52 Ancestors Week 17: Charles Mazeres and His Laundries

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It’s week 17 of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge.  This week the theme is prosperous.  I’m going to write about my great grandfather, Charles Mazeres dit Salanave. Born in 1868, Charles Mazeres’ was the son of, Jean Mazeres dit Salanave and Marie Anne Lacrouts.  They were farmers.  Their home in Ogeu les bains, … Continued

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52 Ancestors Week 16: Marie Lassalle’s Long Life

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[Written for 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks.  This week’s theme:  Live Long. Note: I am revising this article. Yes, I know I only wrote it two days ago. I realized as I was writing it I had two families mixed up. This article includes the corrected information.] I do not have any centenarians in my … Continued

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Found my Grandfather in French Military Records

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I met a man through a cousin who met him on GeneaNet.  He is our distant cousin. He actively researches our family tree and is an excellent ally for all things genealogy in France. This weekend he informed me that France has put up a new military database, Registres de Recrutement Militaire. The records give … Continued

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The 1900 Census got the Menaud’s all wrong

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I missed this entry in the 1900 Census for several years.  I was looking for Romain and Madeleine Menaud, with daughter. Mary Lacazette (from Madeleine’s first marriage).  But, they were nowhere to be found.  It took learning more about the family to root them out. The Menaud surname is rare in California in 1900.  Even … Continued

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Marthe Magedeleine (Labourdette) Segalas’ Individual Summary

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Marthe is my great great grandmother.  She was born in the village of Ogeu les bains in France. One thing I have found interesting about researching French women is that as early as 1800 they all have occupations listed in official records.  It’s something I am not used to seeing in other localities until 1900.  … Continued

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Genevieve (Lassere) Segalas’ Individual Summary

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Name:    Genevieve LASSERRE-9749 Sex:    Female Father:    Jean Pierre LASSERRE-9795 (    -1837) Mother:    Marie CASEDEBAIG-9796 (    –    ) Individual Facts Birth    ca 1786    Ogeu les bains, France Occupation    1820 (circa age 34)    Labouresse; Ogeu les bains, France Alt. Name    1823 (circa age 37)    Marthe LASSERE-9749 Death    9 Sep 1837 (circa age 51)    Ogeu les bains, France … Continued

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Catherine (Auberge) Loustaunau’s Individual Summary

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Name:    Catherine AUBERGE-7990 Sex:    Female Father:    Paul AUBERGE-9763 (    –    ) Mother:    Marie PISSOU-9839 (    –    ) Individual Facts Birth    ca 1755 Baptism    3 Nov 1756 (circa age 1)    Ogeu les bains, France Alt. Name        Catherine PASTEURET-7990 Alt. Name        Catherine DEU BERGE-7990 godparents        Pierre Pissou and Therese Auberge Marriages/Children 1. Jean LOUSTAUNAU-7989 … Continued

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You Can Too Read Foreign Language Records!

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One of the laments I’ve heard ever since I used to host Portuguese genealogy chat on AOL is “But, I don’t know Portuguese (insert your favorite language) so I can’t research the records.  Well, I say “Hogwash!”  I don’t know any language but English and some question my expertise in that language.  Yet, I’ve been … Continued

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A Biographical Sketch of Marie Lassalle of France

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This is part of the Genealympics challenges created by AnceStories and Genea-Musings in the Write! Write! Write! category. The French civil and church records are available.  I found out about it last Autumn and immediately immersed myself in them.  This biographical sketch comes from the records I was able to unearth on my 5th great … Continued

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SNGF: Ancestor Roulette

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Tonight’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun mission from Randy over at Genea-Musings is to play Ancestor Roulette.  They’re already dead, so there’s no losers here 😉 First, I take my paternal grandfather’s year of birth, which is 1888.  Then I divide that by 100 and round off.  My number is 19.  Then I’m supposed to find … Continued

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