Excited?

Old pictures have always fascinated me… I am just waiting  for  permission  to post  one.

Our Ancestors

Who’s excited?

Cynthia was not the only one who was excited.

Robin was also excited…

I am anxious too for her, its been awhile since the Bleau family has been searched by someone, great job Pierre for keeping this blog going, we all appreciate all your hard work.

Hard work?

This is fun…

Going back in times is what I like the most and finding links between people and me. Bringing our ancestors to life again and interact with them with pictures if we can find them.

Someone else wrote me a message, this time on Ancestry. She is a descendant of Scholastique Lauzon and Maxime Neveu seen here in a family picture.

Family  of Joseph Girard and Léocadie NeveuThe message says a lot about excitement…

Hello Pierre, my name is [ ], Scholastique Lauzon Neveau is great great grandmother. Her husband Maxime, their son Leander, his son Roy, [], my mother and I are asking…

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Saül Binette

Written four years ago on June 6, 2012.

A comment just made…

Hello, I am Claudia and Leon Binette’s granddaughter. I am Beatrice Binette Anspaugh’s daughter. My name is Susanne Anspaugh McHale. My sister is Claudia anspaugh. We live in Bellevue, KY.

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Saül Binette is not famous.

http://images.ourontario.ca/WestNipissing/2320749/data?n=3

He is just a father with his little daughter Cécile and his wife Rosa Beauparlant.

http://images.ourontario.ca/WestNipissing/2316200/image/972771?n=1

This is Saül Binette again with his wife Rosa Beauparlant.

http://images.ourontario.ca/WestNipissing/2320449/data?n=2

Here Saül is seen with his brother Hormisdas. Hormisdas is on the right in the first row.

That’s what I like about Saül. I like to talk about ordinary people on this blog.

Some people search for ancestors who are famous. They go on the Internet and type their names.

I don’t.

I mostly work with old pictures like this one…

The man is Honoré Sauvé with his wife Julie Leroux. They are my maternal great-great-grandparents.

Not famous people. They are also Saül Binette’s grandparents and now newly found Brenda’s great-great-grandparents.

Thank you for sharing! I’m a granddaughter of Saül Binette and I was wondering about my family since I don’t have access to the family book…

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André Mignier dit La gâchette…?

Are you sure?

Soldier of the Régiment Carignan-Salières Illustrator Francis Back

Was André Mignier’s nickname really La gâchette?

Gilles Tremblay who has done extensive research thinks otherwise.

Pierre-André faisait donc partie de la « compagnie de Alexandre(Isaac)  Berthier,  Sieur de Bellechasse et de Villemur qui avait été détaché à bord du Brezé du régiment de Laillié »[59],  André comme tous les soldats Français portait un surnom, donné généralement par un des officiers de la compagnie, qui correspondait soit à un trait de caractère, une caractéristique physique, une manie, un défaut ou une qualité etc. qui caractérisait un soldat par rapport aux autres.  Pierre-André semble être connu sous deux surnoms.  Du côté de sa descendance américaine  on lui attribue le surnom de La Gâchette[60] (trigger).  Cependant, rien ne permet de croire qu’il portait ce surnom.  Du côté canadien, Pierre-André portait le surnom de l’agacé.  Était-ce parce que tout le monde s’amusait à l’embêter ou est-ce qu’il se sentait embêter par tout le monde?  Ceci restera certainement un secret.  Or, ce surnom se retrouve sur une des cartes de Gédéon de Catalogne de 1709, qui montre la concession de la Rivière-Ouelle.

I had read his essay on André Mignier but never noticed that part until a distant cousin pointed out this week…

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