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Hello everyone just getting started here.

I have been researching my family tree for about 30 years. I have been storing my information on Family Tree Maker and ancestry where I have about 4,000 people on the tree. I love the idea of have a free tree where people can access information and contribute their own. I am Canadian, with ancestors from Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. I have U.S. ancestors from Michigan, New York and Massachusetts. I also have done some work on family lines into Scotland, Ireland and England.

Family names I am researching include:

Amlin (Hamlin)

Bastien

Bondy (Douaire de Bondy)

Constant (Constantineau)

Crawley

Curll

DeYoung

Downing

Gervais (Jarvis)

Guyette (Goyette)

Hodgson

Laing

LaLonde

Major (Boutron dit Major)

Malenfant

Messer

Pitts (Pettipas)

Primeau (Primault)

Reaume

Redmond

Roi (Roy)

White

Wilson
WikiTree profile: Julie Laing
in The Tree House by Julie Laing G2G2 (2.4k points)

1 Answer

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Welcome to Wikitree. Great to read about all your work done already. Hopefully you can add the information to Wikitree and thus enlarge the database.

One big difference with sites like Ancestry is the basic use of one profile for each individual. That way you link to other researchers much easier and prevent double work. Another very important aspect is that we value true sources and links to those. You are already very busy and I do not want to stop you, but maybe you can add some more information to eg 'Marriage certificate' on eg https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Huneau-23 by adding date, locationi of the deed or 'Canadian census records' as on https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/DeYoung-211 (adding date, place, page/number) You can read about some standards (APA rules) on https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Sources

The name Laing came up in another question recently, about an immigrant from the Netherlands to Canada at the beginning of the 1900. See https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1061261/jenny-bax-was-born-in-netherlands-died-ontario-canada?show=1061261 Maybe you could shed a light?

by Michel Vorenhout G2G6 Pilot (244k points)

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