I am Canadian – the French Connection

Sometimes I stumble upon a blog which has an underlying message, and I just have to let the world know about it.

À l’occasion je découvre un blogue qui cache un message subliminal et je me dois de le partager avec le monde entier.

Lighten up, Brighten up

Although the Vikings are credited as the first Europeans to land in Canada or North America, it was the french who were the first to set up a lasting settlement. Around 1000 AD, Leif Ericsson, the Norse explorer, landed at L’Anse Aux Meadows in the province of Newfoundland. People say that the Vikings went home after briefly setting up a settlement, but have you ever heard of a First Nations person with blond hair? My husband is a barber by trade. He was cutting a mans hair who appeared to be First Nations but had blond hair. He was looking for his dark roots and didn’t find any. He asked him if it was his real hair. He responded, yes, he was an Indian and it was his natural hair. ‘Must’ve been a viking in my ancestry, eh?’ He was from eastern Canada. hhhmmm

L’Anse Aux Meadows, Newfoundland

Four hundred…

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Good morning Mr. Phelps


mission impossible

Good morning Mr. Phelps…

The mission, should you decide to accept it, is to find the parents of Stephen Dague aka Étienne Daigle…

Stephen Dague died in 1923…

Stephen Dague death certificate

Many misleading information have been spread around the Internet about his ancestors. His father is said to have been Stephen Dague and his mother Margaret LaFrance from Moscow, Quebec, but we believe he was born in or around St-Hyacinthe where the Yamaska river flows.

Proceed with extreme caution…

As always, should you or any of your I.M. Force be caught or killed, or laughed at, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions…


 mission match

Was Stephen Dague born on March 2, 1827 as told by the informant and as entered in a death certificate in Burlington, Vermont?

Precisely on exactly his 96th birthday?

Where could I find proof of when Stephen Dague was really born?

The parish registers pages for March 1827 in Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire parish in St-Hyacinthe of course!

These two parish registers images came from Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire parish in St-Hyacinthe where the Yamaska river flows. That’s the clue I am working on right now.

As you can see Stephen or Étienne is nowhere to be found on these two pages. On the other hand Étienne Daigle could have been baptized elsewhere in the Yamaska region, or he could have been born in Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire parish in St-Hyacinthe but before or after 1827.

Guess what?

1830 Étienne Daigle

Étienne Daigle was born on March 28, 1830.

1830 Étienne Daigle zoom

He was the son of Étienne Daigle, a laborer, and of Marguerite Messier

His godfather was Pierre Daigle, and his godmother was Charlotte Fontaine

mission possible

I could tell who was Pierre Daigle and Charlotte Fontaine, but remember what I said…

Start small, start slow…