The prompt at 52 Ancestors this week is worship. Although religion would have been a huge influence in the lives of my French Canadian ancestors, I find myself at a loss as to what to write. So for this week I will simply be sharing a photo of a place that would have held significance for at least one my ancestors.
Basilica Notre- Dame de Montréal – This is where my great-grandfather Joseph Alexandre Ulderique L’Oiseau was baptised on March 7, 1872. His parents were Joseph L’Oiseau and Aurelie D’Aragon dit LaFrance. His eldest half brother Joseph Alexandre L’Oiseau was listed as his parrain (godfather).
Aurelie’s first husband Cyrille L’Oiseau was a distant cousin to her second husband Joseph L’Oiseau.