Aloha Lynn, Rene Jette's "Dictionnaire genealogique des familles du Quebec, origines a 1730" is an excellent source of Quebec genealogy from about 1620 to 1730. Here's what Jette says about Jacques Brunel. His parents were Jean Brunel & Anne Maddry (double "d" intentional)who did not come to Canada. Jacques was from the parish of St-Remi, city of Dieppe, archdiocese of Rouen, ancient province of Normandy (department of Seine-Maritime today). Jacques was born about 1645. He died bewteen 1711 and 1717 at Varennes. There is a record of him in Canada (at Boucherville, Quebec) as early as 1672. On 24 Nov 1766 at Boucherville he married Suzanne Bertault (widow of Jean Hiesse)this couple had 10 children including a set of twins who died as infants. Six of the kids went on to marry. It is my opinion that if Jette didn't give more info on Jean & Anne it was because there wasn't anything about them in records available in Canada. Further I have experienced considerable difficulty in getting genealogical information from France on events prior to 17th century. In short we should be happy that the Canadians were great record keepers and we can get back to early or middle 17h century.