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…

6 thoughts on “Famous people on Our Ancestors

  1. I’m so happy you are still in control! Enjoy keeping up with your blog and reading about my extended family. Yes, every photo is precious. Thank you.

  2. Thank you so much, Pierre, for spending the time to include my Pépère Bourelle! And I greatly appreciate the history re Thomas J Malloy, my maternal grandfather! It has given me a great launch to pursue his origins in Ireland. Looks like you have spent endless hours in your pursuit of your lineage and have managed to help so many others along the way. I am deeply appreciative of your dedication, my new found cousin. May God bless you and yours abundantly.

    • I know searching is fun and exciting… I have been there also and found the wrong ancestors. I have never regretted it because sometimes it will help someone down the line… I truly enjoy this time travel with you. I had done such research on the Malloy (Molloy) I feel I am like an adopted son. I have no Irish blood, but my wife has… one of her ancestors was Tec Cornelius Aubrenan who is considered the first Irishman coming to the New World!

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