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”

A Mamá By Any Other Name

In previous posts (like here and here) I discussed the tricky tradition of using nicknames in my mother’s family. Well, here’s more on that thorn in the side of this genealogist. ************************************************************************* When my mom and her siblings would talk to or about their mother they would often refer to her as Tere (short for herContinue reading “A Mamá By Any Other Name”