French Roots Project, what are you working on?

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Here's a little update for our project!

The theme this month was inspired by the Paris Fashion Week, which took place late in September/early October. So a few of us are working on notables connected with the fashion and luxury industries (list here).

We're also continuing other tasks such as reducing the number of unsourced French profiles and working on the Suggestions report. We've also formalized our structure for French location categories, while several members are continuing their more personal projects.

What have you been working on? Please answer here and share!

To join the project please post an answer to this post: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/507907 - Thank you!

asked in The Tree House by Isabelle Rassinot G2G6 Pilot (194k points)

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I'm still working on Saint-Barthélemy, I've managed to connect two family lines to their French roots with the help of David Quénéhervé. There are lots of the other families and I am slowly working on them. I've also done work on the connections to the Danish West Indies/US Virgin Islands most notably St. Thomas where there is a large French community.
answered by Lynnette Dovy G2G6 Mach 1 (12.6k points)
Thanks Lynnette, I am impressed by the amount of work that has been done with these communities! And very happy to see them documented, they are unfortunately forgotten by French genealogists.
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I have 2 Projects that are related to France

Feuerstein (Firestone) one name study Alsation Feuersteins and

Irish Military Diaspora in France

answered by Richard Devlin G2G6 Mach 7 (77.2k points)

Thanks Richard. I found the Irish military diaspora fascinating (I knew nothing of the subject, so this was a discovery).

By the way the ancestry of President Patrice de Mac Mahon has now been expanded up to his ancestors who left Ireland - I'm unable to explore the Irish side of his family and hope someone will be able to take that on.

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I expanded the profile for Yves Saint Laurent [https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Mathieu-Saint-Laurent-1] to celebrate Paris Fashion Week. I may work on Givenchy next.

I'm going to try to work more on Catherine De Baillon's ancestry to clean up those profiles.
answered by Kyla H G2G6 Mach 2 (23.7k points)
Thanks Kyla, for this and all your help in other parts of the project. Very much appreciated.
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I am currently working on my One Place Studies, Martinique du Nord and the Comte de Nice.

In Martinique du Nord, I am concentrating at the moment on the exended family of Ludger Sylbaris, the famous survivor of Mont Pelée. This family, and the families of many other descendants of slaves may never connect to the World Family Tree. I think this is a flaw in the World Family Tree concept, as it is by its very nature Eurocentric.

In the Comte de Nice, I am concentrating on the village of Saint-Etienne-de-Tinée.
answered by Duane Poncy G2G3 (3.2k points)
Thank Duane! Yes, it is very difficult to connect some communities to the main tree. That should not stop us from working on them though.
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"Greatings"  Isabelle Rassinot !

I've been adding Barbeau family profiles of families in France from 1700-Present and looking for connections to Nouvelle France and Louisianne. . .. and .. I've been categorizing French_Roots.
answered by Jerry Baraboo G2G6 Pilot (458k points)
Thanks Jerry!
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Bonjour Isabelle,

Mon travail consiste actuellement à trouver les sources pour les profils des Côtes d'Armor; comme pour les Courtillon, de nombreux profils ne donnent aucun renseignement si ce n'est le nom des parents ou du mari et il faut donc aller à la pêche avant d'aller plus loin.  Quelle est la règle ? Suffit-il de trouver une date avec sa source ou doit-on compléter le profil avec toutes les dates et toutes les sources primaires avant qu'il soit retiré de la catégorie "Unsourced"  J'ai été aussi loin que possible pour les Courtillon mais cela prend un temps fou; bien sûr cela permet de corriger certains liens mais - est-ce le but de l'exercise ?
answered ago by Michèle Calonnec G2G6 (6.6k points)
Merci Michèle de faire ce travail parfois frustrant mais essentiel. La règle pour {{Unsourced}} est simple. On peut l'enlever dès qu'il y a une source. Evidemment quand un profil a toutes les sources de base (naissance/mariage/décès) c'est mieux, mais ce n'est pas indispensable. Une source avec une date et un lieu permet de confirmer l'existence de la personne à ce moment-là et à cet endroit-là et vu l'état de nombreux profils, c'est déjà beaucoup.

Merci infiniment... et ne pas oublier d'alterner ce travail un peu ingrat avec des recherches plus amusantes.
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I've been working on finding the regions from France my French Canadian ancestors came from and the specific French roots of their surnames!
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