How many of you keep hearing how difficult it is to document one’s ancestry through the female side of your family. Reason often given is because each time a female marry, she gives up her birth surname and takes on her husband’s surname. Well, while this is true in some cases, it also creates a great opportunity for some interesting genealogical research.
Here is what happened, when I went looking through my mother’s ancestry, through several family surnames such as Philips, Mathieu (a critical family surname – Mathieu documented and recently published in my Memoir – GOT PROOF!) D’arensbourg, Duclos-Deselle, Messier and Lemoyne.
What I discovered was our family’s French female progenitor back to 1657 in the Lemoyne family line. And guess what, It’s now documented through two lineage Societies. See more in recent blog post titled : French Female Ancestor Documented Back to 1657 Links New Orleans Native to Founders and Settlers of Quebec, Canada.
It is my sincere hope that each of you on a similar journey are continued to be inspired by stories such as this one and know that anything is possible as long as you believe and not give up the search. I did not and hope you to won’t either.
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