My major genealogical research interests are in Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland. I'm helping to coordinate the Atlantic Canada Team of volunteers as part of the Canada Project. This means you might encounter me setting up new categories for things like communities, and religions for Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Canada Project is here to help you find resources, research assistance, and to start grouping profiles together using accurate historical categories (groupings) for places (like communities, cemeteries, and churches) and events (like immigration, or disasters). This way, the whole community can benefit from the good work all the volunteers have been doing.
If you're not sure what any of this means, or if you're not sure what (or if) you want to contribute to these projects, I'd still encourage you to add nova_scotia, prince_edward_island, newfoundland, or new_brunswick to your followed tags. This will help you see what's going on in the G2G question, answer and discussion board with researchers in your area, and might give you some ideas about how you want to contribute.
If you have any other questions, please contact me!
Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1976; with a mix of Nova Scotian and Newfoundlander ancestry that goes back a number of generations. A 23andMe test indicates my ancestry is primarily western European---British, German, and French, with a little bit of Native American and African. Grew up, mostly, in Hants County. Spent several years in Japan, and then in Melbourne, and Brisbane, Australia. Now living in Los Angeles, California.
Paternal relationship is confirmed by a GEDmatch test match between Brad Foley GEDmatch M154952 and his second cousin once removed Kerry Nash GEDmatch A434525. Their MRCAs are Angus Foley and Josephine Weston, the 2nd great grandparents of Brad and the great grandparents of Kerry. Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 3.2, based on sharing 169.4 cM across 6 segments.
Maternal relationship is confirmed by a GEDmatch test match between Brad Foley GEDmatch M154952 and his mother. Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 1.0, based on sharing 3581.8 cM across 51 segments.
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Brad is 29 degrees from Araminta Tubman, 17 degrees from Frederick Douglass, 19 degrees from John Bond, 18 degrees from John Brown, 24 degrees from Mary Cary, 17 degrees from Levi Coffin, 18 degrees from Ellen Craft, 17 degrees from Ira Draper, 26 degrees from Josiah Henson, 18 degrees from Matilda Jackson, 18 degrees from Thaddeus Stevens and 22 degrees from William Still on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.