How many of you keep hearing how difficult it is to document one’s ancestry through the female side of your family. The reason often given is because each time a female marries, 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 a 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 is 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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