Monday, May 25, 2015

Moved to .com

Hi All,
Thank you for visiting this blog, but I've moved..  Click Here to be re-directed:
Confuse The Dead

Thank you,
Laurie Desmarais

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Thank You

To  +Geoff Rasmussen +DearMYRTLE  +Russ Worthington  +Jen Baldwin +Judy Russell +Lisa Louise Cooke +Christa Cowen +Marian Pierre-Louis also there are more of you on Twitter, blogs, and other social media...  I've decided to move from hobby to the next step.  I've delved into books, podcasts, webinars, you tube, google hang outs, and my favorite #genchat

I look forward to continuing learning, and enter the "certification preparedness" classes after #rootstech2014. Thank you all for everything, and look forward to more!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Lost in the document trail

I like this phrase  #Lostinthedocumenttrail. It was on +Who Do You Think You Are? last night.  It's a nice way of saying hitting a #brickwall

 I'm currently lost and in the virtual woods of Northern RI looking for my Native American 4xG-Grandparents Benomi (Benjamin) Lippit died Lincoln 9/6/1891 parents Ceasar & Robie Coffee Lippitt are listed on the death register.  I can't find any information on them or the birth of his wife Nancy Coffee Lippitt died 12/29/1873; Their other son Emery Lippit died 8/8/1875 (age 24);
They are the parents of my 3xG-Grandfather Ernest E Lippitt who passed away Sept 21, 1916 (see the previous post). any help would be appreciated.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Small Town Death Records - 5 different family member's one page

I found a page from 1916 Death Records for Town North Providence Rhode Island, trying to decide which family to folder to file it in.  Looking at the page, there were no notes to specifically why I was pulling the information.  Now I know why... there are 5 persons on this one page. My great x3 grandmother (Taylor) and great 4x father (Lippit), as well as now a relation to my grandfather (Deluca); Then add two different Angell cousins for my husband's side.  I think I'm leaving it on my side.  Thought it was an interesting find.

Sunday, August 18, 2013


This is what I have to organize and begin again, after 3 moves including house fire, and a robbery in the last 5 years. Now in the last couple of months both the server and the laptop crashed. I have begun again to organize my files, which contain many scorched pages. At least I have the hard copies in plastic page protectors now. My original digital files were destroyed, and the fireproof safe didn’t save anything L  With hundreds of pages to sort through I am beginning again, putting the files onto a virtual server this time!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Angell Genealogy by Avery Angell

This is a book written by Avery Angell.  I recently stumbled upon it, and knew it was out there but didn't know where, or what it contained.  The genealogist that assisted my Aunt in writing researching her Angell Genealogy used excerpts from that book.  I find the first few pages of the book very similar to many of today challenges.  This book was written in 1871.  He mentioned that not many people in the family kept really good records, as well as there were some that were not kept at all.  You ask yourself why?  Why not tell your families story.  I think that this boils down to some of the same brick walls we all have today.  Was it a family secret?  Have you ever found that family secret???  Personally I would like to borrow Doc Brown's Delorean and punch in a few dates and view the past.  Wouldn't we all ???

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Thank You Geneablogger's!

Thank you to for adding me!

Thank you for all the wonderful comments.  More information will be following on hopefully sharing some of my family history.  Things I've learned, as well as brick walls, and questions   Happy Blogging!