Felix Fortineau L’Oiseau

Felix Fortineau L’Oiseau, aka Forge Bird, was the eldest brother of my maternal grandmother Alice Doris L’Oiseau. Like many of my L’Oiseau relatives, Fortineau anglicised his name. It was never legally changed, but over the years he adopted the name Bird. When I started researching my maternal line I compiled a list of all myContinue reading “Felix Fortineau L’Oiseau”

100 years ago today…

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the marriage of my maternal grandparents Joseph Freeman Jamieson and Alice Doris L’Oiseau. Joseph and Alice were married on October 2, 1922 in Kingston, Ontario Canada. Very little is known about their marriage and no photos exist. The above photo was taken at the wedding of their daughter ShirleyContinue reading “100 years ago today…”

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 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”

Week 7 – Landing

The prompt for 52 Ancestors this week is Landing. I haven’t been able to do much research this past week, so I thought would share a couple of photographs of Maison Saint-Gabriel, now a Cultural Heritage site. In week one I posted about my 8th great-grandmother Françoise Curè and mentioned Maison Saint-Gabriel as the placeContinue reading “Week 7 – Landing”

Week 1 – Foundations

I recently discovered the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge hosted by Amy Johnson Crow of Generations Connection. Each week of the year a writing prompt is provided to inspire family historians to write and share stories about their ancestors. How you interpret the prompt is up to you. The prompt this week is foundations.Continue reading “Week 1 – Foundations”