Joan Fontaine Connected to the Tree!

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Still moving forward with the Academy Award Winners - this time Joan Fontaine was the one connected to the main tree. She's got a long-distance connection, so I'm still working to add a few more branches to see if we can't get her a bit closer.

Her family is actually a well-connected one, having some nobility on one branch or another, and is very interesting to research - I get the impression I could get a bit lost in her tree. If anyone else has an interest in her or her sister, Olivia De Havilland, please let me know. Either way I'll add Olivia soon and continue putting her tree together for a bit longer before moving to the next one.

Thanks!
WikiTree profile: Joan Fontaine
asked in Genealogy Help by Scott Fulkerson G2G6 Pilot (354k points)
In the previous comment are 2 examples of the same source.  The top source is what is on the profile.  The difference with the bottom source is the last Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com has been deleted.  This is because that final URL for Find a Grave is a link that goes away from the source and to a generic advertisement for Find a Grave.  No information is lost and it saves a possible inexperienced person that clicks on it from being somewhere where they don't know how to get back to the Wikitree or the profile.  I always highlight that starting at the comma after the memorial number all the to the end and replace it with a period.

That second URL wasn't always there but got sneaked in a year or so ago.  I had posted that on the G2G a time ago.  Ancestry.com also does this same trick in the middle of the 1860 census and on various death records.  These extra URLs have nothing to do with the citations.
I have a lot of interest in Joan Fontaine (and her sister Olivia de Havilland, and their cousin Sir Geoffrey de Havilland) as they are all proven distant cousins of mine and I'm friendly with their own closer cousins in England. I corresponded with Joan many times in the 90's about the genealogy of the family, as I am president of the Haviland - de Havilland Heritage Society, and I've been on WikiTree filling in the de Havilland / Haviland genealogies for future interconnection with Haviland.wiki (forthcoming, which will serve a different purpose).

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Great job, Scott!  And a great set of sources for her profile.
answered by Star Kline G2G6 Pilot (497k points)

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