Brad Foley

Brad Foley

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Brad R. Foley
Born 1970s.
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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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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?

On 14 Apr 2018 at 12:27 GMT N. Gauthier wrote:

Just to clarify ... I understand that you are not admin and I will definitely be more careful with your acadian eecirds. so I guess I am trying to educate more people about a mistake, in the hope that it will eventually get fixed. Thanks for listening.

On 14 Apr 2018 at 12:19 GMT N. Gauthier wrote:

I am not arguing about what to do today on acadian profiles. I am trying to give French input about French records where an English person has made an erroneous assumption. French people can only hope that their input about their own records will be respected and the administration will review their practices accordingly to determine what is correct. Thank you

On 14 Apr 2018 at 11:37 GMT N. Gauthier wrote:

FYI: Since it's inception about 350 years ago, the French Canadian culture has been extremely dominated by the Catholic Church. It is their excellent record keeping that has made French Canadian genealogy one of the easiest to research.

It is a gross misconception to think that the Catholic Church does not believe that women MUST adopt their husband's surname. The Catholic Church so dominated all marriage customs that divorce was NOT allowed in Quebec until the 1960s when Civil Registration first began.

Including a woman's maiden surname in official documents is merely a form of identification, in the same manner as that of including the parents names. It is merely an identifier and does not indicate that the women user her maiden surname in her daily life.

Madamoiselle vs. Madame

On 13 Apr 2018 at 18:32 GMT N. Gauthier wrote:

"Acadian women almost never took their husbands' surnames, so please don't change surnames at birth to "married names" without checking first."

This is a misconception by English people looking at French records. I am part of the French Canadian community and can inform you that French women ALWAYS took their husband's name throughout their marriage and they were always known by their married name in the community. One unique thing about the French Canadian culture is that in any LEGAL documents, the maiden names are used for identification purposes. But a French Canaidan woman would never expect to be called by her maiden name during her married lifetime ... it is only in Quebec record keeping that her maiden name is mentioned for identification purposes.

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