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?


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.


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…


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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My first cousin twice removed – Redux

This is another one of my numerous first cousins I found in the Land of Forgotten in 2010.

She is Myra Alexandre, Phoebe’s sister.

young Myra Alexandre daughter of Philomene Lagasse and Jean-Baptiste Alexandre

Beautiful isn’t she?

Myra entered the Land of the Remembered when Carl, one of her descendants, found my blog and told his brother Frank.

I wrote about Frank Archambault on this blog. Frank shared lots of old pictures…

Just use the search button. That’s how I get people hooked on this blog.

Frank is a swell guy.

Myra Alexandre and William Archambeault

William  Archambault and Myra Alexandre  


I hope you’re reading this Frank.

Third cousin Pierre