He’s the one who is writing this blog.
Never spoke a word about his ancestors.
Just like my father.
If you’re not, then don’t start.
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 and Julie Leroux
Kenogenini Mentosaky was one of them.
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.
Marie is the daughter of Louis Dufault and Kenogenini Mentosaky aka Marie-Louise Brunelle.
I have no picture to show you, only look alikes.
Did I write that this was post 935?
I stand corrected.
Are you into blogging?
Brother and sister reuniting Rose and moi.
No pictures, just images from parish registers or census pages.
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.
Call it self-control if you want.
I could have posted this last Sunday with my other post.
I am not related at all with the people on that slideshow.
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…
His son Arthur Hogue…
His second wife on the right… and his brother Napoléon Hogue on the left…
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.
Jean-Marie Hogue, a French-Canadian, emigrated to the U.S., and worked most of his life in a shoe factory.
I’ll be turning 84 next December…
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.
These are the first two pictures I posted on this blog in September 2009. I am not the man seen here on this picture.
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 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?
Did you know I have more than 5,000 pictures on my private tree on Ancestry?
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?
He has to be crazy to look for dead people, and inventing captions…