40 Days | Day 5 | Fort de Chartres, Prairie du Rocher, Illinois and Ste. Genevieve, Missouri

What a gorgeous and sunny day it was! So hot and humid though!

Here are some pictures that will give you an idea of the day spent in company of Liz Loveland: Continue reading

Missing Man Found After Decades: Louis Rail (abt 1798-1854)

recherche theme_1After such a busy month (ChallengeAZ 2016) and vaguely dealing with the idea of rewarding myself with well-deserved time off, I—guess what?—ended up on the Web. I then realized that the Holy Family Parish records for Cahokia, St. Clair County, Illinois were available on Family Search. For those unfamiliar with the area, Cahokia and St. Louis, Missouri almost face each other across the Mississippi River. Continue reading

#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: #32 Nancy Tourville (née Head) (~1816-1906)

If Nancy was still alive today, I would have tons of questions to ask her. There is a lot we know about her, but surprisingly, her exact identity still remains a mystery to me so far. Let’s take a look. Continue reading

#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: #22 Nina Tourville (?-1910)

My annual research trip to Salt Lake City is coming up fast and I have started preparing for it. I often get the same comment before leaving: “Again?! Aren’t you done?” No I’m not… 😉 Continue reading