24 October 2016

Week Two: Senecal

My week two focus for Family History Month is Senecal. Senecal is my maternal grandfather's line. When I started looking at the various surnames that married into this line, I realized that I don't have as much information as I thought. Another item for the eternal genealogy to-do list!!

For my direct line, surnames that married into the family include:

Duprey (Eulalia married Ernest Senecal)
Yelle (Georgiana married John Senecal)
Dube (Mary/Marie married John Senecal)

When I add in the uncles and aunts, surnames include:

Bola (Martha married Raymond Senecal)
Votraw (Morris married Doris Senecal)
Rushia (Samuel married Emma Senecal)
Dudley (Arthur married Emma Senecal)
Santor (Ida married Henry Senecal)
Lamb (Ethel married George Senecal)
Disco (Edward married Lillian Senecal)

When I add in cousins (of all removals), surnames include:

Kyea (Florence married Wilfred Rushia)
LaGoy (Ernest married Janette Rushia)
Myers (Eleanor married Ector Rushia)
Becker (Alyce married (J. Ernest Rushia)
Raby (Mandred married Verla Senecal)

I have to say this exercise of cataloging surnames has brought to light just how much research I really need to do to fill in the gaps!! And here I thought it would be an easy task :)

PS: Week Two is late because I "thought" I had scheduled the post. I was wrong.......

11 October 2016

Week One: Duprey

This week is Duprey week of Family History Month. I kept going back and forth on what I wanted to write about and then it hit me, surnames. Specially surnames that have married into the line.

For my direct line, surnames that married into the family include:

Papin ditte LaChance (Josephte married Charles Dupre)
Gervais/Jarvis (Mary/Marie married Charles Dupre (son))
Sharrow/Sharron/Charron (Melinda married Eugene Duprey)

When I add in the uncles and aunts. surnames include:

Willis (Thomas married Mamie Duprey)
Bourdon (Albertine married Philip Duprey)
Paquin (Sarah married George Duprey)
Durgan (Leonard married Anna Duprey)
Jacobson (Frederick married Leah Duprey)
Dudley (Mary Ann married Elmer Duprey)
Sawyer (Mary married Elmer Duprey)
Archambault/Arshambo (Louis married Agnes Duprey)
Yelle (Clara married Antoine/Anthony/William Duprey)
Avard (Leocadie married Calixte Dupre)

When I add in cousins (of all removals), surnames include:

Franz (Ernest married Addie Duprey)
Douglas (Eva married Wilfred Duprey)
Douglas (Josephine married Wilber Duprey)
Douglas (Roger married Florence Duprey)
LaHart (Laura married Orris Duprey)
Watson (Mildred married Orris Duprey)
Taylor (Mildred married Edward Duprey)
LaRose (Marie married Chester Duprey)

Listing these names made me review this family and I have more gaps than I realized. Right now I have been focused on the descendants of Charles Dupre and Mary/Marie Jarvis/Gervais. I need to research and find out what happened to many of these family members. I would like to see if there are any more living cousins out there. I was fortunate enough to meet in person one of my mother's Duprey cousins last year. I know there are a few more out there so the cousin hunt is on!!

01 October 2016

Happy Family History Month 2016!

From my collection

October is Family History Month in the United States.

I am going to consider this a "New Year" of sorts. As I have done...basically NOTHING this year as far as researching or posting about my family, I will start anew. My goal is to post at least once week about each of my grandparents lines. So my schedule will be:

Week of October 2:    Duprey
Week of October 9:    Senecal
Week of October 16:  Hall
Week of October 23:  Coughlin

I admit I will be starting with the family line I know the most about at this point, Duprey. The last 2 weeks will be the hard ones for me as I know little about my father's side of the family really. I have some names and places but few photos or stories. 

So this month I encourage you to start working on your family trees if you have not already. Start going through those old photos and if you are lucky enough to have older relatives around ask them if they remember when some of those photos were taken. You might find out something new!!

So Happy Family History Month!! And have fun!!