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I Have a History!!!!!

Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:11 pm
by Crazy Healer Lady
I can't keep still. I am SO excited!

I got the adoption records back, and I now know my biological grandma's name!!!! She might even be alive! I have always felt a strong connection to my biological great-grandma, and hopefully soon, I will be able to know her name, maybe see pictures, and maybe even connect with a family I've never known. I am so excited, and had to share it somewhere!!

Re: I Have a History!!!!!

Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:25 am
by davisherm
That is so very awesome for you! Congratulations hun!

Re: I Have a History!!!!!

Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:58 am
by Librarian
I'm very happy for you! :-)

Re: I Have a History!!!!!

Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:55 am
by Crazy Healer Lady
Thanks guys!

I've searched Ancestry.ca and MAY have a few leads, although the birthdate is off by a year, so we will see. Here's hoping [-o<

Re: I Have a History!!!!!

Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:20 pm
by Dark Waters
Wonderful - don't worry if birth dates are off a year - if its based by census - they sometimes round, also could have been a typo no one fixed.

Re: I Have a History!!!!!

Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:03 am
by runewulf
Congrats :)

Re: I Have a History!!!!!

Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:45 pm
by Kystar
Good news!

Re: I Have a History!!!!!

Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:47 pm
by white_harmony
Good news indeed! Hope your research keeps bringing up new information for you!! :hug:

Re: I Have a History!!!!!

Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:17 pm
by Kitsune
I miss so much during nano! #-o

Congratulations Crazy! That is incredible news!

Re: I Have a History!!!!!

Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:24 am
by Max
Congrats CHL I hope you get to see some photos and hear some stories! :-)

Re: I Have a History!!!!!

Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:35 am
by Dark Waters
Not to hijack CHLs thread - but I am heavy into the Ancestry.com as well and ran across something I am not sure about -

I bring it up here since we have so many Canadians here, and seems to be something regional to Quebec.

Ancestor is Nicholas Juchereau (1627-1692) but all the Children have additions to their last name:

Juchereau de Beaumarchais
Juchereau du Chesnay
Juchereau de Denis
Juchereau de St. Denis
Juchereau de Volezar
Juchereau des Aulnaies

Is this something meaningful in some way? Common practice for late 17th century Canada?

Re: I Have a History!!!!!

Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:30 am
by runewulf
Je said pas en Canada, but it's pretty common for when family lines split or move to various reasons. Think the American equivalent of "the new York Rockwells or the Chicago Rockwells or the Boston Rockwells". I don't know the smaller towns in Canada well enough to tell if some of those are town names or just people names, i.e. Different branches based off of a specific ancestor, Denis, or a town, St. Denis, etc.

Hope this helps ;)

Re: I Have a History!!!!!

Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:58 am
by Kystar
I keep chickening out when I go to send my letter to the adoption agency.

I mean, I really need to get it out b/c I really need a better copy of my medical history but I keep getting cold feet. *Sigh*

Re: I Have a History!!!!!

Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:20 am
by runewulf
Don't stress about it cher. You are who you are, and that's a great person. Everything else is just history, don't change who you are ;) :hug:

Re: I Have a History!!!!!

Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:46 pm
by Draconia
I'm so glad for you, Hon, it'll lead to so many revelations and more important you'll have a better idea of your biological families health history. \:D/