Post 1239… Do you read French?

Do you read French?

This is what I had replied to someone who had sent me a message on Ancestry. It was about Eustache Bohémier and Germaine Poitras.

I am trying to search my great-grandmother but cannot find out who her mother & father are.

Bohémier sounded somewhat familiar…and I had an image of a family taken in Manitoba in the late 1920s.

family of Eustache Bohémier and Germaine Poitras

Marc, Christine, Yves, Gisèle, Bertille, Ange-Marie
Just, Asellus, Eustache, José, Germaine, Eloi.

This person is related to Gisèle Bohémier seen on the image with her father Eustache and her mother Germaine. So I invited that person to view Les ancêtres de Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, one of my family trees I made public since I am not directly related to the ancestors who are in it.

Well maybe just a few like Scholastique Lauzon…

Scholastique Lauzon 

Scholastique Lauzon file

My interest about ancestors who once lived in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines comes from living in Ste-Anne-des-Plaines since March 20th, 1981.  When I moved there in 1981 I felt like a complete stranger in this little rural town which had so much history dating back to 1787.

What is stranger though is that I did not even know that Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines had ever existed in 1979 when my daughter was born. December 1979 is when I got a little interested in my daughter’s paternal and maternal ancestors. It took my brother’s visit in July 2007 to pique my curiosity about some old pictures he had brought with him…

Honoré Sauvé et Julie Leroux 

Since that day in July my curiosity has not stopped being piqued by other people’s old pictures…