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Posted: 30 Jan 2003 9:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Aug 2003 2:15AM GMT
Surnames: Briand
Hello all,
I have been searching for birth/baptismal records for St. Pierre et Miquelon for the 1840-1850. My great grandfather Alexander Briand was supposedly born there in that time frame. I have found no links on line. If anyone could point me in the right direction, it would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Leslie Nadeau Yauckoes

Alexandre BRIAND

Posted: 1 Feb 2003 11:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 18 Feb 2005 1:23AM GMT
Surnames: BRIAND
I have an Alexandre François Louis BRIAND, born April, 14, 1830, son of Louis BRIAND and Marie-Françoise COSTE, in my Tree, but no other BRIAND approching that first name. Carl

Re: Birth records

Posted: 1 May 2003 3:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 Apr 2004 3:18AM GMT
I just saw your message as I was searching for my birth family. My adoptive family on my mother's side came from St Pierre de Miquelon.my mother's grandmother maiden name was EMILIE BRIAND and she married a Peter Rioux from Halifax N.S. they had 8 children. Peter died and Emilie remarried to Joseph C.Sandrenan. No date of when she died.I can send more info.if you would like.e-mail any time and I will try to help. Shirley

Re: Birth records

Posted: 8 May 2003 10:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Nov 2006 1:01AM GMT
Who was Alexandre's wife's name?

Re: Birth records

Posted: 8 May 2003 11:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Aug 2003 2:15AM GMT
Hello Dennis,
Alexandre Briand ( my great grandfather) was married to Elizabeth Wolfe in Arichat. He also married his second wife, Adelaide Landry in Arichat. He wed his third and fourth wives in Massachusetts. However, his third, Domatille Fourgeon may have come from Isle Madame.
Leslie

Re: Birth records

Posted: 9 May 2003 1:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Nov 2006 1:01AM GMT
Hi Leslie,

Your Alexandre Briand WAS most probably born at Miquelon, since his parents married there in 1830. According to an article by Stephen White, genealogist at the Centre d'études acadiennes in Moncton, which was published in our journal Le Réveil Acadien (Acadian Cultural Society, Fitchburg, MA), I am sending you some information from that article.

Alexandre was one of three children (of their original 9 children!) who married at Arichat. I presume you have his marriage at Arichat on 28 Aug 1865 to Elizabeth Wolfe, daughhter of Eusèbe & Roslaie (Richard) Wolfe. His parents Pierre-Prospère BRIAND (son of Joseph & Geneviève (Girardin) Briand) married Henriette VIGNEAU (daughter of Joseph & Marguerite (Forest) Vigneau) at Miquelon on 6 Jan 1830. From her marriage record, Henriette was born at Arichat on 20 Nov 1809; and died before 21 Aug 1864. Her father Joseph Vigneau was also born at Miquelon on 23 Jul 1777, the son of Joseph & Madeleine (Cyr) Vigneau. He married at Arichat to Marguerite Forest, the daughter of Simon & Marie-Marthe (Martel) Forest. Basically, this is all I have that relates to your family.

As for procuring a record of Alex's birth at Miquelon, you have to write either to the parish of Notre-Dame de Miquelon for a baptismal certificate, or else to the Departmental Archives of St-Pierre and Miquelon, located at St-Pierre. The address is:

Archives Départementales
Préfecture
BP 4200
97500 SAINT-PIERRE-ET-MIQUELON

If you write, send a check for about $10 (or Euro equivalent, since they now use that currency) and a self-addressed envelope. If you live in the US or Canada, DO NOT put a return stamp on it, since they have their own stamps (printed by France)! Get 2 International reply coupons from your local post office, that they can use in exchange at their post office. Also, check out the St-Pierre and Miquelon site (especially Robert Langlois' genealogy pages) at:
www.st-pierre-et-miquelon.com/

Hope all this helps. Dennis Boudreau

Re: Birth records/ a PS

Posted: 9 May 2003 1:32AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Nov 2006 1:01AM GMT

The Forgeons/Forgerons DO come from Ile Madame! They were originally surnamed Sauvage dit Forgeon, I believe. Dennis

Re: Birth records

Posted: 11 Mar 2004 4:47AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Nov 2006 1:01AM GMT
Leslie,

Getting back to you. The only unmarried Alexandre Briand I could find was the following; all his siblings seem to disappear after their births at Miquelon; perhaps the family moved to Cape Breton (Arichat) region.

Alexandre-François-Louis, born at Miquelon on 14 Apr 1830, son of Louis Briand (s/o Joseph & Geneviève Girardin) and Marie-Françoise Coste (d/o Jean & Marie-Rose Vigneau).

His sisters were: Jeanne-Marie-Adèle (b Miq 29 Aug 1824); Euphémie-Françoise (b Miq 1 May 1826); Alexandrine-Julie (b Miq 16 Aug 1828); and Elisa-Augustine (b Miq 8 Jul 1832). There are NO marriages at St-Pierre et Miquelon for this family, so they could possibly be yours. Dennis

Re: Birth records

Posted: 11 Mar 2004 4:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Nov 2006 1:01AM GMT
By the way, Louis Briand and Marie-Françoise Coste married at Miquelon on 1 Feb 1823. I forgot to give you that info. Hope it's them. Dennis

Re: Birth records

Leslie (View posts)
Posted: 11 Mar 2004 11:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you Dennis for your research. However, I believe it is the wrong family. My great grandfather Alexander's parents were Pierre Prosper Briand and Henriette Vigneau. They were married in Miquelon in 1830. I believe Alexander was born around 1845. Two of his siblings were Eduard and Margarite. Alexander was married in Arichat, twice.
I appreciate your efforts in any case.
Leslie
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