Wow, Time is Flying

I was doing some updates behind the scenes here at and noticed that it has been a looooong time since I posted anything. I have not been doing much genealogy related work with the exception of handling some email inquiries. I suspect that the warmer weather will cause people to do other things, myself included. If, however, you are still doing your genealogy and need or want my help, you can always drop me a line. I’m here to help if you need it. This just happens to be one of those times in my life that genealogy is lower on my list of “things-to-do” in my spare time.

Have a great summer, people! Thanks for all the hits in the databases as well.


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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!

One thought on “Wow, Time is Flying”

  1. Hi!

    My name is George Inglis. My Mom is a Larose born (1921) in St Paul d’Abbotsford in southern Quebec. (Father Charles-Emile Larose, Mother Graziella Martin… both appear on the family genealogy done in the late 1910’s or early 1920’s that you probably have.) We are part of the same Jacques Saurette lineage going back to 1741.

    I was reading that you were unsure why certain parts of the family kept the “Saurette” name and some the “Larose” name. It was explained to me by a researcher at the National Archives in Montreal that during the mid-nineteenth century, the developing administrative state and judicial authorities were clamping down on the “dit” appellation as this was confusing for record keeping and was also being used in (sometimes) fraudulent activities. Hyphenated names were (and had been) allowed and became part of the permanent records.

    So it seems that certain branches of the family chose to keep the ancestral name while others chose the “New World” name. I haven’t researched this to confirm it’s veracity, however the researchers at The Natl Archives are acknowledged experts in French Canadian history so I think they’re a pretty credible source!

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