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Paul Berry

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Paul Berry
Born 1950s.
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I was born in Canada, and my father was from Hamiton, Ontario and my mother from Bathurst, New Brunswick. I am a second generation Canadian on my father's side, as both of his parents were born in England. My mother was Acadian, and her family lines can be traced back to the 1600's in what was then Acadie. Her maternal and paternal line can both be traced back to Port Royal (the first successful Acadian settlement), as well as her mother's paternal line.

My father's mother was a Girt from the southeast of England, and her ancestors can also be traced back to the 1600 and 1700's in that part of the world. My father's father had an English mother (with English and Irish ancestors) and a father with African American heritage. My paternal grandfather's ancestors are not as easy to trace, and I will hoping that Wikitree could help with that.

My parents met in France when they were serving in the Canadian Air Force. My father had several postings, and the most westerly and southerly posting was Windsor, Ontario (where I started school), and our most northerly and easterly posting was Gander Newfoundland. When my father retired from the Armed Forces, we settled in Bathurst, New Brunswick. There I finished my high school education.

I attended three universities, Mount Allison, Queens and McGill. I have taught at the university level for over 35 years. I am married with three children. I have one brother, two sisters, and three surviving aunts and uncle. I have not created profiles on Wikitree for any living individual except for myself, as I feel they can create their own profiles if they wish.

I think Wikitree is a wonderful online resource, an I am open to collaborating with others as my time permits. I am not posting any source material except for my own first-hand testimony.


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  • Paul Berry: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 67 markers, haplogroup R-M269, FTDNA kit #439995
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  • Paul Berry: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup H3a1, FTDNA kit #439995
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I'm hoping you'll get closer than 29 degrees from Peter Mayhew tomorrow, as I made a connection to Marie Leontine (Stout) Guidry. Happy holidays!
posted by Karen Lowe
Hi Paul,

You will want to switch your "french_roots" followed tag to "france". Please check this out:


Hi Paul

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Acadia Project. Below is a quick checklist for active members. The project leaders would like you to make sure you have done the following:

1) Checked the] for ways to contribute.

2) Added Acadia to the tags you follow.

3) PMed the project leaders with your email address to be added to the {!forum/wikitree-acadians].

4) Bookmarked the [1] to monitor the project watchlist.

Thank you!

Karen ~ Volunteer Coordinator

Hi Paul,

On behalf of the Acadians Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active. If you are active, please let us know in which ways you are currently contributing to the project.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Karen ~ Volunteer Coordinator

Hi Paul,

It's almost S-A-T time! Are you ready to rumble? The 2018 event will begin at 8:00 a.m. EDT on Friday, September 28th, and ends at 8:00 a.m. EDT on Monday, October 1st.

Please bookmark our updated team spreadsheet page for handy access to unsourced profiles, links to our team page, our team chat and more! Joyce has done a lot of good work personalizing our team spreadsheet and finding and organizing our unsourced profiles. Check it out!

Throughout the weekend, be sure to go to our Team Acadia G2G chat page to check status updates and other team news!

Laissez le bon temps rouler, y'all!

posted by Stephanie Ward
Paul, You haven't entered your mtDNA results on your own profile. You show Y and autosomal results only.
posted by Richard Van Wasshnova
I made a few additions/changes to some of the Bujold/Bugeaud profiles today. I added the sources for my changes. If you have any questions, please ask. Thanks!
posted by Jacqueline Girouard
How's everything going?

Now that you have had a little time to try WikiTree, there are a few more features you may find useful.

Ideas on what to include in a profile can be found in Styles and Standards, including some tips on writing biographies.

If you need to describe an event, an heirloom or a location relevant to your research, you may like to learn about Free Space Profiles.

Lastly, sometimes you'll run into unresponsive profile managers. We have a process for resolving those unfortunate situations.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask via my profile page.

Vicky Majewski ~ WikiTree Mentor

I’m so glad you Volunteered!

You are now a confirmed member of WikiTree .

WikiTree members are always happy to offer guidance if you have questions so if you need to ask for help. And our Mentors Project has a very friendly bunch of volunteers happy to help with WikiTree-specific issues. And Please check out our question of the week: What are your biggest genealogical organizational problems?

Have fun and see you in the branches!

Laura, WikiGreeter

posted by Laura (Marland) Harlow
Hi Paul,

Welcome to WikiTree!

WikiTree is different because our goal is to have one profile per person, and that means we all work together as a BIG collaborative team!

What brings you to WikiTree? Do you have research you’d like to share? Are you interested in how your family fits into the big tree? When you confirm your email address, you’ll have an opportunity to volunteer and tell us about your genealogical interests.

Welcome to the family! We’re really glad you’re here.


posted by Mags Gaulden

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