Seven years ago…

After Suzan’s urge of touching up old photos yesterday, I went back and took a look at how I got those tintype photos.

This tintype picture was sent by Robin on the West Coast in November 2011. Her husband is a descendant of Agnes Alexandre seen behind her sister Helene holding up her baby boy.


Robin is part of the A-Team as well as Sandy, Joe, Dennis IV, Susan, Ed, Fran, Suzan, Susan…, and lately Luanne.

The family photo was part of this collection which belonged to Sylvia Bleau Combe the daughter of Agnes Alexandre.

I had to look up for the date I posted them on this blog because I have posted many old pictures on this blog to get people’s attention.

What about this picture?


Who’s the woman holding up a baby? I always thought it was Helene Alexandre (Nellie Alexander) with her two sons Joseph Bleau (1891) and David (1893). But now I am not sure anymore. It made sense in 2011. Myra Alexandre was there, so was Agnes. The “old” man had to be Jean-Baptiste Alexandre and the old lady Philomene Lagacé.

Could it be that Philomene Alexandre is there with her two sons Thomas James Malloy (1887) and John Malloy (1890)? Could be… but I doubt it.

When to stop searching for your ancestors even if they are not mine per se, but an extended family? If you are still reading my blog you have the answer.

Footnote to this post…

A few years ago I had this note about Helene on my Ancestry family tree.


Enjoying all your entries to your blog. I may have info on Philomene Lagasse and JB Alexandre’s daughter, Helene. For some reason, which I can not explain, I had her down as Abeline (baptized on 24 June 1867, Notre-Dame-de Stanbridge. Today I received an invitation to a birthday party for one of my Mother’s Bleau cousin, who is the granddaughter of Joseph Henry Bleau and Helen Alexander. Her brother had told me ages ago that their uncle had married an Alexander. I did their line back around 2001 so I never made a connection until today when I checked my Family Tree and saw the names of their grandparents. He never gave me any other info on the Bleau line as he knew I was doing my maternal grandparents’ lines. I will be seeing them August 4 and will discover if I am right. Remember the photo of JB Alexandre and Philomene Lagasse with two daughters and two children? If I am right, one of the children is their Dad, born 1891 in North Adams, MA. If so, we are related through my maternal grandfather and through my maternal grandmother’s side. I am hoping they might have some photos of the Bleau line. They have two great albums of their Mother’s family. I will get back to you when I get direct info from the Bristol Bleaus.


PS Have you a definite identity of the young ladies in the great photo of Philomene in the center and her daughters around her?

Philomene Lagasse and her daughters

Final answer?

Libbie's daughters

Could this be Philomene Alexandre with her sister Myra?Picture 085

4 thoughts on “Seven years ago…

  1. This is Robin, Still reading and enjoying every post. Not too much time to research anymore. Husband has Parkinson’s now. I’m retiring from school district and we are moving out of CA. Just wanted you to know keep it up even though we often remain silent. So happy to know so many have benefited from the photos we were able to share.

    • Your comment means so much Robin. You gave so much of your time and effort to preserve the past. Each photo you sent is precious, and each time someone finds the blog I always give due credit to the A-Team.

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