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What's New in 2007 & 2008

Since the launch of this website in December 2007, more than 1000 descendants of Guillaume Vanier have been added to the Family tree of Vaniers in North-America. Consult the index of names to access the list of descendants and their spouses

Photos of the church Sainte-Catherine de Honfleur, native parish of Guillaume Vanier, have been added to the site

It has come to light that the shield Vanier des Vauviers has been for generations part of the family tradition in 3 different branches of the Vanier family in North America. Consult the The coat of arms section for more details

The coat of arms section has been revised based on new information provided by both Robert Vanier and Yves Vanier

1699 court ruling against Madelaine Bailly in a case opposing her to Thérèse Viel (in french). Thank you Yves Vanier for this new finding

Jean Quintal sends us his transcriptions of documents from the National Archives of Québec in Montréal in regards with the July 1679 trial between Guillaume Vanier et François Quintal (in french)

Robert Vanier obtains de complete document of the Lease agreement from 1673 between Guillaume Vanier & Olivier Morel de la Durantaye. Robert determines that the house was located inside de fortifications of the city of Québec

Robert Vanier obtains a digital copie of Jean-Baptiste Vanier's contract for the 1701 expedition to Détroit (in french)

Robert Vanier obtaines the 1672 marriage contract and record of Guillaume Vanier et Madeleine Bailly (original & transcribed). The 3 page contract includes a description of Madeleine's dowry

Robert Vanier obtains the 1704 marriage contract and record of Jean-Baptiste & Marie Hot (original & transcribed (in french)). The 7 page contract includes a description of the fortune of Jean-Baptiste at the time

Jean-Claude Vanier transcribed birth, marriage and death records he found in the Drouin collection. Consult the archives section to access the new documents

Mr. Vanier (de Laval) offers us new historical documents he transcribed, pre-dating 1728. Consult the archives section to access the first documents digitized and added to the site

The original document of the 1728 lawsuit of Jean-Baptiste Vanier is transcribed by Guy Perron paloograph, ordered by Yves Vanier. Trial Transcription (in french)

There appears to be documented proof that a number of Vaniers participated in the American Civil War of 1861–1865. The web page Civil War Enlistees from Constable New York shows 4 Vaniers enlisted, including Alexander Vanier. Discovery made by Cliff Timpson.

Jean-Claude Vanier finds a site showing the French-Canadian commemorative plaque listing Jean-Baptiste Vanier as a member of the expedition which founded the city of Detroit, Michigan

Yves Vanier recounts the story of his great great grandfather Jean-Marie Vanier and his involvement in the Rebellions of 1837-1838 in Québec

Robert Vanier makes a remarkable discovery: the original document of the 1728 lawsuit of Jean-Baptiste Vanier about the inheritance of his grandmother Jacqueline Gaillard, and his great grandfather Guillaume Vanier!

A Summarized & Transcribed Lease agreement from 1673 (in french) with the original signature Guillaume Vanier transfered of onto the document, courtesy of Mr. Vanier (of Laval)

Yves Vanier shares with us a family story about a lawsuit from 1728 about Jean-Baptiste Vanier and an inheritance in France

Yves Vanier discovers an 1899 publication which indicates that the Vanier Family name goes as far back as 1180

New document provided by Robert Vanier which claims that Guillaume Vanier was probably a soldier

New page with access to historical documents

Web site launched!

Last Updated 2009-04-25.
Jean-Yves Vanier