La Société des Filles du roi et soldats du Carignan, Inc.

More About Our Ancestors

Below are selected articles on our ancestors that have been published previously in the society's journal Sent by the King. The President and Webmaster of the society chose these articles as being of general interest to individuals seeking more information about their French Canadian ancestors, the Filles du roi and soldats Carignan, in particular.  They have been republished here with the author's permission.

Please return to this page periodically, as we plan to add a couple of new articles to this webpage each year or so.

Jack Verney's The Good Regiment: The Carignan-Salières Regiment in Canada 1665-1668

Book review and synopsis as originally published in the journal in 1994 and 1995; republished in the Fall, 2019 journal

by Dave Toupin


A Treasure Trove of Facts about "Les Filles du roi"

A Book Review and Synopsis of Yves Landry's book Les Filles du roi au xvii 'ème siècle

as published in the Spring 2019 journal

by Dave Toupin


Maison Saint-Gabriel Celebrates Its 350th Anniversary

In addition: A list of the 37 Filles du Roi who stayed with Marguerite Bourgeoys at the Maison Saint-Gabriel

Both articles are as published in the Fall 2018 journal

by Michele Nadeau Hartmann


Dit Names of the Carignan Regiment

Part 1: Categories and Meanings (as published in the Fall 2015 journal)

Part 2: Explication and Analysis (as published in the Spring 2016 journal)

by Peter Gagné


Lonely Colonist Seeks Wife: The Forgotten History of America's First Mail Order Brides

Excerpt on the Filles du Roi (as published in the Spring 2017 journal)

by Marcia Zug