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Errors in Published Genealogies,
Antoine Rehel

Extensive searches of original Gaspesie church registers and examination of already published dictionaries have proven that Antoine Rehel (a.k.a. Reyle or Rail) of Perce and Rimouski, Gaspe, Quebec, Canada, was not the child of Madeleine-Alexandre, a "sauvagesse", and Julien Rehel.  The only child born to Madeleine-Alexandre was christened and buried on 1 January 17431 while Madeleine-Alexandre died two days later on January 3, 17431.

If Antoine Rehel is the son of Julien Rehel then he is the child that was christened at Rimouski during 17522, 3.  In that entry the child christened was a male but his name was left blank.

1  Tanguay, L'abbé Cyprien. Dictionnaire Genealogique des Familles Canadiennes depuis la fondation de la colonie jusqu'a nos jours, 1886, Vol. 2 of 2. Quebec: Eusèbe Seneécal. & Sons, vol. 6, p. 533, col. 1.
2  Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967
3  Registres paroissiaux, 1701-1914. Authors: Eglise catholique. Saint-Germain (Rimouski, Québec). Family History Library microfilm #1018180 Items 3-5

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