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Michael Duffy
RE: Provencher/Savard
Thank you very much for your continual contributions.

Mike
Your almost-confirmed cousin, six times removed, in San Diego, California.
Added by Michael Duffy on Sep 04, 2014 9:46 AM
Michael Duffy
RE: Provencher/Savard
The veracity of inexpensive DNA tests seems to be questionable. Too few subsets are checked and too many "other" results. Besides, I have a suspected Penobscot woman for a 4th great grandmother on my maternal grandfather's side of my family that adds to the confusion.

If any of these mystery ancestors were tied to casino money my relatives would be scrambling to confirm a Native blood quantum.
Added by Michael Duffy on Sep 03, 2014 3:41 PM
Michael Duffy
RE: Your Alexis Provencher
Please have a look at the obit I've posted at memorial 101361078 for Joseph Provencher. His possible Sioux ancestry is mentioned.

Unknown if Joseph himself claimed Sioux ancestry or it was rumored. My maternal grandmother was Joseph's granddaughter. She had noticeable Native American features as did two of her children. Her third child, my mother, did not have these features nor do any of my siblings.

Most of my relatives from New England are Protestants, and many have remarked that years ago (and maybe today) it was unspeakable to admit to two things in their part of the world; having Indian blood and being Catholic. Poor Joseph!
Added by Michael Duffy on Sep 03, 2014 12:50 PM
Michael Duffy
RE: Your Alexis Provencher
Does the bio information I have listed at memorial 102407513 correspond with what you know of this family line?

Is your grandfather the one I have in this same bio listed at Paulin, born 1823?

It would be great to find a cousin from the Provencher family, although I've always had trouble understanding how my great grandfather Joseph Provencher considered himself to be Sioux and yet the ancestors he claimed seemed to be clearly French. Maybe my grandfather was adopted by Alexis Provencher or was perhaps a love child of Alexis.
Added by Michael Duffy on Sep 03, 2014 12:13 PM
Michael Duffy
RE: Your Alexis Provencher
Are you a descendant of Alexis Provencher?

He is my 3rd great grandfather.

I'm curious to know if he claimed to be of the Sioux Nation of Canada, as did his son Joseph.

Mike
Added by Michael Duffy on Sep 03, 2014 9:54 AM
 

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