Just Kidding

I was just kidding yesterday about this being my last story on this blog.

Here is Aglaé Béland once again.

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This was taken around 1904 according to her grandchild who sent it.

This is also her.


It’s a close-up of this picture.

Emilie Blais, Aglaé, Aurore et son garçon 4 générations

Four generations!

Now I think I have got your attention right.

Finding your ancestors is more fun when you have pictures and when you want to share them… even with complete strangers. This is what Denise did when she asked for my help in finding descendants of Aglaé Béland.

On the above picture Émilie Blais, Aglaé Béland’s mother is on the left. Aglaé’s daughter  Aurore is in the middle. The little boy is Aurore Levasseur’s son. I don’t have his given name yet, but don’t worry I will find it.

Aurore was born in Salem, Massachusetts, but came back to Canada in 1909 with Aglaé and her stepfather Norbert Vandal.

Norbert et Aglaé à Woonsocket, RI

Before Denise sent me more pictures, this is the only information I had before on Aurore or Ora Levasseur.

1905 Ora Levasseur

The 1905 Rhode Island Census.

I was lucky to find it on Family Search with a wealth of information. 

I think I have just got your attention once again.

Next time, the Levasseur family.

Aglaé Béland Might Be Your Great-Grandmother

This woman might be your great-grandmother.

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If I don’t write about her then you will never know. This is probably the last story I will write on this blog which is the English version of another blog about genealogy.

The original blog was written in French. This version was a way to link to some of my distant relatives in the United States.

It has been quite a journey.

Dennis II and Dennis III

My last attempt to link to a distant relative failed. He was the grandchild of Lillie Lagasse, my grandfather’s sister. His great-grandfather is on this picture sent to me by Dennis Lagasse IV.

Ray wrote once but he never wrote back.

That’s okay I can live with that.

Someone asked me for my help last week on my blog Nos ancêtres. Her grandmother was Aglaé Béland. She told me a lot about her and her family, even some family secrets.

She wants to know if I could help her find relatives in the U.S. I can understand why she wants to. She wants to share this picture and maybe find someone who has more pictures and who is willing to share.

I told her that it could be Mission Impossible, but I was willing to try.

So here goes.

Next time, I will start my last story. It will be about a little girl born on August 27, 1871, in St-Cuthbert, in Quebec.

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Not your run-of-the mill celebrity…

This is probably the last story I will write on this blog…?

I would not bet on it.

Pun Intended…

Before I forget…

From cousin Joe again…

Pass this along…

It’s not a chain letter by no means.

Got to Post This…

From my cousin Joe…

Ever walk into a room with some purpose in mind, only to completely forget what that purpose was?
Turns out, doors themselves are to blame for these strange memory lapses.

Psychologists at the University of Notre Dame have discovered that passing through a doorway triggers what’s known as an event boundary in the mind, separating one set of thoughts and memories from the next. Your brain files away the thoughts you had in the previous room and prepares a blank slate for the new locale.

Thank goodness for studies like this. It’s not our age, it’s that stupid door!

Did I post this before?

Thanks for sharing Joe…

Pierre Lagacé:

So beautifully written…

Originally posted on harbin77:


Beth was 9 years old here this picture was taken in 1970, She died a woman and I am not sure her age thin

My bigPat sis Patricia was my oldest sibling; she was 7 years older than me. I guess the one thing I hate is that I did not let her into my life-like I should have, it seemed like we were always fighting with each other in fact most of the memories I do have is that we would knock each other through the sheet rock, poor dad it seemed like every time we would move it would not be long before she shoved me or I would shove her and another hole would show up in the wall. I was the baby of the family and the only boy and I guess I was spoiled I am sure that a lot of times when Pat would…

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Amazing Alyce

This post was written back on May 24, 2010. I never got around to post it.

I am posting it because Stephen Dawson, a 4th cousin, wrote a comment yesterday on my blog. I have never him, but Stephen is the reason why I write this blog just like Alyce LaGasse was the reason back in 2010.

In my book she is as famous as Emeril Lagasse…


She said once I was amazing with all my research about her roots.

I told her she was amazing also.

Alyce is the one who found some of Samuel LaGasse’s descendants. Samuel was her father’s brother.

She went on the Internet and she found a clue, then she acted on it.

With that information I could identify the people on this picture…

Back in 2010, I contacted the son of the little girl on the left, and he sent this on his Facebook to give his mother…

Claudette is the little girl on the left on this picture.

Dorothy, Stephen’s mother, is on the right.

 Stephen is the reason why I will keep on writing this blog and keep sharing.