You can pass this message along to relatives who might be interested

This is a way to tell people to share what I know about their ancestors if they don’t share the same passion about genealogy as I do.

You can pass this message along to relatives who might be interested

I try not to be the pushy type.

Sharing a passion without asking anything in return is pretty strange isn’t?

Sometimes you have to jump in and see what lies underneath like the wealth of information I have gathered since 2007 in my family tree:

27016 people

2149 photos

Pretty awesome indeed.

Judy knows what I am taking about. I have been able to find her Moquin lineage as well as her Dubé lineage, and her Giguere lineage.

Now, do you remember this picture Judy sent?

Judy is the one who unknowingly guided me to some of Lillie Lagasse’s descendants when she sent me this picture.

Or is it Aurelia who is guiding her?

I just hope I won’t be scaring these new descendants away with all this passion and all those cemetery headstones!

Aurilie Moquin

Aurélie Dubé has been resting in peace since 1920 in St. Thomas cemetery.

Take a closer look.

Closer…

AURILIE MOQUIN

Né le 12 Juillette 1889
 Morte le 30 janvier 1920
Age le 30 ans

Judy sent me this picture a few weeks ago, but since she can’t read French, she asked me to translate.

The headstone should read…

AURÉLIE MOQUIN

Née le 12 Juillet 1889 
morte le 30 janvier 1920

à l’âge de 30 ans

Even though there are some typos, we are able to understand who is buried there.

AURÉLIE MOQUIN

Born July 12 1889
Died January 30 janvier 1920
at the age of 30

But…

Moquin is her married name! Aurilie is in fact Aurélie Dubé, daughter of Napoléon Dubé and Mary Emmons (Émond?).

Napoleon fathered four  children: Aurelia, Arthur, Laura and Lillian. Mary died and Napoleon remarried in 1899 Pamela, maiden name unknown. They had a daughter Catherine.

Napoleon and Pamela are buried next to Aurelia, but not Mary.

Where is Mary Emmons buried?

Most probably in the same cemetery as my great-grandparents Dennis Lagasse and Harriet Alexander who are in fact Stanislas Lagacé 1842-1927 and Henriette Alexandre 1845-1907. Their headstones are yet to be found.

This might seems trivial to someone reading this unless you know I knew nothing about my grandfather’s parents back in 2007 and started to write about it in 2009 on this blog.

As a footnote to all this…

Do you remember…?

Hi,
I have been working on my family tree since 2007. found your name in your mother’s obituary yesterday as I was searching for Dubé relatives. The Dubés are related to my Lagacé lineage. Your father George was the son of Lillie Lagasse who was my grandfather’s sister. I have all the Lagacé lineage as well as the Dubé lineage. You can contact me if you want. I also have pictures of Lillie’s siblings and her father Stanislas Lagacé (Dennis Lagasse) who emigrated to the U.S. in  1889.
You can pass this message along to relatives who might be interested.

Well I have a found myself a new first cousin interested in genealogy.

Out of Gas?

Out of gas?

No way…, because when I start looking for your ancestors or mine I never run out of gas.

Someday, someone who is a descendant of Bertha Lagasse will write me.

I might lose my way sometimes with your ancestors, but I can find my way back.

Judy is one reason I write this blog.

Not sure if I can help.
Jules Moquin was my great-grandfather.
He was born in Canada, married Marie Dube.
I believe there are Lagaces somewhere in the family line, but I’m not sure where.
Can you, or anyone else offer any insights on Jules and Marie?

Judy

I share with others all I have found since 2007.

Judy sent me this picture a few weeks ago with a dozen more taken at St. Thomas cemetery.

She did not know who Cornelius M. O’Halloran was…

So I got a sudden dopamine rush that got me searching.

This is the front of the headstone.

Dube!

Were these Dubes related to any of my Dubés in my family tree? Are they descendants of Pierre Dubé and Emma Sévigny on this picture just sent yesterday by Dennis IV?

Here are some more pictures taken by Judy at St. Thomas cemetery in Bristol.

Sometimes what seems obvious at first is not…

I can’t find the link between Louis H. Dube and Napoleon G. Dube. He could be his son, but Judy did not tell me if the stones were near the Dube headstone.

If they were, then we have a link!

I will wait for her to send me another comment.

Meanwhile here’s another headstone which I am sure is related to Judy and her Dubé lineage.

As a footnote to all this, one day I will find out who was the owner of this car.

Bertha?

Why am I writing so much about Our Ancestors?

It’s because of your ancestors like Bertha Lagasse seen here, first row on the left.

This picture was sent by Robin last year. It was part of more than 100 pictures she scanned even though she is not directly related to us.

She shares the same passion.

I had quickly identified Levi Napoleon, Ida, and Bertha Lagasse thanks to this other picture Dennis IV had sent me¸which is, in a way, a kind of Rosetta stone.

Dennis sent me last September a lot of new pictures with a lot of people photographed…

Levi Napoleon and Ida are seen on almost each one, but Bertha is not anywhere to be seen. Most of these people should be related to Dubés or Dubes as seen on U.S. censuses.

One day someone will write a comment like Judy did two weeks ago and the floogates will open wide.

See you next time.

What it’s all about…

I have been writing a lot since 2009.

This article I never posted.

It’s about Odette…

She is the 4th cousin twice removed I had talked about. She is a nice person, so is Denis  Cloutier to whom I am related.

Denis had this photograph.

At that time I did not know it was called a cabinet card.

Denis had this one…

And many many more…

These don’t mean much.

But it does to Odette. You see Denis found this picture on My Heritage site.

At that time I did not know it was called a cabinet card. They are my maternal great-great-grandparents Honoré Sauvé and Julie Leroux. That I knew.

Denis wrote me again…

That’s right.

Denis wrote me… and wrote me… and wrote me a lot…

But I didn’t mind because he is my 7th cousin once removed. With all this writing Odette was able to link up with her ancestors.

People sometimes stumble on this blog and are afraid to write me.

They should not.  It’s all about sharing a passion for Our Ancestors.

Just a Hunch?

I have a hunch my last hunch was not a good one.

I still believe Lillie Lagasse Dube or her sister Malvina Lagasse Dube is on this picture.

 

But… while checking my files I found out Dennis Lagassey III married his daughter Bertha on November 16, 1921

Could this be her wedding?

Bertha Lagasse married William E. Austin, son of Lawrence Austin and Anna Bennett. This is probably not their real names because they were French-Canadians.

I have read somewhere that William E. Austin’s surname was named Austin dit Dominique.

Nothing much on the Internet to feed my new hunch.

I know William Austin and Bertha Lagassey had three children (found in the 1940 U.S. Census): Dorothy, Elizabeth (Betty), and William Junior.

If you ever read this and you are related to these people, drop me a line by writing a comment.

I know a whole lot about your ancestors.

 

Lillie and Malvina Lagasse

I know this is hard to believe, but something tells me Lillie Lagasse Dube or her sister Malvina Lagasse Dube is on this picture.

But then I can be completely off the track.

I wrote about that picture before.

Click here.

Malvina Lagasse was the widow of Joseph Dubé, brother of Eugene (married to Lillie Lagasse) and Marie Dubé (married to Jules Moquin).

In 1922 my great-grandfather Dennis Lagasse II was living with her according to the 1910 and 1920 censuses.

Malvina has to be somewhere on this wedding picture. My guess is she is here.

 I believe Lillie would be here next to Eugene Dube.

Just a hunch…

Or could it be the other way around?

I believe Lillie and Eugene were the parents of the groom or the bride. I know this is pretty far fetch, but sometimes we have to go out on a limb and provoke things.

Speaking of going out on a limb and provoking things, I did not get any reply from my Facebook message…

Hi,

I have been working on my family tree since 2007.

I found your name in your mother’s obituary yesterday as I was searching for Dubé relatives.

The Dubés are related to my Lagacé lineage. Your father George was the son of Lillie Lagasse who was my grandfather’s sister.

I have all the Lagacé lineage as well as the Dubé lineage. You can contact me if you want. I also have pictures of Lillie’s siblings and her father Stanislas Lagacé (Dennis Lagasse) who emigrated to the U.S. in 1889.

You can pass this message along to relatives who might be interested.

Pierre Lagacé

I know my 4th cousin Steven Dawson who wrote this comment will be disappointed.

Your message to them on Facebook is brilliant. I think it will work.

I probably scared these descendants away, but I can wait like Alyce LaGasse, Steven’s cousin…

Sweet Alice.

Something tells me Lillie Lagasse is also on this picture taken in 1917 with probably some other Dubé relatives.

I have already identified two people, Alice Rose Lagasse who is sitting on the car step and her older sister Rose Elmira Lagasse in the driver’s seat. 

About the owner of the car…  he is most probably a Dube.

Just a hunch…