Introducing My St. Lucian Great-Great-Grandparents

Finding the baptism records for my maternal grandmother’s two eldest siblings, Jose Julio and Maria Estebana, filled two of the three empty spots in my collection of Colomb Mondesi baptisms. And luckily, it also filled some important informational holes about previous generations. My Great-GrandparentsWhile there was quite some variation with my great-grandparents’ names in theContinue reading “Introducing My St. Lucian Great-Great-Grandparents”

José José

No. Not that Jose Jose. I am referring to my great-uncle Jose Jose. Okay, so that’s not actually his name, but that is how it appears in his baptism record. Let me back up. Since I decided to be disciplined about diving back into my family history research, the first assignment I gave myself wasContinue reading “José José”

The Bernard Girls

I was just getting comfortable with the relevation that we had a new surname, Joseph, on our hands, for my great-grandmother. I mentioned in my last post that this new information even led me to a record for one of my great-aunts. But then that record added yet another name to the St. Lucia parade. AContinue reading “The Bernard Girls”

We are the Josephs, I think

As you know, I was super excited to find baptism records for my grandparents and some of their siblings. But I was (am) also super frustrated that I have not been able to locate records for others.  In the case of my maternal grandmother’s family, I could not find baptism entries for the three oldestContinue reading “We are the Josephs, I think”

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”