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On the weekend, I started to suspect that one of the key family tree connections in the Houle line was based on extremely weak evidence. At this point, I’m pretty sure that connection is wrong.

This whole process feels, in odd ways, like programming. I’m reading a document that I didn’t produce, and I’m having to glean from it what the original author was thinking. It’s a lot like reading someone else’s code. “Why did you put that there? What made you think it was important?”

The problem goes back, again, to Pierre Houle. It’s pretty crucial to understand who his parents are. Once he arrives in Dover Township, he and his family are fairly well documented. There are certain circumstantial hints about his parentage available in the documentation:

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Date: 2013-10-23 03:07 am (UTC)
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Ah, the old "Whobegats" my favorite genealogy game. For years out family had a "Jasmiour Gasaway" in all of the published and accepted family histories. Once I had time to actually look into it, he turned out to be Jeremiah Gasway...

While that's likely not the issue with your Pierre Houle, I've got three generations in my maternal line that all named their children the exact. same. name. Jacob Albrecht/Albright. Somehow, many of them managed to find wives with the same names as well.


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