Here are the poll results.
Not the landslide I had expected.
I thought genealogy was more addictive.
Here’s Monday’s post. Those who voted to wait can come back next Monday.
I have never met Jason nor Steve personally. I found Steve on a genealogy forum and Jason through Ancestry.
I managed not to scare them away.
Steve has shared what little pictures he had of his ancestors…
Only three ships.
Jason and Steve know all about their ancestors because I have invited them to view my Ancestry tree with has more than 30,000 files.
Now the time is right for the whole world to know about this headstone found on Find A Grave and Exeurie Myers.
Remember how all this started…
A little walk in a cemetery.
Genealogy will become a hobby for now and it will take second stage for my blogs about WWII.
There is a lot going out there since last November, and it’s hard to keep proper focus on Our Ancestors.
This being said, Exeurie Myers’ name was in fact Xavier Myers.
Hard to believe but true even if that information was etched in stone.
Etched in stone
Something, especially rules and customs, that cannot be changed at all is said to be etched in stone.
His descendants wanting to know more about the Exeurie Myers connection would have a hard time finding who were Exeurie’s ancestors.
This is little Exeurie Myers in the 1861 Canadian Census taken in Stanbridge, Quebec.
He is listed as Francis Y Miers.
The census man was an anglophone so he wrote what he had heard in 1861 after he knocked on the door.
Francis Y Miers was François-Xavier Myers. His given name came from St. François-Xavier.
To know more about that saint, click here, but you don’t have to.
So what does that census page tell us about little Exeurie?
He was 5 years-old in 1861 so his birthyear is around 1856.
Is that enough proof?
Not enough for any amateur genealogist…
To be continued next week even though I could go on, and on, and on with this…
Before I leave for the rest of the week, these are Xavier’s siblings.
Émilie Myers 1838 –
Médard Myers 1840 –
Marie Myers 1843 –
Julien Myers 1848 – 1886
Philomène Myers 1850 –
Marie Myers 1851 – 1883
Jean-Baptiste Myers 1852 –
Rose Myers 1858 –
Rose Myers was born on November 4th, 1858.
She married Louis Lagasse born January 1st, 1854.
Louis Lagasse is this man’s brother.
I know all about Louis’ descendants, but I have never heard from any of them. I guess they don’t read this blog.
This is a preview of next Monday’s post.