This site is devoted to the genealogy and history of the Vaniers of North America from the 17th century to today.
It is primarily dedicated to the large number of descendants of Guillaume Vanier, a native of Honfleur in Normandie,
who arrived in Québec around 1665.
Some descendants became very famous; others less so but nevertheless left their imprint. This site was created to gather
the scarce information from various historical documents, official and private, regarding the history of the Vanier
family, and to let future generations trace their ancestors. Ever since the arrival of
Guillaume Vanier, his descendants have spread out all over North America, and this site is trying to enumerate them all.
If you have any information, genealogies, documents, photos, images or old documents about the Vanier family and wish
to enrich the facts on this web site, please write to me.
Finally, this site is dedicated to the great family genealogist: Mr.
Noël Vanier (of Laval). His tenacious
work for decades on the Vanier Family inspired me to create this site and share our findings with the rest of the family.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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