Category Archives: Folklore

  1. The Tree: Family Stories and Cultural Legacy


    November 21, 2012 by LeVoyageur

    There was a period of time, in my twenties, when I was eager to quash the stories that supposedly told …
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  2. The Wild North: Le Loup Garou, retold


    October 26, 2012 by LeVoyageur

    A fearsome creature stalks the Northern woods, furtive and tied to the night. It has long haunted the hearts and …
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  3. The Tree: A Fiddle’s Tune


    August 7, 2012 by LeVoyageur

    It is frequently the case when I am “doing genealogy” that mostly what I am doing is just ‘clicking around’ …
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  4. The Tree Tip # 5: Fanciful Stories and Darker Truths – Sorting Out Family Lore


    February 26, 2012 by LeVoyageur

    In family lore we find a source, the usefulness of which is often in the amorphous nature of its content. …
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  5. Third Time’s a . . .


    January 18, 2012 by LeVoyageur

    My essay on Jewish Amulets is available upon request. It’s something that most people have, even if some would never …
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