Incurable

Genealogy begins as an interest
becomes a hobby
continues as a vocation
takes over as an obsession
and in its last stages
is an incurable disease.

Someone once wrote that.

So true.

How would someone be writing a blog about dead people since 2009?

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Two blogs in fact, one in French which started in January 2008, and this one in English you are now reading.

I am getting closer to a thousand posts on this blog. This is not by all means a goal I am setting for moi

Yesterday, I received a notification from WordPress…

A 1000 likes on Souvenirs de guerre.

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Sailors going home

Being curious led me to find my ancestors and their descendants whenever possible. Some missions were impossible, others I believe were impossible.

These two pictures come from Michael who was searching for his birthmother in 2010.

wpid-img_1569-22.jpg.jpeg IMG_1566~3Michael had few clues, but I decided to have a look. Little by little I would give him updates on my search, and feed him some information on where to look or who he might contact.

And contact he did… finding his birthmother’s relatives who shared all these old pictures…

Writing blogs begins as an interest
becomes a hobby
continues as a vocation
takes over as an obsession
and in its last stages
is an incurable disease.

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Dennis Lagasse… Who do you think you are?

Pierre Lagacé:

Almost four years ago…this is how I first met Dennis Lagasse IV, before he found all about his French-Canadian roots, and shared more than 100 pictures from his father’s collection of old pictures.

Let’s just say it made my day.

Originally posted on Our Ancestors:

Sometimes I think I scare people away with my passion for genealogy.

I hope I won’t scare Dennis away. If you pass the test and you are not afraid, then you are in for a big surprise…

I am a very serious person and I am very respectful of others. Joe and Sandy know that because they met me in person last month.

And they were not scared a wee bit…

So… 

Dennis Lagasse…Who do you think you are?

Dennis is a direct descendant of Dennis 1816, Dennis 1842 and Dennis 1864… He lives in Connecticut where these Dennises are buried.

Dennis put a comment on my blog about genealogy this week… I don’t think I scared him away because he sent me this e-mail… when I first replied to his comment.

Hello Pierre,

I just talked to my dad… and he’s sending me a copy of the pictures he…

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My first cousin twice removed – Redux

This is another one of my numerous first cousins I found in the Land of Forgotten in 2010.

She is Myra Alexandre, Phoebe’s sister.

young Myra Alexandre daughter of Philomene Lagasse and Jean-Baptiste Alexandre

Beautiful isn’t she?

Myra entered the Land of the Remembered when Carl, one of her descendants, found my blog and told his brother Frank.

I wrote about Frank Archambault on this blog. Frank shared lots of old pictures…

Just use the search button. That’s how I get people hooked on this blog.

Frank is a swell guy.

Myra Alexandre and William Archambeault

William  Archambault and Myra Alexandre  

1902

I hope you’re reading this Frank.

Third cousin Pierre

As time goes by – Every bit of information becomes precious

As time goes by – Every  bit  of  information becomes precious.

So do pictures…

Remember what you once sent me Fran…?

Wow!!!!  Robin has a treasure trove of photos. I agree that it has to be Amelia, b. 1894 and not Mary Alexandre, b. 1881. Aunt Amelia and Uncle Ernest were married in New Britain, CT and were living there when I knew them.  JB I’s older daughters and JB II’s daughters of his first marriage were friendly. My grandmother Alice Alexandre Choiniere was friend of her Aunt Myra Alexandre Archambeault.

Please thank Robin for the photos. I will have to ask Amelia’s and Alice’ older sister Evelyn’s family for photos of Evelyn and Napoleon Gingras. Their brother Emile died from the Spanish flu in 1918. Their elder sister Angelina (Angie), m. Alfred Girard, died in 1922. I think they also lived in New Britain as did Evelyn and her family. My grandmother lived in Bristol.

Emile  Alexander, born January 10, 1890 in Notre Dame, Stanbridge Station,  Missisquoi County, Quebec, Canada; died November 01, 1918 in Bristol, CT;  married Eva Lapierre November 11, 1913 in Bristol, Connecticut; born Abt.  1888 in St. Helen de Bagot, Quebec, Canada.

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Emile Alexander and Eva  LaPierre: Marriage: November 11, 1913, Bristol, Connecticut

Children of Jean-Baptiste ALEXANDRE

Jean-Baptiste ALEXANDRE 1862 – 1936 + Caroline Philomena MENARD    1863 – 1895

Angeline Marie Alexandre  1882 – 1922

Evelyne Caroline ALEXANDRE  1884 – 1965  Mrs. Napoleon Gingras

JB Hormisdas ALEXANDRE 1885 – 1896

Joseph Arthur Alexandre    1888 – 1888

Emile ALEXANDRE          1890 – 1918

Alice Louise ALEXANDRE 1892 – 1956 Mrs. Albert Choiniere

Amelia ALEXANDRE        1894 – 1950 Mrs. Ernest Sorel

baby ALEXANDRE            1895 – 1895

  *2nd Wife of Jean-Baptiste ALEXANDRE:

+Odila COURCHAINE    1873 – 1959    Obit has her name as “Adile”

Lionel J. ALEXANDRE      1900 –

Beatrice A. ALEXANDRE  1903 – 1991

Joseph H. ALEXANDRE    1904 –

David Joseph ALEXANDER 1907 – 1975

Annette ALEXANDRE        1910 –

Blanche ALEXANDRE      1910 – 1917

Antony A. ALEXANDRE  1911 – 1930

Henry R. ALEXANDER      1913 – 1988

Irene Margaret ALEXANDER 1915 – 1964

George Roland ALEXANDER  1917 – 1998

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Now if I add some pictures people have shared to all this…

Wow!!!!  Robin has a treasure trove of photos. I agree that it has to be Amelia, b. 1894

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Amelia

and not Mary Alexandre, b. 1881.

Mary  Alexandre

Mary Alexandre

Aunt Amelia and Uncle Ernest were married in New Britain, CT and were living there when I knew them.

Amelia and her husband Ernest Sorell

JB I’s older daughters and JB II’s daughters of his first marriage were friendly. My grandmother Alice Alexandre Choiniere

Alice Louise Alexandre

Alice

was friend of her Aunt Myra Alexandre Archambeault.

wedding Myra Alexandre

Please thank Robin for the photos. I will have to ask Amelia’s and Alice’ older sister Evelyn’s family for photos of Evelyn and Napoleon Gingras. Their brother Emile died from the Spanish flu in 1918. Their elder sister Angelina (Angie), m. Alfred Girard, died in 1922. I think they also lived in New Britain as did Evelyn and her family. My grandmother lived in Bristol.

Emile  Alexander, born January 10, 1890 in Notre Dame, Stanbridge Station,  Missisquoi County, Quebec, Canada; died November 01, 1918 in Bristol, CT;  married Eva Lapierre November 11, 1913 in Bristol, Connecticut; born Abt.  1888 in St. Helen de Bagot, Quebec, Canada.

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Emile Alexander and Eva  LaPierre: Marriage: November 11, 1913, Bristol, Connecticut

Children of Jean-Baptiste ALEXANDRE

Jean-Baptiste Alexandre I family

Jean-Baptiste  Alexandre I with his wife  Philomene  Lagasse. They are  with three of their daughters, Myra, Agnes, and Helen with her two sons.

Jean-Baptiste ALEXANDRE   1862 – 1936

Jean-Baptiste Alexandre Junior, son of Philomene Lagasse

Jean-Baptiste ALEXANDRE II

+ Caroline Philomena MENARD    1863 – 1895

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Angeline Marie Alexandre  1882 – 1922

Evelyne Caroline ALEXANDRE  1884 – 1965  Mrs. Napoleon Gingras

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Evelyne Caroline ALEXANDRE

wpid-img_1489.jpgNapoleon Gingras

JB Hormisdas ALEXANDRE 1885 – 1896

Joseph Arthur Alexandre    1888 – 1888

Emile ALEXANDRE          1890 – 1918

Alice Louise ALEXANDRE 1892 – 1956 Mrs. Albert Choiniere

AliceAlexandre-AlbertChoinierephoto2Albert Choiniere and Alice Louise Alexandre

Amelia ALEXANDRE        1894 – 1950 Mrs. Ernest Sorel

Amilia Alexandre with her husband Ernest SorelErnest Sorel and Amelia Alexandre

baby ALEXANDRE            1895 – 1895

  *2nd Wife of Jean-Baptiste ALEXANDRE:

+Odila COURCHAINE    1873 – 1959    Obit has her name as “Adile”

Lionel J. ALEXANDRE      1900 –

Beatrice A. ALEXANDRE  1903 – 1991

Joseph H. ALEXANDRE    1904 –

David Joseph ALEXANDER 1907 – 1975

Annette ALEXANDRE        1910 –

Blanche ALEXANDRE      1910 – 1917

Antony A. ALEXANDRE  1911 – 1930

Henry R. ALEXANDER      1913 – 1988

Henry AlexanderHenry R. Alexander

Irene Margaret ALEXANDER 1915 – 1964

Irene AlexanderIrene Margaret Alexander

George Roland ALEXANDER  1917 – 1998

George AlexanderGeorge Roland Alexander

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Anyone scratching his head?