Tag Archive | Vermont

Sue’s new blog…

Hello all. I’ve been missing you. It’s been a long summer and I’m ready to celebrate winter. Sounds strange, huh? A Vermonter looking forward to snow and ice and cold? Maybe I’m just looking forward to curling up in front of the fire with a good book. Anyhoo… some of you follow my other blog […]

Oh, that little devil…

Dear Rosa, I love a mystery. I don’t write them, I solve them. Yup, you can call me “Detective Sue” – or some other cool moniker like “Cookie”. I had wondered why your grandfather, Louis Blair, would show up in Civil War records as Enos Blais and now I have a pretty good hunch. He […]

such sweet torture…

Dear Rosa, The month of March is such sweet torture! Warm weather, followed by cold. Melting snow followed by a fresh foot and all of us just itching to get outside and rake! I thought I’d write a little story, nothing too fancy, just a reflection on what March 10th might have been for you… […]

Meet the Blaines, I mean the Blairs, I mean the Blains…

Dear Rosa, What a twisting, roller coaster of a ride this genealogy process can be. First, you were Blaine, then Blair, and now back to Blain. Never Scottish, but French! And when we go a bit further back, your family was Hablan. Wa-what???!! So, I thought it might be kinda cool for you to see […]

Mary’s time of grief…

Dear Rosa, I hoped this day would come. That I would know where you and Henry rested, where I could go and pay my respects, maybe introduce myself and let you know that you are remembered. I found you yesterday, buried in a little cemetery in Duxbury, Vermont. There’s only one left who actually met […]

Elizabeth Blair, my great-great grandmother…

Dear Rosa, I’ve learned quite a few things this past week. All good. Some startling, most just down right amazing. My heartfelt thanks goes out to Lou, my 3rd cousin re-discovered, a man as generous with his time as his knowledge of French Canadian genealogy. So, here I am, sitting and typing and trying to […]

A sister for Rosa…

Dear Rosa, Well, what an incredible weekend this was. I attended a workshop on tracing French Canadian genealogy, hoping to learn more about the Blairs and where they came from in Canada.   After the workshop, I was approached by a man who was fairly bursting with excitement. “Did you say John Drinkwine and Elizabeth Blair?” […]

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