Saül Binette’s brother

Hormidas Binette was Saül’s brother.

Hormidas is the little boy on the right in this old picture my aunt Evelyne had in her plastic grocery bags back in 2007.

Five years later, while searching for more information, I found this Website that had some pictures of Hormidas.

I just typed in Binette and the floodgates opened.

We had pictures of Hormidas and a whole lot of information about him.

Hormidas survived the war and had descendants to remember him.

Saül Binette

Saül Binette is not famous.

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

This is Saül Binette again with his wife Rosa Beauparlant.

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 anymore (lost it during the parents separation). Again, thank you for sharing!

Brenda Binette

I don’t believe Brenda has a copy.

This picture, probably taken in the late 1890s, was part of a bunch of old pictures in two plastic grocery bags that my aunt Evelyne had stashed away in her closet.

I just had to share that bunch of old pictures with everyone.

Share I did since 2009. This article is No. 285!

Now, go on Google and just type Saül Binette. Of course some links are just there to get some traffic.

I don’t care much about getting traffic on my blog. I just enjoy genealogy,  writing about it and sharing what I found.



I don’t like it when bloggers just click on the Like button just to get some traffic on their blogs…

Again, thank you for sharing!

If you write a comment on this blog, I will write an article about it so everyone will be able to read it. 

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 anymore (lost it during the parents separation). Again, thank you for sharing!

Brenda Binette

If you share something, then I will share it with my readers.

You see I like to write and I like to share.

When you like to do something you don’t ask for anything in return. Just pure selfish pleasure like George Stewart told me when I visited him last September.

Who’s George? That’s a long long story.

Curious? Then click here for just a glimpse, but be sure to read the comments at the end.

So what about Saül Binette, the little boy on the left in this picture of the Binette Family?

Pure selfish pleasure.

That’s what’s this blog is all about. I like searching and I like old pictures.

I also like people. Just can’t help it…

So why should I ask for money when I have got everything I want. 

So what about little Saül on the left?

I know very little about Saül, but now I  know he was Brenda’s grandfather. I know very little about Brenda and she does not know that much about me.

Well not quite yet…

She will sure find out when I invite her to my Ancestry family tree. She just has to ask.

As George Stewart says… 


A Blog About Genealogy

I don’t have as many readers on this blog as I have on my French version.

I really don’t mind because I like to write and I like to share my passion for genealogy.

So if you feel like writing me then write a comment just like Elizabeth Ann Binette who wrote about her ancestors.

I am trying to trace my father’s family: Clarence Emile Binette, Old Town, Maine. His father, Leon Joseph Binette, 1884 Canada – 1956 Old Town, Maine. Married Claudia Bilodeau – Her parents, Augustine Bilodeau and Clothine Lapointe, this is as far as I can go with my Grandmother Claudia Bilodeau Binette. I am trying to find out her parents, grandparents, etc. If anyone has any information on Claudia and her family it would be greatly appreciated. One Leon Joseph Binette I have born 11 Feb 1884, Beauce Quebec, Quebec. Son of Francois Honore Binet and Celanire Rancourt. He married Claudia Bilodeau 11 April 1910, Fairfield, Maine. She was born in Maine and is the daughter of Augustin Bilodeau and Clothine Lapointe.

Of course it always helps when I can reach you… and share what I have found about your roots like the birth certificate of Octave Achille Léonce Binet the son of François Binet and Célanire Rancoure…

15 February 1884

A Mind-boggling Blog

I think we can safely assume that this blog is A Mind-boggling Blog without telling you everything of what people have shared with me.

Linking people with their past and with their memories using pictures I have collected since 2007.

Honoré Sauvé with his wife Julie Leroux

Looking at old pictures through new eyes…

Looking at this picture of my great-great-grandparents back in 2007 was enough to get me addicted to genealogy.

This picture of the Binette family  is enough to keep my new found 3rd cousin’s addiction going for a long long time as she tries to piece together all of her childhood memories.

Every picture tells a story, sometimes happy, and sometimes sad…

There is no need to say more.

Meet the Binettes

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A Little Virtual visit to Verner, Ontario…

I have never set foot in Verner, Ontario.

To be honest the only time I came across that name was with this obituary card back in 2008.

Mélina is my great-grandaunt. She is the sister of Léon Sauvé my great-grandfather.

Léon Sauvé

Since I was knee-deep searching for my Lagacé lineage back in 2008 I never searched for Mélina Sauvé’s descendants.

I only posted this picture on the French version of this blog to show how important it was to keep old pictures and not to throw them in the gargage.

The Binette family

 It took more than 4 years for someone to contact me and to finally figure out who were in this family picture taken around 1907.

Hilaire Binette and Mélina Sauvé were easy to identify so were the two boys, Hormisdas and Saül. Since Hormidas Binette was older I figured the boy on the left was Saül Binette.

The young women were harder. Lydia was 20 in 1907 so  figured she was in the middle of the second row.

I figured right!

She’s the grandmother of the person who contacted me last week and who sent me pictures of Lydia validating everything.

Who are the other two young women? I know they must be Aurore and Adiana (Diana). Since they were about the same age it’s hard to tell which is which.

What I do know though is that Aurore Binette married Raphaël Giroux and that Adiana Binette (Marie-Diana) married Omer Beaulieu.

I also know about two more sisters, Marie-Josephte and Rosanna.

Rosanna Binette married Joseph Legault in 1899 and Marie-Josephte Binette married Adélard St-Onge in 1903. Adélard St-Onge was a widower. He was married to Palmire Demers. Marie-Josephte Binette later remarried in 1944 with Évangéliste Dicaire.

These two sisters are not in this picture.

Who is Aurore and who is Diana?

Well I went for a little virtual trip to Verner, Ontario to find out.

I found this picture.

And I found a whole lot more, so come back next time…

Can you imagine…

Can you imagine finding a distant cousin who knows all about some of your ancestors and who writes about them in French and in English?

Well you can stop imagining.

This is no April fools’ last day.

This is a true story!

A proud descendant of Honoré Sauvé and Julie Leroux wrote a message on my Ancestry site last week.

Honoré Sauvé and his wife Julie Leroux

She is the first one to write me about my maternal great-great-grandparents and she found herself a new distant cousin… 

Hey Mom… When I grow older I will write blogs!

and a whole lot of new ancestors to go around.

Pierre Lagacé is a descendant of Honoré Sauvé who is a descendant of Pierre Sauvé and Marie-Renée Michel Michaud who are the ancestors of all the Sauvés, Sauves, Sauvies, Sovies,… in America.

Click here to visit a Website dedicated to the Sauvé lineage.

You won’t find Honoré Sauvé in history books nor Pierre Sauvé for that matter.

This is why I write a lot about my ancestors on my blog.

– Honoré my dear… You are so famous now!
– Famous? Wait till he talks about your ancestor Anne-Marie Von Seck!

I started writing about Honoré on the French version of this blog about genealogy back in 2008.

Click here if you can read French.

My aunt Evelyne had two precious plastic grocery bags full of old pictures. I scanned them all.

I scanned the pictures… Not the grocery bags…  This one was of course in the precious plastic grocery bags.

It was enough to get addicted to genealogy.

I then started writing about these pictures and I used this next photo for one of the first articles.

The Binette family from Sainte-Justine-de-Newton.

It was the only group picture in my aunt’s collection. This photo is interesting because it was the first time I had tried to identify who the people were.

I told myself back in 2008 that it might help someone down the road.

Mélina Sauvé was the easiest to identify… She was the daughter of Honoré and Julie.

Hilaire, even with his beard, was child’s play…

Their children were harder to identify though.

I had to rely on the Canadian censuses even though they are not that reliable. 

Four years later…

All this research has borne fruit.

Next time, who are the children?