How to search this blog?

I know it must to hard to find your ancestor on Our Ancestors or one of your ancestor’s photo.

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Courtesy Dennis Lagasse IV

This is why I posting this image so you can find the search button under the comment section.

If you type a name into the search box, you might find lost ancestors I wrote about. Of course if the name is Sorel then you might find articles I wrote on the town of Sorel in Quebec also…

You can always write a comment or use this contact form. Make sure your email address is entered correctly. No need to have a Website.

Who’s that girl…? Season 1, Episode 10 – Midnight oil

Mary had been burning a lot of midnight oil last week. It all started when I asked her to help me find more about these two ladies.

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One could be Margaret Fagan and the other I have really no idea. At least now we know this is not John Lawrence Fagan.

This is now a famous amateur baseball player who looks a lot like the lady who was on the right on the post card…

In all this search for our ancestors one amateur baseball player was identified.

He was George E Bresnahan (1878–1935) Anna Fagan’s husband. Anna could be in the back row on the right.

George can be found on Find A Grave as well as Anna.

Now what about midnight oil? It was more late afternoon oil when Dennis sent me lots of scanned old pictures from his father’s collection like this one taken around 1917.

Some show children we will never find out who they were…

But I would not bet on that if I were you.

Please stay inside if possible to keep all of us safe.

Who’s that girl…? Season 1, Episode 9 – Rabbit holes

This is how it all started.

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Two beautiful smiles in 1911. One could be Margaret Fagan and the other I have no idea really.

So this is not John Lawrence Fagan.

This amateur baseball player looks a lot like the lady who was on the right on the post card…

Maybe I am seeing things.

However one amateur baseball player was identified.

He was George E Bresnahan (1878–1935) Anna Fagan’s husband. Anna could be in the back row on the right.

Margaret Rose Fagan’s descendant had shared on Ancestry these photos of Margaret later in life… I have offered him to write and share on Our Ancestors.

Well see what happens…

Stay inside and stay safe. 

 

Who’s that girl…? Season 1, Episode 8 – Connecting with people

I had thought of slowing down a bit on Who’s that girl…? but more information has surfaced.

I know that one day we will be able to identify all the Fagan Girls and some of their descendants who will share even more information on them.

I have found many of Cecelia’s descendants since she had married my grandfather’s nephew Henry Anthony Dubé (Dube). I wanted to get to the bottom of it in early 2010 as you can see.

Cecelia Fagan

The great news is that one of Margaret Rose Fagan’s descendant has made contact with Mary who has teamed up with me this week.

Merci Marie…

Mary and I have have had some frenzied back-and-forth messages on Ancestry.

I used to watch History Detectives on PBS and be amazed by how they would team up to find what they were looking for. I am sure Dennis never thought that teaming up with me in 2011 would lead to this photo that was shared on Ancestry…

John Lawrence Fagan was the little boy, the team’s mascot. He was not the one I thought.

Honest mistake although this man looks a lot like the lady who was on the right on the post card…

Margaret Rose Fagan’s descendant has identified someone else on the group picture.

Last row on the left.

 

He was George E Bresnahan (1878–1935) Anna Fagan’s husband. Anna could be in the back row on the right.

Margaret Rose Fagan’s descendant had shared on Ancestry these photos of Margaret later in life…

Well see what happens…

Stay inside and stay safe. 

 

Who’s that girl…? Season 1, Episode 7 – Connecting the dots

It’s so easy to get all excited looking at old photos.

Well at least I am excited.

I have been excited since July 2007 and I have not stopped being excited. There are seven stories behind each ancestor who is looking at the camera 101 years ago.

Well one is not looking and I don’t know if she is Anna, Della, Katherine or Mary Fagan.

I know Mary never married, but the three others did get marry. I am not directly related to the Fagan girls. I am related with whom had married Cecelia Fagan the little girl with short hair.

Cecelia, born on January 23, 1899, lost her mother on January 18, 1909. She is about 10 years-old on this photo.

In 2007 Cecelia had never existed before I started looking for my paternal ancestors. I had found out much later that Cecelia Fagan had married Henry Anthony Dubé, the son of Eugène Dubé and Lillie Lagassé who was my grandfather’s older sister.

After years of research and hypotheses I believe this is Eugène Dubé and Lillie Lagassé with two of their children.

Henry Anthony Dubé could be on his father’s lap. His sister Eva could be in front of her mother Lillie.

Could be…

Which brings me once again to the Fagan girls photo. Elizabeth Fagan in the white blouse is beside her sister Cecelia. Four women are wearing black meaning they are mourning the death of their mother Bridget Jordan. Elizabeth and Margaret, on the right, are wearing black bows.

I am still mesmerized by this post card where Margaret could look a lot like the young lady on the left, and Elizabeth who could look a lot like the young lady on the right.

Well maybe not a lot…

I am sure Elizabeth Irene Fagan who went to a dance in late May 1911 at Lake Compounce wrote this to Miss Lagassy.

I believe the Fagan girls could have been her cousins.

She could have gotten that post card from them and used it to write to Miss Lagassy who I believe was either Ida or Odna Lagassey, Harvey’s younger sisters.

Which brings me to this photo of men posing for posterity and especially the man sitting on the right. I think he might John Lawrence Fagan, the Fagan Girls’ brother.

John Lawrence Fagan

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Stay tuned and stay safe.

Who’s that girl…? Season 1, Episode 6 – Easy to get addicted…

Margaret Dorothy Fagan is on this photo, front row on the right.

Her sister Elizabeth in beside her next to Cecelia.

On the post card Margaret looks a lot like the young lady on the left, and Elizabeth looks a lot like the young lady on the right.

We will probably never know for sure who these two young ladies are.

I am sure Elizabeth Irene Fagan wrote this.

The Fagan girls could be her cousins.

These are the Fagan girls according to Mary who posted this on her family tree.

They are all daughters of John Lawrence Fagan and Bridget Jordan. Mary replied to my email about how she got hold of this photo. This looks to be quite interesting and easy to get addicted to Our Ancestors…  

Stay tuned and stay safe.

 

Who’s that girl…? Season 1, Episode 5

For a moment I thought Elizabeth Fagan was on this photo, front row on the right.

She looked a lot like the young lady on the left.

It could still be her, but she is not the Elizabeth Fagan who lived in Kensington in 1910 and wrote this.

These are the Fagan girls according to Mary who posted this on her family tree.

Elizabeth is Elizabeth Dorothy Fagan the daughter of John Lawrence Fagan and Bridget Jordan. I am still waiting for Mary to reply to my email about how she got hold of this photo.

So until then…

Please stay safe.