Watch the blog Katie!

That what I told Katie the last time I wrote her.

Then complete silence.

Another reader who I had scared away with my obsessive writing?

I know most readers don’t have time to read comments, but this one is too good to be true not to share with you this early morning.

I’m very glad that I found you on Ancestry and on this wonderful blog!

My husband’s family trees named him as Frank – or since they knew he emigrated from Quebec, they assumed his full name had been François. Searching on either Frank Lupien or François Lupien with the approximate birthdate and known residence gave lousy results for most non-Census records. So that line stopped completely at that point.

Like others, I easily found “Frank” and the four children who survived past early childhood (including my husband’s great grandfather) in the same household in Bristol in the 1900 Census.

When I looked at the actual record image, I noticed that he and his wife Josephine had only been married for 8 years while the children ranged in age from 11-17, and that her listing said that 0 children had been born to her – so it was clear that the four children must have been born to “Frank” in a previous marriage. But there is no 1890 Census and none of the children from 1900 were old enough to have been alive in 1880, so I had to get very creative with my search parameters. Eventually I found Elmire (Brault) Lupien’s death record and that’s when things started to fall into place – every record I found seemed to add more evidence that the person called Frank Lupien in my husband’s family tree was actually Fanie Lupien.

This is the joy of genealogy; to find clues like this and make connections between them. All it takes is one “epiphany” to solve the puzzle!

Next time…

Placenta praevia

 

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If you ever find the names of your ancestors on my blog, please contact me because I probably have so much to share.

It’s always free.

David Robb Gilchrist and Charlotte Maria Campbell’s son

This is where I am right now on Our Ancestors.

Alexander James Bryson Gilchrist was born on the 13th of November 1933.

Alexander James Bryson Gilchrist married Sheila Doreen Lightfoot. They had a daughter born in 1961 in Hennepin, Minnesota. I don’t have much more information except that Alexander James Bryson Gilchrist died on August 26, 1996 in Minnesota.

Should you be related to these people please use this contact form. I have so much history to share with you.

Don’t get me wrong – I’m not a ghost…

I have never met one.

The only time I was confronted was when my mother died.

I did not see her but my brother-in-law did the night she died. He did not make this story up, that I am sure of…

I have been writing this blog since 2009. I have written more than 1000 posts.

Tony told me I was a prolific writer. I write to share what I have found about ancestors no longer with us like my great-grandfather Stanislas.

Dennis Lagasse II

I would have like to tell you more about Adolphe Pierre and Elphège Lagacé, but I think I scared away their descendants.

Adolphe Pierre Lagassé

Adolphe Pierre Lagacé

Valéry Forand Blanche and Frobe

Frobe Lagasse and Elphège Lagacé?

Frobe Lagasse's family

Blanche Lagasse, Frobe Lagasse, Laurent, and Joseph Norman Lagasse,
and Valéda Forand

Elphege Lagasse

Elphège Lagacé

Well c’est la vie!

Elphege Lagasse

A photocopy shared in 2010…

Elphege Lagasse

Elphège Lagassé

A picture shared in 2012…

Valéry Forand Blanche and Frobe

August 2016…

My updated file on Elphège after a descendant wrote me.

Elphege Lagasse

I believe Elphège is on that picture.

Valéry Forand Blanche and Frobe

More to come?

See you in September…

I wonder where all this will lead us to…?

Hercule Poirot

Je me demande bien où tout ceci va nous mener…?

You tell me because I haven’t the faintest clue…

The old woman in black with the glasses?

Valéry Forand Blanche and Frobe

The woman in black next to Valeda Forand behind the two little boys?

Valéry Forand Blanche and Frobe

Not the two little boys because I have talked about them on this blog as well as their father Frobe Lagasse on the extreme right in the first rwo.

Valéry Forand Blanche and Frobe

Everything is on the blog.

file Frobe Lagasse

The man in the second row on the right behind the woman with a white blouse?

Valéry Forand Blanche and Frobe

I thought you’d never asked!

Elphege Lagasse

Elphege Lagasse

Who’s Who?

Who’s who on this picture?

Valéry Forand Blanche and Frobe

You have to start with this one.

Blanche and Edward

Edward Robitaille, his mother Blanche Lagasse,
his maternal grandmother Valeda Forand,

and his great-grandmother Philomène Lussier

Hercule Poirot

I wonder where all this will lead us to…?

Let’s roll!

That’s the problem…

Getting all excited with a picture of someone you knew all about but had no one else to share all this excitement with.

Valéry Forand Blanche and Frobe

Let’s roll!

Now if I can only calm down just a little until next week…

Hercule Poirot

It will be difficile you know…