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SEARCH FOR HERITAGE - ORPHANAGE - ADOPTION - LOVING HOME Research Path Heritage Search # Nine : Conclusion

This concludes a series of posts describing a genealogy search I worked on. You can click on the tab that says  "Research Path Heritage Search 1" or search through the blog in order to follow from start to finish. (July 21, 2019 was the first post.)  

To recap, I was asked to do genealogy research for someone who seemed most interested in locating the towns in Europe where his ancestors had


Painted in 1878  Image from WikiArt

According to Wikipedia, Jules Bastien-LePage ( 1848 -1884) was born in the French village of Damvillers, Meuse, where his father grew grapes in a vineyard and his grandfather grew apple, pear and peach trees.  He showed early talent which was encouraged by his family.  

To me this painting appears to be a grandfather taking his grandchildren on a walk,

SEARCH FOR HERITAGE - ORPHANAGE - ADOPTION - LOVING HOME Research Path Heritage Search 1 - eight

I meet with the man whose birth mother's heritage, in particular that of her birth mother, while we await the archive to respond to our request for information on her baptism. To reiterate, the story goes that she was put in an orphanage by her father because her mother died in childbirth or soon after. He visited until he died.  There were two brothers who did not keep in touch with her.

Feast of All Saints

The month of November is sometimes called the month of the dead. As we look around we see the leaves falling from the trees, the sun riding lower in the sky and setting earlier and earlier. Animals are preparing for the long cold winter. The Church year also follows the cycle of nature. We begin this month with the great feast of All Saints, and then remember all the departed on All Souls day. Throughout the month we will remember our beloved departed and at the end of the month we will celebrate the feast of Christ the King where we will come face to face with the end of the world and the Last Judgment.
This weekend’s two great feasts deal not with death, however, but with triumph over death. The first reading for All Saints day is taken from the Book of Revelation. In his vision John sees an angel who holds off the powers about to destroy the world.
Do not damage the land or the sea or the trees Until we put the seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.
John numbers these servan…