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.

Whatever…

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?

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Now just try to Google Odna Lagasse…

You will see what I mean.

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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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Dennis Lagasse… Who do you think you are?

Pierre Lagacé:

Almost four years ago…this is how I first met Dennis Lagasse IV, before he found all about his French-Canadian roots, and shared more than 100 pictures from his father’s collection of old pictures.

Let’s just say it made my day.

Originally posted on Our Ancestors:

Sometimes I think I scare people away with my passion for genealogy.

I hope I won’t scare Dennis away. If you pass the test and you are not afraid, then you are in for a big surprise…

I am a very serious person and I am very respectful of others. Joe and Sandy know that because they met me in person last month.

And they were not scared a wee bit…

So… 

Dennis Lagasse…Who do you think you are?

Dennis is a direct descendant of Dennis 1816, Dennis 1842 and Dennis 1864… He lives in Connecticut where these Dennises are buried.

Dennis put a comment on my blog about genealogy this week… I don’t think I scared him away because he sent me this e-mail… when I first replied to his comment.

Hello Pierre,

I just talked to my dad… and he’s sending me a copy of the pictures he…

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