That’s the Way the Cookie Crumbles

There’s be no shortage of traffic to my databases recently – gotta love Google. I’m not sure what people are looking for exactly, but I see lots of people browsing the data, but do not get many requests for more information like I used to. And because of that, I decided to let my subscription lapse. Three-hundred dollars for one year of access is a lot – especially when I have no money coming in from doing research or other ventures.

This site gets anywhere from 40-60 people looking at stuff per day. I’ve always been happy with that since I felt that would lead people to contact me for some other information. What I think has happened is that more and more people are able to find their genealogy online – either done by somebody else or places to look themselves.

I’m not sure what that means for my site, but I will keep my database updated as I add new stuff to it, but there haven’t been many new updates lately and unless I do a bunch of data entry, I wouldn’t expect the site to change much.

If you land on this site and have questions, let me know. If you find information on this site that is useful, great, but let me know – just so I don’t feel like I’m wasting my time. For those of you who have shared data with me and/or emails, thanks a lot. It’s been great helping you get your genealogy researched.

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Steve Rock

I have been doing French-Canadian genealogy for about 14 years. I enjoy doing research for other people who are new to genealogy and want to discover their French-Canadian lineages. Drop me a line at and let me give you a hand!

3 thoughts on “That’s the Way the Cookie Crumbles”

  1. Hi, Steve —

    I think we may be related. I am just getting started with genealogy, but know that my grandfather Charles Jourdain was born in St Jean Baptiste Rouville PQ in 1877, son of Jean-Baptiste Jourdain and Phelonise Nadeau. It looks like Charles’ paternal grandparents were Jean-Baptiste Jourdain-LaFrance and Celeste Saurette.

    Curiously, I see that several Saurette descendents ended up in the Holyoke, Mass., area. I grew up in West Springfield, Mass. and now live in Belchertown, Mass.

    I would be glad to share what I have found in regarding the additional children of Jean-Baptiste and Phelonise. There were several more than you have in your database.

    You’ve built a really cool resource. Thanks for all your work!

    Kind regards —


  2. PS: I think Jean-Baptiste Jourdain-LaFrance died 9 May 1880, rather than Mar 1921 as you have in your database. I don’t remember my source on that, but it seems logical that it’s correct.

  3. Hi Steve,

    It’s been a while since I have checked in with you. I haven’t been doing very much genealogy in the past few years. I haven’t updated my website in a such a long time I don’t think I remember how. I hope you and your family are well.

    Sincerely, Shirley

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