Famous people on Our Ancestors

There are thousands of famous people on Our Ancestors.

This is the latest one. His name is Royal Bourelle a steam roller operator. Royal Bourelle is famous because, like all the famous people on Our Ancestors, he worked hard all his life and left many descendants some of which will eventually stumble upon Our Ancestors.

This obituary tells all we need to know about him.

Most of his descendants don’t have the faintess idea who Royal Bourelle was. This is why I am writing about him with Luanne’s permission. Luanne is my new found third cousin once removed. She sent me Royal Bourelle’s obituary. Luanne is the one who commented on her grandmother Agnes Molloy who I first thought was Bertha Molloy.

Honest mistake…

It’s easy to get confused when you work on your great-grandfather’s siblings like I did with Joseph Miller Lagasse’s descendants.

Joseph was Philomène Lagasse’s brother. Philomène was Luanne’s great-great-grandmother which makes us third cousins once removed. Philomène is seen here in the centre with her six daughters.

One is Luanne’s great-grandmother.

I think she is at 2 o’clock. In fact I pretty sure.

I have been looking for all of my great-grandfather’s siblings’ descendants because I know how exciting it is to see old photographs of our ancestors. If you don’t know how I am related to Robin who had shared so many old photographs with me, you should use the search button at the bottom and type her name.

The search feature is a great tool to find lost ancestors. Another tool is the comment section you can use to contact me. This is how Luanne found a third cousin who knows so much about her ancestors it’s well…


Addicted to genealogy since 2007, and blogging about it since 2009 in English*, I am still in perfect control of my obsession with your ancestors when I feel someone is interested.

I don’t monetise my blog. I could, but money is the root of all evil. Instead I have found something more precious…

Pépère Bourelle’s photo.

* I also have a French version…

Confused? You should not be anymore

This is what I wrote in 2017. I had these pictures since 2011 when Robin shared them. You all know how Robin and I are not related don’t you? I wonder if Robin is still following Our Ancestors.

Read the original post, then the comment I just got from Luanne.


You ought to be. I am also confused when I read back some of what I wrote on Our Ancestors.

I had a comment about Mary Malloy this week. I said I would check it out. Finally it wasn’t the same Mary Malloy…

Thanks for checking it out. I suppose it must not be the same Mary. Maybe all Malloys just look alike.

Mary married Enrico Abraham Turconi.

Who’s Mary. It’s her on this old picture.

Mary Malloy

At first this picture had only some handwriting on it. I compared it to someone’s handwriting and found who she really was.


I am sure Mary Molloy married Enrico Abraham Turconi and had these children:

Albert Turconi 1907–
Mary Turconi 1907–
Agnes Turconi 1908–
Viola Turconi 1911–2013

If you ever stumble on my blog and get confused, just drop me a line to clear up any confusion about who were your ancestors.


Not sure if photo is Mary Malloy, my great aunt, but photo of Agnes Malloy (First Communion) is definitely my maternal grandmother.