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Antoine Claire Houle burial

Dit Names and Databases

This post was inspired by a message my friend Marian Pierre-Louis posted on Facebook. She is experiencing French-Canadian for the first time in helping a friend with her research. the question posed was “How do I handle dit names in genealogy programs or online trees?!!” Dit names are sobriquets; nicknames to differentiate individuals who bear the same surname.…
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Marie Louise Houle.

The Story of Mémère Morin

I recently connected with a second cousin whom I have never met. Our mothers are first cousins. It has been fun getting to know him a bit, and I am helping him with a genealogical puzzle on his father’s side. He asked me if I had any stories written down about our family, and I…
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