I’ll be 84…

I’ll be turning 84 next December…

2032!

Pierre 1949

Little old moi in 1949

 

2032, that’s still a long way to go before  I  can get my hand on an old picture of Henriette Alexandre, my great-grandmother.

Call it an obsession  if you  want.

I have been  blessed  so far by distant  relatives who have been sharing  their  precious  old pictures with me, and allowed  me to share  them with you since 2009.

Paul-Émile Chaumont

two albums of Paul-Émile Chaumont

These are the first two pictures I posted on this blog in September 2009. I am not the man seen here on this picture.

Paul-Émile Chaumont

How I met Paul-Émile Chaumont is how I came to meet all those who have been sharing their pictures and their stories with me since then.

Call it obsession is you want…

Did you know?

Did  you  know I have more than 34,000 individual  files on my private  Ancestry  tree I started back in 2009 after migrating my Gedcom from My Heritage to Ancestry?

family tree

Did  you  know I have more than 5,000 pictures on my private tree on Ancestry?

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Did  you  know I have written more than 900 posts  on this blog, and even more on its French version Nos ancêtres?

Did  you  know I have more than one blog?

Did  you  know I always  reply  to requests people send me?

Did  you  know no money  is involved in all of this? No DNA testing also.

Did  you  know I am still waiting  for David  Victor  Lagasse’s  old pictures he promised he would send last month? Or is it two months ago?

Did  you  know how  patient  I can be?

Did  you  know this  was  one of the  first  pictures I posted on this blog, and the person who sent it never wrote back never giving an explanation?

East Bristol 1916

He has to be crazy to look for dead people, and inventing captions…

Thank you so much Michael

You  are  now  our new A-Team member.

The A-Team

Thanks  to  you,  people  looking  for their  roots will  owe  you  a lot.

The mysterious Dennis Lagasse

Pierre Lagacé:

Something I wrote in August 2009…about a mysterious old man.

Originally posted on Our Ancestors:

The Dennis Lagasse saga is still going on… with Sandy’s help.

Sandy had been searching for her roots since 1985.

Genealogy can become quite obsessive you know.

I have been at it only since 2007 and I hardly can control myself.

I was also searching for this Dennis Lagasse when I stumbled on that name in the 1900 U.S. Census.


Dennis was living in Bristol, Connecticut, with Harriet Lagasse and their sons Adlore and Leo. Dennis’ real given name was Stanislas. He had married Henriette Alexandre in 1862 in Notre-Dame-de-Stanbridge.

Everything made sense.

Even Eugène Dubé and his wife Lily Lagacé (Stanislas’ daughter) were neighbors.

I have never met my great-grandfather of course, but I wish I did.

Dennis probably died in 1929 before the Great Depression.

Sandy is working very very hard to help me find when he died…

She has been looking into the Bristol directories. She has…

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