most Acadians came from the Cheticamp, NS and Moncton, NB area to work in the thriving shoe and watch factories)
- Hartford, Waterbury, Bristol (most migrated from upstate Maine & St. John Valley; others from Trois-Rivières)
Important: If one of the webpages in this AFGS Online Library Branch directs you to a searchable database on our AFGS website for Headstone or Obituries the comment on those pages is no longer valid.
The searchable database page might say that the Headstone pictures or the Obituarys are only available at the AFGS library. This is no longer correct as they are now available on this AFGS Online Library Branch.
As a member of the American-French Genealogical Society you are now in the AFGS Online Library Branch section.

Updated 31 January, 2014

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