How I met Bernadette on Family Search?

I had little to go on, but I guess I was lucky.

I am trying to find out about my father’s  family. He is ***. He was born and grew up in and around Boston Massachusetts. His mother we do not know anything about. Their is a Bernadette Moreau.

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Then the floodgates opened wide with Bernadette’s twin sisters and her mother’s name!

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See you tomorrow…

See you  tomorrow…

This  is  how this search began last night when I left this final reply to someone who had sent me this private message using this post

I am trying to find out about my father’s  family. He is ***. He was born and grew up in and around Boston Massachusetts. His mother we do not know anything about. There is a Bernadette Moreau. She married a man called Phillip Moreau in we think France. Some of the people in your blogs look a lot like I do and my father. There are no pictures or info. Do you have the last names in your family tree that I have posted above? Sure do appreciate any help you can give. I would like to let my two sons have something of both sides of the family. Let me know if you do or don’t. Enjoyed your blog a lot! Thank you so much.

Who was I kidding?

I thought I had gotten over my addiction for people’s ancestors.

But I got curious and started looking for Bernadette Moreau on Family Search.

The more I looked, the more I found out about Bernadette and her ancestors.

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To be continued?

How it all started…

About whose headstone it was…

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Our Ancestors

This is the picture that is hanging on the wall of my office.

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Édouard Métayer

It is the picture of Édouard Métayer. He was a fireman and made captain in 1911.

Édouard is the father of my paternal grandmother Juliette Métayer.

Édouard died on April 2, 1928, on the eve of his 34th anniversary as a Montreal fireman.

The only memory I had as a child was a framed picture of this fireman in an old apartment on Mentana Street in Montreal back in the 1950s.

My grandparents were living there. My grandsparents were poor and I knew little about them. My grandmother Juliette had told me that her father, Édouard Métayer, had died when he tried to stop the horses while responding to a fire alarm. The horses were scared by a train that was coming.

Édouard died a month later.

That is all I knew. At that time…

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Memories of My Mother.

Memories of John’s mother

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I don’t think I have as many memories as I could have had of my mother. Not when I was growing up. Not as many as my sisters, maybe. We lived on a farm and I spent most of my life outside playing or fighting with my brother. We had a treehouse and it was all enclosed with old hessian bags and we could sit up there for hours and take shots with the .22 at crows or make little roads in the sand up on the hill for our toy cars. My baby brother came later. If I wasn’t with my brother I was out with my father on a tractor or in the sheep yards. I didn’t spend a lot of time inside. My mother did. But there are some things I remember and as I got older there were some more.
Before we moved to the bush…

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More Memories of Mother

John’s mother

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Someone asked for photos so I immediately messaged my younger brother in Northern  Queensland to ask him if he could send a couple. He just as immediately unlocked the 753 safety deposit boxes of family memorabilia and sent me nine. “Is that enough?” he asked. Of course it was enough! I had only asked for two so I suppose I’d better post them all. A city girl who went bush and a bushie who came back to the city. Click one one and then click the arrow to see all at full size.

Notice she was always smiling!

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Bottom of the first

Written in 2010

Our Ancestors

A day in a life…

The wedding of Samuel Lagasse and Marie-Anne Lepage

Claudette, Sam’s little girl, sent me this on Tuesday.

If you don’t know who Claudette is…

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There is someone else who is playing ball with us…

Claudette’s nephew.

He sent me this picture and a whole lot more.


Stephen and I are fourth cousins. He lives in Texas.

He identified all the people on the photo except the woman on the right.

I knew who she was…

Marie Michaud.

Claudette had this picture of Marie Michaud and her two sons Albert and Roger.

Double play…

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