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From: Bridget Kopetzky <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Marriage records
Date: Sun, 08 Apr 2012 12:11:43 -0400
There is a book, edited by Robert J. Quintin, that lists the Notaries of French Canada 1626 - 1900.
>From this book:
There were no notaries directly serving Lavaltrie or Lanoraie in 1838.
The nearest towns seem to be Joliette, L'Assomption and Berthierville.
Notaries serving L'Assomption in the period that included 1838:
Faribault, Jacques Eugene
Faribault, L'Hon. J. Edouard
Joliette, L'Hon. Barthelemy
Prevost, Francois Hyacinthe
Notaries serving Joliette:
There were no notaries directly serving Berthierville in 1838. Another small town nearby with notaries in that time period was St. Thomas:
Boisseau, David Narcisse
Boisseau, Ignace Gaspard
Letourneau, Jean Charles
I hope this helps. Also, have you looked at all baptisms of children born to this marriage? You will sometimes find that there is a surname given for a mother, even though no surname was provided at the time of her marriage.