Louis-Philippe Dulac – From Military to Watchmaker

20 Jun

This was my first genealogy research post. I’m still working on my great-great-grand-dad Maximilien Dulac, the boatman from Berthier, Quebec but for the moment meet my great-uncle Louis-Philippe Dulac. From Berthier, to Waterbury (Connecticut), Montreal (Quebec), Waltham (Massachussets), Detroit (Michigan) and back again.

Marylene's Little Librarian Corner

There are many things one can do online, without any major subscription to genealogical databases, to research family history. I usually start with available canadian and american census to identify the head of the family then move my way down to family members. While I was starting to research my mother’s family line, Dulac, I encountered several problems.

For starters:

  • The family surname Dulac is also identified in earlier and contemporary records of the 19th century as Dulack, Aubuchon, Dulas, Aubuchon dit Dulac, etc…. you get my drift.
  • Often male children will wear the same first name as their father, same thing for female children and their mother’s name. So imagine trying to figure out your ancestor’s residence in 1891 when there are three (or more) individuals named : Joseph Louis Philippe or Marie Louise. Our ancestors didn’t care much for the startling diversity of first names given to children…

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  1. Louis Philippe Dulac: From Berthier to Waterbury and back again | The Family History Rogue - July 25, 2013

    […] made my research a little bit more difficult, I had already identified this when I researched his son, Louis-Philippe the watch-maker. On January 13th 1891, he married Marie Louise Lafontaine (dit Dubord), daughter of Prosper […]

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