Neal Bertrand
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Neal Bertrand

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I would like to find the ancestors of William FRUTEL (1784-1857). This is a German surname. He was married to Judithe BROUSSARD on 08 Aug 1817 in Avoyelles Parish, LA. I suspect William's ancestor was a Hessian or Waldeck mercenary who came to fight for the British in our Revolutionary War, then stayed here.

Neal N. Bertrand
Born 1950s.
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Neal Bertrand is an indie author and owner of Cypress Cove Publishing since 2001. He was born and raised in Opelousas and lives in Lafayette. Neal started his company putting out cookbooks. He is quick to recall that family holidays always revolved around food. Whether it was barbecued steak from the cattle his family raised, or gumbo, Neal grew up with food and fun. The cookbooks he has written and published have sold over 100,000 copies, and they are available both as print and e-book on Amazon, and through his website at Also see his Amazon Author Page. Neal is also involved in charting his genealogy. He joined two genealogy societies and charted his ancestry back ten generations. Genealogy is one of Neal's favorite pastimes, as is starting a major creative project and watching it come to life, which he has done admirably with Grandpa’s Old Photos Including His Family Tree Dating Back to the 1700s, and Cajun Country Landscapes: Bayous, Farms & Flowers. A Tribute to His Father’s Oil Paintings. In 2009, Neal and his son Jeremy began scanning and photo-editing the war pictures of Neal's dad. Neither had ever seen the backs of the photos until then because they had been attached to the pages of three photo albums kept in a cedar chest in the hallway of Neal's childhood home. The photos were put in the albums in no particular order. But once he figured out the timeline, Neal was able to organize them by country, month, and year. After six months of researching battalion diary entries and culling the photos, Neal was able to trace his father's steps from boot camp to war and back home and he began compiling his findings into Dad's War Photos: Adventures in the South Pacific.


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Hello Neal!

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This week's featured connections are from the War of the Roses: Neal is 23 degrees from Margaret England, 21 degrees from Edmund Beaufort, 22 degrees from Margaret Stanley, 22 degrees from John Butler, 22 degrees from Henry VI of England, 22 degrees from Louis XI de France, 22 degrees from Isabel of Clarence, 21 degrees from Edward IV of York, 21 degrees from Thomas Fitzgerald, 22 degrees from Richard III of England, 20 degrees from Henry Stafford and 21 degrees from Perkin Warbeck on our single family tree. Login to see how you relate to 33 million family members.

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