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Sympathy Saturday ~ John McGinnis

John McGinnis was the 3rd Great Grandfather of my husband.  Son of Irish immigrants and born in Flos, Ontario, Canada on 3 Aug 1857. John was a fisherman much of his life.   159 more words

Personal Genealogy

Sympathy Saturday ~ Uncle Jean-Marie

My father was one of twelve children.  A typical French Canadian family of Northern Ontario, prolific and poor!  What I always found humorous was the symmetry of the family’s composition: a tidy six boys and six girls.   379 more words

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Monday Madness ~ Little Bouts of Insanity

I think we all have a little story of madness…either we have experienced our own bouts of temporary “insanity”, or we have had encounters with others experiencing their own madness.   537 more words

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Church Record Sunday ~ Quebec Church Records a Great Start if you Have French-Canadian Heritage!

One of the most amazing advantages of being French Canadian is the wealth of records available.  The majority of these records are courtesy of the Roman Catholic Church.   674 more words

Canadian Genealogy

Sunday Surprises! A Brick Wall Demolished.

I had every intention this evening of writing a 2nd installment to follow my Thriller Thursday story of My Great-Great Grandfather John Carter but I had a lovely evening with friends which went late into the evening so time forbids such an intricate tale.   412 more words

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Those Places Thursday ~~ The Plains of Abraham, New France

My French-Canadian ancestors arrived in New France in the 1500s and 1600s. As I traced my paternal ancestors back further and further I admittedly felt my Canadian patriotism kick into high gear. 416 more words

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