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Armistice Day? Veterans Day?

Tomorrow we recognize and acknowledge all those who have served in our armed forces.  This year marks the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day. Here are some interesting facts about Veterans Day that you may not know. On November 11, 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To …

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NOVEMBER MEMORIALS

Who are We?Remember, Honor & Cherish  Caroline M. Doughtery Bergeron 3/6/1944 – 11/14/2009Caroline Mae is the daughter of Lorraine Chagnon Doughtery Sweeney and James Doughtery, married, and the mother of 2 children. Jasper D. Blow 5/14/1909 – 11/7/1973Jasper Daniel is the son of Daniel Blow and Mary Anne Cootware, the husband to Glenna Ploof, and the …

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OCTOBER MEMORIALS

Honor, Cherish & Remember Russell Beaupre 7/27/1915-10/4/1981Russell is the son of Fay Beaupre and Rose Lucia, the husband of Vivian R. Winegar  and the father of Lanny Beaupre.  Albert Bosley 10/19/1938Albert is the husband of Louise Rayta and father of Raymond Bosley. Adeline Jennie (Plante) Bouchard 6/1/1851-10/20/1883Jennie is the daughter of Pierre Plante and Antoinette …

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Is This Our DNA Link To Indian Descendants?

The genealogy research took a huge leap forward when the world wide web came into our lives. It has given us the opportunity  to connect to  resources, places, and people  and discover more about our family trees than ever. Now we have even more information since DNA (Deoxyribonulceic acid) came along. DNA  is a molecule …

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Who Is This? And How Is He Related To Us?

Who is this? This is Louis Bouchard. He  was born September 18, 1850 in St. Paul’s  Bay, Quebec. The son of Thomas Bouchard and Luce Sauliner. He immigrated to the US in 1870.  Louis was in business for himself, selling wood and coal from the back yard of his home  at  200 N. Champlain Street in Burlington, VT. Louis met …

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Taking a Step back to 1943

Taking a step back in time with this old Burlington Free Press clipping. Diane Chagnon had submitted a photo of Henry and Nelson Chagnon who are twin brothers, 1943 when they were both along with Clarence, Chester and Roy serving their country in various branches of the armed forces. Their mother Delina (Bouchard) Chagnon had …

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History of the Chagnon Surname

The family name Chaignon was found in Dauphine, where the family goes back to the time during the era of Humbert II in 1349. The region of Dauphine was one of the States of France. Nestled between in the Rhone Valley and the picturesque Alps. It is from this area that the surname Chaignon is …

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History of Names

The History of Names is so ancient that no one knows the beginning of the story. Since written history began, and as far back as oral history reaches, people have had names. It is therefore impossible to do more than guess at how the earliest given names were chosen. Most names appear to have had …

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