LAVOIE and WHISSEL surnames
in the Ottawa and Gatineau area
December 12, 2003:
Thanks to Paul-Antoine Lavoie who sent along a link (below) to his LAVOIE and WHISSEL web site.
He also has a lot of good links on his web site to general French-Canadian history
and genealogy in Quebec and Montreal area.
His web site is bilingual.
I will be hosting a North American Lavoie Family Reunion at the New Edinburgh Sailing
club next 12th June 2004.
My subjects for our conferences will be the First Lavoie Settler in the Ottawa Area,
and Jos Montferrand, a French Canadian hero for whom there is still no statue in Hull
or in Ottawa. Kind of strange isn't it? I could also be talking about Colonel By and
Philomen Wright but am restricted to 2 conferences. Ottawa sure has a lot of heros and
history that most people aren't truly aware of.
I forgot to mention that I have been researching the Lavoie and Whissel lines in the
Ottawa, Gatineau area, for the last 30 years.
Please add my website to your site for reference.
February 28, 2006:
The NEW address is http://www.delavoye.ca
March 1, 2006:
I have a 2nd cousin who married Charles Whissel. His Parent's where Pierre Whissell
and Laurette Paquette married in Hull Quebec at St. Joseph's Parish. I traced the
Family back to a Zacharie Whissel born in New York 1790 not sure if he is part of
your Whissel line ? Someone had already done the Lineage online.
I had done a lot of research in St. Andre and Montebello for my Thomas family and
spoke to the owner Raymond Whissell of the St. Andre Pioneer Museum a few times.
I had asked him about his Ancestor's and from what I remeber he was never able to
complete his line or figure out his connection.
E-mail Paul-Antoine Lavoie, Cheryl Thomas and Al Lewis
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