Sunday, July 12, 2015

Behind the white fence... a cemetery in New Orleans I saw this statue which our tour guide told us was the grave of  Jeanne Jugan Foundress of the Little Sisters of the Poor.

When I was a lot younger I used to pass the imposing buildings at Randwick that belonged to The Little Sisters of the Poor. I was therefore quite interested when I saw this "grave".

As is the case with many things in genealogy it pays to check on one's sources.I found a couple of sources that indicated that Jeanne was buried in France. An entry on FindaGrave included a photo of her grave,

The moral of this tale is always check your sources and be wary of tour guides' stories.

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