Donna (Deville) LeBlanc
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Donna (Deville) LeBlanc

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Donna LeBlanc formerly Deville
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Sister of [private brother (1960s - unknown)]
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I was born in south Louisiana in 1973, and raised on a multigenerational family farm in Waxia, Louisiana. I always thought that my family was small, as my mother was adopted and my father was far removed from all but his siblings. Because my mother requested, I did not research into my genealogy until after she passed away in 2010. My mother strongly felt that her parents were the people who adopted her, and that was that. She did not want to know more, and she did not want my research to cause heretofore-ignored biological relatives of hers to contact her.

My mother's real mother was 2nd cousin to my adopted grandmother, so an intrafamily adoption somewhat complicates matters in regards to exactly how our family tree works. My mother's biological father is unknown, so there is a branch of my family tree which is quite literally a mystery to me. There is also some intermarrying within my family tree, so for an amateur genealogist who is flying blind, it has very rapidly become overwhelming and confusing.

I have spent my life working, raising children, and waiting for a time when the adequate aging of old scandals and adequate DNA advances made it feasible for me to research the unknown...And thus, I am here, a soul with only a partial knowledge of her family, and a burning desire to discover it. It brings me great joy that here, I can not only explore, but also share what I do know. While my mother's side is quite mysterious, my father's side is well-documented, and contains some of the largest Cajun and Creole families in south Louisiana.


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Hi Donna,

This is a courtesy e-mail to see how things are going. Are you enjoying WikiTree so far?

Have the tips in the New Member How-Tos been helpful? Most of us still have some questions after reviewing them; I'm here to help answer them.

I noticed your note about your mother being adopted. There is a page on profile set up for historical adoptions which explains some options you have for showing both sets of parents.

Please do let me know if you have any questions about how WikiTree works, no matter how small. My rule of thumb when I started was to search for an answer for five minutes, then reach out to my Greeters, and then resume searching. I might have found the answer before they got back with me but they sometimes offered a different way of doing the same thing which was easier.

You can reach me by using the reply link for this comment or send a private message from my profile by clicking my name. See you in the branches,

Debi ~ WikiGreeter

P.S. Did you discover that the tags on your profile are clickable links to a page of other people who have that tag? They also control the information which is included in the activity reports which you receive from WikiTree. You can add more, up to 20 total, or delete some if you are receiving irrelevant information.

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi Donna,

A warm welcome to WikiTree. You are now a member and can add your family to the big tree!

Click here to start with our New Member How To Pages. They will save you time, energy and frustration as you add your family profiles.

I hope you enjoy WikiTree as much as I have. You never know when you will find a lost family member or ancestor. Or maybe find a hidden family secret about an ancestor. Genealogy to me is like being a detective looking for clues into the past.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I'm always happy to help!

David ~ WikiTree Greeter

PS. Sometimes links don't work in emails. If that's happened to you, check the public comments on your profile as the links will work from there.

posted by David Selman

This is just a note to say hi and to let you know that I'm available to answer questions about joining WikiTree.

To contact me, be sure to use the "reply" link for this comment so that I will be notified. You can also click my name to send a private message, or post a comment, on my profile page.

Andrea Pack ~ WikiTree Greeter

P.S. If links do not work in an email from WikiTree, try them from the comment section of your profile page.

posted by Andrea (Stawski) Pack

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