Presenting readable, genealogical information, data, and stories is a complex challenge. It seems to me that people’s lives ought to be expressed as more than family trees, dates, and lineages. I have been struggling with this problem for quite a while. Perhaps you have as well. Over the years, I have noticed a few ‘special’(…)
I have encountered yet another Quebec genealogy mystery. As you might expect, this “new” mystery also involves the Deyo line. Nothing new there, I guess! Here’s where things stand currently. The family in question are the Francois Lafaye/ Marguerite Foret family- my gggg-grandparents down my grandmother’s maternal line (mid 1700s). Marguerite Foret/Forest appears ‘likely’ to(…)
Finding “French Canadian” North American ‘relatives’ can be quite a challenge. My searches most often lead me to southernmost Quebec (Bas Canada, near La Prairie and Lacolle areas) as well as to Northern New York (specifically Clinton County, NY). It seems that is the general area where most of my French-speaking forebears lived (from 1780-(…)
Notes: This history will become the basis for my September 2011 tutorial at the Parker Genealogical Society. (Another example French Canada search for Francois Lafaye & Marguerite Foret/Forest is also underway at ManyRoads and may be used during the tutorial.) Hyperlinks on this page will most often open source documents. Comments, suggestions & questions are(…)
I guess I could have entitled this posting, out with the old, in with the new. But as with most genealogy not very much of this information is actually new; including the fact that I had yet another problem in my Deyo lineage. Here’s the long and short of what has happened. Barb (one of(…)
The use of Dit names in French Canada (Bas Canada) is both very common and confusing. Currently, I am working with another Deyo cousin to attempt to unravel yet another Deyo mystery. This part of my family line is now being reworked for the fourth time! I think I might be getting good at it.(…)
Hmm… the top 10 genealogy items for ManyRoads this year are… I wish I could say this list was complete, but it isn’t. But in the spirit of celebration, here’s my list: 10. Being invited to speak on genealogy at two locales during the year (Public speaking). 9. Accumulating copies of the Zeyer ev. Kirche(…)
Which genetic genealogy DNA service is best? This is the question with which I am currently wrestling. Perhaps one or more of our knowledgeable readers has some insights to share. I certainly would appreciate experienced observations and insights into our dilemma. Here are the basic objectives of our DNA search: We’d like information and insight(…)
A lot has gone during the past month or so. Not only have we added a lot of new material to ManyRoads but we have achieved some important milestones, as well. Per normal, rather than bore you with a lot of details, I will outline most of the key happenings. But before I do that,(…)
Gerald Deyo was one of the first US paratroopers trained in Panama, during World War 2. After his training, he became a member of the the 503 Parachute Battalion. Ultimately he attained the position of Jumpmaster. During the war, Gerald was based in Australia and fought mostly in New Guinea. On one of his jumps(…)
Clarence Deyo spent most of World War 2 as a platoon Sargent in the Timberwolf Division fighting through France and into Germany. [singlepic id=2822 w=320 h=240 float=right]While in Northern France his platoon unwittingly captured a German payroll truck. After the capture, his squad got drunk and burned all the money to keep warm. Clarence’s most(…)
Lacolle is the area from which the Joseph Dion family emigrated to the United States. Historically both Rabideau and Dion/ Deyo family members lived and traversed this region. Click here to read about the Lacolle Military Battles. source [minor edits and corrections made by ManyRoads] First written mention of Lacolle can be traced back to(…)
Both the Rabideau & Deyo families have roots in the area [singlepic id=3254 w=320 h=240 float=right]surrounding Lacolle Quebec. In the early to mid-1800s Lacolle was an area that saw numerous battles and skirmishes, both in the war of 1812 and the Patriotes Rebellion of 1837-1838 including: Battle Of Lacolle Mills (1812) Second Battle of Lacolle(…)
Based upon Census data, we know the following information regarding the Rabideau & Deyo branches of our family (note all photos are from Google). According to the 1920 US Census In 1920[singlepic id=3247 w=320 h=240 float=right] the George Deyo Family lived at 214 Main Street in Altona, NY; father George (age 52) was a farm(…)
Find your friends. If you run a family history/ genealogy website, building associations and affiliations can be a useful and valuable adjunct to your genealogical efforts. Some of the most interesting and potentially useful affiliations (links) are with are sites and organizations belonging to other family members or family associations. These family members/ associations need(…)
This post contains the content of the ManyRoads Newsletter: Welcome to the first ManyRoads Newsletter! First let me thank everyone for signing up to our little ‘news’ service. I promise not to over crowd your email with tons of messages. My intention is to write one or two of these per month. Each will attempt(…)
What do you do when there are no names or dates to work with? Well quite simply, there has to be something or else you are in deep trouble! Having said that there are many times when the names are and dates are unclear, indefinite or conflicting. I have found a few options that work(…)
Many search but few find… I think that old quote pretty much sums up what happens when searching for the right genealogical toolset. Too often, people believe that their hardware or operating platform defines their selection choices. In truth, it rarely does. Almost any tool can be run on any platform. Certainly a bit of(…)
To fix the problems, Craig and I devised a fairly simple plan. Craig sent me the genealogical documents he had in his possession. He agreed to travel to Plattsburgh, New York in search of additional source evidence. I agreed to re-read (this time more carefully) all the documentation I had in my possession; this evidence(…)
PART I JOSEPH YON (JOSEPH DEYO) 1805-1880-PLUS INTRODUCTION Joseph Yon was born around the year 1805. His parents, Ignace Yon (Guyon) and Marie Suzanne Gervais were of the Parish of St. Marc sur Richelieu. It is believed Joseph lived in the area of St. Marc until his marriage at about the age of twenty three.(…)
As I have written numerous times before the Deyo portion of my family is a bit of a challenge. Well recently, my analysis and documentation of the Joseph Dion line was once again brought into question (by my new friend Craig LaPine!). On Saturday the 24th of April, I received the following email note from(…)
Merging branches (also known as cutting and pruning) is something you will most certainly need to do; unless you never make mistakes! I just encountered a situation like that with my Deyo Branch (I seem to enjoy making mistakes in this line…). By way of providing background, a newly discovered relative was kind enough to(…)
We have added the following items to ManyRoads over the last few weeks: History of New France (4 really long posts) see them here. Two branches of our family genealogy including the Deyo Family and Senger Family. Guide on how-to integrate with GRAMPS. Reasons behind our choice to standardize on GRAMPS for our family genealogy(…)
Integrating GRAMPS and WordPress is a very straightforward activity. Not a lot of special skills or tools are required in order to make this integration work smoothly. I have to say it is one of the things I like best about GRAMPS. [singlepic id=3122 w=320 h=240 float=right]A couple of points worth remembering (knowing?) first: Don’t(…)
The first of our on-line family trees is now available- The Deyo Family Line. It is readily accessible from our Menus simply by selecting Genealogy and then Deyo Family (Branch). Using the GRAMPS integration approach, there are no user/ password requirements for gaining access to and open family line. This portion of our tree is(…)
Based upon my decision to use GRAMPS as our primary genealogical database management environment, I have begun the transfer of family branches (both public and private) into our new format. If you look closely, you should notice the appearance of new page links from our various menus… As I undertake this transition, I will be(…)
I received the following email this morning from Barb Deyo; it read: Hi Mark, I wanted to send this to you yesterday, but I have been having trouble with my e-mail. I read about you finding a picture of your ggg grandparents on line. That night we went for a short walk in the cemetery(…)
I don’t know how many of you, like me, use Ancestry.com as their data collection and ‘easy analysis’ site. I suspect quite a few. As you may be aware I have been pouring through a significant section of my father’s family- the Deyos. This research effort has generated a set of over 500 people. Also(…)
Tell your friends! It’s now official. I will be speaking at two separate meetings of the Parker (Colorado) Genealogical Society. Meeting Location: Stroh Ranch Fire Station (New Location) 19310 Stroh Ranch Road Parker, Colorado 2nd Saturday of each month (except December will be the 1st Saturday) Business Meeting: 1:30pm – 2pm Speaker: 2pm – 3:30pm(…)
As hard as it was for me to believe, our Deyo family name is not from the Netherlands and/or Huguenot communities as I had earlier thought but rather it comes down a more circuitous, and I might say “interesting” route. Let me explain what I have thus far unearthed: Leona Deyo, my grandmother (father’s mother)(…)
It pleases me to say that I have identified the entire male Deyo line from John Deyo through to Claude Guyon (born 1629). The Deyos as we all knew were from France. Now we know their names and a bit about their journey. As I find additional information, I will continue to update and post(…)
Beware the hints! I know, I have said that before but the entire prospect of using poorly proofed Ancestry materials conerns me. As many of you may have noticed. I just broke through a block in my family genealogy (the block of Joseph and Julia Deyo’s parentage and life before entering the US). Once my(…)
It is with special gratitude, appreciation, and ‘apologies’ to the following individuals: Barb Deyo, Wilfred Deyo (deceased), Linda Hayne, Craig LaPine Patti Gravel, Gloria Pratt, Carole Relation that I can now tell the tale of our Dion Family (today most commonly known as the Deyo Family) and their migration from Quebec to the Clinton County(…)
Today through the generosity of the Altona Town Clerk, Carole Relation, I received a copy of my g-g-grandfather’s death certificate. He died on 12 April 1924 and was buried 18 April 1924 in Altona, New York.
If you look at the attached record you will find the following Joseph Dion/Deo/Deyo family residing in Quebec during the 1851 Census. This both firmly places the family in St. LaColle, near Montreal. We also now know through related birth documents of these ‘newly found’ children (for me ‘new’ at least…), the parents birth names(…)
Thank you to Barb Deyo for the following documentation. Plattsburgh Daily Press – February 18, 1938 MRS. MARY DEYO OF ALTONA DIES Mrs. Mary Deyo of Altona died at her home yesterday morning at ten O’clock. She was 81 years old. Mrs. Deyo had lived in Altona for the past forty years. Her husband, John(…)
The mystery of George Deyo’s death is solved. Here is the text of his obituary: The obit was dated Oct. 19, 1942 and the date of death was Oct. 17, 1942. GEORGE DEYO TO BE BURIED AT ALTONA Funeral services for George Deyo, 78, who died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Fred Belair of Altona, at 7(…)
The Deyos- 1800-1982 [written by Wilfred Frank Deyo circa 1982] The writer, Wilfred Frank Deyo will incorporate -the following information available as of October 8, 1982 into the “Deyo Family History”- 1800-1982-From Canada to the United States of America which he hopes to put together in the not too distant future.
Plattsburgh Sentinel -1918 [singlepic id=2943 w=320 h=240 float=center] Mr & Mrs. Napoleon Deao received a telegram a few days ago stating that John Deao had been severly wounded in action in France July 15th. John was cited for bravery in action on April 21.
Maybe your family is like mine. We come from a long line of hard working, salt of the earth people. Yes, that means many of them could not read or write.
Some names can be confusing! I think the title of this post bears that out. Recently I received the following note from Gloria Cusson Pratt of the Northern New York- American Canadian Genealogical Society. Her note informed me of the following: John married as Jean Baptiste Dion to Marie Bonin on 2 July 1866 at(…)
Genealogy requires assumptions… Over the past few weeks, I have been working on discovering (perhaps rediscovering) a family line. My Deyo family tree was incorrect, in a major way!
Based on data and input I have received from various people, I believe I have traced and documented a “plausible” genealogy for the Joseph Deo family leading back to France in the late 1600s. If anyone is interested in reviewing the tree and commenting on what I have pieced together, please contact me.
Numerous photo galleries on our site have recently been either created or updated. These galleries will continue to be reworked and reorganized; however, they represent a reasonable start to my organizing ‘things’.
I’d like to take a brief opportunity to thank the many people who have sent me information, pictures, and data to place on ManyRoads. It is my hope to keep this list up to date. So if you have sent me materials and through an error of omission (not commission) I somehow have neglected to(…)