I Understand

I understand Harold is trying to navigate through all the information he now has about his ancestors.

I am in no hurry.

Little Marie is in no hurry also.

picture from Dennis 2

Nor is her grandfather Dennis Lagasse aka Stanislas Lagacé born on August 9th, 1842. Nor is the little boy with Marie.

That little boy is her brother Harvey.

Someone contacted me a year or so ago. Little Harvey was in fact known to her as Big Harvey, Harvey William Lagasse Senior.

Harvey William LagasseThat reader helped me find more information about him and his descendants.

She was related to Harvey William LaGassey Junior.

Harvey William LaGassey Junior

Here are Big Harvey and his wife Mae.

Harvey Lagasse and Mae

I had a lot of problem finding her maiden name. Nothing on the Internet.

My reader knew… and she had this picture I have never posted before.

Mae Cox

Mae Cox!

Click here for more on Mae…

Have a Nice Day Harold…

Type Clair Perrin Roys on Google…

This is what you will get. 

At least on google.ca…

This is how I work… putting people names on the Internet so people related to them will contact me.

No money involved, no donation.

Just pure free pleasure and joy of finding your roots and if you are lucky pictures of your ancestors…

Maybe Harold has some on this picture.

Dennis II and Dennis III So many unidentified people…

This is the post Harold found. 

Now I understand why he wrote this…

No sir I was still trying to navigate what you sent me.  Thank you  by the way.

I Had To

I just had to write an e-mail to Harold.

Hi Harold,

Have you read my blog lately?


Just in case I did not scare him away with all the information I sent him.

Harold wrote back.

No sir I was still trying to navigate what you sent me  thank you  by the way

This is what I just wrote Harold to tell him about my blog.

Hi Harold,

About my blog…

I never write about people who are living so to keep personal information out.

Feel free to share whatever information you have.
Even though my blog has some humor, it does not mean I don’t take genealogy seriously. My blog is a way to contact people related somehow to people I found out were relatives, even distant ones.

The story of Marie Lagasse is about someone we have pictures of.
I am happy to share those with you because someone shared them with me.

That’s what this blog is all about.

Have a nice day


picture from Dennis 1.1Have a nice day Harold…

Perrin Roys 23 December 1866

Perrin Roys 1866

Perrin Roys was born on December 23, 1866 in Sheffield, Massachusetts. His father John M. Roys was a teacher.

Perrin Roys 1866 father teacher

I also found out he was in the Civil War.

John M. Roys

Perrin’s mother was Rhoda Huggins. I went looking for Rhoda’s parents also. Along the way I found more about Rhoda… when she was born and when she died.

I also found her father’s grave on Find A Grave…

Abraham Huggins

Rhoda’s mother Rhoda Johnson is also buried there. Sometimes you miss a lot when you don’t write back.


Pierre Lagacé:

Let’s say I got carried away a little bit with my comments…

Originally posted on THE CABINET CARD GALLERY:

SOLDIERS AND SWORDSThe previous owner of this photograph described the subjects in the image as World War I French Cavalry soldiers. The soldiers are wearing collar pins that identify their military unit as being the “29th”. They are drinking glasses of wine from a bottle on the table. The men have long swords and there are three helmets on the floor in front of the men. My uneducated guess is that these military men are part of a fencing team. There is a within the photograph which would provide more information but I can not decipher the script on the label. A stamp on the reverse of the photograph identifies the photographer as Moraux and the location of his studio as Provins, which is in north central France. Assistance is clearly needed from the cabinet card gallery’s vast and unpaid research department. The visitors to the cabinet card gallery have a history…

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I Hope I Did not Scare You

Not only Harold Roys Junior has all his Lagasse lineage, but I found his Royce ancestors while waiting for him to contact me again.

I am still waiting.

Clair Perrin Sr.’s father was Perrin Roys or Royce. Perrin was John M. Royce’s and Rhoda Huggins’ son. I won’t be writing more about Harold’s ancestors, but everything is on my Ancestry site waiting for someone else to contact me.

Harold's tree

About John M. Roys…

John M. Roys

Clair P. Roys Jr.

Joe had sent me this last year, but I did not remember he had sent it.

Clair P. Roys Jr. of Nestico Court, Bristol, died Friday at Care Manor in Farmington. He was 74. Mr. Roys was born in Bristol, son of the late Clair P. Roys Sr. and Mary Lagasse Roys.

A lifelong Bristol resident, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was employed at Peck Spring for 21 years before retiring in 1986. He was a member of the McNamee Chapter 5 of the Disabled American Veterans and St. Ann Church in Bristol. He leaves his wife, Constance Lucier Roys; two sons, Richard Roys and Robert Roys, both of Bristol; a daughter, Judith Tarrant of Danbury; three sisters, Ann Gamache of Bristol, Marie Ballash of Plainville and Bertrude Kinney of Bangor, Maine; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol. Burial with military honors will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. Friends may call Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Ann Church Renovation Fund, 215 West St., Bristol, CT 06010.

Senior moments I guess…

Clair P. Roys Jr. is Harold Roys Sr.’s brother.

I am sure Harold Jr. must have met him and he probably has pictures to share or has pictures of people he can’t identify.

Maybe I can…