Week 15 – How Do You Spell That?

The prompt at 52 Ancestors this week is … How Do You Spell That? Upon reading the prompt, I immediately thought about my maternal third great-grandmother Marie and the confusion around the spelling of her surname. Marie Maillot Marie Maillot, Myott, Mailhot, Myatt or Maiotte, has so far proven to be one of the mostContinue reading “Week 15 – How Do You Spell That?”

Joseph Alexandre Ulderique L’Oiseau

Today marks the one hundred and six year anniversary of the death of my maternal great-grandfather Joseph Alexandre Ulderique L’Oiseau. Ulderique also known as Henry Bird died at the Battle of St Eloi on the night of April 9, 1916. Private Ulderique L’Oiseau21st Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force4th Infantry Brigade2nd Canadian Division “In Flanders fields theContinue reading “Joseph Alexandre Ulderique L’Oiseau”

Week 12 – Joined Together

The prompt at 52 Ancestors this week is Joined together. I thought of a couple of ways I could approach this, but in the end I decided I would share a few photos and newspaper clippings from various family weddings. Photo of mum’s sister Doreen Jamieson (Dodo) and James Moran on their wedding day. IContinue reading “Week 12 – Joined Together”

Week 11 – Flowers

The prompt at 52 Ancestors this week is Flowers. While searching through old newspapers from Kingston at newspapers.com, I came across this piece which describes the gardening abilities of my 2nd great-grandfather Joseph Jamieson. The piece appeared on page 6 of the Kingston Whig Standard on Saturday July 31, 1897. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/97485077/ Joseph owned a duplexContinue reading “Week 11 – Flowers”

Week 9 -Females

The theme of 52 Ancestors this week is females, so today I share a bit about my maternal grandmother Alice L’Oiseau Jamieson. Just Alice When I started researching my maternal grandmother, one of the first things that fascinated me, was her name. As I learned more about her family, I discovered that her siblings andContinue reading “Week 9 -Females”