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Updated January 2005

This site was produced at and is viewed
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You are listening to
Valse Frontenac

The picture in the background is
Champlain's Habitant 1608. (view)

...each of us carries a message from our ancestors in every cell of our body....Within the DNA is written not only our histories as individuals but the whole history of the human race...Our DNA does not fade like an ancient parchment; it does not rust in the ground like the sword of a warrior long dead.  It is not eroded by wind or rain, nor reduced to ruin by fire and earthquake.  It is the traveller from an antique land who lives within us all.
(Sykes, Bryan.  The Seven Daughters of Eve, NY, Norton, 2001 pp.1-2)

This site is dedicated to the Hardy family of Canada.

Many people have contacted me to see if their family and mine are connected.  If your family came through Canada, and you are looking for the ancestors of George, Jean Baptiste or Louis Lardie from Milton, Ontario, Canada ca. 1850, then you are in the right place.

Please feel free to browse through this site.  If you have questions then e-mail me.  If you think you connect to these people, but aren't sure, I can probably put you in contact with someone researching that particular line.

If you have old pictures that you are willing to have viewed on this site please send them to me.

The work contained on the following pages is the work of Peggy Large.  It may be viewed or copied for your own use.  My documents and research are not to be submitted to any genealogical database or Church.  I reserve the right to submit or publish the work I've done.   
If this is not agreeable to you then proceed no farther.

Please read:

All the work from Francois Hardy (grandfather of the Hardy boys) is my research.  This has been done with care and can be relied on.  The Hardy Boys page gives a detailed lineage.  This material is not to be entered on or submitted to any database.

The Royal Connection is work that is on the net and I would advise you to check the link to their site for verification.

Charlemagne is history folks and I have given an outline but again go to the links. All the history is there for you to read.

Friends, Romans, Countrymen again is written history. Not
my imagination. Again an outline. Look into the links.

So Let It Be Written is merely pages given to me. Read and enjoy. They are fun if nothing else.

This project has been a labour of love. I hope you enjoy the results. You will notice that my work starts in the 1850s and goes back. You won't find your living relatives here. If you have reached the point that you are confident your family links here you have already completed that much of the work.

Word of caution. When researching this family it is important to not confuse the large Hardy family of the United States (and some in Canada). Alot of searches for the name Hardy will produce this line. These people are from England. Easily distinguished in records as they are listed under racial origin as English. THIS FAMILY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE FAMILY WE NOW REFER TO AS LARDIE OUTSIDE OF QUEBEC.
Please note that since this site was first published I lost my hard drive
and what you see now has been revised and will be shortly
updated again.


A humourous look at genealogy!