Saturday, August 25, 2012

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – Ancestor Name Roulette

Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings ( has a great assignment for tonight’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: “spin” a virtual roulette, choose an ancestor, and then describe him or her in three facts.

Here's how I did. 

1) I chose my great-grandfather Pierre Belair (1851-1941). I divided his birth year 1851 by 50, which resulted in 37.02, and rounded it down to 37.

2) Number 37 in my ancestral name list is Adélaïde Larose (1796-1881), my paternal great-great-great-grandmother. Here is some vital information about her:

Adélaïde Larose was born on 2 February 1796 in L’Assomption County, Lower Canada (now the province of Quebec), daughter of Jean-Baptiste Larose and Marie Louise Giroux. Adélaïde married Jean-Baptiste Meunier (1792-1858) on 12 October 1818 in Ste-Anne-des-Plaines in Terrebonne County, Lower Canada. Adélaïde died on 5 April 1881 in Terrebonne, Terrebonne County, Quebec.

3) Three facts about Adélaïde Larose:

a) Adélaïde was baptised on 2 February 1796, the same day she was born, in Repentigny, L’Assomption County, Quebec. Her parents, Jean-Baptiste Larose and Marie Louise Giroux, were residents of nearby Lachenaie.

b) Adélaïde and Jean-Baptiste had eleven children, born between 1820 and 1838, all baptised in Ste-Anne-des-Plaines. Only seven of their children (four sons and three daughters) survived childhood.

c) Adélaïde appeared on a census under her own name for the first time in 1851. She is enumerated as Adélaïde Larose, 57 years old, wife of Jean Baptiste Meunier. She, her husband and three children (Pierre, Zoé and Philomène) resided in the parish of Ste-Anne-des-Plaines. Her husband was a day labourer and their son Pierre was a farmer. 

Copyright © 2012, Yvonne Demoskoff


  1. Welcome to the GeneaBloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

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