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Honoring the memory of our courageous ancestors, the filles du roi (King's Daughters) and the soldiers of the Carignan-Salières Regiment of 17th century New France.

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Re: daughters of the king

One great source is Yves Landry's "Les Filles du roi au xvii'ème siècle" (1992), which is published in French by Leméac. Mr. Landry is a demographer, and provides wonderful details as to who were the filles du roi as a group (where they were from, geographically and socio-economically; where they settled; who they married; how long they lived and how many children they had; etc). They were a varied group, some from well-off families, other modest families, but no criminal element (that's a false rumour). On the other hand, some of the French women who settled in New Orleans had a checkered past.

Peter Gagné provides individual biographies and some genereal info in his two volume work, "King's Daughterss and Founding Mothers, 1663-1673 (in English), available through Quintin Publications.

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