Last updated 14-Oct-2016

Gravestone in Calixa-Lavallee, QuebecWelcome to the home of the

This website was created as a focal point for genealogists researching the surnames FONTAINE, FOUNTAIN, LAFONTAINE, LAFOUNTAIN, BIENVENU, WELCOME, PION and SPRING that are descendants of French immigrants that settled in New France (now known as Canada). For researchers seeking information on ancestors that immigrated to American soil, please see links below.

We are amateur genealogists, but we don't just give information away freely. A comparable exchange of information is expected. This is fair and helps keep everyone's cost down.


Current research has been focused on entering data from secondary sources (county and church repertoires).  When a conflict is found, the original record is consulted as the final source. For Canadian records, the Drouin records are the best! They are microfilmed copies of the original church records for baptisms, marriages and burials.

We have not held an extended Fontaine family reunion in several years. It is doubtful there will be another one unless someone decides to organize. Anyone interested? If schedule permits, I (Tony) would love to attend and share information.

Pictures of past relatives or gravestones are always welcome. Pictures of past relatives provide a face to all the vital information we are collecting. Gravestones provide additional clues and help to fix any errors.

Visit us on FACEBOOK. We have a FONTAINE GENEALOGY group to share any interesting thoughts.

Still looking to create a CD with all known descendants of either Pierre Fontaine dit Bienvenu or Etienne Fontaine? CD made at time of order with current database. Updates not provided, but all source information collected thus far will be included.  Anticipated cost of $50 for continued research. Is anyone interested?

Meet the researchers who decided the creation of a Fontaine descendant database to be a worthwhile lifetime endeavor:

Daniel Fontaine Roger Fontaine Tony Fontaine

Meet the early ancestors that bravely voyaged to New France:

Pierre Fontaine dit Bienvenu Etienne Fontaine Louis Fontaine Louis Fontaine dit Beaulieu

Read some interesting history:

Marie Madeleine of Vercheres

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Links of interest:

ABOUT.COM - Genealogy Bulletin Board - Bienvenu, Fontaine, Fountain, Fountaine and Welcome
De La Fontaine / Fountaine / Fountain / Fontain Families
Descendants of Jean Lariou dit Lafontaine
Fontaine descendants by Guy Bienvenue
Fontaine-Maury Society - USA (non-Canadian)
Franco-American Connection
GenForum Bulletin board - Bienvenu
GenForum Bulletin Board - Bienvenue
GenForum Bulletin Board - Fontaine
GenForum Bulletin Board - Fountain
GenForum Bulletin Board - Lafontaine
GenForum Bulletin Board - Lafountain
GenForum Bulletin Board - Pion
GenForum Bulletin Board - Welcome
Jacques de la Fontaine, by Bob Juch
Lafontaine Genealogy
Gravestone in Saint-Hugues, Quebec

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