Are you into genealogy?

If you’re not, then don’t start.

1861 Sault Ste Marie

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.

Ojibwe woman

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

I’ll be 84…

I’ll be turning 84 next December…

2032!

Pierre 1949

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.

Paul-Émile Chaumont

two albums of Paul-Émile Chaumont

These are the first two pictures I posted on this blog in September 2009. I am not the man seen here on this picture.

Paul-Émile Chaumont

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?

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?

family tree

Did  you  know I have more than 5,000 pictures on my private tree on Ancestry?

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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?

East Bristol 1916

He has to be crazy to look for dead people, and inventing captions…