Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
I haven't added any names to my Chartersville Cemetery lately, but I will be soon. I am working on my new pages which I do hope you will like. I found the music I wanted to use . The pages are up but not complete, when they are I shall let you know. This morning I received an email from one of my group members with a url to a gospel song by Dolly Parton, instead of adding it in my group I am going to add it here so if you like gospel songs this is pretty. http://gospelman.info/christian/HelloGOD.html
And to you newcomers reading my blog, if you are into genealogy and have Acadian/Cajun/French Canadian Ancestors and want to join our group, we are around 400 members and growing ,and we are like one family, so if you like genealogy and chat go to my website www.acadian-roots.com click on acadianrootsgroup on the sidebar and join us, it is free, and friendly. Or you can browse through my website, you never know what you will find.
Thank you for stopping by, hello Eve,Effie,Maria,Harry,Paul,Sara,Alice, I see you. grin. Have a great day everyone
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Tomorrow the weatherman is calling for another snow storm, will it ever stop? I want the green grass, I want the trees to bloom, I want to be able to go out without shovelling or without freezing. Do you feel the same? If you don't then that is because you are the lucky one in the nice warm parts of the country. I want to go too. smile.
Well I am still working on my latest project for my website, it is coming along just fine. Our genealogy projects in our acadianroots group are doing good also. The members there are like one big family,helping one another. For the ones of you who have never been in a genealogy group, it is a good place to make new friends and also to sometimes connect with distant cousins.If you are interested in joining us you can do so on my website www.acadian-roots.com click on the url in the sidebar and join. I would love to see more folks from the maritime provinces, Quebec, PEI, more from the USA all who have either Acadian or French Canadian Roots We are now 400 members and growing.
Aww my cup is empty, so thank you for the visit, see it gave you a little break, so until next time.
Have a great day,
Saturday, February 23, 2008
This morning was the service so my son and my friend went to the service, the church was so packed that the ushers were seating the people moving others to make room, he had a nice service, his son gave the eulogy and it was so nice.
After that , they had a lunch in a senior hall, and there it was the same thing, we had to line up in order to get in and no place to sit ,I saw so many old friends today, and my son met a lot of his friends, many had not seen us for years and years. One of our friends talked to my son about his Dad when they were young, it made my son laugh. Another friend of mine has alzheimers, (her husband was our best man). Anyway I thought that she would not know me, so I said hi to her with a big smile, she answered right away, Aline ,I was just thinking about you this week. It made me feel good ,to know she knew me today, but her son told me, he went to see her at the hospital where she is staying at the moment and she introduced him to the staff as her brother. That is very sad.
The deceased was a great friend of my late husband, and when my husband could not feed himself, nor talk,(he had Alzheimers too) his friend (the deceased) came over nearly everyday, and he would sit with my husband, he brought him oysters ,my husband loved them and he would open them and feed my husband. My husband always said to me, he is just like a brother to me. I feel good that my son and I went to his funeral, my late husband would have wanted us to go.
I met two ladies that I went to school with, some of my cousins were there also.
And I was so proud to have my son with me today,and my friend did not know many ,but it so happened some of his cousins are related to the widow and they were there.
So today I am not talking genealogy in this blog, but even if I don't , it doesn't mean a thing, I did more researching a few minutes ago, I got the bug, the genealogy bug, and it is catching, grin.
Have a great day, thank you for listening, do come again.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Arriving at Borden guess where we headed for? The first Tim Horton coffee shop. smile. Then we went into Summerside, and I was hoping to go check out the Summerside genealogy center at the Wyatts Museum, it turned out that my friend lives about two blocks away. So she came with me. I was impressed as we entered the archives, stairs leading up were all wood and antique photos on the wall.
Entering the archives a man was leaving and another lady named Jeanne greeted us. The gentleman was into genealogy and we struck up a conversation for a bit.
And we continued into the room. I did not have anything special that I wanted to do this time except find a Gallant family for one of my members. So with the guidance of Jeanne , I think I found the right family, they were in lot 14 before going to Summerside. My friend was looking for a Leger family who were on PEI according to her mother. Lo and behold she found the obituary of her great great grandmother in 1929. She was excited. Then there was this young lady who came running in and onto the microfilm machine ,she said hello and I went on the computer to show Jeanne my website, and then we were on our way out we stopped and spoke with this young lady, and she said Oh I know who you are, she said you helped me out a while back and I have been to your site. That made me feel good, and she said I am so glad to meet you in person. She said you helped a lot of people, and I replied " I do it because I love doing it". We spoke about the Provincial Archives in Fredericton, I would love to go there for a whole week to browse through their material. I may still get there yet.
I also learned from Jeanne (who was a very nice lady) that the diocese of Charlottown will not give permission to release parish records after 1900.
They had a few parish records there, plus census, books from the PEI genealogy society, newspapers, cemeteries. But Jeanne said I would find much more at
Miscouche, had we had more time I would have gone, but I do intend on returning and going there, I also want to do more cemeteries perhaps next summer.
Oh and I tasted my first Syrian dish while at my friends house, it is called Keptie or Kepty, my friends were raving how good it was, so I said to myself ok, then I will try it. Well it was good, it is made of ground beef, rice, spices ,tomatoes, and boiled. She gave me the recipe and some spices . I will try and make some soon, I still want to make my gumbo . For christmas my friend Romm sent me a big box of cajun food, a cookbook even and a CD of Zacharie Richard, I love his singing. I love Acadian and Cajun music. I look for music of theirs to add to my website .
I had not blogged for a few days, but I wanted to share my short trip to PEI with you. Prince Edward Island is a beautiful place, I shall return, and so is Nova Scotia, I shall return. Never went to Newfoundland, would love to go there.
So thank you for coming and listening to my story, and do come again.
Have a great day
Friday, February 15, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Do you recognize this bridge? Do you live in Moncton NB or Dieppe NB? Did you ever live there? Well this is the old bridge on Main Street between Moncton and Dieppe. In the background you can see our Petitcodiac River. This bridge was called or named McMongle Bridge ( I did not know this) and it was replaced in 1978. The photo and information was in the latest L'Etoile paper.
Speaking of L'Etoile, just to remind you that I have added P'tit Francois des Bois on my website at www.acadian-roots.com ,he has a new little story in french every week. I am expecting some of these little stories of being translated in the future (I hope). Keep checking my website, you never know what you will find there. Changing the subject now with a bit of advertisement. grin; here goes; Have you exhausted all your research for your Acadian/Cajun/French Canadian roots? Have you hit a brick wall? Would you like to try and see if we can help you? Are you just beginning your family tree and need help? If you answered yes to any of these questions, email me at ize_o_blue and at yahoo.com (this is to avoid spammers) and I will tell you what to do next. Just add genealogy help in the subject line so that I will know and not delete it as spam.
I would just like to finish this blog by thanking all my members with their great help on our latest thing we did. And if you readers are curious to know what that is (like Bob Barker would say) Come on over. smile.
Have a great day, thanks for the lovely visit.
Saturday, February 09, 2008
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Sunday, February 03, 2008
Next I found more old newspapers among my souvenirs (just like the song grin), and I came across two articles that I have added in my Moncton page, if you go to my site www.acadian-roots.com click on Moncton, you will see the last two articles, I found them very interesting to read.
I added more names to my Chartersville Cemetery page. And our two projects in our acadianroots group at yahoo is going very well. So all I will say is if you have brick walls, and would like some help come join our genealogy group, you will be amazed at all the nice folks who are willing to give a try at knocking down your brick walls. Once you are there, you email me your brick walls and I post them .
Then our busy beavers really get to work. smile. To get to our genealogy group, go to my website above, click on acadian group in the left sidebar and come on in.
There are many many old messages you can look through.
OH here comes company. Have a great day everyone
Friday, February 01, 2008
I have been asked to make the following announcement to I shall post the email I received;
Hi! I'm Whitney Ransom, Director of Corporate Communications at FamilyLink.com, Inc. (a family of services that includes WorldVitalRecords.com, FamilyLink.com, and We're Related on Facebook). We have a really exciting announcement we are making on Monday, February 4, 2008. We are launching our World Collection, which contains more than 1.5 billion records from 35 different countries. (Our initial launch will include about .5 billions names, and we will release the rest of the records over the next few months.) I have included our press release at the end of this email with the rest of the details.
We want to spread the word about this launch as much as possible and would really appreciate it if you would mention it in your blog.
Also, we made a video about the joy of genealogy and family history. You may want to include it in your blog. Here are several locations where you can access the video.
5-minute version of the video:http://youtube.com/watch?v=btjPbRFaK24
2-minute version of the video:http://youtube.com/watch?v=tM6xwI8ft7g
Video pages with multiple formats:http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/viewvideos.aspx
If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at (801)735-2192 or send an email to email@example.com.
Whitney RansomDirector, Corporate CommunicationsWorld Vital Recordswhitney@worldvitalrecords.comwww.worldvitalrecords.com--- Innovative Tools to Connect FamiliesWorldVitalRecords.com, FamilyLink.com, and We're Related on Facebook
WorldVitalRecords.com Launches World Genealogy Collection
A billion names from 33 countries coming online
PROVO, UT, February 4, 2008 -- WorldVitalRecords.com (a service of FamilyLink.com) released today its flagship product, the World Collection, an online genealogy database containing more than 1.5 billion names from 35 countries.
WorldVitalRecords.com's World Collection launch includes significant collections from countries such as: England, Canada, Australia, France, Ireland, Scotland, Hungary, and Portugal.
"All over the world there are wonderful people who are digitizing and preserving historic records," said Paul Allen, CEO, FamilyLink.com, Inc. "During the past year we have traveled and met with these content providers from more than a dozen countries. We are pleased today to announce that many of them have chosen to let us distribute their genealogical databases on the Internet."
More than 20 companies have partnered with WorldVitalRecords.com to make this new collection possible. They include Find My Past, Genealogical Publishing Company, Archive CD Books Australia, British Origins, Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild, Archive CD Books Canada, Eneclann, Quintin Publications, Gould Genealogy, Familias Argentinas, Godfrey Memorial Library, and Moravian Heritage Society.
"This is a very exciting announcement for our WorldVitalRecords.com members. As we enter our second year, we have accomplished much including having more than 24,000 paid subscribers, 2 million users on our We're Related application on Facebook, and have announced 2 billion names in our two major content collections, the US and World Collection. The number two seems to be common theme in this announcement as we enter our second stage," said David Lifferth, President, FamilyLink.com, Inc.
The World Collection includes birth, marriage and death records, census records, passenger lists, immigration lists, emigration records, foreign newspapers, cemetery records, reference materials, land records, family histories, historical records, city directories, business directories, township histories, civil service records, telephone directories, government records, war records, and maps, atlases, and gazetteers.
Census records from the UK comprise WorldVitalRecords.com's largest database in the World Collection. These records include the 1851, 1861, 1881, and 1891, 1901 censuses. These records are the official civil registration records for England and Wales from 1837 to the present. All of these censuses will be periodically posted county by county throughout the year. These censuses include images, and also a key-word searchable index.
"Alongside birth, marriage, and death records, census records are the most important building block for family historians," said Elaine Collins, Commercial Director, Find My Past. "We feel WorldVitalRecords.com is set for success, and we are excited to make our census records more accessible to an American audience who wouldn't normally think of Find My Past as the first place to look for census records."
The Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild (ISTG) lists is another large database containing almost 9,000 passenger lists and millions of names. The ISTG records include information such as surname, captain's name, port of arrival/departure, and name of the ship. These records are the result of the work of more than 500 volunteers over a ten-year period.
"I am very excited about this partnership. I remember when ISTG was one-year old, and everyone was supporting us. In return, I'm happy to partner with WorldVitalRecords.com because they provide a service that is affordable and easily accessible on the Internet," said Patty MacFarlane McCormack, Founder, Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild.
The World Collection also includes newspapers from Australia, the Bahamas, Canada (over 80 newspaper representing all provinces), Chile, Ecuador, England, Ireland, and Mexico (more than 150 newspapers from 15 states).
Genealogical Publishing Company also adds more than 600 large databases to the World Collection including colonial and Irish genealogy, royal ancestry, and family history.
"We have been publishing at Genealogical.com for 55 years, and we look forward to expanding our work into new territories, such as WorldVitalRecords.com," said Barry Chodak, President, Genealogical Publishing Company.
Individuals can access more than 5,000 genealogical databases, more than 2 billion names (these names are being added throughout the year), and the World Collection at WorldVitalRecords.com
Whitney Ransom Corporate Communications DirectorFamilyLink.com, Inc. http://www.worldvitalrecords.com firstname.lastname@example.org
About FamilyLink.com, Inc.
FamilyLink.com, Inc. is a family of services that includes WorldVitalRecords.com, FamilyLink.com, and We're Related on Facebook. The focus of the company is to provide innovative tools to connect families.
About World Vital Records, Inc.
Founded in 2006, by Paul Allen and several key members of the original Ancestry.com team, World Vital Records, Inc. provides affordable genealogy databases and family history tools used by more than 470,000 monthly visitors, 6.4 million monthly pages views, and more than 24,000 subscribers. With thousands of databases including birth, death, military, census, and parish records, WorldVitalRecords.com makes it easy to extend your family tree. World Vital Records also runs FamilyLink.com, a social network for genealogists, and We're Related, a popular Facebook application with more than 2 million users. Some of its partners include Everton Publishers, Quintin Publications, Archive CD Books Australia, Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild, Archive CD Books Canada, The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc., SmallTownPapers®, Accessible Archives, Genealogical Publishing Company, Find My Past, Godfrey Memorial Library, Find A Grave, and FamilySearch™. Investors include vSpring Capital and several angel investors.
This seems to be very exciting news, so I myself will be watching for this.
Next I would like to ask you , if anyone of you can identify the object above, I believe it may be upside down. My cousin found this in her back yard and is eager to have it identified. If you do know what it is, could you please leave a comment? or email me at email@example.com with IDENTIFY in the subject line of your email?
I do hope you have enjoyed reading my latest addition on Beaubassin in my page at www.acadian-roots.com , I added a few more names again to Chartersville Cemetery. I do know that a lot of people are appreciating this, because I receive emails telling me so. This Chartersville Cemetery is huge, and I mean huge, there are other names I do not have, but during the summer I may go and copy a few more, I have an idea what general area is not done.
I also want to mention again, that if you have Barthelemy Bergeron dit Damboise and his wife Genevieve Serreau dit St Aubin in your lines, and you would be interested in joining our Bergeron list on googles, where we are reunited among other things to talk about a reunion being planned for next year in Fredericton New Brunswick , we would like as many descendants as possible to try and attend. We have folks from as far as Louisiana planning on attending, some from as near as Maine also. We want to spread the word to all descendants to come join us, even if you just want to chat Bergeron genealogy, go to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for listening, and for the lovely visit.
Have a great day.