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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Are you into genealogy?

If you’re not, then don’t start.

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1861 census page

This is post 935.

Little did I know, back in July 2007, when my brother brought me pictures to scan, that I would find so many lost ancestors.

Honoré Sauvé et Julie Leroux

Honoré Sauvé and Julie Leroux

Kenogenini Mentosaky was one of them.

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Kenogenini look alike with little Marie Dufault look alike on her back

Little Marie Dufault was 89 in 1861.

She was living with her husband Antoine Trudeau in Beloeil.

1861 Sault Ste Marie

Marie is the daughter of Louis Dufault and Kenogenini Mentosaky aka Marie-Louise Brunelle.

I have no picture to show you, only look alikes.

Ojibwe woman

Did I write that this was post 935?

Post 936…

I stand corrected.

Are you into blogging?

Antoine and Françoise

Brother  and sister reuniting Rose and  moi.

No pictures, just images from parish  registers  or census pages.

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1822 26 mai Onésime Cadieux zoom

I  could go on and on with  all I found about Rose and moi, but I  have invited  Rose as an editor  on my private  Ancestry  tree so she can indulge  in her own ancestors.

Next time, who also has Ojibwe  blood.

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Revisiting some ancestors…

Call it self-control if you want.

I could have posted this last Sunday with my other post.

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I am not related at all with the people on that slideshow.

Strange isn’t?

famille Hogue vers 1910

This picture was shared with me in 2009, and it started my obsession with old pictures.

I had to know who these people were, and I had to write about them on a blog.

Write I did, and practically everyone on that picture was later identified starting with the patriarch Jean-Marie Hogue…

Jean-Marie Hogue

His son Arthur Hogue…

Arthur Hogue

His second wife on the right… and his brother Napoléon Hogue on the left…

enfants Jean-Marie Hogue

His son Adonis Hogue on his mother’s lap…

Yes, he’s a boy.

Corinne, Jean-Marie’s daughter, with her two hands on her lap…

I could go on and on, and bore you to death about this extended family seen on a wedding picture taken on April 14,1909, in Malborough, Massachusetts, but I won’t.

Call it self-control if you want.

Footnote

Jean-Marie Hogue, a French-Canadian, emigrated to the U.S., and worked most of his life in a shoe factory.

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1870 census John Hogue