Clue No.1: 1850 U.S. Census

Pierre Lagacé:

Closing the book on Françoise Trudeau…

Originally posted on Our Ancestors:

Are you ready for this?

You will have to bear with me because I am going to go step by step in all this search for Anton Cayo’s ancestors even if it takes the whole year. I will focus only on the Cayos unless someone related to Aldéi Lord’s ashtray contacts me.

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This being said let’s have a close look at clue numero uno. These Cayos are not Spaniards, nor Mexicans…

They were French-Canadians!

Clue no. 1

September 19th, 1850, Colchester, Vermont.

1850 U.S. Census Peter Kayou

There is a family on this census page.

It’s Peter Kayou’s family.

1850 Peter Kayou family

All the family members were born in Canada according to this census. Censuses are not always a reliable source, but in this case, I will use them and proceed cautiously.

The wife of Peter Kayou is Frances. She’s 45 years and thus would have been born around 1805.

1850 Frances Kayou 1805

She is probably Françoise Trudeau. I can’t think…

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http://genforum.genealogy.com/lagasse/messages/243.html

Pierre Lagacé:

The sequel to my previous reblogged post a few minutes ago…

Originally posted on Our Ancestors:

I feel like Nostradamus this morning.

An urge to write again.

This is precisely when Dennis left his message on Gen Forum

February 25, 2004 at 17:37:06

10 years ago!

Click here.

I’m the son of Lionel Lagasse and the grandson of Levi N. Lagasse and Marie Louise (Dube) Lagasse. Levi was one of twelve children born to my great-grandfather Dennis, and the Lagasse name was spelled with a “y” at the end for a time. My great-grandfather Dennis was killed in 1921 in an industrial accident while working in Bristol CT. U.S.A.

Are there any others with a great-grandfather Dennis in their family tree?

I replied on June 17, 2010 at 19:08:24…

Dennis (Stanislas) Lagasse married Harriet (Henriette) Alexandre in 1862.

They had 13 chridren (typo!).

My grandfather Léo Senior is their son. He was the last child.

He was born June 6, 1888.

I know all…

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Mary Evelyne Cayo, candy maker

Pierre Lagacé:

How looking for my ancestors got me looking, and looking, and looking…

Originally posted on Our Ancestors:

Post 657

This might be the most important post on this blog about our ancestors.

Maybe someone out there on cyberspace is looking for his or her ancestors like Dennis Lagasse was in 2011. I had seen Dennis Lagasse’s message on a genealogy forum that Dennis had left in 2008 if I don’t have these senior moments once again.

I’m the son of Lionel Lagasse and the grandson of Levi N. Lagasse and Marie Louise (Dube) Lagasse. Levi was one of twelve children born to my great-grandfather Dennis, and the Lagasse name was spelled with a “y” at the end for a time. My great-grandfather Dennis was killed in 1921 in an industrial accident while working in Bristol CT. U.S.A.
Are there any others with a great-grandfather Dennis in their family tree?

Luckily I had kept his message in my files so I can share it again with you.

This…

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To be continued…?

That’s  the problem with this blog.

I  started  it in September  2009, and it refuses to  die  like our ancestors.

Bringing  them to  life, and linking the past generations to the present generations, and the  present generations  to the future ones.

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Ancestors  just waiting  for their descendants  in front of their computers  to see how  their  ancestors  looked like…

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Émilie  Trudeau 

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Henri  Blain 

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Marie-Élise  Langlois 

The problem with this blog is that I can’t  stop searching for ancestors, and writing  about them.

Happy Father’s Day

Father’s  Day ended in 1995.

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My father  is the 13 year-old  boy  on this  picture. The little  girl next to him is Thérèse  Tremblay. She shared  this  precious  picture in 2012 if I  remember  correctly.

My father  died in 1995.

This is my father’s  grandfather  he never  knew.

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Stanislas  Lagacé  aka Dennis  Lagasse died in 1927 a few months  before  my father  was  born.

My father  never  talked  that  much  about  his ancestors  nor did his father  Léo  Lagacé  Senior. So I guess I  have to blame  them for my addiction…

Speaking  of addiction, I  am addicted  to my four  grandchildren.

Who is Dreamcatcher?

Pierre Lagacé:

To set the table…

Originally posted on Our Ancestors:

Catch Dreamcatcher here.

This is what she wrote on her blog if it ever disappears.

Wading Into the Gene Pool

My father was an immigrant from Denmark. My mother’s ancestry is French-Canadian and Anishinaabe (aka Ojibwe or Chippewa). While I was growing up, both of them often talked about their childhood and their families. I was their only child; I soaked it all up like a sponge.

Well, I grew up. I went to college and then on to graduate school at Berkeley in the rebellious sixties. I met a guy, we fell in love, then we rebelled against the rebellion by getting married. We had kids; eventually we became grandparents. That was when I realized that someday, my grandchildren would want to know about their family history. I also realized that I was the only one around with enough information to get started, with training in general research techniques…

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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.

Dreamcatcher

Why?

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