Mary Pauline Dutaillis

Born 1797 Paris per all her records… not her birthname I’m thinking… Adopted by Auguste Dutaillis is my theory… remember him. I know so much more now than I knew back then. One record is all it takes to change the story… and an interesting story it is. Full of heart break and true love…Continue reading “Mary Pauline Dutaillis”

Shipwrights Arms

Remember Mary Ann? She and her husband George William Hodge ran the above tavern for just over two decades in Ramsgate, Kent, England from 1850 when it opened to 1871, the year George died. The previous Shipwrights Arms in Ramsgate had been run by the Harlow family. It seems to have closed its doors inContinue reading “Shipwrights Arms”

Technical Difficulties

Sometimes it seems the technology that is supposed to make our lives easier makes life harder instead. It seems that way MOST DAYS for me lately. Operator error a factor I am sure. Tried out One Drive and document sharing . Do not go there! Not unless you and your co-conspirators know what they areContinue reading “Technical Difficulties”

Victor?

In family tree research, I am reminded, again, that just One record can change everything. A cascading effect … Auguste is not the man I seek. Victor is. Victor and Auguste Dutaillis arrive almost simultaneously in the United Kingdom about 1793: fleeing the chaos in France. Victor settles in London; Auguste in Edinburgh. My ancestorContinue reading “Victor?”