RE: Family History Week
- I would need to know further information to be able to connect the
Braconnier family to Mayor Bronconnier's family tree - .i.e. his parents and
possibly greatgrandparents' names on the paternal side of the family.
Otherwise it is all speculation. I would be happy to work on such a gift if
he is willing to share as much of his line as he knows so that I can work on
the connection. Also time is of the essence as who knows what documents
would be needed to bridge the gap between the information I have on hand and
what the mayor knows about his lineage.
I was struck by the fact that the name sounded like it would be of French
origin and since I have traced most of the "souche" lines from my children
back to France, I do have an excellent database and additional resources on
hand for any of the pre-British French Canadian and Acadian lines. That is
why it was not difficult to find what appears to be a name connection and as
any who does research into French lines knows, the names are often changed
over time or in different locations. One example is a line I am currently
tracing for a client. In Acadia and Quebec the name was LeBlanc but they
were found in the 1880 U.S. census and other records as White. Another is
Guertin, which has remained intact in some places with pronunciation varying
but in the U.S. some branches of the family are Yettaw.
Xenia Stanford (president@...)
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[mailto:owner-dist-gen@...]On Behalf Of Gord Hulbert
Sent: September 21, 2003 2:26 PM
To: president@...; dist-gen@...
Subject: Re: Family History Week
It would be a nice touch to be able to present to Dave a view of his family
history. I will be trying again Monday to reach his exec asst. I want to
be sure he would be comfortable receiving such a gift. I'm sure he would
want some sort of 'photo op' to kick off FHW. These details will be worked
out as soon as Bill Campbell gets back from holidays. In the meantime, if
you can find any more definite links to Dave, please proceed. I'd be happy
to input any data you find and prepare the reports and charts.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Xenia Stanford" <president@...>
To: <dist-gen@...>; "Gord Hulbert" <Gordon@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 20, 2003 1:37 PM
Subject: RE: Family History Week
> David Thomas Bronconnier
> A third generation Calgarian (his great grandmother was born in Calgary in
> 1895), David grew up in the southwest community of Glenbrook and attended
> Viscount Bennett High School. David was born on October 7, 1962. David and
> his wife Cindy, a Respiratory Therapist at Alberta Children's Hospital,
> married in 1987. They have four children, Adam (11), Weston (9), Leslie
> Grant (3). The Bronconniers live in the Southwest Community of Strathcona.
> BRONCONNIER - On Halloween night the Bronconnier's received an extra
> treat, a baby boy delivered to the Rockyview Hospital. GRANT DAVIS was
> at 8:50 pm., weighing 8 lbs., 5 oz. Goblins Adam, Weston and Leslie were
> excited to learn of their new brother. A special thanks to Cheryl
> Dr Campbell, and the excellent nursing staff in labor and delivery
> The name Bronconnier is unusual in its spelling. The origin could be from
> the name Braconnier brought to this continent by the Jean-Baptiste
> Braconnier, dit Leparisien or Parisien, who came from Paris, France in the
> late 1600s. His son Pierre Braconnier, whose name in records was usually
> written Branconner, married Marie-Angelique Provencal, probably a
> of the Carbonneau, Dit Provencal family from Provence, France.
> Their son Jean-Baptiste born in January 19, 1791 in Montreal became a
> voyageur with the Northwest Company. At age 14 he was already at the Lake
> Winnipeg post. In 1810 he signed a new contract with the company as an
> "avant" (oarsman whose position is in the front or bow of the canoe) and
> made numerous trips between Lake Winnipeg and Lake Nipigan.
> He married Louise (aka Elise)Beauchemin in 1819 the first Catholic Church
> St. Boniface. He retired from the NWC when it merged with the HBC in 1822
> but stayed in the Red River settlement where he and Louise raised a family
> of 7 children many of whom married descendants of other post families and
> even some married into Metis lines. J-B was a known supporter of the Riel
> Of course Mayor Bronconnier descent from this family is pure speculation
> if he is interested in being the subject of this family history week
> I would be happy to trace his descent back to see if he is a descendant of
> one of the "souche" (original French Canadian - i.e. came to Canada in the
> New France regime - before the Treaty of Paris in 1763).
> à bientôt,
> Xenia Stanford (president@...)
> A.G.E. Ancestree Genealogical Enterprises
> Column: "Nos Racines Francaise" http://globalgenealogy.com/globalgazette
> Local book and magazine sales: http://www.knowmap.com/age/
> Phone: (403) 295-3490; Fax: (403) 274-0564
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-dist-gen@...
> [mailto:owner-dist-gen@...]On Behalf Of Gord Hulbert
> Sent: September 19, 2003 4:26 PM
> To: dist-gen@...
> Subject: Re: Family History Week
> Hi all:
> We are looking into this idea. I am trying to reach the Mayor's Exec.
> Asst., but she didn't get back to me today. I keep you posted.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Al King" <kingal@...>
> To: "AFHS" <dist-gen@...>
> Sent: Friday, September 19, 2003 3:45 PM
> Subject: Family History Week
> > Just a thought to highlight Family History Week. is there already, or
> > could we find, some family history about Dave Bronconnier (or any member
> > of Council) that could be made public?
> > Al King
> > http://www.afhs.ab.ca
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