received an email from Rarihokwat some time back, who was kind enough to send me the genealogy in diagram form, and it includes
the ladies of the Desjarlais family, and their genealogy. So, we the keepers of the 'flame' will live on; and through this
work our family lives on, as we jealously safeguard our heritage. This new addition will be published soon.
And I am honoured to say that I have made brief but interesting acquaintances during this journey; with cousins, one from
Ottawa, and the other from Winnipeg. Larry Quinto, to which this page would not have been possible, thank you, fourth cousin,
once removed, and just recently, Jan 2009, to be precise, Rarihokwat sent me a valuable script of information. And
to Glen Desjarlais, and we share the same great-grandfather Antoine Desjarlais,
Glen, I met your father a long time back. And Glen had been kind enough to send me
some very interesting information, and right now I will publish a picture of his father to begin this new page.
This picture is of someone that I am proud to say that I saw with my own eyes many moons ago, his name is Jules
Desjarlais, and Glens father. Jules is my fathers cousin and has the honour of being the first on this page, but there
will be more.
And just recently I have made another acqauintance with cousin Eddy
Buff (alo) Desjarlais online, and Eddy is Glen's brother. They don`t speak to one another. Strange family those
Eddy Buff sings under the handle of the Metis Cowboy,
and he was kind enough to send me one of his homemade CD's of his singing voice and music. Its not bad, but amateurish. Eddy
Buff is a school teacher. His Logo is pictured below.
And I have received
many inquiries from cousins regarding the Desjarlais genealogy. And at the moment, all I can say is that unless
you find the information that you are seeking within what I have posted here, or if you have names and years perhaps I may
be able to point you to a source. I may be able to help you with that. There is so much information, and personally
I have relegated what information I have to my side of the family tree, my branch of the tree if you will. And I have published
a romanticised version of my genealogy, I gave my forefathers life, with the use of poetic licence. But I have included
some other branches, but only names and dates on this web page. And as you search the page you will notice that if you run
your mouse over some of the photographs, some link up to other Web pages. I have two links that contain valuable
information on the Desjarlais genealogy. One link goes to Larry Quinto's page. But I have noticed that some of those links
no longer work. Andy Desjarlais is shown holding his violin. That link used to play his violin music, the"Red River Jig"
on that Web page. And seeing as those links do not function, you are welcome to try the Metis
Resource Center. They have a message board where you can post a query. And I have obtained information pertaing to our roots
and made the acquaintance of several cousins in this fashion. The address to the web site is ...
Thank you for your interest and your comments.
|This is Jules Desjarlais
|Singing on the French-Radio CKSB Wpg, MB
|The Metis Cowboy
|Following Dad's footsteps