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1. Marriages of Notre-Dame Catholic Church, Central Falls, RI, Volume I, 1873-1988.
2. "Blais Family History", research project of Ella Blais, daughter of Cyprien Edgar Blais.
3. 1931 Pawtucket-Central Falls, RI City Directory (
4. "Genealogie des Familles originaires des Comtes de Montmagny, L'Islet, Bellechasse," Eloi-Gerard Talbot, B.A., B.P., 03/24/2000, 59-95.
5. University of Montreal, "PRDH,"
6. Paul Plante, "Association de Familles Plante,", 02/18/2000.
7. Marriages of St-Pierre-du-Sud, Montmagny, 1740-1974
8. "Repertoire des mariages comte de Montmagny, 1686-1991," Compile sous la direction de l"abbe Jean-Guy Roy et Michel Beaulieu, Societe de Genealogie de Quebec, 1995, 36-47.
9. Marriages, St-Francois-de-Sales, Riviere-du-Sud, Montmagny - 1749-1973 (microfiche)
10. (Chris & George Christian), multiple emails,
11. Necrologe de St-Pierre-du-Sud, Montmagny, 1740-1974 (microfiche); note - it is possible that dates on this microfiche are death dates rather than burial dates, but staff at AFGS felt they were burial dates and some later research tends to support this.
12. "Repertoires des mariages des familles canadiennes-francaises, 1760-1825," Noel Allaire, S.C., Bernard Charette, S.C., Lucien Pepin, S.C., 8 Apr 2000, 62-80.
13. "LDS Ancestral File,"
14. "Repertoire des mariages du comte de Lotbiniere, Debut des paroisses a 1992," Societe de genealogie de Quebec, Tome II, pg 54-56.
15. Les Vieilles Familles d'Yamachiche dix Genealogies,
F. L. Desaulniers,
Tome Premier
Montreal, C.O. Beauchemin & Fils, Libraires-Imprimeurs, 1898
16. Blais1.GED (900 name GEDCOM file), 4 Nov 1999, Christine Blais, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
17. "The Chartier Families, Volume V," Me Jean (Chartier) Robert, B.A., LL.B., American Section of the Chartier Family Association, 1982.
18. Paroisse Notre-Dame De Bonsecours; Bonsecours comte de Shefford 1846-1992; Repertoire des baptemes, mariages, sepultures, annotations, marginales (Provided by Guy Letourneau)
19. Copy of original birth act provided by Guy Letourneau
20. "Dictionnaire Genealogique Familles Canadiennes," L'Abbe Cyprien Tanguay, 300-305.
21. "Recueil de Genealogies des comtes Beauce, Dorchester, Frontenac (1625-1946)," Frere Eloi-Gerard, B.A., B.P., mariste, College du Sacre-Cour, Beauceville, P.Q., 03/24/2000, 270-289.
22., Gene Pool Index
23. "Marie-Anne Roy m. Jean-Baptiste Mercier,", Roy surname board, 29 Apr 2000.
24.; post on Blais surname forum.
25. Jacques Andre Cote, "Ancestors of Jacques Andre Cote,"
26. "Ancestors of Debra Marie Case,", 26 Jun 2000.
27. "The Chartier Families, Volume III," Me Jean (Chartier) Robert, B.A., LL.B., American Section of the Chartier Family Association, 1982.
28. Guy Letourneau (Letourneau researcher), "Various word-formatted email files."
29. (JT Elliott), "Milot (descendents of Charles Milot)," 9 Jun 2000.
30. James and Gloria Morrissett, "Descendents of Paul Morrissett,"
31. "Guillaume Fournier Descendency,",, 28 Feb 2000.
32., stated source Marriage Register of St. Joseph, Chambly
33. Cnris Kowal, "Ancestors of Christine Kowal,"
34. Don Blais, "Ancestors of Alfred Blais,"
35. "Descendents of Jean Baptiste Blais", blais line.rtf, file from Sharon Sinclair,
36. Birth Records from St. John the Baptist, Suncook, NH
37. Resarch of Sharon Sinclair (
38. "JC's Genealogy Page,",, 21 Mar 2000.
39. Gerard Caron and Lorraine Mongeon-Ouellet, "Caron ancestors,", 2 Aug 2000.
40. Alice C. Fitzgerald, "Descendents of Nicolas Plante,"
41. Jon Normandin regarding his family, email
42. Family of Paul Blais, email to
43. Researcher Celine Blais,
44. "Montmagny, L'Islet and Bellechasse Counties Marriages", VOL XIII, Plante, pgs 125-138 (microfiche from AFGS)
45. Don Blais, "Ancestors of Marie-Florida Blais"
46., ancestry file
47. "Descendents of Jean Guyon and Mathurine Robin,", 27 Nov 1999.
48. Chris Kowal, "Genforum reply and file attachment," 21 Mar 2000,
49. Guyon.ged (from LDS Web site), November 1999.
50. Robert Blais, "Donna's Genealogy Pages (Blais Pictures),", 03/08/2000.
51. "Kindred Konnections Family Record - Montigny,", 26 Nov 1999.
52. email from Jackie Fortier Doty concerning her 3G grandparents, Marguerite St Germain and Charles Blais, 9 Jun 2000
53. Tammy Nelson, regarding her family, email
54. Frank Blais ( via email
55. "Mariages de St-Damase, (Diocese de St-Hyacinthe)", collaboration Rene Jette, B. Pontbriand, Published B. Pontbriand, 1970.
56. "LDS Family Search, IGI file (International Genealogical Index),"
57. Social Security Death Index
58. Marriages of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church, Pawtucket, RI, 1910-1986 (AFGS)
59. Ancestry: Généalogie de familles canadiennes par Marcel Fournier, 19 Dec 2001, Marcel Fournier <>.
60. James and Gloria Morissette, "Descendents of Jean Proulx,"
61. Leslie LaBrie-DePue, "Langlois-Morin (," 30 Jun 2000, Rootsweb Search List.
62. Sue Caron, "Descendents of Prosper Caron (file in email)," 8 Mar 2000.
63. Mary B. Russell, "Descendents of Nicolas Hebert,", 4 Feb 2000.
64. "Genforum LaPierre boards,"
65. Meunier (GEDCOM), Marie Estelle Desroches Hocking.
66. "1920 United States Federal Census."
68. Hugh Armstrong's Genealogy Site, "The First Census of New France (Quebec) - 1666,"
69. American-French Genealogical Society, "Je Me Souviens, "The Devoted,The Distinguished, and the Dauntless: Unusual Women of 17th Century New France"," Spring 1999, Vol 22, No 1.
70. Charles Beaudelaire, ", Re: Lacombe,"
71. Patricia Kilbourn (, "Surnames (Elisabeth Cote, et al)," 9 Jun 2000.
72. Alice C. Fitzgerald, "Descendents of Cyprien Plante,", 20 Jan 2000.
73. Bill Morin, "Morin and Blais," 10 Apr 2000.
74. Les Vieilles Familles D'Yamachiche, 18 Book, Edited, 15 NOV 1999.
75. email message from Corrine Duffy, email
76. George A. Lagasse, "Descendents of David Letourneau,"
77. Vernon Chartier (
78. "My Famille," (site no longer working).
79. Rhode Island State Archives, Providence, RI
80. Luanne Chapin (Eljace, "Odzila Chartier children (her direct line)," 5 Jul 2000.
81. Marriages Recorded in the Town of Blackstone, Massachusetts (1845-1995) Volume I (AFGS)
82. Email from Pierre Lajoie regarding his ancestors, email
83. Ancestry World Family Tree - Joseph Morin;
84. "The French Connection,"
85. Jennifer Sneirson, "Jennifer Sneirson's Relatives and Ancestors,", 12 Jan 2000.
86. Jeanne Lurie regarding her family line.
87. Baptisms of St. Matthew Catholic Church, Central Falls, Rhode Island, from 1906 to 1988 (provided by Vernon Chartier)
88. database, Andre Paradis, email
89. Carolle Blais Parent, "Lineage to Pierre Blais."
90. Necrology de St-Paul de Montmagny (Burials), 1868-1974; Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire Burials, 1889-1974; Ste-Euphemie Burials, 1907-1974 (microfiche) note: Death dates may actually be burial dates.
91. Burials of the Alfred Roy and Sons Funeral Home, A-K, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1904-1994, typed by David Coutu (AFGS)
92. Marie Hocking, "Parents of Ida Lariviere," 5 Jul 2000.
93. Dube, 11 Feb 2000, Marie Estelle Desroches Hocking.
94. Ben Lyons, "Roots Web World Connect Project," 18 Feb 2000.
95. American-French Genealogical Society, Je Me Souviens, Thomas J. Laforest, "The King's Daughters," Volume 2, Number 1, Spring 2000, 15-25.
96. "Repertoire des mariages du comte de Lotbiniere, Debut des paroisses a 1992," Societe de genealogie de Quebec, 1999, Tome I, pgs 54-56.
97. Jacques Blais, "Genforum, Blais Site,", 28 Feb 2000.
98. "Lignée ascendante directe de mon épouse Lise Blais" email attachment from Rene Beloin, email to, web site
99. Blaisged.ged Gedcom file, 9 June 2000, Candy & Jon Severson.
100. Found by Ed Colton doing research in Florida
101. Lineage from Yves Blais, courtesy of Christine Blais.
102. Chris, "Genforum Blais forum,", 7 Mar 2000.
103. ""Associated Genealogists", Fournier,", 15 Mar 2000.
104., Patricia Varieur, email
105. Gail Hartwig,

106. "Marriages for Sainte Anne Catholic Church, Fall River, MA - 1869 to 1995," provided by Vernon Chartier via AFGS, Fall River, MA, 15 Mar 2000.
107. St Jean-Baptiste Church, Fall River, Massachusetts Marriages Recorded from 1901 to 1926
108. "Baptisms of Ste Anne Catholic Church, Fall River, MA 1869-1996."
109. Catherine Baillon Royal Connection Research Assoc., "Ascending lineage of Catherine Baillon to Charlemagne,"
110. (Betty L. Goniea), "Louis Gagne m. Marie Michel, family lines," 26 Jun 2000.
111. "Genforum Mercier forum,", 25 Apr 2000.
112. Susan Robinson, "Descendents of Jean Baptiste Blais (Blais Family Tree. rtf)."
113. Les Mariages de Eglises Notre-Dame de Lourdes et Blessed Sacrament, Fall River, MA, 1874-1962, AFGS 1984
114. Marriages of Blessed Sacrament, Fall River, MA
115. Mary LaCaze, guest book entry, "My French-Canadian Family" web site,
116., Gene Pool Individual Records
117. Richard Courtemanche, email
118. Kindred Konnections, Original Source, Census record, family of Samuel Carter and Mercy Brooks
119. Kindred Konnections ( source document
120. Bertrand L.Fleury, "Ancestors of Alexis Fleury," 13 Jun 2000,
121. Chris, "Marie Blais & Theophile Morin,";, 7 Mar 2000.
122. database, Ardith Hale email:
123. Brother Eloi Talbot marriage tables for Bellechasse, Montmagny, L'Islet,
124. Keith Lamee, database at, email
125. Loiselle's Marriage Index & Brother Eloi Talbot's marriage tables from Montmagny, Bellechasse, L'Islet,

126. Marriages of St. Joseph Church, Natick, RI
127. "The Patenaude Families of North America,", 29 Jun 2000.
128. Dave Constantine (, "Marie-Louise Constantineau," 8 Jul 2000.
130. database, Marc-Andre Gosselin, email (some discrepancies - all data from this source needs further verification)
131. Burials of the Potvin Funeral Home, West Warwick, Rhode Island, 1960-1995, typed by David Coutu (AFGS)
132. Marriages of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, W. Warwick (Arctic), RI, 1873-1980, typed and organized by Janice Burkhart and Alfred Gaboury.
133. "Descendants of Albert Blais," by Maurice Blais
134. database, Bill Roberge,
135. "Charbonneau Family Data Page,", 14 Dec 1999.
136. Repertory of Marriages, Saint James, Manville, RI - 1874-1977
137. Sharon Sinclair, "Barnabe Blais,", 07 Jul 2000.
138. "Genforum Letourneau Family Site post (direct family line of Carl Pedersen),"
139. Roger Morisette, "Alanis Morisette lineage,", 18 Feb 2000.
140. Sharon Fitzpatrick (, "Nicolas Plante descendents (her direct line)," 9 Jul 2000.
141. Marriage Records of Sacred Heart Church, Attleboro, MA
142. Marriage Records of St. Stephen Church, Attleboro, MA
143. Franco-American Burials, Foley Funeral Home, Attleboro, MA, from 1911-1985
144. The Audet-O'Dair family,
145. Danice Meunier (, "Children of Louis Meunier and Theotiste "Vachon"," 20 Jul 2000, "Marriages of Rouville County, Quebec".
146. Earl Blais Jr (Chuck) regarding his family, 30 Jul 2000.
147. Bill Fleming,,,.
148. Burial Records of St-John-the-Baptist Church, Suncook, NH
149. Marriages of St. Matthew Catholic Church, Fall River, MA
150. "Meunier message boards,"
151. Larry Pelletier, "Duprey Family,"
152. Dave Tremblay (keisha@MNSi.Net), "Olivier Boissy," 12 Sep 2000.
153. database, Theresa Defeyter, email
154. (Shannon & Dennis O'Hara-Haworth), "Arbour-Blais Connection."
155. Marriages of Precious Blood Catholic Church, Woonsocket, RI, 1870-1995, Volume 2, Women, typed by Armand Letourneau
156. database file, Guy Audoir de Valter, email:

157. Baptisms of Precious Blood Catholic Church, Woonsocket, RI, 1870-1995, typed by David Coutu.
158. Journal des Blais, Bulletin de l'Association des Blais d'Amerique, Spring 2002
159. Burials of the Joseph Lauzon and Sons Funeral Home, Woonsocket, RI, 1911-1988; typed by David Coutu and Armand Letourneau
160. Burials of Holy Family Catholic Church, Woonsocket, RI, 1902-1987, typed by David Coutu.
161. Marriage records of St. Therese, Blackstone, MA
162. Marriages of St-Theresa Church, Nasonville, RI
163. Repertoire de mariages, Paroisse Saint-Joseph, Ottawa, 1856-1984, Repertoire #85, Le Centre de Genealogie, S.C.
164. Mariages de la Paroisse Sacre-Coeur, Ottawa, !889-1975, Repertoire #1B, Le Centre de Genealogie, S.C.
165. Marriage records of Vercheres (as researched by Guy Letourneau)
166. Cathy S.,
167. "Research in Cohoes, NY" transcribed from baptismal record at St. Joseph's Church, Cohoes, NY, by Kathy Noone, email
168. Bob Gelinas, email ( regarding his family.
169. Gloria Russo, regarding her family; email:
170. Dionne Family (Descoteaux web site), 11/13/2001.
171. World Connect Project: Belcourt Family, 12/19/2001, Robert Belcourt
172., Susan Dubois Evans, email
173. Marriages of Precious Blood Church, Woonsocket, RI, 1870-1995, Volume I, Men, typed by Armand Letourneau
174. Marriages of Ste-Anne Catholic Church, Woonsocket, RI, Compiled by Lucille F. Rock
175. Marriages of Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church, Woonsocket, RI, 1909-1986, from records copied by Eveline Desplaines and Raymond Desplaines.
176. database, Guy Audoir de Valter, email:
177. Marriages of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ashton, RI, 1872-1986, Typed and organized by Alfred Gaboury
178. Repertory of Marriages, St. James, Manville, RI, 1874-1977
179. Marriages of Holy Family Catholic Church, Woonsocket, RI, 1902-1987, typed by Robert Charpentier
180. Burials of the Egidio Dipardo and Sons Funeral Home, Woonsocket, RI, 1926-1995, Typed by Mary Letourneau (AFGS)
181. California Death Records (
182. Marriages of St. Matthew Catholic Church, Central Falls, RI, 1906-1988
183. Marriages of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Albion, RI, 1905-1986,
184. Marriages of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Woonsocket, RI, 1929-1980, from records provided by Rev. Dennis Boudreau
185. Marriages of St. Louis Catholic Church, Woonsocket, RI, 1902-1987, from records copiedby Eveline Desplaines and Raymond Desplaines.
186. Marriages of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Slatersville, RI, 1872-1986, from records provided by Eveline Desplaines and translated by Rev. Dennis Boudreau
187. Franklin, New Hampshire Marriages 1884-1937, published by American-Canadian Genealogical Society.
188. Baptisms of St. Paul's Parish, Franklin, New Hampshire, 1884-1921.
189. Marriage Records from St. John the Baptist Church, Suncook, NH
190. Marriage records of St-Paul Church, Blackstone, MA, 1852-1995
191. Marriages of St-Pie from 1830-1967
192. Ray and Diane's Genealogy Pages - Blay/Blais Genealogy data
Web site with very well documented Blais genealogy records obtained from census data, court records and other reliable sources.
193. Carmen, Genforum post, email
194. database file, Paul J. Lareau, email:
195. Family line of Ken Blais, email
196. database file, email:
197. database file, Charmaine Peet, email:
198. gedcom file, Thomas Edworthy, Email:
199. Burials of the Gilman-Valade Funeral Homes, Putnam and North Grosvenordale, CT, 1920-1969, typed by Charles Seney; 1993 AFGS Library Committee
200. Burials of the Gilman-Valade Funeral Home, Volume 2, Putnam and North Grosvenordale, CT; 1970-1990; typed by Charles Seney; 1995 AFGS Library Committee.
201. Linda Christian, email:
202. Baptisms, Marriages and Burials of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, West Thompson, CT, 1948-1990; typed by Robert Charpentier, Robert Quintin, and Mary Letourneau, 1995 AFGS Library Committee.
203. Clermont Langlois, posted on Genforum, email
204. Rollande Leblanc, Genforum post, email
205. Researcher Richard J. Labounty regarding his family, unknown name, email
206. Ron LaPierre, email, regarding his family
207. Matthew Hanson, post on Genform ( regarding his family
208. Page de donnees genealogiques;
209. The French-Canadian Marriages of St-Lawrence Church, Centredale, Rhode Island, 1907-1970.
210. The Melanson-Melancon Family Project,
211. Marriages and Necrologe of St-Vallier, 1713-1795 (Microfiche-AFGS) - listed date for each individual on repertoire is considered to be a burial date
212. Necrologe de St-Michel, Bellechasse, 1733-1974 (Microfiche-AFGS)
213. Michel Bibeau, email
214. Cyber Surfer Genealogy Database
215. Mariages de la Paroisse de St-Michel de Bellechasse, 1693-1974 (microfiche-AFGS)
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