Vallee Cadignan Baptism Records

In last week’s posts I explored the baptism records I recently found online for my maternal grandmother and her siblings. This post will focus on my paternal grandfather and his siblings, the Vallee Cadignans.  The table below lists all nine children but shows that I only found baptism records for four of them.  In theContinue reading “Vallee Cadignan Baptism Records”

Who Are the Colomb Mondesi Padrinos?

I just realized I didn’t give readers an actual look at the baptism records I wrote about in my last post.  In addition to finding it interesting to look at, maybe you can pick up on some things that I could not. I would like to figure out who the godparents are but depending onContinue reading “Who Are the Colomb Mondesi Padrinos?”

Colomb Mondesi Baptism Records

Finding my great-grandfather Simon Vallee’s Panama Canal employment record is not the only exciting discovery I’ve made recently – it just was the one that was so mind-blowing I had to blog about it immediately! The week prior I discovered that FamilySearch added Panamanian Catholic Church records to its ever-growing database of records from allContinue reading “Colomb Mondesi Baptism Records”

The Great, Great Simon Vallee

Getting my DNA results  a couple of weeks ago has inspired a new wave of family history research activity that is paying off already.  This week I made my most exciting genealogical discovery to date thanks to FamilySearch.org.  I found a form called a “Panama Canal Application for Photo-Metal Check Employees” for my great-grandfather FrancoisContinue reading “The Great, Great Simon Vallee”