Lots of firsts today! And you thought I couldn’t do it!
For the first time, I searched further after reading the “D” word in a census. I had the surprise of finding a divorce record in the Vermont State Archives. The archivist told me that often the records were lost or did not exist. You will hear about that discovery in a bit as it involves a grandson of William Bangle and Marie Tourville. I also learned more about those Trovilles/Tourvilles from South Hero. Imagine, two of them were Representatives of the Vermont State House!
Special thanks to my very dear friend Sauline who suggested that we lunch at the New England Culinary Institute (NECI) in Montpelier… Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I leave it to you to judge the quality of her choice!
In Barre, I went through lots of books regarding the history of Ferrisburgh and Vergennes to help me with my Vermont Project.
I finally stopped at the Vermont Genealogy Library looking for a marriage record for the said grandson. Even if we came to visit without bringing cretons—sorry, Thomas!—my sister and I received the warmest welcome from the staff and volunteers: Janet Allard, John Fisher and Thomas Devarney. Of course, I didn’t leave the premises without buying three parish repertoires that I wanted for so long which will no doubt prove very useful for my Vermont Project—a small indulgence which will allow me to pursue my work from my couch.