The majority of my roots originate in France then on to Canada.
As a child I asked each of my grandparents if we had any Native peoples in our family. The answer was 'yes' on both sides which struck my interest to find them. I've since found out that we have a connection to the First Native American Saint "Kateri Tekakwitha" because my gg's cared for her as one of theirs.
I also wanted to track my family from where they originated so I purchased Ancestry DNA kits for my parents as a Christmas gift last year 2018 because of my interest in our family's genealogy. I thought they could help answer my many questions as I build their trees and what a help they have been. There is no way they could have done it on their own.
I have learned by doing on how to use Ancestry as best I can and not to take all Tree Hints as fact. There are many mistakes being made. There is a lot of checking and double checking of info which takes a lot of time.
I am now hooked on genealogy and was so happy to find Wiki Tree where I can see how every one of us come together.
I hope to be an asset to the Wiki Tree community.
I am the editor for both parents who have done the Ancestry DNA Test. Dad is 91 per cent French - 6 per cent Ireland/Scotland - 1 per cent other. Mom is 100 per cent French. Both Mom and Dad are only children. There is no need for me to take the test, but I would like to communicate with others that have our same ancestors. Is this possible?
We are French Canadian and I am the oldest of 7 children. Both my parents were born in Fall River, MA as was I and 2 of my brothers.
My mother speaks French as well as English.
Jean Baptiste Mignot Mignault dit LaBrie (1665-1735) is my 7th gg married to Marie Sainte Boucher (1668-1717)
The following are all Ancestry DNA verified;
James Ormerod (1740-1797) married to Ellen Walker (1740-1806) my 6th gg
Jean Laurent dit Lortie (1635-1711) married to Marie Madeleine Le Chardon (1662-1702)
Toussaint Loiselle (1719-1791) married to Marie-Louise Cote (1722-1796)
Pierre Gros dit St. Pierre (1718-1787) married Marie Francoise Elisabeth Foisy Lafreniere (1745-1796) my 4th gg Can't seem to get past this point.
Jean-Baptiste Levesque (1718-1787) married to Marie-Marthe Michon (1732-1815) my 6th gg
Jean Baptiste de LaBourliere dit Laplante (1706-1791) married to Madeleine Michaud 1708-1770)
Pierre Antoine Bernard (1731-1770) married to Marie-Josephe Pageot Pageau (1732-1789)