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Re: Miville-Deschenes, Leocadie Trois Pistol
Posted by: Carroll Deschaines Date: February 08, 2001 at 06:52:59
In Reply to: Re: Miville-Deschenes, Leocadie Trois Pistol by Cheryl Quinn of 338

Cheryl,
Since my lines are Deschenes and Plourdes I have not done any Lemieux or Pacquet research per se. I just happened to have source material handy. Successful research is very region-dependent. For example, Talbot provides a very comprehensive Lemieux breakdown for Bellechase, L'Islet and Montmagny. However, Joseph & Zoe's family group shows Jean-Baptiste and Joseph but not Jerome. On the the other hand, the Rimouski Diocese summary shows all three of Jerome's marriages, but do not include any of his siblings. Jerome's children shown for the Leocadie union are; Angeline and Felix. The children shown for the Marie Michaud union are; Ernest, Elise, Celina, Marie-Anne, Anais, Fortunat, and Francois. One thing that I have learned is that the only issues listed are those that, first, do marry and, second, marry within the region covered by the report. To generate complete family groups you have to use baptismal and death repertoires along with marriage repertoires. The example that illustrates this is the Miville family who named six succesive male children "Joseph" before one survived. My dilemma was, "should I include all of these children carrying the same exact name in my Family Tree Maker database or do I just include the survivor?". Since genealogy is really perpetuating the family name, I have learned to live with the lack of completeness given that nieces and nephews of the female members may not be included or that non-surviving or celibate members do not appear in marriage repertoires. As the saying goes, "it is an imperfect world".


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