As I am researching cholera and its impact on my family, I realize that there are quite a few things I wish I could find out about Antoine Boisvert and his family that I don’t yet know how to find out.
- I wish I knew who shared Antoine’s household. I would love to find a genealogy dictionary that covers 19th century Quebec. I hear that the PRDH might be what I am looking for – and that there is a hard copy at a library about an hour away from me. It might be time for a trip….
- I wish I knew where Antoine lived in Ste. Croix, Lotbiniere – and if he lived close by any of the other victims of cholera from the 1830s. I wonder if there are any maps out there that might help me.
- I wish I knew if Ste. Croix and Lotbiniere are really the same place? Is Ste. Croix the community’s parish name and Lotbiniere its civil one?
- I wish I knew how to distinguish the Antoine Boisverts who shows up in the 1831 census of Ste. Croix. There are 3. I have ruled out the one with only 3 family members at home (Antoine, Joseph, Julien, and Antoine’s wife make 4 so this household is out.) But the other two are nearly identical. Antoine from page 5 has 10 family members at home and 85 of his 121 arpents of land are cultivated. Antoine from page 9 has 11 family members at home and 54 of his 300 arpents of land are cultivated. Which is my Antoine and how are they related? Are these men brothers? Cousins?
- I wish I knew what happened to Antoine’s family after his death. I know that his son (my ancestor) Hubert eventually left Ste. Croix. Did older brothers get the homestead? Is there a will that could help me figure this out?
If anyone has any tips on how to proceed, my ears are open!