I have recently had a DNA test with AncestryDNA, which has linked me to several families with roots on Saint Pierre et Miquelon.
I would love to find out if there are any photographs in existence of any of my ancestors or relations! It was such a large family, I would imagine that one or two photos may exist, throughout the many generations? If anyone knows of any family connections I would love to find out more!
I am descended from: Pierre Francois Briand
BIRTH 20 DEC 1706 • Paramé,350213,Ille et Vilaine,Bretagne,FRANCE,
DEATH ABT 1750 • Louisbourg, 1654147, Nova Scotia, Canada
My Great Great Grandfather is:Auguste Briand
BIRTH 5 MAR 1832 • Miquelon, Saint Pierre et Miquelon
DEATH 18 DEC 1861 • Miquelon, Saint Pierre et Miquelon
Auguste married Marie Anne Mackay, in 1853.
Their children were:Anne Célina (Emilie) Briand 1854–
Edouard Auguste Briand 1856–
Sarah Briand 1858–
Julie Philomène Briand 1860
Sarah Briand married Eugene Giroult and had a daughter Aimee Celestine Giroult and a son Eugene Auguste Giroult.
Sarah and Aimee left the island in 1880. I believe they came to Ipswich, Suffolk, in the UK and began a new life separate from her husband. She remarried and had four sons, including my grandfather.
Here is a link to my Ancestry tree:http://person.ancestry.co.uk/tree/103825798/person/420034126514/factshttp://trees.ancestry.co.uk/tree/103825798/family/pedigree
(I also noticed on a previous thread that someone was searching for descendants of below:
GIROULT Eugène François N: 27/10/1851 St Pierre et Miquelon
|x BRIAND Sarah Marie
: 01/08/1858 Sydney (Nouvelle-Ecosse) M : ../../1875 St Pierre et Miquelon
| .....| .....GIROULT Aimée
Célestine N: 19/01/1877 St Pierre et Miquelon (975)
| .....| .....GIROULT Eugène
Auguste N : 04/10/1878 St Pierre et Miquelon (975) D : ../../1878 St Pierre
et Miquelon (975)
I would be keen to connect with that person!)