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About THE FAMILY JEWELS (a collection of history and whimsy)

' The measure of a woman's character is not what she gets from her ancestors, but what she leaves her descendants.To God be *ALL* the glory!!'
This journey into the past began in June 2006 when Mom presented me with Aunt Rose's doll that is over 110 yrs old. She began telling me stories and to say I was intrigued is an understatement. I made Mom an actual Family History Scrapbook full of stories, actual obituaries,restored photographs, Immigration records,naturalization papers,and prayer cards .This has been alot of work, but a labor of love. Very surprised to discover that I am a direct descendant of the French Royal Family! Charlemagne is my 38th great grandfather ,Marie Antoinette is my 5th great aunt! I'm a direct descendent of the Mayflower,and my tree is full of hard working, wonderful ship builders from Scotland who made their way to Prince Edward Island, farmers of the rich soil in Ireland, and a Mic Mac Indian for a great great grandmother ! I LOVE and am PROUD of ALL my ancestors !!!!
roscol Thankyou to all those who have encouraged me, especially all my wonderful relatives on Prince Edward Island. In particular: Irene Burge who penned the marvelous book called " The Burdge Family History",John MacIsaac of NY for sending me 854 pages of my heritage in a matter of seconds,and Gene Stoddard for giving me numerous photos of my extended family. To Jayne Dobbins who sent me an enormous box full of family treasures. photos, newsclippings, and my great grandmothers rosary.. thank you ! 💜
Its been a pleasure reconnecting with family, especially Jerry Dolan who shared my enthusiasm in this effort and who gave me some GREAT ideas!and Mary Vaillancourt who is just such a delight to be around,and lets me invite myself over to hear her stories of my Grandpa Patrick with that Irish lilt to her voice. Id also like to thank Brian Mcguire for his diligence in finding our Mayflower connection and willingness to share with me :)


Thank you to my beautiful Mommy for schelping all over cemeteries with me, and to Barry Gates for all his help with various research for things I'd never have been able to find on my own.

Thank you all for everything and if I'm missing anything TELL ME!!!! Please remember this is a continuing work in progress.

Love, Pattie xo funny


'People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors' - Edmund Burke ************************

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