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The Gelineau Home Page

Updated January 18, 2005

William Mark Gelineau

13218 Willow Lane Circle

Burnsville, MN 55337-3808


Fax: 612-895-5978

He Who Learns, Teaches
Ancient African Proverb

Though we all must choose
our own paths in life
and the journey may sometime seem far,

If we learn from our
ancestors’ struggle and strife,
we will be better yet
than we are.

Our grandfathers etching
our history in stone
and grandmothers with
silken threads weaving,

Empowered us with
the will to be strong
and succeed if we
keep on believing.

Poem by Carole Joy Gellineau

Welcome to an effort to connect all Gelineau descendants to their ancestors and to each other. We have a family newsletter called "The Gelineau Jottings" and had family reunions in 1995 and 2000.
If you wish a copy of the Gelineau Jottings, contact Janet Gelineau Keating, our editor, @ We ask for an annual subscription fee of $10 US (price has gone up folks) to cover some of our costs. Join the fun! We are discovering every day what a great family we have. All we ask you to do is send me an email message with some info about your family.

Below you will find a new book entitled the Descendants of Elie Juiellineau. There you will find family descendants with the names of Gelineau, Gelinas, Jullineau, Jollineaux, Jollineau, Gelino,Gelinaud Bellemare, Lacourse and others. We are all one family though. Double click on the title and enjoy. This book was revised on 17 January 2000 and updating again should take place during 2005. Be sure to get your family information included.

I also hope to hear from you with any additions, changes, subtractions or corrections.

Bill Gelineau
Family Genealogist

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  • Descendants of Elie Juiellineau Tree (2731 KB)
    This tree is very large and contains over 12,400 names. You will find additional info on many of these people by going to the book contained in this website.

Family Photos

  • Family of Etienne & Theonile Samson Gelineau (270 KB)
    Left to Right Back : Albanie-Theonile (mother)-Etienne (father)-Arthur-Andre & Wilfred 2nd Row: Juliette & Laure Front Row: Rolande-Albertine-Cecile & the family dog "Bouboule"
  • Adelard Leopold Gelineau (817 KB)
    A photo was taken of Adelard, when he was using the name of Adelard Norbert Gelineau, by Frederick Remington in 1895. Later, in 1900 the negative was reversed for use in a story by Bucky O'Neil, the sheriff of Prescott Arizona. O'Neil was also an author and the story and photo was published in Cosmopolitan magazine in November 1900.
  • Etienne Gellineau 1645 Contract - Page 2 of 3 (72 KB)
    This is page 2 of 3 of the actual contract Etienne signed when he agreed to go to New France.
  • Beatrice Gelineau Greenwood Constantineau (22 KB)
    On April 17,2000, Beatrice will be 100 yrs old. Congratulations Beatrice! Most of us have never met you but we are thrilled to be a part of your family! God Bless!
  • La Rochelle France (10 KB)
    A photo submitted by Jane Kenn of a port city where Etienne & Francois left from to go to "New France".
  • Etienne Gellineau 1645 Contract -Page 3 of 3 (67 KB)
    Please note Etienne's signature on this page.
  • Wilfred & Cecile Gelineau (101 KB)
    Photo taken in 1939. Only two of their 12 children were born then.
  • Etienne Gelineau 1645 Contract-Page 1 of 3 (16 KB)
    This is the 1st page of the actual contract signed by Etienne on page 3
  • Bob & Mary Gelinas of Torrington CT (130 KB)
    Nobody has contributed more to my research than Bob has. He has been a confidant, a translator and a good friend. Thank you for your help and your friendship Bob.
  • Bishop Louis E. Gelineau (216 KB)
    From left to right: Bishop Gelineau, Pope John Paul II and Bishop Robert Mulvey. Bishop Gelineau was the Archbishop of Providence Rhode Island until he retired on June 11, 1997.
  • Family of Henri & Delia Gelineau (55 KB)
    Left to right: Back Row: Henri Anthony & Dollie Front Row: Florence-Henri-Eva-Albert & Delia
  • Jack & Terri Gelineau - 1995 (44 KB)
    Jack played hockey for the Boston Bruins 1948-1952 and won Rookie of the year honors (Calder Cup) in 1949. He actually only played two full years with Boston and lowered his GAA to 2.81 his second year with four shutouts. Jack was also the first inductee to Mcgill University's Hall of Fame. Jack was much more than an athlete however. He was a loving & devoted husband & father, A family icon, a great humanitarian, a military hero and a cherished friend. On Thursday November 12, 1998, Jack was called to be with the Lord. Those who knew him, still miss him.
  • Jane Gelinas Kenn (78 KB)
    Jane is our Palm Springs representative. She has explored her roots in France and suppied us with photos of her trip. Jane has been a source of encouragement. She said this is her Marilyn Monroe impersonation.
  • Fr. Joseph Gelineau, SJ (68 KB)
    Fr. Joseph has not yet been connected to our family tree but we all know he is. Fr. Joseph is one of the best known Catholic Liturgists in the World. He also was raised south of Paris at a Vineyard & Winery, very close to where our ancestors came from. The Gelineau Winery makes an excellent after dinner wine (the only one I tasted) and is run today by Fr. Joseph's nephew Olivier.
  • Yves Gelinas (9 KB)
    Yves is a friend who works for the Canadian Government in Ottawa and also hosts a Gelinas website. You will find a link to it here. Yves also has given much of his time to our family and has been a great sounding board. Thank you Yves.
  • Catherine Titley (437 KB)
    Catherine was my great-great grandmother and was married to Pascal Bedard around 1828 as a young teenager as was the custom back then.
  • Family of Jean & Annie (McMillan) Gelineau -1935- (641 KB)
    From Left to Right: Top Row: Jack Gelineau-Ross Waffle-Cass Gelineau Waffle-Dora Bruneau Gelineau-Pete Gelineau-Bob Waffle-Carole Gelineau-Winnie Schefer Gelineau-Mary Gelineau Emery- Middle Row: Anne Gelineau Sharkey-Larry Gelineau-Janet Gelineau Keating-Joanne Waffle Ritter-Margaret Gelineau Chance-Helen Gelineau Ryskamp-Mark Gelineau Bottom Row (Seated): Eddie Waffle-Albert Gelineau-Jack Gelineau
  • Edgar & Rita Gelineau (141 KB)
    Edgar & Rita have been good friends & have the unique privelege of sharing the same birthday...January 11th.
  • Jean & Annie (McMillan) Gelineau Family -1898- (38 KB)
    Top Row: Pete - Mary Gelineau Emery - Jim Middle Row: Annie McMillan Gelineau - Martha Gelineau Bammel - Cass Gelineau Waffle - Jean Bottom Row (on laps): Dunc & Jack
  • Water Mill-Courpignac, France (74 KB)
    This mille was owned by Joseph Juiellineau, father of Etienne Gellineau who migrated to New France in 1645. In the picture are M/M Florent Gelinas and Mr Laurendeau the current proprietor of the mill.

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