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A Métis Family in the Pays d'en Haut

by James LaForest

What did it mean to be Métis in the Great Lakes Region, historically? What form did historical métissage (the intermarriage and cultural mixing of First Nations/Native Americans, French and French Canadian, and Métis people) take? 585 more words

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Friday Foto Feature Returns

I had a momentary panic attack yesterday when I couldn’t find the photos we downloaded from our trip to PA in 2013. Rick to the rescue!!! 373 more words


Writing your Family History...my dilemma!

After countless hours of research, writing up my family history feels like quite a daunting prospect, especially with the amount of information I have to collate on this particular genealogy line. 182 more words


09 Oct 2015 - Thomas Coleman

Thomas Coleman was born 2 Jan 1901 in Mobile, AL.  He met Isabel in Chicago, and she became the love of his life.  I’m not sure where they married, but he took the train to Mobile to introduce his new wife to the family.   296 more words


A birthday present for Naomi

We have met my Great Aunt Naomi from time to time on this blog. She died aged 32, in 1911, from that scourge of the time, tuberculosis. 266 more words


Chasing Ghosts: Great-Great-Uncle Herbert

My great-great-uncle Herbert’s portrait – an oil painting three feet tall and two feet wide, framed ornately in faux gold – hung in my family’s formal living room when I was growing up. 756 more words