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A “Thomas” Bernier mystery – Part 2

In the first installment on this story, I introduced you to the story of my great granduncle “sea captain scoundrel”, “Thomas” Bernier. Per my mother’s memoir, “Thomas” amassed a sizable fortune using unscrupulous maritime practices, enough so to enjoy a … Continue reading

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A “Thomas” Bernier mystery – Part 1

In the previous entry, I discussed how I learned that one of my great granduncles, Joseph-Elzéar Bernier, was a celebrated early 20th-century French-Canadian polar-exploring sea captain. Because I find the story behind that surprise a bit entertaining, I thought I’d … Continue reading

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A long lost sea captain uncle and a missed nephew/grandfather

Greetings, readers. After a long hiatus from posting, I’ve decided to drop anchor on a subject that I have been bombarding anyone who was curious about genealogy — as well as those who were too polite to ask me to … Continue reading

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