Originally Posted on July 19 2010:
It’s been a while since I wrote anything. I will try to change that from now on and write as much as I can. When I started researching my family history and my wife’s family history, the only thing that she told me was “Don’t get us related!” Since we both come from large French Canadian families from the Essex County area of Ontario, I was kind of surprised that I hadn’t yet. There were a couple of marriages that connected the families, but that’s it.
Last week I was researching my 4 times great-grandparents – Alexis Rivet & Marguerite Turcot. I decided to start following the Turcot line. Marguerite’s parents were Jean Baptiste Turcot and Marie Dorothe Gagnon. Then I found Jean Baptiste’s parents, Louis Gabriel Turcot and Angelique Pigeon. I then went to enter Angelique’s parents (Louis Pigeon & Agnes Caron) into my software and realized that I already had them. Before I connected them I check how they were related to me. It came back to say that they were my wife’s 7 times great-grandparents.
When I connected Louis Pigeon & Agnes Caron to Angelique Pigeon I found out that they are my 7 times great-grandparents as well! So now I’ve discovered that I’m 8th cousins to my wife. Sorry, honey! Love you!