Family History -- Index Page and Site Map

Lachance / Brennan / Ranger / Larocque / McCuaig / Kenny / Durocher / Dufresne

Families from the Ottawa River Valley, the St. Lawrence Valley, and Central New York State -- compiled by Bob Ranger - - - this website is maintained at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, USA. Updated: February 1, 2017.

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Preface and Acknowledgements - http://rcranger.mysite.syr.edu/famhist/preface.htm

Surname List - http://rcranger.mysite.syr.edu/famhist/names.htm

Timeline of Important Events - http://rcranger.mysite.syr.edu/famhist/timeline.htm


Lachance Family of Ottawa, Canada - History and Genealogy of Descendants of Julien Pepin-Lachance.

Click on the following URL to access the Lachance page:
http://rcranger.mysite.syr.edu/famhist/chance.htm

Andre Pepin (b about 1605) was a merchant. He and his wife, Jeanne Chevalier, lived in Bourville, Le Havre in the diocese of Rouen, Normandy, France.


Brennan Family of Ottawa, Canada, the Ottawa Valley, Ontario and Gatineau Valley, Québec.

Click on the following URL to access the Brennan page:
http://rcranger.mysite.syr.edu/famhist/brennan.htm

James Brennan (about 1868-1900), Wakefield, Gracefield, Ottawa, married Julia Kenny (about 1890). Their son: Robert Alexander Brennan (1892-1975), Gracefield, Québec, Ottawa, m Marie Angelina "Lena" Lachance in Ottawa in 1914.


Ranger Family of the St. Lawrence Valley and Central New York State - History and Genealogy of Descendants of Basil DAVID Ranger -

Click on the following URL to access the Ranger page:
http://rcranger.mysite.syr.edu/famhist/ranger.htm

Basil DAVID Ranger (1835), Elizabethtown township, Leeds county (Brockville), Ontario, Canada, Redwood, N.Y. m Margaret "Maggie" Pilon (b about 1843, m about 1859). Their son: John David Ranger (1864-1959), Brockville, Ont., Canada, Redwood, Theresa, Jefferson County, NY, Syracuse m Catherine Deruchie (about 1884).

Ranger dit Laviolette - Some Descedants of Hubert Ranger dit Laviolette and Anne Girardin http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=2-l_coderre


Larocque Family of Brockville, Ontario and the St. Lawrence Valley -

Click on the following URL to access the Larocque page:
http://rcranger.mysite.syr.edu/famhist/roque.htm

John Larocque b 1843, Rigaud, married Margaret Picotte (c1847), Their son: George Larocque (about 1868-1948), Brockville, Ont., Canada m Matilda "Delia" Dufresne (about 1890).


McCuaig Family of Eastern Ontario, the St. Lawrence Valley and Ottawa -

Click on the following URL to access the McCuaig page:
http://rcranger.mysite.syr.edu/famhist/quaig.htm

John McCuaig and Bella McKenzie married in about 1860. Their daughter: Mary McCuaig (b about 1867), Moose Creek, Ont. married Julien Lachance in 1886 in Ottawa.


Kenny Family of Ottawa, Canada, Eastern Ontario, and Gatineau River Valley, Québec -

Click on the following URL to access the Kenny page:
http://rcranger.mysite.syr.edu/famhist/kenney.htm

Julia Kenny (about 1870-1948), Gracefield, Qc., Ottawa, married James Brennan (about 1890); Their son: Robert Alexander Brennan (1892-1975), Gracefield, Québec, Ottawa, m Marie Angelina "Lena" Lachance in Ottawa, 1914.


Durocher (Deruchie) Family of the St. Lawrence Valley and Northern New York State -

Click on the following URL to access the Durocher page:
http://rcranger.mysite.syr.edu/famhist/roche.htm

John Stephen Derocher (b about 1836) married Barbara Ann Kennedy (b about 1841, Belfast, Ireland). Their daughter: Catherine Deruchie (1863-c1947) Cornwall, Brockville, Ont., Canada, Theresa, Jefferson County, NY, Syracuse m John Ranger (about 1884).


Dufresne Family of Brockville and Lancaster in the St. Lawrence Valley, Ontario -

Click on the following URL to access the Dufresne page:
http://rcranger.mysite.syr.edu/famhist/fresne.htm

Charles Dufresne (c1844) married Margarit [Lemay, Leroy, or Letray] in about 1870. Their daughter: Matilda "Delia" Dufresne (about 1873-c1943), Lancaster and Brockville, Ontario, Canada, m George Larocque in 1891 in Brockville.


Bob's daughter (Jeanette Zoeckler) has been researching her mom's side of the family. See the Jeanette Zoeckler Family History Index Page to check out her Lewis and Frost histories.

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Two other topics are addressed in Bob's website:

Recent developments in DNA mapping. Especially in the Y chormosome, which is passed on from fathers to sons back to the very beginning, to Y-chromosome Adam. And also the Mitochondria, which is passed from mothers to daughters, also from the very beginning, our Mitochondrial Eve. You can map out the routes these two ancestors took to get from where it started, to where we are now. I realize it's only two lines out of thousands of ancestors, but it's something we couldn't do until a few years ago. You may access the Genographic site by going to: http://rcranger.mysite.syr.edu/genome/.

The Dvorak keyboard layout. When typing was an art in itself, the world was astonished with Barbara Blackburn high speed Dvorak typing, reaching speeds of 212 wpm at times. Mrs. Blackburn passed away in April, 2008. She lived in Salem, Oregon and her record is expected to hold as the fastest typist who ever lived. For more information see the Barbara Blackburn page linked here.

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You'll never believe who we're related to! It was on national news. One morning the radio news broadcast that Celine Dion and Madonna both descend from a common ancestor, Zacharie Cloutier and are each other's distant cousin. We are also descended from Zacharie, so Celine and Madonna would be our cousins as well. Celebrity genealogy specialists stepped in and found many others. In addition to living celebrities, several historic figures also are related. Come on in and meet your cousins.


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