[Research Journal #7, Entry #1]
My brother-in-law’s mother’s line was Boisvert and Murphy. I thought I’d start with Boisvert since it seemed a heck of alot easier to research than Murphy.
The family story was that Alphonse Boisvert married Katherine Murphy in Schenectady, New York around 1920. Alphonse and Katherine were born in New York, though it was unclear if their parents were natives of New York or not.
I had some tidbits about the Boisverts. They were French Canadian and came from a town called Asbestos. Alphonse’s father or grandfather owned land there and may have sold it all not realizing their was an Asbestos mine waiting to be found.
In this journal we explore how to go from US records to Canadian records. It was going to be tricky since there may be a generation or two in between and I’d never worked in Canadian records before.