Any match on Gedmatch?

If you are on Gedmatch, you can now drop me a line…

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Breaking News – 23andMe

Breaking News 23andMe

5.57%!

This is the biggest match yet…
5.57% of shared DNA…
No fake news!

This new 2nd cousin is probably related to my aunt Fleurette who shared so much with me.

Fleurette 1956

Merci Alyce.
Aly1

The Hogues of La Salle, Manitoba

Fascinating blog about genealogy

As Canadian as can be

October 9th marks my first year “blogiversary”. It’s been an exciting year of research, writing and “meeting” new relatives. Today’s post is about my paternal grandparents, Joseph Thomas Hogue and Marie Emma Girardin.

Thomas had been born on the 26th of February in 1879 in St. Charles, Manitoba. (Coincidentally, 26th of February is also my birthday!) His family moved to La Salle to farm around 1893. Emma was born on the 23rd of June, 1878 in Worcester, Massachusetts.  (I’ll be telling her story later.)  Her family moved to La Salle in 1895.

The 1901 Census of Canada for La Salle shows the Hogues and the Girardins next to each other.

1901; Census Place: Macdonald, Selkirk, Manitoba. Page 9, Family No: 77 Hogue, Family No: 76 Girardin 1901; Census Place: Macdonald, Selkirk, Manitoba. Page 9, Family No: 77 Hogue, Family No: 76 Girardin

Thomas and Emma were married on the 6th of April in 1907. In 1908 Thomas was appointed as a provincial constable for…

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