Joseph Mignier dit Lagacé’s parents – Redux

Written exacty three years ago!

That was before I met virtually Dennis Lagasse the Fourth from Connecticut, and more than 100 precious old pictures his father Lionel had kept.

Boy was I excited!

 

Just a glimpse…

Time flies doesn’t it?

Last day of July.

Is time spent looking for our ancestors a waste of time…?

Of course it’s not.

Brian LeGacy told me he could not get to sleeep after I gave him a helping hand and he started digging for himself.

Is it worth losing sleep over our ancestors…?

Of course it’s worth.

Some psychologists say that we can find strength when we discover our roots.

I am no psychologist but I think we might have something there.

Pierre Lagacé and his brother Stanislas Lagacé (Dennis Lagasse) on a park bench probably in Connecticut probably around 1905

You see back in 2007 when I started getting interested in genealogy I did not know Stanislas Lagacé had ever existed. Of course I knew I had a great-grandfather but I knew nothing of my grandfather’s parents. Four years later, I am helping people find their roots.

Joseph Mignier dit Lagacé was the son of Michel Mignier dit Lagacé. You will find some information on the Internet and some also on Ancestry.

But beware!

Some information that are suggested might be erronous down the road. I just found out on Ancestry that some people have “discovered” André Mignier dit La Gâchette grandparents!

Wow that is quite a big surprise…!

WRONG!

I don’t mind some little errors on dates, but this couple got married in 1802! André Mignier came in New France in 1665 with the Carignan Salières  regiment.

Oups…

I won’t lose any sleep over this, but I find it a little annoying when some people put such wrong information about their ancestors or other people’s ancestors….

This reminds me of a distant 3rd cousin of mine who had my mother’s birthdate wrong on his family tree. I told him politely. He never changed it!

Go figure…

Finally, the final link to Brian’s roots…

Now Brian can get some sleep.

Now it’s Bonnie’s turn to get all excited.

The Story Behind the Picture

Pierre Lagacé:

Final part

Originally posted on Our Ancestors:

I played a little trick on you didn’t I.

I posted this Saturday morning instead of Monday.

I don’t have many readers, but I don’t really mind.

Someday someone will read this article and say…

That guy is crazy… but I won’t mind.

So what is that story behind the picture of Lucille Lestage Robin scanned from little Mary’s precious collection of old family pictures?

Sweet sixteen

Quite simple… 

It is all about the reliability of our of sources.

In Philomene Lagasse’s obituary written in 1920, this is what people could read in the Bristol Press…

BRISTOL PRESS 13 March 1920
Mrs. Libbie Alexander widow of the late John Alexander died at the home of her son David Alexander 149 Park St. last evening as a result of complications due to old age.
She had been an invalid for several years.
Mrs. Alexander was born in Quebec, Canada 79 years…

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Santa comes earlier this year…

Pierre Lagacé:

Part trois…

Originally posted on Our Ancestors:

Santa comes earlier this year Dennis…
Yep… Sure looks that way Peter…

Each year I play Santa… on this blog about genealogy.

Click here for Chrismas 2009 and here for Christmas 2010. This year is not different.

Let’s say it’s a tradition of mine.

I like this little animated gif image of Santa… with his trusted mule.

Like my grandfather Leo Lagacé, I have a great sense of humour or humor if you live in the States like my grandfather did from 1889 through 1907. My grandfather’s parents moved to the U.S. in 1889, Bristol, Connecticut to be more precise, and Leo came back to Quebec the year his mother died.

Leo died on January 1st 1964.

I had just turned sweet 15.

Back in 2007, 100 years later after Leo came back from the U.S., I started being interested about my ancestors in general and about my grandfather. I…

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I knew some of you would come back…

Pierre Lagacé:

Just in case you did not read the three-part sequel…

Originally posted on Our Ancestors:

Still interested about Lucille Lestage…?

She has deep French-Canadian roots.

French-Canadians are proud of their roots, and it shows…

This blog is one living proof.

This young sixteen year-old teenager was the niece of Agnes Alexandre and David Nathanael Bleau. 

If you are related to the Bleaus and the Alexandres who once lived in New England in the turn of the 20th century, then you probably have found your ancestors.

Lucille Lestage was born in 1909.

Precisely on September 1st if the caption written in the back of this photo is correct.

Why would it be wrong?

Lucille was the daugther of Flavie Alexandre and Charles Lestage.

That’s not written in the back.

Flavie Alexandre was the daughter of Philomene Lagasse, my great-grandfather’s sister.

That’s not written in the back either.

Want to learn the rest of this story?

You will have to come back tomorrow.

Am I having fun…

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Sweet Sixteen – Redux

The original post written on December 14, 2011 is here if you want to read the sequel after.

It’s about this picture scanned by a stranger on the West Coast of the United States whose husband is a very distant relative. I won’t write about it so if you are interested you will have to read the sequel which has three posts.

Most interesting!

How do I know she is Sweet Sixteen?

Simple…

Who is she?

Simple.

Come back next time and I will explain everything…

How I met your ancestors? – Episode Three: August 9, 1842

Now back to our normal scheduled program…

This marriage certificate was the link to all that I have found about your ancestors since 2009.

1912 marriage

Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire parish registers

1912 marriage 2

Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire parish registers

Stanislas Lagacé was my grandfather’s father, but Maria Landry was not my grandmother. She was my grandfather’s first wife seen here with her family.

famille Landry

Maria is in the first row on the left. Maria did not die and my grandfather had not remarried. My grandfather left here in the 1920s. He was kind of forced to leave.

That story has been told at length on this blog.

Stanislas Lagacé and Henriette Alexandre were my grandfather’s parents.

With this I was able to find all about Dennis Lagasse and Henriette’s 12 other children.

Dennis Lagasse II

It was then I had the brillant idea of creating Our Ancestors to try to contact distant relatives.

Sometimes getting too excited about your ancestors is not such a good thing.

original picture of the Lagasse family

Would you share any information you have…

I have a lot!

But you have to write back…

Unless this is much too much…

Philomène Lagacé and her daughters

Philomène Lagacé’s daughters

young Myra Alexandre

Myra Alexandre

Phoebe Alexandre

Flavie Alexandre

Marguerite Alexandre

Marguerite Alexandre, my great-grandmother’s sister

Jean-Baptiste Alexandre I family

Philomène Lagacé with her grandchidren, children of Helen Alexandre

Back: Myra, Jean-Baptiste Alexandre and Agnes Alexandre

Myra Alexandre and William Archambeault

William Archambault and Myra Alexandre

Myra Alexandre's and William Archambault's wedding picture

Myra Alexandre with William Archambaut

Best man: Frank Lagasse

Bridesmaid: Marie Alexandre

Phoebe Alexandre and Myra Alexandre - sisters

Flavie Alexandre and Myra Alexandre known in 2010 as unknown sisters Bristol late 1890s