I can ramble about almost any topic under the Sun (or the Moon), except I cannot hold two words together when confronted with one of two things:

  • “Tell me something about yourself.” Usually heard close to the end of a job interview; or,
  • Use of the word “essay.” (I still choke.).

(My) “Gramma Rabbit” was Emily, who was my paternal grandmother.  A lot of the genealogy stories contained here are about her, raising a family of seven young men (between 2 years and 11 years) and a 9 month-old baby girl (my “Aunt E”), after losing her husband in December 1939, just days before Christmas.

Gramma Emily introduced me to heraldic art, family history (the bits she had between Testaments in her French Bible) and graveyard maintenance. So, if I have been the slightest bit helpful in anyway, it is because of her.




    1. MOM ~ this is most unexpected!
      I apologize for not addressing you as Kassie, but I have known all this time as “Mom” and it seems just a little strange to call you anything else 🙂
      Thank you!


      1. Umm, Mom? I think we have a problem: I just read your blog about the award, and I need to point out that I am (probably) ineligible for it. Rock of Ages:Grave Concerns has a following of 417plus, while Your Roots Are Showing, Dearie has 457(Those numbers are a combination of followers from Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, LinkedIn, etc). Again, I must thank you for the accolades, though; it’s nice to know I am popular in genealogy circles somewhere than just my little hovel. With The Deepest Respect”Your Other Son,” Liam Kale Liam Hobbes, IBSSG hobbes_k@hotmail.com —————

        > Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:08:36 +0000 > To: hobbes_k@hotmail.com >


  1. I would appreciate if you would post on your blog some information on an upcoming conference for all your followers of French Canadian descent.

    The Quebec Family History Society presents Roots 2015 – An international conference on family history in Quebec on June 19-21, 2015 at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest English language genealogical conference held in Quebec. Featured speakers are Gary Schroder, President of the Quebec Family History Society; Lesley Anderson, Teacher and Consultant with Ancestry.ca; Edward Zapletal, Publisher, Family Chronicle, Internet Genealogy, and History Magazine; Ed McGuire, President of the Vermont French-Canadian Genealogy Society; Glen Wright, Author and Lecturer; Johanne Gervais, Computer Specialist and Genealogist; Deborah Robertson, Librarian and Genealogist; Lorraine Gosselin, Lecturer and Genealogist; Marilyn Gillespie, Professional Photographer; Luc Lepine, Author and Military Historian; and Denyse Beaugrand-Champagne, Historian and Archivist with Bibliothéque et Archives Nationales du Quebec.

    For further information and to register go to http://www.qfhs.ca/cpage.php?pt=174

    Thank you!

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