Category Archives: Genealogy & Family History

Genealogical stories and encounters

S is for Share the Joy

I was being set apart for a new calling in the ward. [Translation for those who are not LDS: Several priesthood brethren lay hands on one’s head and pronounce a blessing to help carry out responsibilities in a new assignment]. … Continue reading

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Q is for Question

This post is based on a video of Elder Larry Lawrence talking about the scripture story of the rich young man who approached Jesus and asked, “What lack I yet?” Elder Lawrence suggests that each of us can and should ask … Continue reading

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N is for Neon

This is an experience my mother had, early on in our journey in the LDS Church. She had taken my sister out to Utah to attend BYU and then went on to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City … Continue reading

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H is for Healing

The gift of healing is a blessing of the power of the Priesthood, which Priesthood is the power of God delegated to man by which man can act in the earth for the salvation of the human family.  We believe … Continue reading

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Q is for Quebec

Okay so this is a bit of a cheat: the post is more about Family History than it is about Quebec, but so much of my family history IS in Quebec that I felt totally justified. It all started back … Continue reading

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Day in the life

  Today we started with no appointments, and no plan, so sat down together and prayerfully started making a few phone calls. This is how things shaped up: Visit to Sister A (who is due with #4 in two weeks). … Continue reading

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Yankee Frugality

  We had a catered meal at work and the caterer left a mound of butter, which I confiscated and put in our staff refrigerator for later use. Soon after, I found it dumped in the organics recycle bin. I … Continue reading

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Riddle (of a genealogical nature)

  Charles Pierre Pare and Marie Josephe Lessart marry and have…22 children; several born in the same year, only a few months apart. How is this possible? > > > Answer: It’s not. Two brothers, Charles and Pierre Pare, marry … Continue reading

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Z is for Zeal

We have a video recording of a family reunion back in the early 80s. At one point, I have lugged out my family history binders and am “entertaining” my kin with the fruits of my genealogical labors. My zeal is … Continue reading

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Y is for YOU!

You are a product of your ancestry. Your DNA, your ethnic background, maybe even your talents, quirks and proclivities can be traced back to who came before you. Start with yourself. Write your personal history. Keep a journal. The more … Continue reading

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