From orphan to patriarch
Men without a past who founded dynasties of New FranceEdward Roby
Biografien & Erinnerungen
This book researches the origins of an enduring cluster of interrelated North American families first formed in colonial New France in the 17th Century. The narrative tracks the genealogy and history of the families Roberge, Boisvert and Boucher, all prominently found in the author's 11-generation family tree. The investigation delivers circumstantial evidence of mixed ethnogenesis in the formative years of what is now the Canadian province of Quebec. The founding patriarchs most prominently introduced in these pages appear to have been orphans of uncertain origin.