Bernard Vatant is a Wonderful WikiTreer

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I have to thank Bernard because he gave me a lot of hints to get my tree connected, so i added some info and to my surprise he connected me through his wife`s family and doing a great deal of the job himself.

I cannot find works to thank him enough. Also he connected me with another person who shares a lot of his tree with mine and has already sourced a lot of it.
WikiTree profile: Bernard Vatant
in Appreciation by Laura Lopez Van Dam G2G6 (6.4k points)

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Thanks Laura for the flowers blush.

Actually the connection will show only tomorrow morning.

This was indeed a personal challenge. When Laura registered in August 2019, I noticed she had ancestors from Brittany, not exactly the same part my ancestors come from, but I felt nevertheless natural to help her a little to sort out records in France archives.

I thought that given the awesome diversity of her origins (Belgium, Spain, France) she would be connected quite easily. But six months later, she was still searching for a path and I decided to find one, by all means.

I found, using Roglo and Geneanet (I have some day to post how I use those resources for connecting profiles from France), a way to connect one of Laura's ancestors to some remote cousins of my wife. It was a long and windy path, but where there is a will there is a way, so I started to walk the walk.

At some point of this path I stumbled upon an existing profile https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Canclaux-5 whom I discovered was a direct ancestor of the famous painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. That was a shortcut which could have saved me about two weeks of work, but I would have missed an interesting detour via Ile Maurice and whatever, and what is done is done.

From that point, the rest went quite smoothly, thanks to the help mentioned by Laura of a French genealogist who turned out to be the husband of a 4th cousin of Laura. I hope to attract him to WikiTree sooner or later.

All in all, I pretty much enjoyed this trip. There is still work to do along the connection path, not added all sources yet, missing spouses, siblings etc. 

To be continued ... as everything WikiTree.

by Bernard Vatant G2G6 Mach 2 (23.8k points)
selected by Cheryl Hess
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Bernard, thank you for doing such a magnificent hob in helping Laura.

Congratulations on your Wonderful Wiki.
by Cheryl Hess G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
Thanks Cheryl!

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