Find your roots at the Southborough Library

family-treeThe Southborough Library is starting up a Genealogy Club next month. Fun! Here are the details.

Interested in researching your FAMILY TREE? The Southborough Public Library is putting together a Genealogy Club, starting in the fall.

The Genealogy Club will be for people of all skill levels. We’ll invite speakers to teach us about family heritage and the history of different cultures. Meetings will be in an informal, round-table format. Learn how to research your genealogy on line and through traditional sources. If you are an experienced family researcher, let us know!

This Southborough Library Genealogy Club will be free and open to the public.  Meetings will be held on the third or fourth Thursday evening of the month at the Library, 25 Main Street, in Southborough. Please call the library (508-485-5031) to register, or for more information.

Gather up your family history notes and join us at the Southborough Public Library for the Southborough Public Library Genealogy Club coming this fall!

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Dennis E. Deyo
14 years ago

Dear Friends:

I have a story to tell.

For a short while, I was married to a woman who has personality disorders. Luby and I were married together for only 15 months.

I couldn’t relate to my wife and I didn’t know how to deal with her disorders. We sought the counsel from over a dozen therapists, advisors, pastors, counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists and well-meaning friends. The more I tried to help her, the worse it got. As one therapist told me: “She doesn’t know where she is going and you are following her!”

At 7 PM, on October 20, at the Shrewsbury Public Library, I will be giving a talk on personality disorders. I will explain how the disorders were manifested in our relationship and how Luby experienced more opportunities lost than dreams realized. I will use as resource material the book that I wrote based on our marriage, entitled: ”On The Other Side of This Side.”

Luby preferred the chaos and confusion of her own world to a life of serenity and calm. In effect, I was asking her to come in out of the rain. Asking her to leave the raging tumult of her life and come over to where it was sunny and warm. However, she preferred the stormy, wayward side over the other side, the leeward side, where it was calm and peaceful. She was “On The Other Side of This Side.”

I am looking for other venues to give my talk. There is no admission charge. I describe and explain a bit, read a bit. Then I will invite people to play-act the parts of Damon and Luby by reading dialogue from a couple skits that I wrote. I will read again and take questions.

All of this usually takes about an hour, perhaps more with discussion.


PS: Luby has Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder and perhaps Asperger’s Syndrome.

Dennis E. Deyo (Damon Daigle–book name)

Dennis E. Deyo
14 years ago


I am a fan of genealogy.

I own a genealogy of my family tree (author-Kenneth Hasbrouck) and can recite the tree line straight back to the original settlers. It’s a neat, almost insignificant bit of trivia, and I’m the only one who knows it.

I am an 11th-generation French Huguenot. The family was from France (where they took part in the Protestant Revolution and left for) Holland (staying there for a few generations), then finally, New Paltz, NY.

Although my grandfather (a 9th generation Huguenot) was born in New Paltz, he moved to Bridgeport, CT, where he met my grandmother, then moved to Worcester, where my father was born. Then came me.

There are all kinds of different spellings of the name: DeYoe, duJaux, DeJeaux, DoYo, etc. My brother and I are the only ones left who pronounce the name as close to the original as possible.

To help the general population pronouncing the name properly, I almost changed the spelling to “DeYoe.” Spelling the name this way would make the “De” appear unimportant. The accent would naturally fall on the second syllable, “Yoe” as my grandfather pronounced it. Like the pronounciation of: “duBois” with the accent on “bois.” He said and spelled the name, Deyo, with the accent on “yo.”

Genealogy is fun. Yesterday, I found a man from Newburgh, NY who has the same name as I do. Must also be from New Paltz. Newburgh is close by. actuslly, I found four people named, Dennis Deyo.


Dennis E. Deyo (Dennis-John-Ernest-Charles-Thomas-Mauritius-Hendricus-Hendricus-Hendricus-Pierre-Christian)

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