About Me

IMG_0196My name is Jackie Corrigan (nee Hogue) and I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  This blog will be my attempt to chronicle the ancestors of my father, Joseph Thomas Modeste Hogue, by tracing the lineage of his parents, Thomas Joseph Hogue (Pépère) and Marie Emma Girardin (Mémère).  I will be concentrating on how intertwined our ancestors have been with people and events in Canadian history. To understand how I became addicted to genealogy, see my first post.

34 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hello Jackie, it was a pleasure reading about the Hogue family. My mother Jeannette Kerr-Taylor nee Pariseau told me about your blog and have read it this evening and look forward to reading more about the family. It seems that this project has become a labour of love and it shows. Once again it was a pleasure.
    Lisa Sieben nee Kerr-Taylor

    • Wendy Beauchemin P.

      Thanks, Jackie for this blog. I will “be back” when I have more time for reading. I have some pictures you may want to see, and some you may be able to help me identify family members. Perhaps we can meet for coffee in Wpg sometime? Wendy Beauchemin

  2. Hello My name is Danielle Morgan(nee Hogue ) we are from the same family also your father was my great grandfathers brother. It’s great to see how much effort you put in to the history of these wonderful family members of ours.

  3. We are related. I am a descendant of Francois Belanger and Marie Guyon as well. My mother is a Belanger.

    Martin Cuda
    Okotoks, Alberta

  4. Very interesting blog! I too am related to Marin Boucher and Perrine Mallet through their daughter, Francoise Boucher and her husband, Jean Plante. It’s a common assumption that if you have French Quebec ancestry, we’re all related somehow!

  5. Hi Jackie, Looks like we are cousins on the Girardin side and maybe some other lines. I recognized so many names, My great grandfather was Ernest Girardin, s/o Joseph E. and Emilie (Dubois) Girardin, Joseph’s father was Charles David Olivier Girardin, s/o Francois and Chlotide Charlotte (LeSieur) Girardin, Francois was the s/o Augustin and Marie Genevieve (Rivard dite Loranger) Girardin. My grandfather was John P. Girardin of Detroit, MI. Was Augustin one of your great grandparents? He’s my fifth. I looked for you on Facebook but couldn’t find you.

  6. Sylvie Lavallée

    Hi Jackie! We are related through your ancestor Marie Taillefer. Her brother, Joseph Taillefer is my ancestor. Is the main picture of the couple on your blog “As Canadian as can be” of Toussaint Hunault dit Deschamps and Marie Lorgueil? How would I be able to get a copy of this picture?

    • Hi “cousin”. Thanks so much for reading my blog. The main picture on my blog is the wedding picture of my paternal grandparents Thomas Hogue and Emma Girardin. I’m sorry but I know of no existing pictures of Toussaint and Marie.

  7. Hi Jackie, I am Bill Kane V.P. of the Sociéte des filles du roi et soldats du Carignan, Inc. We publish a journal SENT BY THE KING twice a year and I would like to send you a copy. Also I would like to ask if you might consider writing an article for our journal. If at all interested please contact me at wfkane@juno.com with your mailing address so we may send you a copy. You have many members of the filles and soldiers as do I and many of our members. I have 47 Filles du roi and 21 soldiers in my ancestral lines including Catherine Fievre. Hope to hear from you soon. Bill Kane

  8. Hi Jackie,

    We are related. My 8th Great Grandmother was a sister to Anne Coutier. But Robert Drouin is my 9th Great Grandfather. (his second marriage) Your blog is very interesting.

    Rhonda (Rousseau) Dreshar

  9. Jackie,
    Do you have any information on Apolline Girardin, who married Francois Labadie in 1798? Her father was Charles Francois Girardin; her mother was Marie Louise “Leperle”?

  10. Dear Ms Corrigan, I noted that you have traced your ancestry back to Michel Theodore dit Gilles in Montreal. I’m descended from his brother Gabriel, who found himself in Danzig, Prussia and married a Cordula Mannen at the Sts. Peter and Paul Reformed Church in Danzig in 1657. So, we are then directly related through Gabriel (Gilles) Théodore (born 1587 in Tours) and Julienne Durand Hierosme (born June 16, 1588 in Touraine-Centre, France), though, for all intents and purposes I am a German/Canadian now living in Newfoundland.

  11. pierre trottier and suzanne migaud had a son benjamin-joseph trottier who is in my relative on my fathers side. cant believe i have relatives this far back. i am however trying to find metis in my family. are pierre or suzanne metis? please email me. stan

    • Hi Stan,
      To the best of my knowledge neither Pierre or Suzanne were Metis. If you share your descent from Benjamin Joseph Trottier, I may be able to tell you if there is a Metis connection.

  12. Hi, i am enjoying your site. My name is Julie Girard Marchetti, my dad is Nelson Girard. My Grandparents are Anna Rousselle & Valmore Joseph Girard. My great grandparents are Leocadie Brouder & Francois Xavier Girard. By looking into my Girard genealogy, it has inspired me to connect with my distant Girard cousins. I have a facebook, Girard Genealogy Group, that is about getting to know our distant cousins and share pictures & genealogy info. with the group. It is @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/568765133279401/
    Please join us, and any cousins, we would like to meet you.
    Thanks for all your helpful info.,
    Julie Girard Marchetti

  13. Grant (Tim) Robbins

    Hi I have just recently started to trace my family background. I have some records from the Catholic church in St. Boniface MB. My grandfather (mothers side) was Daniel Joseph Dumas. He married Rita Dame. My mother Rita Dumas was one of 7 siblings. My g. father’s parents were Marguerite Clara Hogue and Joseph Patrice Dumas. Theirs Thomas Hogue & Philomena McMillian. Theirs Louis Amable Hogue & Margaret Taylor. It is my understanding they were Metis. I have spent my entire life in Ontario but still have family living in the Toutes Aides MB area. Any info you could give would be appreciated.

  14. Hi there Jackie!
    I came across your blog when I researching further into my ancestor Catherine Fievre. I am a direct descendant of Charles d’Allaire and Catherine Fievre through their son Etienne Allaire. I happened to be in Quebec City a few years ago when they were having a big celebration for the Filles du Roi. I spoke to the docent in the museum who was very excited when I mentioned Catherine Fievre–she was one of the women on the very first boat that came to Quebec in 1663. She married Charles d’Allaire on November 10, 1663.

  15. Dear Jackie,
    Your work inspires me. Thank you. Your research is responsible. We are related through the Hogues and about another 1000 or so early settlers. I’m not sure if you already know of this but there are social welfare tickets given to starving families in the mid 17th century during a particularly bad year for crops. The Hogues, amongst others needed this to survive. The billets are online at the BNQ. I found this gesture a glimmer of a wisp of social democracy creeping in like morning light however corrupt the reasons of the givers were. I can send them to you if you cannot find them but I don’t want my email made public.
    Happy d-n-a-ing,
    Suzan

  16. I am looking for métis information on Arsène Girardin’s direct line. He is my grandfather. I love your blog. It’s so interesting!!

  17. Grant (Tim) Robbins

    Hi Jackie. Just wanted to up date you. Did some digging with St. Boniface Historical Society and got lots of good information. Also searched Archives Canada and found loads of information regarding the Metis scrip. Happy to say I gathered enough information to become a citizen of MMF. That applies to my children and grand children as well. Enjoy reading your blog.

  18. Adrienne McConnell

    Hello Jackie, I am doing research on my mom’s family. Her name is Dorine McConnell nee Hebert, she is from Vermont, born in 1933. Our genealogy research has revealed she is a direct descendant of Augustin and Adrienne Hebert. Incidentally, I was named Adrienne without her knowing about Adrienne Hebert! I was hoping you could tell me if Augustin and Adrienne were Acadian French? Also, did Augustin die in a war? I have information that he most likely died at the hands of an Iroquois Indian but it did not clarify the circumstances. Thank you!

  19. wow. I’m so impressed by your dedicated work! I just joined an ancestry site and recently started to discover my French-Canadian heritage. I am a 10th great granddaughter of Marin Boucher and a 9th great granddaughter of his sister Jeanne. It is so fascinating to read through these stories. Merci!

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