2014

vol. 17 no. 81
Joseph Racette, A Forgotten Hero (2)

Joseph Racette had his baptism of fire during the Battle of the Chateauguay River

To the Sugar Shack

This year, the president of the Association, Mario S. Racette, will greet members to his sugar shack

Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Cradle of the Racette Family

Excerpt from the lecture given by Sylvain Racette at the opening of the 10th Biennial Racette Family Reunion

Our Condolences

Louis-Émile Racette from Gatineau (QC) died on November 29, 2014 at 86 years old

vol. 17 no. 80
Joseph Racette, a Forgotten Hero

Joseph Racette from L'Assomption served in the Canadian Voltigeurs during the 1812 War

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A few days before his 90th birthday, Francois Racette from Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures received a letter delivered by Quebec Labor minister Sam Hamad

Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Cradle of the Racette Family

Excerpt from the lecture given by Sylvain Racette at the opening of the 10th Biennial Racette Family Reunion

vol. 17 no. 79
Thanks So Much!

A thanking note to the members who attended the tenth Biennial Racette Family Reunion

A Golden Couple

Huguette Racette and Yvon Nardella celebrated this year their golden wedding anniversary

A Trip to Perou

Richard Racette and Anne-Marie Lavoie from Montreal-Est have returned from a 15-days humanitarian trip to Peru

New Faces

During the past year, three new members have joined the Board of Directors

A Golden Couple

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vol. 17 no. 78
The Racettes' Big Celebration

Nearly 120 people attended the tenth Biennial Racette Family Reunion in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures on August 15, 16 and 17.

President's Report

The sixth report of the president Sylvain Racette to the annual meeting

vol. 17 no. 77
An Evening with Mario Ardea

The Association has hired Mario Ardea, a singer, for the evening that will follow the family reunion banquet

The Sunday Brunch

Everybody is invited to the restaurant Jardin de Tang

A Happy Event

Birth of Louis-Maxime, son of Marc Levasseur and Isabelle Racette from Mascouche (QC)

Last Call

People who want to attend the Family Reunion must send their registration form by July 15.

Catholic and Protestant

Louis Racette, son of Baptiste and Emelie Lavoie became a protestant

Mister Mayor

Mario Racette is the new mayor of Saint-Roch-Ouest

vol. 17 no. 76
An Improved Program

Opening ceremony and lecture on Friday August 15 in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures

Honorary Presidents of the Family Reunion

Mrs. Gisèle Braün and Mr. François Racette agreed to sponsor the Family Reunion

A party of Racettes

Twenty-five people had lunch at the sugar shack on March 6

Candidates sought

Two terms expire on the Board of Directors of the Rasset Family Association.

Racettes in Saint-Roch: Farmers for generations

Extract of the lecture delivered in March by Sylvain Racette on the Racette families that lived in Saint-Roch-de-l'Achigan)

vol. 17 no. 75
Twice The Pleasure

The Rasset Family Association is organizing two meals at the sugar shack

Other Racettes in Abitibi-Temiscamingue

Joseph Racette and his family settled in the Temiskaming region

Family Reunion Update

Brief article about the coming family reunion

Other Racettes

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Our Condolences

Jean-Maurice Racette passed away on January 7, 2014 in Gatineau (QC)

New Website

The Rasset Family Association new website is now online

vol. 17 no. 74
Staying Under The Same Roof

The Association has taken steps to obtain an advantageous group rate from hotels located near St-Augustin

A Gift for Christmas

Emilie Racette from Laval (QC) went on stage in the most recent production of the Theatre Thalia

A Lecture in Saint-Roch-de-l'Achigan

The president of the Rasset Family Association presents a conference entitled Racette Families in America

Old Folk Cure

A few examples of remedies for flu and cold

The Fighter

At 62 years old, Gordon Racette wants to box again

2013

vol. 17 no. 73
It's A Go !

Registration for the 2014 family reunion has begun

The Annual Meeting In Short

Two new directors on the Board

Best Wishes For Happiness

The Rasset Family Association offers its best wishes for the wedding of Valerie Racette and Eric Demeule

Old Folk Cure

Examples of old remedies

President's Report

Sylvain Racette's fifth and penultimate report as president

Happy Thanksgiving To Our American Members

The Association's message of Thanksgiving to Our American Members

vol. 17 no. 72
Racettes in Abitibi-Temiscamingue (4)

At least four families Racette have taken root in Abitibi-Témiscamingue. Julien Racette’s family was one of them

A Well-Deserved Honor

Gisele Racette-Drouin received Diamond Jubilee Medal created for the 60th Anniv. of Q. Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne

A Donation Inter Vivos

When old folks didn’t have the strength to work anymore, they “gave” themselves to their children to ensure their “old days”

vol. 17 no. 71
Back to St. Augustin

The coming biennial family reunion will take place in mid-August next year

Russet Apples and Potatoes : A Family Tie?

Do varieties of apples and potatoes named Russet have something to do with our ancestor?

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The Rasset Family Association has lost its most revered member : Rose-Helene Racette-Lafond

Historical Hodgepodge

A miscellany of facts and tidbits about the Racette family

Picture of the Past

Miss M.-L. Racette was the first secretary of the Quebec Catholic Teachers Association

vol. 17 no. 70
The Road of Contention

A road on the land of Francois Racette is behind the creation of Saint-Roch-Ouest

Another Success

Forty Racettes attended a brunch at a sugar shack on March 10, 2013

From Rasset to Racette

How the surname Rasset gradually transformed to become Racette

vol. 17 no. 69
The Young Lad From Normandy

Jean Rasset had brothers and sisters

Lunch at the Sugar Shack

The Rasset Family Association is organizing a lunch in a sugar shack in the Lanaudiere region

The Rasset Family Tree

The Association needs the cooperation of all for the publication a genealogical dictionary

Family Portrait

The family of Gilles Racette and Anne Bélanger of Chester-Est at Christmas Eve

Two Friends have left us

Lorraine Racette-Rochon and Priscilla Racette have passed away

vol. 16 no. 68
Racettes in Abitibi-Temiscamingue (3)

The second family to settle in the region was Louis Racette's

Goodbye, Raymonde!

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Goodbye, Raymonde!

Raymonde Racette-Gauthier has passed away

Racettes in Abitibi

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A Family History

Why it is important for each of us to collect and pass on the story of our family

2012

vol. 16 no. 67
A Successful Day

An article about the 2012 family reunion

President's Report Overleaf

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President's Report

The fourth report of the president Sylvain Racette to the annual meeting

vol. 16 no. 66
Coming Full Circle

On her first solo album, Patricia Racette detours from her classical path

From L'Achigan to Michigan

The blacksmith Charles Racette sought fortune in the USA

Historical Hodgepodge

A miscellany of facts and tidbits about the Racette family

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Mario Racette of Saint-Roch-Ouest is candidate at the provincial election

vol. 16 no. 65
Racettes in Abitibi-Temiscamingue (2)

The third family to settle in the region was Fernand Racette's

Sinai's Dog Tale

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Sinai's Dog Tale

Sinai Racette, a farmer of Saint-Alexis de Montcalm, was known to tell tall stories

Genetic Genealogy

Racettes belong to a genetic group of their own

2012 Family Reunion

There's still places available for the 2012 Family Reunion

vol. 16 no. 64
Racettes in Abitibi-Temiscamingue

The first family to settle in the region was Oscar Racette's

Program Change

Circumstances forced the Rasset Family Association to modify the program of its biennial gathering

Friendly Faces

Some of the participants who attended the annual meeting in 2011

Genetic Genealogy

Searching our origins through DNA

vol. 16 no. 63
From Quebec to Michigan

Two sons of Ignace Racet and Julie Desormiers settled in Berrien County, Michigan

To the Sugar Shack

The Rasset Family Association invites its members to its annual dinner at the sugar shack

Historical Hodgepodge

A miscellany of facts and tidbits about the Racette family

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The house of M. A. Racette and his herd of Holstein cows in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures

vol. 15 no. 62
Jacques Racette,Prisoner of the Seven Years War

Jacques Racette was captured by the British troops in Niagara and sent to England

Family Reunion at the Maison St-Gabriel

The next family reunion will be held at the historic and enchanting Maison St-Gabriel

Family Portrait

The family of Isidore Racette from St-Come (QC)

2011

vol. 15 no. 61
Joseph Rassette The Missing Years (4)

Fourth instalment of a series about the life of Joseph Rassette, from 1860 to his death

Metis Vice-President

Toby Racette was elected provincial vice-president of the Metis Nation of Alberta

Notice to All

Ms. Jerilyn Morris Wilson from Longmont, CO is looking for a male descendant of Ignace Racette and Marie Peltier

President's Report

The third report of the president Sylvain Racette to the annual meeting

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Gerald, Marcel, Rejeanne, Colette and Real, children of Philippe Racette and Yvette Melançon

vol. 15 no. 60
Joseph Rassette The Missing Years (3)

Third installment of a series about the life of Joseph Rassette, from 1857 to 1860

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Suzanne Simard and André Racette from Gatineau (QC) celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary

Two Amendments

Two amendments will be submitted to the members at the next annual meeting

A Golden Wedding and More

The Racette family met in full to mark the 50th weeding anniversary of Suzanne Simard and André Racette

vol. 15 no. 59
Joseph Rassette The Missing Years (2)

Second installment of a series about the life of Joseph Rassette, from 1849 to 1857

First Mount

Charles-Olivier Racette from Victoriaville (QC) stands proudly on the pony he received for his fourth birthday

General Meeting in Saint-Jerome

Invitation to the next general meeting of the Rasset Family Association

Final Reminder

All members who haven't paid their dues for 2011 are requested to do so without delay

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James F. Rassette from Greensboro, NC took up with some members of the Association again

Do You Recognize Them?

Mr Joseph L. Racette from Oak Harbor, WA sent us old photographs he had scanned

vol. 15 no. 58
Joseph Rassette The Missing Years

First installment of a series about the life of Joseph Rassette, from his birth to 1848

Cruising Along

Emilie Racette from Laval (QC) celebrated her birthday in fine fashion this spring

Tightly Knit

During the first fifty years of New France, only an estimated 5 000 people crossed the Atlantic on French ships 

Georges Racette Jr The Prairie Runner

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Racettes at the sugar shack Mycalin in St-Alexis de Montcalm

The Prairie Runner

Georges Racette Jr was always on the move so he was nicknamed Cheman which meant Canoe Man in Saulteux

vol. 15 no. 57
Georges Racette, Figure of the Red River Rebellion

Georges Racette Jr, a Metis hunter, was identified as Red River Insurgent

Sugar Shack Party

Invitation to the annual dinner at the sugar shack

Two Pictures, Two Eras

Mr Joseph L. Racette from Oak Harbor, WA asked help to identify the individuals on an old sepia photograph

vol. 14 no. 56
Our Way to Say Thank You

The Board of Directors adopted a resolution to give the founding members still alive the title of Honorary Life Member

Mission Accomplished

Isabelle Racette from Mascouche (QC) participated in the Nike Women's Half-Marathon in San Francisco

In the Line of Fire

Stéphanie Racette works for the Quebec City Fire Department since 2005

In the Illinois Country

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In the Illinois Country

Two Racettes are found in the annals of Cahokia

2010

vol. 14 no. 55
The Lord of Lake Winnipeg

New facts about the life of Charles Racette, hunter and freeman

Vegas Newlyweds

Gary Racette from Quebec City finally tied the knot

2 Rassettes in NY

Ryan and James F. Rassette from Greensboro, NC on the Jumbo TV at the Yankee Stadium

Wanted : Two Directors

The Rasset Family Association is calling for its members to quickly fill two vacant seats on the Board of Directors

Gift Idea

Invitation to offer a subscription to the Rasset Family Association as a Christmas gift

Family Portrait

Agathe Gariepy and Viateur Racette from St-Roch-Ouest celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary

The Lord of Lake Winnipeg

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vol. 14 no. 54
Marie-Anne or Marie-Reine ?

The Rasset sisters mystery solved

2010 Family Reunion

The participants of the 2010 Racette Family Reunion

Where Were the Racettes ?

Only a few dozen Racettes attended the Family Reunion

Running For a Good Cause

Isabelle Racette will run a half marathon for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

2010 Family Reunion

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The Rasset Sisters

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A centenarian that wasn't on

Marie Racet, widow of Henri Pierre Blondin, died at 96 years old

vol. 14 no. 53
The Latest News about Joseph Rasset

The fifth son of Jean Rasset testified in 1711 at the inquiry of the wreck > La Reine des Anges

At the Nice Garden

After 30 years as a truck farmer, Clément Racette is slowly retiring from the business

Congratulations to Isabelle and Marc

Isabelle Racette and Marc Levasseur tied the knot on June 19, 2010

2010 Family Reunion

It is not to late to attend the family gathering

A Long Time Ago

In 1708, a few days before Christmas, Jean Rasset shares the latest news with>(fiction)

At the Nice Garden

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Want to share stories about your family or your ancestors?

Invitation to write to the editor of the newsletter

vol. 13 no. 52
Amazing Discovery

Documents reveal that Jean Rasset had two more children

66 Years of Religious Life

Sister Lucille Racette, c.s.c, celebrated 66 years of religious life in 2010

2010 Family Reunion Registration Begins

Registration for the 8th Racette Family Reunion has officially begun

Last Call

Members who haven't paid their dues are invited to do so without delay

A Long Time Ago

In 1708, the spectre of an English attack against New France prompts fear among > (fiction)

Amazing Discovery

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Want to share stories about your family or your ancestors?

Invitation to write to the editor of the newsletter

vol. 13 no. 51
Time to Renew Your Membership

The Rasset Family Association launched its annual Renewal Campaign

At the Exhibition

The Rasset Family Association attended the Founding Families Exhibition in Quebec City

Family Outing

40 persons gathered for a traditional sugar meal in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines

The Fifth Son of Jean Rasset Found

Joseph Rasset lived in the Gaspesia Peninsula

The Recruit-O-Meter

As the eve of its annual Renewal Campaign, the Association has 139 active members

A Long Time Ago

The decision of Jean Rasset's eldest son to leave St. Augustin for good has created uneasiness in the family has> (fiction)

Joseph Rasset

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Dinner Is Ready!

A delicious meal, a great atmosphere and 40 friendly guests: everything was in place for a successful gathering

vol. 13 no. 50
The Country Girl

Some facts about Jeanne Chapeau's parents and her birth

Come to See Us

The Association representatives invite the members to pay them a visit at the Founding Families Exhibition

To the Sugar Shack

The Rasset Family Association invites its members to celebrate the coming of spring with the family

Keeping Our Fingers Crossed

The Rasset Family Association has officially sent its entry for the TV game show Paquet Voleur

A Long Time Ago

Jean Rasset's eldest son returns to St. Augustin to bid farewell to his family (fiction)

The Country Girl

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vol. 13 no. 49
Happy New Year

The Association offers its best wishes to its members and their family

Family Reunion in L'Assomption

Invitation to the Eighth Biennial Family Reunion

Back Home… Briefly

Corporal Gary Racette shares his impression of his tour of duty in Afghanistan

The Recruit-O-Meter

The Association has 118 active members

A Long Time Ago

Jean Rasset's eldest son made up his mind : He will trade furs in the King's Domain > (fiction)

Family Reunion

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Back Home… Briefly

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Lorraine Racette-Rochon and her daughter Sylvie Bernard from Rockland (ON) walked for a good cause

In Memoriam

Raymonde Racette-Gauthier's husband, André Gauthier, and her brother Jacques passed away

2009

vol. 12 no. 48
Annual Meeting In St. Jerome

The Association will announce at the next annual meeting which town will host the Eighth Biennial Family Reunion

Are You Game to Play?

The Rasset Family Association is betting on a popular TV game show to gain visibility

The Afghan Furnace

Five month have passed since Corporal Gary Racette was deployed in Afghanistan

Heading for 2014

350 active members for the 350th anniversary is the goal set by the Rasset Family Association

A Long Time Ago

Jean Rasset is happy to see his eldest son after a long leave. (fiction)

Our Condolences

Ghislain Racette from Timmins (ON) has passed away

Meeting By the Ocean

Francois Racette, his brother Jean-Guy and André P. Racette met on a beach in Florida

The Association has moved

The Rasset Family Association has a new address

Game to Play?

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Springtime Renewal

The arrival of spring means that it is time to renew your membership

Le Rasset at the BAnQ

The Association's Newsletter is available at the Bibliotheque et Archives nationales du Québec

In Afghanistan

Corporal Gary Racette is among the 1800 Canadian soldiers to be deployed in Afghanistan over the next six months

A Long Time Ago

Jean Rasset attends the christening of Jean-Baptiste Juneau. (fiction)

Renewal

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2008

vol. 12 no. 46
A Long Time Ago St. Augustin December 21, 1708

Jean Rasset is 65 years old. He attends the christening of Jean-Baptiste Juneau. (fiction)

Mission Complete

Veronique Racette from Mont-Tremblant (QC) reached the summit of the Kilimanjaro

For the Holidays

The Association is offering this bulletin as a Christmas card

Who Is Jos Racette?

Felix Leclerc wrote about a fishing guide named Jos Racette in "Le Calepin du Flâneur"(A Stroller's Notebook)

A Friend Leaves Us

Lorraine Racette-Rochon's husband, Georges Rochon, passed away

vol. 12 no. 45
Heading for 2014

2014 will be a very important year for the Racettes

From Father to Son

Mario Racette of Saint-Roch-Ouest manages the family business since the 90's.

Climbing to the Top

Veronique Racette from Mont-Tremblant (QC) will be climbing the highest mountain of Africa, the Kilimanjaro

Our Photo Album

About fifty people attended the 2008 Racette Family Reunion

vol. 11 no. 44
Moving Out

The Rasset Family Association has a new address and a new phone number

A Golden Wedding

Denis Racette and Jeannette Guilbert celebrated their golden wedding on May 24, 2008

On Our Way to Quebec City

This year, New France Festival theme : The meeting of the Giants

Not Forgotten

Le Droit, a French-language newspaper, dedicated almost a full page to Raymonde Racette-Gauthier

Family Picture

Jeannette Guilbert and Denis Racette proudly pose for the camera surrounded by their children and grandchildren

Setting the Record Straight

A genealogist tells us what really happened to Jean Rasset's youngest daughter

vol. 11 no. 43
Family Meeting in August

The 7th biennial Racette Family Reunion will be held in the Quebec City area

Founding Families Marathon

Among the numerous activities scheduled for the 400th anniversary of Quebec City is a festive relay race

50 Years of Happiness

Louis-Emile Racette and Jacqueline Lefebvre celebrated their golden wedding on September 1st, 2007

The Newsletter on CD-Rom

It is now possible to get all journals published by the Association since its foundation in 1992

Family Picture

Louis-Émile Racette and Jacqueline Lefebvre proudly pose for the camera surrounded by their children and grandchildren

In the Mailbox

The Association des Rasset de France is alive and well

2007

vol. 11 no. 42
Invitation to the Annual Meeting

Invitation to attend the Association annual general meeting in Laval (QC)

Racettes in the Great War

Thirty-five Racettes were either enlisted or drafted between 1914 and 1918

It's a boy

Birth of Benjamin, son of Jean Racette and Annie Rinfret from Vaudreuil (QC)

A Big Loss for the Environment

Guylain Racette, daughter of Francois Racette and Adrienne Pichette, passed away while she was three months pregnant

Farewell My Dear and Kind Anita

Anita Racette, daughter of Adelard Racette and Florida Morin, passed away

vol. 11 no. 41
Mrs President

Lise Racette from Sainte-Croix (QC) became the first woman ever elected president of the Rasset Family Association

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Claude Racette smiles for the camera during a visit of the Fort Lennox National Historic Site

Farewell Jean-Louis

Former director of the Association, Jean-Louis Racette passed away

From St-Jean With Love

Pictures of the 2006 Family Reunion in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu

2006

vol. 10 no. 40
Invitation to the AGM

All members of the Rasset Family Association are cordially invited to the attend the coming annual general meeting

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Elena and Paul Russette from London (ON) visited their son Alan who had moved to Montreal

2006 Family Reunion

It is still possible to attend the Fifth Biennial Family Reunion

Founder Families 22nd Congress

About 150 people attended the Federation des familles souches du Québec Congress

vol. 10 no. 39
Cruise on the Richelieu

The 6th Racette Family Reunion will take place in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

From Our Mailbox

Comments received from members about the new newsletter 

Renewal Time

This is the time to renew your membership

Life in the 15th Century

Think about your ancestors who lived in the 15th century

The Board of Directors

Picture of the Board of Directors

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Gerald Racette from Rockland (ON) passed away

2005

vol. 10 no. 38
1st Scholarship

Marc-André Bernard received the first-ever Jean-Rasset Prize

A Very Grateful Family

André Lacroix helped Larry Racette stay at the bedside of his wife and daughter during a kidney transplant

From Our Mailbox

Comments received from members about the new newsletter 

The Annual Meeting in Short

Summary of the last annual general meeting

Many Thanks to our Volunteers

The Rasset Family Association thanks its representatives at the Founding Families Exhibition in Gatineau

Family Picture

Children of Philippe Racette and Yvette Melançon gathered in the small village of Saint-Bruno-de-Guigues

vol. 10 no. 37
Something New

The Rasset Family Association newsletter is going through a major change

Grandma's Apron

Grandma's apron could be used for a lot of things

News from the Board

Summary of the principal resolutions that were adopted by the Board

Playing Hockey Down Under

Former Association director, Louise Rochon participated to a women's hockey tournament in New Zealand

Membership

Did you renew your membership in the spring?

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