Brad Reginald Foley

Brad Foley

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Brad R. Foley
Born 1970s.
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Born in Halifax, NS. Raised in Calgary AB until 1984. Lived in Shubenacadie, NS until 1998.

Graduated Hants East Rural High, 1993
Graduated Dalhousie University (BSc) 1998
Taught English in Yonago, Tottori, Japan 1998-2002
Graduated University of Queensland (PhD Zoology) 2008

Otherwise, I've lived in Melbourne, Brisbane, Davis California, and finally in Los Angeles doing research on the genetics of complex social behaviour in fruit flies (which is a lot more interesting than it sounds).


I got interested in tracing my family tree via genetics. After taking the 23andMe test, which was a bit of a disappointment, because my ancestry mix was a lot less interesting than I'd hoped, I decided to figure out who my ancestors actually were. I've managed to trace back to Acadian ancestry through my father's mother; and Mayflower, Loyalist, and Swiss German through his father. On my mother's side is a sprawling community of planters and fishermen, from around Newfoundland. It's a bit frustrating that most of the Newfie records fizzle out in the early 1800s, and if anyone wants to help work on the earlier Newfoundland records , that'd be swell.


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On 7 Mar 2017 at 00:23 GMT Bobby Robichaud Jr wrote:

Hi Brad. Glad I could help a fellow Haligonian!

On 24 Jan 2017 at 23:41 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Thank you Brad and keep up the wonderful work you do ;)

Greets from the Netherlands,


On 5 Jan 2017 at 01:48 GMT Cynthia McGrath Ms. wrote:

40 William Hy Pike 22 bachelor Fisherman Bear's Cove Father: William Pike, Carter

Elizabeth Neal 19 spinster Ship's Head Father: Edward Neale, Fisherman 29 April 1884 at Harbour Grace Thomas Martin, Priscilla Pike

On 5 Jan 2017 at 00:35 GMT Cynthia McGrath Ms. wrote:

Brad Elizabeth Neil Pike,Spelled her name Neil, her brother Neal

and she was an O'Neil.Religion was a reason for the O to be dropped. She is my Great Grandmother.

On 23 Dec 2016 at 17:09 GMT Thomas Spearns wrote:

Brad Take a look at my uncle Tom -Thomas Spearns' - spearns1-profile and you will find some sources that may give you help at finding your Newfoundland ancestors. As you know most of us sprang from England and Ireland so language should not be a problem.

On 27 Nov 2016 at 22:54 GMT Howard Hann wrote:

Thank you for the information posted on the Hann family. But the best I can tell, none of these are related to my tree, at least I have not found any evidence yet of a New Foundland connection.

On 2 Oct 2016 at 16:15 GMT Kathy (Brannan) Wills wrote:

You are most welcome.

On 24 Sep 2016 at 11:35 GMT Mary (Arrowsmith) Taylor wrote:

Hi - a very long shot to look out for a connection, I saw that Richard Maidment b 1810, possibly in Newfoundland, had a daughter Selina. I have a Selina (Turner) Maidment b. abt. 1816 Marston Somerset, m. William Maidment in Chelsea, London, in 1851. Not the same people as yours, but maybe Selina is a family name from somewhere. I have many DNA distant cousins in North America with no clue to who emigrated!

On 8 Sep 2016 at 12:25 GMT Kyle Richardson wrote:

Thank you for the confirmed request. I've learned so much in less than a day, and seeing ancestry stretching to the 1500's for the first time is an amazing feeling. I definitely appreciate it!

On 16 Jul 2016 at 09:00 GMT Chet Snow wrote:

Hi - Thanks for getting in touch - yes, there are a lot of little things one can do to make a profile more readable - it takes a bit of time to learn "how to WikiTree" but I think it's worth it. Sorry I was not able to find out more about John Snow - the Canadian Snow family are often more difficult for sources (unless, of course, one can go there locally and search!). Best wishes always, Chet Snow

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