A most welcome visit to Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines

Pierre Lagacé:

I could have waited until September 25th to reblog this, but I  felt  too nostalgic  this Friday morning.

This is my very  first post on this blog which led me to write Ripples last  time…

This is a true story. Doris had asked me in September 2009 to translate what I had written on Nos ancêtres, my original blog about genealogy which is written  in French.


Originally posted on Our Ancestors:

Post No. 1

Doris Chaumont is an amateur genealogist.

She’s the daughter of Léopold Chaumont who is the son of Rolland Chaumont, the son of Joseph Chaumont.

I had talked about Doris in an article on my blog about genealogy.

The man in the picture is Joseph Chaumont. He’s Doris’ great-grandfather. Joseph Chaumont left Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines  around 1910.

2009-09-1Joseph Chaumont Albertine Blouin et famille

Joseph Chaumont, Albertine Blouin and their children

This picture was taken in 1923 in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines. Doris’ grandfather, Rolland Chaumont, is the little boy behind Joseph.

Joseph Chaumont came here with his small family from Earlton in Ontario to pay a visit to his parents.

First I thought it was for his parents’ anniversary, but Moïse Chaumont and Marguerite Desjardins got married in 1880. I don’t see why people would celebrate their 43rd wedding anniversary…

This is the famous picture I had posted before on my blog. The picture was taken in 1923…



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Big sisters

Pierre Lagacé:

A story from down under…

Originally posted on Cryptic Garland:

Last week I was a bit out of sorts about things and I decided to wipe out a lot of my posts and start a completely new one. I won’t explain why but after a few days I decided I had taken the wrong path so I wiped out the new blog and am going to re-vamp this one. One of the things I want to do is to include a little bit of my personal history. So here goes.

I was born in 1943 and we lived in Tyabb until the end of 1948 and then we went to South Australia. Tyabb was a little country town on the Mornington Peninsular south of the city of Melbourne. We were all too young to remember much but there are some deep seated memories that have been reenforced by repeated telling. It was a small farm, with no motorised devices and hay…

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Just let’s call it a hobby… – Jeannette Ida Lamothe – Redux

I never had someone writing  me on this blog about the Lamothes.Frank Ritchie - Hector Lamothe - Levi Napoleon Lagasse - ? - ? - Ida and Odna Lagasse

They ought to because I can trace their roots for free.

Loyal readers know all about Ida Lagasse I had mistaken in 2011 for Odna Lagasse whom I had called Edna.


Not Edna, not even Odna…Ida!

Honest mistake…

Ida Lagasse married Hector Philias Lamothe who I thought had married this handsome man seen here.

wrong Hector

Honest mistake…

Ida (Aunt Ida) was there in the front row.

Wrong Hector was also seen in different old pictures as well as Aunt Ida.

montage several people

Then I had this flash!

man with car

Honest I did.

Just Let’s Pretend for a Moment…

Pierre Lagacé:

Just a hobby…

Originally posted on Our Ancestors:

You are in front of your computer and you are searching for some ancestors.

comp018Ida Laga…
Darn! How do they spell Lagacé?

Let’s say Ida Lagasse or Ida Lagasse Lamothe or Ida Lagassee Lamoth or Ida Lagassey Lamott… married to Hector Lamothe.


You probably won’t get much results on Google.

Google Ida LagasseApart from Ida – Flyer.ca or Ida at Amazon, your attention will probably get directed to my blog and start wondering what’s this blog is all about.

Having to read more than 500 posts by someone who seems a bit carried away by his ancestors and some old pictures might be a deterrent.

Unless you’re a curious person and you look at this picture.

556630_3899069589782_1630704891_nI have a theory who these people are and when that picture was taken…

Ida who?

Ida file

Now just try to Google Odna Lagasse…

You will see what I mean.

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