Why?

Pierre Lagacé:

I will tell you why…

Originally posted on Our Ancestors:

I have been asking myself that question for a long long time.

Why am I writing so much about our ancestors, yours and mine?

Since 2009?

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Why?

Why this obsession for going back in time?

Lac du Flambeau

Why all that excitement when I found out lately that I was a proud descendant of Kinogenini, an Ojibwe woman born in Lac du Flambeau around 1750, the daughter of Mentosaky and Pemynany.

Ojibwe woman

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Kinogenini, the great-great grandmother of my great-grandfather Stanislas.

Why have you been reading this blog since I don’t know how long?

Sometimes there is no answer… unless you get all excited about what I have just read.

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Why?

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I have been looking for that house for 5 years  now.

I live 20 minutes  from Ste-Thérèse-de-Blainville, and every time  I  go to the old part of town   I  look for 55 ? Street.

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I always  thought  that the picture  was taken  from street  level looking up at a second story balcony.

I have just realised it could  not be.

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Who would  allow 9 year-old Fleurette  to hold a little girl on the ramp of a balcony  two stories  high!

Dennis Lagasse II… A Family Man Take Two

Pierre Lagacé:

Final reblog for today.
Please don’t get addicted.

Originally posted on Our Ancestors:

I have posted something similar last year when Dennis Lagasse IV sent me more than 100 family pictures to share with you.

I know I might be hard to follow sometimes, but this is not my fault if my great-great-grandfather  Stanislas Lagacé I, born in 1816, chose to name one of his sons  Stanislas II, born in 1842, my great-grandfather, who, in turn, in 1864, named one of his sons Stanislas III aka Dennis Lagasse III.

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Dennis Lagasse III and four of his five sons:
Napoleon Levi, Harvey, Victor Philip, Dennis III, Harry.
The guy in front is still unidentified

Dennis Lagasse III, who wrote also his name Stanislas Lagassey, was Bertha’s father.

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All this to say that I believe my great-grandfather Stanislas Lagacé II aka Dennis Lagasse II was a family man and that he must have loved a lot his grandchildren just like I do.

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Dennis Lagasse II…

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Dennis Lagasse II… A Family Man

Pierre Lagacé:

If you weren’t curious enough about the elusive Dennis Lagasse…

Originally posted on Our Ancestors:

I guess my great-grandfather was a family man.

Stanislas Lagacé was born on August 9, 1842, in Henryville in the province of Quebec. I knew back in 2007 that I had a great-grandfather of course like everybody else, but I knew nothing about him.

Everything I have found out about Stanislas Lagacé is because some people cared and were willing to share what little information they had about Stanislas Lagacé.

My 3rd cousin Sandy had been looking for him since 1985 when her uncle got her interested in genealogy. She always wonder who was that elusive Dennis Lagasse.

He is not elusive anymore and he’s even more famous than Emeril Lagasse, well on this blog that is…

Lionel Lagasse had these pictures of Dennis aka Stanislas who is his great-great-grandfather.

I never met Lionel in person but I know that Stanislas’ kindness runs in his veins as well as his…

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