FCHSM’s Chart Program for Those who came to Detroit between 1701 – 1710
Starting in 1997, Gail Moreau (DesHarnais) began searching in published accounts and notary records for documentation regarding those who were in Détroit during its first ten years. Based on this research, she began publishing lists of those who came to Détroit during this period in the January 1997 issue of Michigan’s Habitant Heritage (MHH). The first chart showing a descent from one of the individuals who came to Détroit during its first ten years was published in April 1998. FCHSM members submitted over 440 charts over the next few years; some of these charts were published in MHH. Two FCHSM members, Michele Fournier Silvers and Rosemary Kirt volunteered to type the charts in a specific format, using guidelines for such things as the entry of locations, use of accents, and standardized names per René Jetté, Dictionnaire généalogique des familles du Québec des origines à 1730 (Montréal: Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal: 1983). Loraine DiCerbo followed up by reviewing the chart formatting. Although the earliest marriages were checked in Jetté, the sheer volume of charts submitted made it impossible to check the dates and locations for all of the marriage in each chart. If anyone has a correction for a chart, please submit your correction to our Facebook page or you can e-mail us at email@example.com.
Click on the links above to access the charts. Each chart appears on a separate page; scroll down on the PDF to view each chart.
Selected Articles about those who came to Detroit in its first ten years:
Did Pierre Roy and François Pelletier Greet Cadillac on 24 July 1701? by Diane Wolford Sheppard - revised and expanded in 2016
Loraine DiCerbo's photo of the French text of the Plaque erected by FCHSM in Hart Plaza, Detroit - see the Plaque and Memorial Page for an explantion of the Plaque.
Portion of Map of Detroit from Brian Leigh Dunnigan, Frontier Metropolis: Picturing Early Detroit, 1701-1838 (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2001), p. 23 - The complete map can be viewed at Complete map found at www.septentrion.qc.ca/banque-images/2008-06-019 Côte 2008-06=019. Gail's translation of the text accompanying the map - "This map shows the two entrances to the fort, one going to the water, the other leading to the Huron village. In the interior, the buildings are set up in a way to create streets and allies."
Portion of Guillaume de L’Isle’s 1703 map Carte du Canada ou de la Nouvelle France et des découvertes qui y ont été faites – Available from BAnQ, http://www.banq.qc.ca/collections/cartes_plans/index.html