Brad Foley

Brad Foley

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Brad R. Foley
Born 1970s.
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Categories: Halifax, Nova Scotia.


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!

Personal Info

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.


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My grandmother's father's family were Acadian, from River Bourgeois and L'Ardoise.
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Mother's birth place
I'm coordinating the Atlantic Canada project
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I'm coordinating the Atlantic Canada project

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On 18 Aug 2018 at 18:59 GMT Josephine (Bailey) Gazley wrote:

Thanks for the suggestion, Brad. I had seen it and wondered. I will put it on her profile with a caveat. Jo

On 1 Aug 2018 at 01:48 GMT Natalie (Durbin) Trott wrote:

Hi Brad,

Please have a look at the revamped Categorization Project page, specifically about the new team approach. Members will be now be part of the Maintenance Team. Project Liaisons and leaders will be involved in the Vision and Collaboration team. I am asking members if they want to remain in the project, and since you've been active, I'm assuming you do. If that's incorrect, let me know, Brad! Thanks, Natalie

On 25 Jul 2018 at 22:50 GMT Laurie Cruthers wrote:

No, Erin Breen set them up in 2013! But I've been working on location categories and that's why there's a recent date on some of these tuberculosis categories. No one's used the sanitoria categories since 2013, so I'd suggest ignoring them for now.

On 25 Jul 2018 at 22:37 GMT Laurie Cruthers wrote:

Hi Brad, Just saw your new tuberculosis category and added a link to Ontario. Have you seen this one Category: Ontario Tuberculosis Sanatoria? It has subcategories but no profiles. Should it be a subcategory under your category?

On 21 Jun 2018 at 18:21 GMT Sheila x wrote:

Hi Brad, Just to let you know that the O'Brien-1011 profile was 'invisible' due to an error in the privacy setting to Red. It was corrected to open yesterday. So that is why you did not find it when you were setting up the merges previously.

On 21 Jun 2018 at 13:18 GMT Sheila x wrote:

Hi Brad, I read your message re O'Brien merges. The wikitree procedure is specific to merge each into the lowest number.

Let's say there are three profiles for Joe Schmoe:

Schmoe-1 Schmoe-2 Schmoe-3.

You must merge Schmoe-3 into Schmoe-1 and merge Schmoe-2 into Schmoe-1.

Do not merge Schmoe-3 into Schmoe-2 and then merge Schmoe-2 into Schmoe-1.

Best regards

On 16 Jun 2018 at 19:53 GMT Edison Williams wrote:

Brad, buddy. You have the patience of Job, and I owe you a virtual pint of Guinness (re: "One more time: What is Radegonde Lambert's real origin?"). Verily, I can hear an old philosophy professor, in a loud but reedy voice, proclaiming: "a syllogistic fallacy of the undistributed middle!" It may never end. You need a break....

On 13 Jun 2018 at 13:18 GMT Paul O'Brien wrote:

Hi Brad,

Are we related? If so how? Anything you can do to improve my tree please feel free to do so. Paul

On 9 May 2018 at 18:05 GMT Stuart Ward wrote:

Brad, The Mehegans are a blank. If not for the Newcomb book, no one would know about them. By the way, My wife and your grandfather are third cousins.

On 16 Apr 2018 at 16:39 GMT Martha (Banfield) Bennett wrote:

This is from Family Search which links directly to the handwritten records of the parish in Newfoundland....should I be referencing this as well?

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