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Thread: New to Genealogy research, Birth Records 1892/1893

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    Smile New to Genealogy research, Birth Records 1892/1893

    Hello All, I am new to this forum hoping to have some good feedback and sharing. I just started serious research of my family in April 2018 when I retired. Currently stuck on finding my grandfather and grandmother's birth records. Both born in US but family is from Canada.

    Here's their info:
    Marie Anna Lachance, DOB 19 May 1892 in Menominee, Michigan. Parents: Isaac Lachance and Celine Duhaime (both born in Canada)
    Arthur Boucher, DOB 28 January 1893 in New Hampshire. Parents: Frank Boucher and Delima Gilbert (both born in Canada).

    I have searched Ancestry.com, American Ancestry, and Family Search with no luck. I have also written to a few churches and city clerks recently and waiting for some kind of answer from them. I thought I'd throw it out here and see if anyone may have a lead or suggestion.

    Thanks in advance, looking forward to replies.

    Shirley

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    Isai LaChance (30) and wife Celine (29) appear on the 1891 census of Canada, with son Joseph, b. 1890

    https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/...&rhSource=1091

    Marriage of Isai and Celine, 1863 here
    https://www.ancestry.com/interactive...&usePUBJs=true



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    1871 census of Canada shows LaChance family, which includes the brother Tréflé Lachance living with Isai in 1891.

    Parents are Raphael LaChance, b. ca 1840 Quebec and Phéloméne Lachance,b. ca 1838 Quebec. Also Marie Lachance, b. ca 1806 Quebec, widowed, possibly Raphael's mother



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    1881 census
    https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/...=try&h=3860369

    Philomene's maiden name may be Laverme. Possible 1857 marriage for Raphael and Philomene here, but relying on transcription as image is awful
    https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/...&rhSource=1577



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    Possibly Philomene and Raphael before marriage on 1851 census. Raphael and Philomene's birthplace given as Yamachiche. Quebec. They both seem to be day labourers

    https://www.ancestry.com/interactive...&usePUBJs=true

    19 July 1840 at Yamachiche, bapt of Jean Raphael born of the legitimate marriage of Francois Peyron (?) Lachance, cultivator and Marie Martin...can't reliably translate the rest

    https://www.ancestry.com/interactive...&usePUBJs=true



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    Wow, you found very interesting census records. Thank you so much. I had the names but had not yet gone that far. I was currently concentrating on get my grandparents birth records, Anna Lachance and Arthur Boucher.

    I will added the info to the tree. Can you tell me if there is a way that I can be notified when a response to my post comes in? I just found that you responded by going back to the forum to check.

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    If you go to 'settings' at the very top of the screen, it will bring up a menu on the left hand side. Choose 'my settings'/ general settings/ default thread subscription mode and the drop down menu will allow you to request email notification of answers to your posts. There might be a shorter pathway but I don't know it

    Still have not located your GPs birth records, but will keep looking



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    Quote Originally Posted by Macbev View Post


    Marriage of Isai and Celine, 1863 here
    https://www.ancestry.com/interactive...&usePUBJs=true
    Correction -that should read 1883.
    Celine was the younger daughter of Frederic Duhaime and Rosaime Genier....but you will need someone more expert than I to be sure of the translation of the rest



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    On his WWI draft reg, he gives his DOB and POB. NH records are transcribed on FS, but he's not in it
    Draft: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61...792&cc=1968530
    Birth Ndx: https://www.familysearch.org/search/...ion_id=1987741

    So, mandatory BMD civil reg may not have been in effect, or it may have been simply ignored. Or the record is mistranscribed

    You might find a newspaper announcement of the birth

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    There's a record on Ancestry, a registration card for their marriage (might be on FS, too), that indicates that the marriage in 1913 was performed with Roman Catholic rites, by "Jas. A. Levesque, residence Allenstown(I think?)". Using directories, you may be able to locate the church that Rev. Levesque was working at in 1913, and that might finesse the church that they were married at. I believe RC records are often well preserved and available for review (but haven't tried it myself).

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