I brought back a few nuggets from my Illinois and Missouri trip last fall and here is one of them.
Overwhelmed, that’s the word. Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying this negatively. Bien au contraire! I guess this is St. Louis’ way to make me feel as welcome as I always dreamed I would be. Continue reading
After 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
First day on the road today on my Vermont Research Trip!
As it was supposed to rain in the afternoon, my sister and I rushed to the South Hero Cemetery to take pictures of the headstones I didn’t have time to photograph during my last visit. They can be found on Find-A-Grave but I like to have my own pictures, especially when that place is not that far from home. Continue reading
I indeed have kind of mixed relationships with Find-A-Grave: I especially love it when it provides us with exclusive information; but it can sometimes lead to frustrations over lack of accuracy when it comes to dates or when photos are so small one cannot decipher the headstones’ inscriptions. Continue reading
While doing my fan chart a couple of years ago I was in for a surprise. I found out that my 4G grandfather Étienne Content’s wife went by the name of… Josephte Hubou-Tourville! Another one! Continue reading
When I look at the public member trees on Ancestry with regard to Véronique Caillou, I note that details about her come in various ways:
- Most of the trees give no parents for her with an approximate birth year of 1813,
- Others show her with François Thomas Caillou and Marie-Eugénie Harpin, as parents, with a birthdate of June 3, 1813,
- And, finally, some with no parents with a birthdate of June 3, 1813.
I think these members might have been misled. Continue reading
Sometimes you happen to discover information on your ancestors in documents in which you never thought you would. Well, I have to thank Marie-Claude Leclaire for this one! Continue reading