Start small, start slow

That’s the advice I gave Catherine Monday though I have never followed this advice since 2007 when I was first bitten by the genealogy bug.

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2007

I’ve got to find these ancestors…


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2008

I’ve got to find these ancestors…


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2009

I’ve got to find these ancestors…


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2010

I’ve got to find these ancestors…


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2011

I’ve got to find these ancestors…


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2012

I’ve got to find these ancestors…


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2013

I’ve got to find these ancestors…


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2014

I’ve got to find these ancestors…

I won’t give you more information about Catherine who wrote me, but what I can tell you is that she was pretty excited when she found my blog and then wrote a message using this contact form.

 

Hello!
I’m so excited to find your blog! My sister has been doing extensive research on our family tree. The farthest back she has been able to trace it, is to Francois Sauve and Marie Malleret. My teenage daughter is traveling to France next summer… It would be so exciting if she were able to visit the city where our ancestors are from. I believe that Francois and Marie lived in Libourne? Any info you could share would be awesome. I love the photos you posted.

Catherine

 

I don’t get paid for writing this blog, but it pays to write me if you are stuck with a family branch. I will go out on a limb to help you.

What Catherine wrote was to the effect that she had some knowledge about her Sauvé lineage leading her to Québec, New France and then back to France where Pierre Sauvé was born. Her daughter will soon visit France and she plans to visit Libourne, Pierre Sauvé’s birthplace.

Finding your roots in Québec might be a little difficult if you don’t read French as I do. I don’t have merit because French has been my mother tongue since 1948.

Pierre 1949

Mom, I’ve got to find my ancestors…

Spring 1949
(mother’s hand close at hand)

Being able to speak, write and read French is the main reason I like to help people living in the U.S. so they can find their ancestors. Let’s just say I am one good neighbor up North where all the bad weather you have down South comes from (pun intended).

So what about the advice I gave to Catherine, and the trip her daughter wants to take to France to see Pierre Sauvé’s birthplace?

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Dear Catherine,
I think your daughter should visit Ireland instead…

I will tell you more when I am done helping Judi with her Dagne ancestors if she ever plans to visit Austria one of these days.

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