Are you a descendant of Jean-Baptiste "Waccan" Boucher? Join the Quesnel Museum's newest family history project!
There are hundreds, possibly even thousands, of direct descendants of Jean-Baptiste "Waccan" Boucher and many of them live in the Cariboo region of British Columbia. Others live in the United States and other parts of Canada. Because Waccan and Nancy McDougall had 17 children, and many of those children also had numerous children, it has been a real challenge trying to track all the lines of descent. However, with the help of family members and researchers, we are getting a fuller picture of this family. The Boucher family (often known as Bouche, Bouchie or Buschie) have contributed greatly to this area of the province in many aspects, and members continue to play active and prominent roles in the community. As part of this exhibit we are asking for descendants of Jean-Baptiste Boucher to help complete their family history, and as a start to this have installed a bulletin board in the museum where you can post photos and information. Photos can be dropped off at the museum for scanning (you keep the original), or you may email the museum at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you!
William Boucher and son Joseph, c. 1911
Catherine Boyd (nee Bouchie) holding her oldest son George, standing with one of her sisters, either Sophie or Margaret Bouchie