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Spring Tomb Sweeping Day or a Day with D2
Subject: neglected, dirty family tomstones. Time: a Saturday morning in May. Location: St Joseph's Catholic Cemtery, Waterford NY. Weather: Sunny with thunderstorms in the forecast. Invitees:  2 cousins, a wife and a friend. Material: 1 gallon of D2, severa...
Subject: neglected, dirty family tomstones. Time: a Saturday morning in May. Location: St Joseph's Catholic Cemtery, Waterford NY. Weather: Sunny with thunderstorms in the forecast. Invitees: 2 cousins, a wife and a friend. ...
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Wills Cousins, Check out Bob Wills on Wikitree
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La Fédération Franco-américaine du New York
 On Saturday December 12, 2015, members of La Fédération Franco-américaine du New York , based in Cohoes, NY came together to share their holiday spirit. The site of the holiday brunch featuring seaford crepes, chicken français, omelettes, bacon, sausage, f...
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Was my ancestor an idiot ?
OR  Did Acadians commonly suffer  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)  after the Grand Derangement? Or was  Geoffroi Benoit the only one with documented mental illness  after the deportation?? Some time ago I wrote about Godefroy/Geoffroi/Godfroi Benoit a...
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It seems Wikitree doesn't do well picking up variations of Quebecois names.  Perhaps I am mistaken so anyone with suggestions please help me out....when I create a profile , if the family name isn't spelled exactly like another already in existence on Wikitree, it isn't picked up...For example I created Alexis Bissonnette (Bissonnette-119) searched for another individual and couldn't found one. So I created Alexis and just a few moments later, an Alexis Bissonette (Bissonette-26) appears. Bissonnette and Bissonette......Now I am waiting for the Bissonette-26 profile manager/trusted person to notice and take action so these two can be merged but is seems that manager is on a holiday.           What do I do??? Just wait?
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If last name variations are entered in the "other last name" field in the profile I would think this would solve that issue.  See http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Name_Fields.
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Christmas Day in Fullerton, California 1961
Al Rivet, Sonny Yetto (Guertin) and Jim Laurent from upstate New York share a Christmas Day in California without shoveling snow and where the temperature is above is above 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
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ACGS, NNYACGS or NYPL?
If I want to spend a day researching French Canadian & Acadian ancestors with materials that are not available online, I have a few choices and have to make some decisions.  I can drive to Manchester New Hampshire where the American Canadian Genealogical So...
If I want to spend a day researching French Canadian & Acadian ancestors with materials that are not available online, I have a few choices and have to make some decisions.  I can drive to Manchester New Hampshire where the A...
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Merry Christmas 2015
Merry Christmas!  2016 will be a great year for research!  During December, I was very fortunate to find the two volumes of Stephen A White's "Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes" for sale on Ebay for a very reasonable price: With these two vo...
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If Smithsonian historians can research PTSD and the Civil War, can we also research the Acadian Deportation and PTSD?
Seems there is a lot out on the internet about the historical basis of PTSD. One of the most interesting articles is here about Civil War soldiers and post traumatic stress disorder .  If researchers can dig into primary sources from the mid nineteenth cent...
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The Lord Family of St Jacques de L'Achigan, Quebec
Last month I took a chance based on a hunch. I bought a book through Abe Books. It wasn't cheap, especially considering it is just a paperback - $85 with the postage from Canada.  It smells a little musty which I don't mind. I am quite at home with with the...
Last month I took a chance based on a hunch. I bought a book through Abe Books. It wasn't cheap, especially considering it is just a paperback - $85 with the postage from Canada.  It smells a little musty which I don't mind. ...
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Names, dit names, Anglicized names, Marie and Joseph names are every FC First name!!! includingin mine (Mary Elizabeth). My family just doesn't use the first name as the name someone is called.

I have read through the G2G topics about FC names am am still confused.

And then today I added an Ancestor, Alexis BISSONNETTE, and searched for duplicates even though WIKItree told me there were none.  So I created the profile and sure enough his wife Marie Genevieve Senecal was there and married to Alexis BissoNette (only 1 "n").  So If I put all PRDH  and Drouin spellings for the family name will it pick up the duplicates quickly before I create the new individual??  e.g Martin Delmace/Delmasse/Delmas   or another Desmarais/Marais/Marat???? the PRDH has then spelled as they appeared in the repetoire.
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For that matter I use my middle name, I have all my life; it's my mother's maiden name.
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Claudette, daughter of Gérard Lacasse. Rimouski, Qc. ARE YOU STILL READING???
Claudette, if you are still reading and checking this blog, please send an email to me at FrancoAmericanGravy@gmail.com.  I have been trying, unsuccessfully, to contact you since you commented on the post about our mutual grandaunt Marie Anne Lacasse in 201...
Claudette, if you are still reading and checking this blog, please send an email to me at FrancoAmericanGravy@gmail.com.  I have been trying, unsuccessfully, to contact you since you commented on the post about our mutual gra...
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  • Genealogy from Cohoes, Whitehall, Champlain Canal, Québec.  FrancoAmericans in upstate New York.
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  • Confluence and convergence of cultures and colonials in New France, New York and New England
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