Tag Archives: family history

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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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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Lexicography–Secret Names

The Daily Prompt was an easy one for me today. Our family makes up words–names, actually–for each member of our family. It started when my husband was a child. His father made up “secret names” for each of the 6 … Continue reading

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Digging For Roots, or What the past has cooked up

I set aside blogging for a time after the April A-Z Challenge, but those who have read my entries there, may understand why I couldn’t pass up this Weekly Challenge. Thanksgiving Day, actually evening, as we couldn’t fit in desserts … 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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X Marks the Spot!

Do you like hunting for treasure? If you have ever followed a treasure map then you know that X marks the spot where the treasure lies. For me, doing genealogy is like hunting for treasure; finding that elusive ancestor after … Continue reading

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Left Behind Family History This post from Moore Genealogy deserves a broad audience so I’m reblogging. It’s a reminder to preserve/digitize/share our heirloom family photos.

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W is for Wiki

The ultimate form of collaboration, sharing, and knowledge is the genealogy wiki. FamilySearch’s wiki is found here.  (“Get research advice, or learn where to find record collections in our 77,242 articles.”) I recommend reading the About page first. Another worthwhile section to … Continue reading

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V is for Vital Records

Vital Records are the genealogist’s bread and butter. These consist of Birth, Marriage and Death records. They are (usually) accurate and authoritative, and each state or locality (usually) has mandated the recording of these events. If you read my ‘M’ … Continue reading

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