Looking for members of my mother's side of the family.

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WikiTree profile: Linda Batchelder
in The Tree House by Linda Batchelder G2G Crew (500 points)
Need to know the names of the maternal grandparents, birth years and marriage year. Location, country, state or province, county and city of births and marriage.
Have you tried the free site familysearch.org?
Also, there's you. It would be to your advantage if you would create the profiles of your parents & their siblings, your grandparents & their siblings, your great grandparents & their siblings

That you may not have a great deal of information on your maternal lineage is okay, the paternal lineage may attract attention from members of the maternal side and they may be ablt to make connections -- I have had this happen to me a number of times -- the profiles you create and source the better the odds for contacting relatives on both side
Time frame information such as birth year and marriage year and name of spouse would be helpful to track down info on Henri Leblanc and his father, Jean Cyraic Leblanc.

Location at time of birth and marriage such as country, state or province, county and city would help pinpoint the Leblanc ancestors.

3 Answers

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Albert P. Leblanc, United States Census, 1930 at Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island, age 27. Father born in Canada, mother born in Vermont.

Albert P Leblanc is Head, wife is Annie 28, daughter Ruth L 6, and daughter Louise E 5, son Albert P Jr. 3, and daughter Vivian L 1. All in the household born Rhode Island.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)
Sorry that it has taken me so long to reply to your message. This is my grandfather's information that you have posted. I have a several family trees that I have been working on Ancestry. I have done quite a bit of research over the years, but I really want to complete it for my Aunt Connie, who is the youngest surviving member of my aunts and uncle on my Leblanc side. My grandparents lived in Woonsocket, Rhode Island ever since I was born. I know pretty much where most of my family memebers are buried, but some I don't have their death dates.  I had started listing people on my Leblanc family tree starting with my mother:

Ruth Lillian Leblanc b10/10/1923 Woonsocket, RI. died 5/13/1995 Worcester, MA married to Arwid E. Schmidt 11/30/1946 Woonsocket, RI. My dad, Arwid E. Schmidt was born 6/25/1917 Franklin, MA, died 5/14/1992 Providence, RI.

My grandfather Albert P. Leblanc 6/28/1902 Woonsocket, RI. died 2/7/1971 Woonsocket, RI. married to Annie Gregson 11/30/1922 Woonsocket, RI. Annie Gregson was born 12/09/1901 in Woonsocket, RI.

My great grandfather was Henry William Leblanc/White born3/21/1864 Montpelier, VT. died (this is questionalbe since I do not have a death certificate, but from what Ancestry shows on their U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 as death 4/20/1913. Henry married Josephine Hetu/Etui 9/7/1888 Providence, RI. Josephine was born 12/27/1867 in Woodstock, CT and died 4/26/1934 in Woonsocket, RI They had a total 10 children including my grandfather Albert P. Leblanc.

My great, great grandfather was Jean Cyriac/Cyriaque Leblanc/White b. 10/23/1838, Becancour, Nicolet, Quebec, Canada. I located his birth record under the Drouin Collection  1621-1968. This shows his father to be Amable Leblanc & mother Genevieve Durand. He died 3/24/1902 in Warwick, Kent County, RI. He married Margaruite Marie Gobeille in 1861 Woodstock, VT.  Margaruite Marie Gobeille was born 8/16/1844 in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada and died in 1911 in Woonsocket, RI. Most of these relatives are buried in Precious Blood Cemetery in Woonsocket, RI or St Charles Cemetery (My grandparents) in Blackstone, Mass.

We live in Franklin, Mass. which isn't far from the Woonsocket, RI line. There is a great place located in Woonsocket, RI which has a great collection of records. It is called American-French Historical Society.  My husband and I have been a couple of times and are a great resource.

So I am now researching all the older Leblanc relatives starting with Jean C. Leblanc's father Amable Leblanc and his families line. I have noticed that not all the children were listed including Jean C. only Joseph M. his brother. I found it odd that it showed that he died in 1851 in Louisiana, but he is listed on the 1851 Canadian Census along with his children. I don't really think he could be in two places at the same time. The fact that he is listed with his children shows me that he did not die in Lousiana. Your thoughts on this.

So this is where I am at. I have used Wiki to go back as far as I could on his older relatives just to see where it would lead to. So now I am looking at each one of Amable Leblanc's relatives.


Linda Batchelder/Schmidt
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Source:  "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9WW-QVW : accessed 3 July 2020), Henry Lablanc, Woonsocket city Ward 5, Providence, Rhode Island, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 183, sheet 21B, family 381, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,512.
United States Census, 1900  Woonsocket city Ward 5, Providence, Rhode Island
: Henry Lablanc           Head    Male       36   Vermont
: Josephine Lablanc    Wife      Female   34   Connecticut
: Henry Lablanc           Son       Male       12   Rhode Island
: Arthur Lablanc          Son       Male        8    Rhode Island
: Walter Lablanc          Son      Male         7   Rhode Island
: Yvonne Lablanc        Dau      Female    4    Rhode Island
: Charlie Lablanc         Son      Male        2     Rhode Island
: George Lablanc        Son       Male        1    Rhode Island

Source: "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJKS-7Y2 : accessed 3 July 2020), Albert Leblanc in household of Josephine Leblanc, Woonsocket Ward 5, Providence, Rhode Island, United States; citing ED 342, sheet 3A, line 14, family 45, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1676; FHL microfilm 1,821,676.

United States Census, 1920  Woonsocket Ward 5, Providence, Rhode Island
:  Josephine Leblanc     Head    Female    52  Connecticut  Widow
: Francis Leblanc           Son       Male        18 Rhode Island
: Albert Leblanc             Son       Male        17 Rhode Island
: Antoinette Leblanc     Dau      Female    16 Rhode Island

Souce: "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8CW-LCK : 22 January 2020), Henri Leblanc in entry for Josephine Leblanc, 1934.  IMAGE: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9H7-XVHG?mode=g

Rhode Island Deaths and Burials
: Josephine Leblanc  Residence 43 Summit St.
: Death 26 Apr 1934  Woonsocket, Providence, Rhode Island
: Burial Precious Blood Cemetery, Woonsocket
: Female White Widowed  Housewife
: Age 66 yrs 3 mos 30 days   Birth Dec. 27, 1867  Woodstock, Conn.
: Father Pierre Etu  Birth Canada
: Mother Emilie Lambert  Birth Canada
: Spouse  Henri Leblanc  
: Informant Antoinette LeBlanc, daughter
by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (730k points)
Hi Chris.

These are my Leblanc relatives and they are for the most part on my family tree which is on Ancestry only. I am researching further back from these records.  There are some missing pieces such as death date for some of the Leblance family relatives that I am working on. It makes it hard with the corona virus situation right now to do outside the online capability. I need to go to the Rhode Island Archives place when it ever reopens and do more record searching. I don't usually like to list anything on my family trees unless I have the most accurate information on the family member. I don't just like to copy what others have posted, but at some point on Ancestry they do have a lot that is correct in their Thru Lines and on the actual trees that a person enters they show potential relatives which I have found to be pretty accurate. Most of my Leblanc relatives come from the Canadian areas of Gentilly or St. Hyacinthe, Quebec area.
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by Lothar Wolf G2G6 Mach 8 (84.4k points)
Hi Lothar Wolf,

My name is Linda Batchelder/Schmidt I am just getting around to answering all the e-mails from the WikiTree folks. I have been working on various family trees all at once and have been getting overwhelmed with it all. My family trees are all on Ancestry mostly only. A few are on Geni.com also. Just trying to complete my mother's Leblanc side of the family so I can show it to my last survivng Leblanc aunt. I really don't know how far back she expects me to go, but I might as well go to the beginning of time, so to speak. I have used various sights to compare the information that is floating out there. I like to be as accurate as possilbe, with back-up info such a birth records, marriage records and of course the death record. Most of my Leblanc relatives are from the Woonsocket, RI area and are buried in a few close by cemeteries so I know where they are located. Precious Blood is a hugh cemetry in Woonsocket, RI with a ton of French and Canadian French people. St. Charles is in Blackstone, MA. and St. Jean Baptiste in Bellingham, MA. I am countinuing my search from my last know buried relatives in Rhode Island  1911.

Thanks for writing.

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