What we don’t hear about the battle of Vimy Ridge.

Recovering the wounded at Vimy Ridge.

  Today starts the 99th anniversary period (April 9-16th) of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, in honor of which I am posting this article previously written and included several links to other posts with information about my ancestors and Vimy Ridge.   The Battle of Vimy Ridge was fought largely by Canadian troops consisting of …

Melansons in Acadia

Melanson Mountain Sign

Pierre ‘dit Laverdure and his wife Priscilla Mellanson (my eighth great grandparents on my mother’s side) were known by the name, nickname or title of Laverdure. We are descended from the second of their three sons, Charles ‘dit la Ramee’ Mellanson, (my seventh great grandfather). The origin of the name ‘Laverdure’ is not known, but …

It’s important to know naming conventions for genealogy #namingconventions.

Naming conventions in genealogy.

  I have learned to pay close attention to the names of individuals in my research as knowledge of naming conventions can be key to investigating a family’s genealogy. Frequently, the names provide valuable clues to the answers to my questions.   Individuals from differing cultures, time periods, religions and families were known to follow …

Transcripton – Obituary for Aurèle Perreault.

The following is my detailed transcription of the obituary for Aurèle Perreault. PERREAULT, Aurèle Au Centre hospitalier de St-Georges, le 17 novembere 1990, à l’âge de 71 ans et 11 mois est décédé Aurèle Perreault époux de Yvette Turmel. Il demeurait à Vallée-Jonction. Il laisse dans le deuil, outre son épouse, ses en- (there is …

Transcription: Acadia, Canada Vital Records (Drouin Collection) 1670-1946 – Pages 12 and 13.

Acadia, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1670-1946 - Page 12 and 13

Transcription: Acadia, Canada Vital Records (Drouin Collection) 1670-1946 – Pages 12 and 13. 1812 a 1887 Ile du Prince Edouard Registres Photographies a Universite St. Joseph N.B. 12 1847 Gabien Pineau and Marie Pitre; 16 nov; —-; Jean Pineau, Sophie Doucet; François Pitre, Louise Doiron. Maurice Pitre and Dauphine Doiron; 16 nov; 3° 4° C; …

Transcription: Acadia, Canada Vital Records (Drouin Collection) 1670-1946 – Pages 2 and 3

Acadian Farm House

Transcription: Acadia, Canada Vital Records (Drouin Collection) 1670-1946 – Pages 2 and 3.   1812 a 1887 Ile du Prince Edouard Registres Photographies a Universite St. Joseph N.B. 2 Fidele Pitre and Sophie Doiron; 10 jan 15; —-; Pierre Pitre, Martine Gallant; Joseph Doiron, Angelique Gallant. Joseph Gallent and Gertrude Gaudet; 10 jan 15; —-; …

Gerard Ronald Joseph Turmaine (1934-2005)

Family portrait from the mid to late 60's with us girls in coordinating outfits hand made by Mom.

These are treasured pictures of my Dad, Gerard Ronald Joseph Turmaine, who passed away about ten years ago at the age of 71. He was the son of Henri Turmaine and Rose Amande Emery, born January 30, 1934 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. He married Patricia-Gail Marrion Melanson on March 8, 1958 in Germany and …

Historic Graveyard Tour at Fort Anne.

Historic Graveyard Tour of Fort Anne.

One of the best things we did on a trip we took to Nova Scotia a few years ago was to see the Graveyard Tour at Fort Anne.   This was during our long awaited driving tour of Acadian heritage sites in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Canada. The first stop we made in Nova Scotia …