As is true with most families, the search for the origins of the Perrault and Mosier families will be challenging and probably never finished. Knowledge of any family’s history is, of course, limited by time and distance. Yet, if we’re lucky, there are fragments remaining to help us understand a little about our family’s past.
This has fortunately been my experience with the Perrault and Mosier families, though I certainly wish they had left a bit more behind for me to find. And, happily, in searching for the roots of the Perrault and Mosier families, I have discovered branches of our tree among the Culp, Williams, Vandike, Wanzer, Warner, Hendryx, Simoneau, and O’Neill families.
The hunt for ancestors can easily become an obsession more than a hobby. This is probably the case for most people engaged in the research of their family history. It has been said that “the pursuit of family history and origins tends to be shaped by several motivations, including the desire to carve out a place for one’s family in the larger historical picture, a sense of responsibility to preserve the past for future generations, and a sense of self-satisfaction in accurate storytelling.”1
The Continuing Hunt for Perrault and Mosier Ancestors
This Perrault and Mosier site has been created with the hope of preserving the memories of my ancestors. It is a collection of historical data that is always evolving due to continued research, input from knowledgeable parties, and corrections where they are necessary.
This site is the result of long hours spent piecing together information found in documents preserved in library and historical society archives, photos and artifacts found in personal holdings, digital images and index entries accessed through on-line databases, and family history details shared by other researchers via the Internet. In the process of seeking out, discovering, and studying the evidence left behind by our ancestors, we are able to weave together a partial picture of who they were and how they might have lived. That said, “Perrault and Mosier… climbing the family tree” will more than likely be a work in progress for a very long time.
Any comments, questions, or corrections are gladly accepted. Please use the contact form provided on this site.
1“Genealogy,” Wikipedia article, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genealogy), citing Ronald Bishop, “In the Grand Scheme of Things: An Exploration of the Meaning of Genealogical Research,” Journal Of Popular Culture 2008 41(3): 393–412.