I’m Back Baby, I’m Back!

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Celebrating the discovery of documents on John Bangle at the Montréal’s Archives. Million thanks to my friend Marie-France for her precious help! What a great day!

You may have noticed that I have been rather quiet lately. Some people inquired about me and my health and I was very touched by all your messages. Continue reading

40 Days | Day 7 | Goodbye, St. Louis and Hello, Springfield!

IMG_6019 2I could tell you that Day 6 was a leisurely one with visits to the Gateway Arch, the Old Courthouse and the Old Cathedral but a genealogist can’t stay away too long from a repository. So after all that walking, in the afternoon, I went to the St. Louis County Public Library where there is an entire floor dedicated to genealogy with enthusiastic and helpful staff. I was working on people living in Cahokia, Illinois and Ste. Genevieve, Missouri (what a coincidence!). Liz Loveland, who was there as well, made quite a fabulous find herself. Continue reading

40 Days | Day 3 | St. Louis, Missouri

IMG_5619Before stopping by its Research Center, I thought of going to the Missouri History Museum but at the last minute, I sat on the fence as I was a bit tired. Then I got a tweet from Liz Loveland and off I went to pick her up at her hotel for a quick visit to the museum. If you haven’t seen it and plan to come to St. Louis, keep that one on your list. Two majors reasons: it is free and it has plenty of exhibits for every taste—Route 66, The Little Black Dress (mourning dress for us genealogy and history buffs) and the 1904 World Fair. Continue reading