September 7, 2018

The online database was last updated on the date listed above.
NOTE: Updates to the online database are only completed, roughly, every 6 months.  For information that is more current please contact me directly.

Before requesting a User Registration (bottom of page) please review this page as it contains important information.

Monday, March 12, 2018
Genealogy is fun! Sometimes it may also be frustrating, after all, my goal is to help… not hinder, hurt, or otherwise offend anybody.

In an effort to maintain privacy, I have opted to use TNG, the Next Generation which uses PHP and MySQL for display.

Read more under "Online Database" below.

The first GEDCOM file appeared on this site in June of 1999 with just over 1,700 individuals. Our family continues to grow.

The source of the majority of the first five (5) generations of Pépin dit Lachance began with "La descendance d'Antoine Pépin dit Lachance et de Marie Teste" compiled by Louis Lachance.

NOTE: I have found a number of errors in these volumes which have been corrected, and sourced, in my database.
Monday, March 12, 2018
The association, located in Québec and known as "L'association des familles  Pépin, Lachance et Laforce," has a (it appears inactive) website online. 

The "
La descendance..." books previously mentioned may be available here. The last update listed on thier site is August 25, 2007 and I do not know if the association remains active or not.

Visit this site (both in French AND in English) by clicking HERE.

Monday, March 12, 2018
AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE - persons still living have been privatized for their security.

Other Sources:  Aside from the 1st five generations of Pépin and Lachance listed herein, other information has come from a variety of sources including others who have made their information available for use on this site.

If you find errors, please please.... tell me!

The program used to display the family tree online is:

TNG - The Next Generation of Genealogy Site Building", written by Darrin Lythgoe.

Possibly the future of personal genealogy pages on the net it allows you to build a "family tree" website with minimal knowledge of web building and design.

If you are building your own genealogy website, visit Darrin’s "TNG" site and find out how to manage and display your family tree, online. Click HERE or on the image above.

Monday, March 12, 2018
Legacy Family Tree - Click above to visit.

I have been working with genealogy software on my desktop PC since 1996. I started with Borderbund Family Tree Maker, version 2.0 who later sold to Ancestry!

I was sorry that happened but then, if they had not, I would never have found, what I believe is, the best genealogy software available. Today I use "LEGACY Family Tree" and although they too have sold out, I remain pleased with the program.


I have received so many requests for a GEDCOM file of my data that it must be addressed. I understand where you are coming from BUT, please understand, I have spent thousands of hours and a lot of money putting this all together. This website (including all of my own errors and mistakes) is a result of my own doing (with the help of others, of course).

I've received, and I am very thankful for, information from many others by e-mail, regular mail, telephone conversations or otherwise, and always entered the information manually.

My file contains thousands of individuals, (see "updated" at the top) many of whom are still living; I do NOT want anything to slip through the cracks.  At the risk of being redundant, I try my best to respect the privacy of others!

That said please do not ask me for a GEDCOM file. The information is here for you to copy (for your personal use) if you wish to do so. If you want help or if you want more information e-mail me directly and I will be more than happy to help any way I can.
I may be possible to help GROW this site by adding YOUR Lachance, Bussell and allied family lines "almost" automatically.

As a registered user, adding your family is possible. When logged in as a registered user, you may use the "Suggest an Edit"  in the menu at the top of the individual page you are viewing to suggest an addition, correction, etc.  Once I review (the not automatic part), the changes are made permanent.  Please attempt to cite a source, even if it's just your own personal knowledge.
I have chosen to require registration (I don't charge for this) due to the number of spammers, scammers and sphincters out there. 

Registration is limited to close family members only
When you register, you will need to include who you are and how you are related in the comments section of the registration form following the directions provided.

Without this information I won't reply.
  Approved access is NOT automatic, it may be a day or two before I get back to you simply because of my schedule. Once I know who you are and how you are related, I will reply as quickly as possible.

It is important to note that many records in this database ARE NOT properly sourced. I am a definite believer in providing sources but much of my work was done before I realized HOW important citing the source was.  In many cases, a source is not cited BUT there may be, in fact, a source such as an obituary which I have, but it is NOT included in the online database. 

Please be wary of dates and places where a source is NOT cited as they may be wrong. 
IF you have a source for something I don't, please help me by sending it to me or otherwise letting me know.

The database loads independently from the website for technical reasons. (That means it's hard enough just to figure out how to change channels on my remote, let alone write web code). If, while you are visiting the database, you want to get back to the main website, just cick on the "Home Page" link at the top of the database page and you will magically transported back to to the main website introduction/home page .


It is NOT automatic.
You MUST provide a relationship to a person or family that already exists within the database.
Registration requests must be made using the "Registration Form" (follow link below)
Connections to individuals or families born before 1800 will not be accepted.
Being registered allows the user to:
See information about "living" persons in the database.
"Suggest" changes to individuals and families.
"Interactively" add, change or correct individuals and families in the database (after review).
Use a "Plain PDF" fillable form to submit additions, changes or corrections to the database (after review).
When using the Interactive Form with Chrome, "Right Click" to open in a new window.
BOTH Forms may be found under the "MORE" tab when registered.
If you need instructions for the "fillable PDF form" (not the interactive form) Click HELP.
(the HELP page may be printed now your use later)

By accepting a user registration on this website you agree to the terms, conditions and privacy policy of this website.  In particular, you agree to cite this website ( as your source for information taken from this website for use in any public site including, but not limited to,, My Heritage, LDS/Family Search, etc.  You also agree that by submitting data about your own family you are giving me your consent to include this information in the database without conditions.  Finally, you agree that you will NOT use any information, photos, or other data for publication for any commercial purpose including sale to others, resale or any other reason designed to produce financial gain.   Follow "Click To Register" below to continue.

Please take your time to explore the database.  It represents years of my own family research involving many of the families of our ancestors - either descended from or related to.

And, feel free to poke around the main website as well, you might find something that interests you here as well.

Thanks for taking the time to review this page as well.  I hope I've answered any questions you might have.  If not, check the FAQ link or just send me an email from the Contact link above.

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