Brad Foley
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Brad Foley

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Brad R. Foley
Born 1970s.
Ancestors ancestors
Son of [private father (1940s - unknown)] DNA confirmed and [private mother (1940s - unknown)] DNA confirmed
[sibling(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
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Profile last modified | Created 16 Mar 2014 | Last significant change: 1 May 2021
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Biography

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.

DNA

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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Hi Brad, I noticed that you edited a two profiles that I manage Ana Maria Rodriguez and Maria Rodriguez. Can you tell what document you reference to complete the edit? I would like to know how you determined their place of birth. Any changes should have the documentation used. I did not see any. If you do not have the documentation please do not make any changes without contacting me. Also the place of birth should conform to the name place for that period. I would hope you give consideration before assuming your edits are correct. I am available if you have question regarding my profiles that I manage. When in doubt check it out. Enos Louis
posted by Enos Louis Flores
Hi Enos! yes, most people married where they were born, and the documentation on the profile was sufficient to support an "uncertain" Coahuila birthplace. I edited in keeping with the WikiTree standards for naming: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Uncertain_Locations

Adding place names is critical in ensuring that everyone can work well and efficiently. I was working on an Ana Maria Rodriguez elsewhere, in Durango, and it wasn't clear when the proposed matches appeared even what country your profile was located in.

You're right, I should have checked your activity level before editing in accordance with WikiTree guidelines: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Communication_Before_Editing

I'm not sure what the name-at-the-time for Coahuila was? I just followed the text on your biography as written (Saltillo, Coahuila) to make the judgment.

posted by Brad Foley
I've added a little more explanatory text, plus the details from her father's marriage (copied from a profile you also manage). I've attempted to get the historically accurate name. Again, it's critical that for the proper functioning of profile matching and searching, place names are used.
posted by Brad Foley
Aha! Even better. If you look at the source image for the wedding registry (which you had linked in the biography of Ana Maria Rodriguez https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Rodr%C3%ADguez-5689 ) you can see that it explicitly states that she was a native of Saltillo. I've edited the biography to explain all of this.

If you would like additional help with how to write biographies, I would look at the documentation here: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Biographies

Regardless, it's very important to make the profiles as complete as possible, filling out data fields, and describing the your sources so that other WikiTree members don't need to re-do all the research every time they look at one of your profiles.

Let me know if you need additional assistance! I'm always happy to help.

Brad

posted by Brad Foley
edited by Brad Foley
Hello, Brad, I just read your interesting study. I thought I'd give you a Thank You for it, if you're still counting them, but the Thank You's all seem to be for "edited the profile of" sorts of things. Somewhere there must be a button for (Your Name Here) is a Wonderful Wikitreer. . . but I can't find that either. So I haven't added to your Thank You tally, but thank you for the interesting article!
posted by Joyce Vander Bogart
:) thanks Joyce! That's really nice of you to say.
posted by Brad Foley
Hello Brad,

I've received several complaints regarding your addition of place names to profiles managed by the Mexico Project. Would you please collaborate with profile managers before making changes. Also, please use the historical place names using Spanish spelling. Selecting "Spanish" for the Language drop down list will usually add the correct accents.

posted by Austin Pérez
Thanks Austin, I'm trying to be respectful of other people's work. There are just so many profiles without any places listed in them at all.

Is there a way of telling which profiles are managed by the Mexico project?

posted by Brad Foley
edited by Brad Foley
Actually never mind. The Mexico project has its way of doing things. You have your own sourcing and data entry practices. I completely disagree with the policy you have on leaving name fields empty, especially in family groups spanning multiple profiles and multiple generations. And, as we've discussed in the past, I think it is directly counter to WikiTree policy as described here https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Uncertain_Locations

But I'll let you handle how the Mexico project deals with this. I'll stop editing other people's profiles in Mexico if they don't directly connect with one that I'm working on, and avoid So hopefully you won't get any more complaints.

posted by Brad Foley
edited by Brad Foley
To your first question, the México Project is responsible for all profiles of people who were born and primarily lived within the boundaries of modern México. This includes the Spanish and pre-Columbian eras. Regarding place names, we follow WikiTree policies for known locations:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Location_Fields

For unknown locations, I am asking that you please follow the WikiTree policy of "Use their conventions instead of ours" and enter the historical place name in Spanish: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Name_Fields#Use_their_conventions_instead_of_ours

Best regards, Austin

posted by Austin Pérez
I was just playing around with how the Spanish setting affects place name suggestions, and I see what you mean about the accents in the place suggestions.

I also realise, I do need to understand better how the historical states, like Nueva Viscaya and Nueva Galicia, map onto the modern ones. I've been trying to get it correct (for a given place and date) in the profiles I manage, but I will make sure I'm more consistent.

Thanks for the constructive criticism. It's useful and appreciated.

posted by Brad Foley
edited by Brad Foley
Thank you for setting this up. Some day in the future I hope to find my spouse's information from Nova Scotia. Quite perplexed when in the census records and there were so many William Wallaces and spouse with the same name, origin Scotland. So much yet to be learned.
posted by Lee G.
edited by Lee G.
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posted by SJ Baty
posted by Karen Lowe
Hi again Brad, could you make a Dominion of Newfoundland category for Red Island in Placentia Bay? There is a Newfoundland Colony category. I am working on a Mulrooney line that lived in Presque and later settled on Red Island.
posted by R Power
Thanks again Brad! Also I have a small list created for a few other communities, should I send them to you now? Sorry if this is a hassle!
posted by R Power
Also the Red Island was the one in Placentia, I had no idea there was one in Burgeo district, sorry I should of mentioned Placentia Bay!
posted by R Power
Lol, yeah, email me the list. The last few months I was stuck just cleaning up a horrendous gedcom import that was causing trouble. I need to get back to some higher level cleanups, organisation, and categorisation. This is good.
posted by Brad Foley
I noticed a lot of Gedcom imports on here from NL, some relatives I worked on were gedcom imports, I can see how they create a mess. Thank you again for all this, I need to go through my watch list and fix some categories as well. I will email you now.
posted by R Power
Hi Brad, I merged them, unsure what LNAB to pick though.
posted by R Power
Hi Brad

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Categorization Project. Below is a quick checklist for active members. The project leaders would like you to make sure you have done the following:

1) Checked the https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Categorization] for ways to contribute.

2) Added Categories to the tags you follow.

3) PMed the project leaders with your email address to be added to the [1].

4) Bookmarked the [2] to monitor the project watchlist.

Thank you!

Karen ~ Volunteer Coordinator

Hi Brad (again)

On behalf of the Categorization Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let me know if you are still active, and if so, in which ways you have contributed to the project, or a sub-project, within the last two months.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Karen ~ Volunteer Coordinator

Hi Brad

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Canada project. Below is a quick checklist for active members. The project leaders would like you to make sure you have done the following:

1) Checked the Project Page for ways to contribute

2) Added CANADA to the tags you follow.

3) PM the project leaders with your email address to be added to the Google Group

4) Bookmarked the Activity Feed to monitor the project watchlist

Thank you

Janet~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Thank you Brad! I'm getting ready to recruit you to help with a clean-up. Enjoy your summer.
posted by Laurie Giffin
This family line info came from a hand typed document by Eda Louisa (Short) Janes. It was given to me by Walter Harold Adey who is a 2nd C 1R. He was my grandmother's 1st cousin and lived 2 streets away. I knew the family well and he got me started with the family before computers. Eda was b. about 1817 at Hant's Harbour. She m. John Janes and they had 7 children. She d. in 1944 in West Bridgewater, MA, USA. She wrote that Henry Balsom m. Sarah Short, dtr of Samuel b. in England and Maria who d. 3 Apr 1825 in Hant's Harbour.
posted by Beverly (Adey) Reber
Hi Brad

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Acadia Project. Below is a quick checklist for active members. The project leaders would like you to make sure you have done the following:

1) Checked the https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Acadians] for ways to contribute.

2) Added Acadia to the tags you follow.

3) PMed the project leaders with your email address to be added to the {https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/wikitree-acadians].

4) Bookmarked the [1] to monitor the project watchlist.

Thank you!

Karen ~ Volunteer Coordinator

Hello Brad

On behalf of the Canada Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active in the Canada project. If you are active, please let us know in which ways you are currently contributing to the project.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Janet ~ Volunteer Coordinator

P.S.

If you joined the project only to show your connection to an ancestor, please consider using a Canada Stickers on your profile instead of the project badge

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hi Brad,

On behalf of the Acadians Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active. If you are active, please let us know in which ways you are currently contributing to the project.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Karen ~ Volunteer Coordinator

Hi Brad,

You were listed on the Newfoundland Research Assistance page. Can you help to connect Maurice Power and his wife, Adele Carroll? They lived in Conche, St. Barbe, Newfoundland. I've done all I can. They were Roman Catholics so any birth records would probably be found in those churches. Thanks for any assistance you may be able to provide!

Maurice is Power-3326

posted by Jessica Key
Hi Brad,

I’m working with Eowyn to check-in with everyone holding the Project Coordinator badge to make sure we have the most up-to-date information. As a Project Coordinator badge holder, please can you let me know which project(s) you are currently coordinating and if you have a specific role as coordinator in those projects?

Many thanks,

Susie

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