Thanks for adding that additional information. if you read my first post in regards to this show, my 8th great grandfather Guillaume Pelletier was on that first ship that sailed over. That was my main reason for wanting to watch it. I was a little disappointed that they started in the later years after he and the first group had already built the settlement that was shown. However it was a decent series to watch. If you read the first post I did a brief history of him. ArtI have only seen one episode, and that because a friend of mine is in it. It's an interesting vignette; the Filles du Roi meet the Habitants. There weren't enough women in Nouvelle France so the French government recruited women to go over and marry settlers. It's a scene of intense awkwardness, where these women know they are in a cattle call, but everyone is trying to keep it civil. My pal Michel is in the background playing vielle a roux, or hurdy-gurdy, a popular instrument in French culture at the time. It's a nice, somewhat obscure authenticating touch. It does credit to the production designers that they had Michel put a piece of leather over a modern metal part of his instrument.
I was talking with a French Canadian history professor a while back and asked him about his family history in Montreal. They had arrived in 1639. I was impressed, but he said that was a fairly normal pedigree for French Montrealers. A bunch of people immigrated in the mid 17th to early 18th century and then it tapered off. Of course the English took over in 1759. so that was that.