A Blog About Genealogy

I don’t have as many readers on this blog as I have on my French version.

I really don’t mind because I like to write and I like to share my passion for genealogy.

So if you feel like writing me then write a comment just like Elizabeth Ann Binette who wrote about her ancestors.

I am trying to trace my father’s family: Clarence Emile Binette, Old Town, Maine. His father, Leon Joseph Binette, 1884 Canada – 1956 Old Town, Maine. Married Claudia Bilodeau – Her parents, Augustine Bilodeau and Clothine Lapointe, this is as far as I can go with my Grandmother Claudia Bilodeau Binette. I am trying to find out her parents, grandparents, etc. If anyone has any information on Claudia and her family it would be greatly appreciated. One Leon Joseph Binette I have born 11 Feb 1884, Beauce Quebec, Quebec. Son of Francois Honore Binet and Celanire Rancourt. He married Claudia Bilodeau 11 April 1910, Fairfield, Maine. She was born in Maine and is the daughter of Augustin Bilodeau and Clothine Lapointe.

Of course it always helps when I can reach you… and share what I have found about your roots like the birth certificate of Octave Achille Léonce Binet the son of François Binet and Célanire Rancoure…

15 February 1884

A Mind-boggling Blog

I think we can safely assume that this blog is A Mind-boggling Blog without telling you everything of what people have shared with me.

Linking people with their past and with their memories using pictures I have collected since 2007.

Honoré Sauvé with his wife Julie Leroux

Looking at old pictures through new eyes…

Looking at this picture of my great-great-grandparents back in 2007 was enough to get me addicted to genealogy.

This picture of the Binette family  is enough to keep my new found 3rd cousin’s addiction going for a long long time as she tries to piece together all of her childhood memories.

Every picture tells a story, sometimes happy, and sometimes sad…

There is no need to say more.

Meet the Binettes

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A Little Virtual visit to Verner, Ontario…

I have never set foot in Verner, Ontario.

To be honest the only time I came across that name was with this obituary card back in 2008.

Mélina is my great-grandaunt. She is the sister of Léon Sauvé my great-grandfather.

Léon Sauvé

Since I was knee-deep searching for my Lagacé lineage back in 2008 I never searched for Mélina Sauvé’s descendants.

I only posted this picture on the French version of this blog to show how important it was to keep old pictures and not to throw them in the gargage.

The Binette family

 It took more than 4 years for someone to contact me and to finally figure out who were in this family picture taken around 1907.

Hilaire Binette and Mélina Sauvé were easy to identify so were the two boys, Hormisdas and Saül. Since Hormidas Binette was older I figured the boy on the left was Saül Binette.

The young women were harder. Lydia was 20 in 1907 so  figured she was in the middle of the second row.

I figured right!

She’s the grandmother of the person who contacted me last week and who sent me pictures of Lydia validating everything.

Who are the other two young women? I know they must be Aurore and Adiana (Diana). Since they were about the same age it’s hard to tell which is which.

What I do know though is that Aurore Binette married Raphaël Giroux and that Adiana Binette (Marie-Diana) married Omer Beaulieu.

I also know about two more sisters, Marie-Josephte and Rosanna.

Rosanna Binette married Joseph Legault in 1899 and Marie-Josephte Binette married Adélard St-Onge in 1903. Adélard St-Onge was a widower. He was married to Palmire Demers. Marie-Josephte Binette later remarried in 1944 with Évangéliste Dicaire.

These two sisters are not in this picture.

Who is Aurore and who is Diana?

Well I went for a little virtual trip to Verner, Ontario to find out.

I found this picture.

And I found a whole lot more, so come back next time…