Lianne Elizabeth Marguerite Lavoie

Lianne Lavoie

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Lianne E. Lavoie
Born 1980s.
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About Me
Lianne Lavoie is part of the Acadian diaspora.
Lianne Lavoie has an interest in Clan MacInnes, part of the Scottish Clans Project.

Lianne Lavoie is Canadian.

Lianne Lavoie is 1/2 French.

Lianne Lavoie is at least 5/16 English.

Lianne Lavoie is at least 1/16 Scottish.

Lianne Lavoie is 1/32 Swedish.

Lianne Lavoie is 1/128 German.

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I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I'd be happy to help out anyone doing Manitoba research in any way I can. That includes taking photographs of tombstones, and doing record lookups. I also have a list of books I can do lookups in!



Mitochondrial DNA Confirmed
Lavoie-74's direct maternal relationship to Unknown-179673 is confirmed because:
  1. This mtDNA test of Lavoie-74 and this mtDNA test of Shidler-43 are a match. Exact match on mtFullSequence.
  2. The most recent common ancestor in the mtDNA line of Lavoie-74 and the mtDNA line of Shidler-43 is Unknown-179673.

Lianne was born on 7 May 1988, at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba.[1] She is the daughter of Gil Lavoie[1][2] and Janice Jackson.[1][3] She was given her middle names for each of her grandmothers: Elizabeth from Joyce Elizabeth Angus, and Marguerite from Clemence Wilhelmina Marguerite Richard. She grew up in a house in Transcona with her parents and younger sister, Stephanie.

From kindergarden to grade 5, Lianne attended Westview School. At a young age, she started swimming and piano lessons. She no longer takes classes for either of them, but continues to practice them on her own to this day.

The summer before grade 5 (1998), Lianne spent her first week at Camp Arnes, a bible camp north of Gimli. There, she became a Christian, and she went to camp every year for 8 years. Though she still thinks back fondly on her days at Camp Arnes, she converted to Paganism shortly after graduating from high school; this has led to some interesting conversations with past camp counsellors.

From grade 6 to 8, she attended John W. Gunn Middle School. In grade 7, she started tae kwon do classes at the Tae Ryong Park Academy, which she would continue for 3 years.

Lianne took grades 9 to 12 at Transcona Collegiate Institute, where she graduated with honours in 2006. In grade 11, she quit tae kwon do (having reached the level of red belt) in order to take dance classes at Winnipeg Dance Force. She took jazz and hip hop classes there for 4 years.

On 9 September 2006, Lianne started dating her high school friend, Jonathon Laudinsky.

From 2006 to 2010, Lianne studied at the University of Manitoba, where she earned her Bachelor of Computer Science with a minor in philosophy. In her third year of university, she quit her dance classes, and took up belly dancing at the university. She stayed in that class until finishing university, when she switched to taking ballroom dancing with Jonathon.

A few months after finishing university, on 1 April 2011, Lianne and Jonathon moved in together, in an apartment in St. Boniface, the French neighbourhood of the city. On 25 May 2012, they became officially engaged. They got married on 14 September 2013 at Oxford Heights Community Club in Transcona.[4]

Around that time, Lianne returned to school, this time studying Library and Information Technology at Red River College. She graduated at the end of 2016 and hopes to become a school library technician. She hopes to one day help connect reluctant young readers to the books they'll love.

She has been working on her family tree on and off since 2005, when she was assigned a family tree project in grade 11 history class. She occasionally blogs about her research at Stories of a Canadian Family.


1988, May 7 Born, in Winnipeg, Manitoba
1990, August 15 Birth of sister, Stephanie Lavoie
2006, June Graduation, from Transcona Collegiate Institute
2006, September 9 Started dating Jonathon Laudinsky
2010, December Graduation, from the University of Manitoba, with a B.C.Sc.
2011, April 1 Moved, from Transcona to St. Boniface, with Jonathon Laudinsky
2012, May 25 Got engaged to Jonathon Laudinsky
2013, September 14 Married Jonathon Laudinsky!
2014, May 30 Became an aunt for the first time when Stephanie gave birth to a baby girl named Amelia!
2016, September 30 Became an aunt a second time when Stephanie's son Elias was born!
2016, December 31 Graduation, from Red River College, with a Library and Information Technology diploma

Research Interests

  • The early Acadians, especially the surnames Richard, Blanchard, Bourg, Landry, Boudrot, Aucoin, Cormier, Girouard, LeBlanc, Gaudet, Hebert, Lefranc, Bourgeois, Melanson, and Dugas.
  • The following surnames in West Yorkshire, England: Jackson, Beaumont, Dransfield, Broughton, Armitage, Aspinall, Rangley, Fretwell, Sutcliffe.
  • Tracking down living relatives in the Richard family and related families in North Dakota and Montana.
  • Doing a mini one name study of Jacksons in Huddersfield in order to try to detangle my Jacksons from the many others in the area.

Relatives found through WikiTree

This is a list of other WikiTreers with whom I share common ancestry. It's so exciting to find these connections! If I've missed you, let me know!

Famous people I'm related to

I'm not one to go looking for famous relatives, but a few of them have popped up, so I'm gonna go ahead and flaunt them. The following famous people are my distant relatives.

Descent from Charlemagne

I am currently researching the following potential line of descent from Charlemagne to make sure all the links are solid. I'll be starting from the bottom and working upward.

Charlemagne to Philippe II, King of France

The line from Charlemagne to Philippe II is apparently widely agreed upon. I don't have the research experience to do much here, but I plan to improve the WikiTree profiles where I can.

  1. Charlemagne, b. 747
  2. Pepin of Italy, b. 767
  3. Bernard of Italy, b. 797
  4. Pepin de Vermandois, b. 818
  5. Héribert I de Vermandois, b. 848
  6. Beatrice de Vermandois, b. 880
  7. Hugues le Grand, b. 898
  8. Hugues Capet, b. 941
  9. Robert II de France, b. 972
  10. Henri I de France, b. 1008
  11. Philippe I de France, b. 1052
  12. Louis VI de France, b. 1081
  13. Louis VII de France, b. 1120
  14. Philippe II de France, b. 1165

Philippe II, King of France, to Marie-Catherine Baillon

The evidence for this connection is laid out in this journal. I plan to look over it and improve the WikiTree profiles.

  1. Philippe II de France, b. 1165
  2. Marie de France, b. 1198
  3. Elisabeth de Brabant, b. 1213
  4. Mathilde de Cléves
  5. Marguerite de Luxembourg, b. 1265
  6. Jean IV de Ghistelles, b. 1303
  7. Roger de Ghistelles, b. 1338
  8. Isabelle de Ghistelles, b. 1360
  9. Catherine de Gavre d'Escornaix, b. 1405
  10. Guy II le Bouteillier, b. 1430
  11. Jean le Bouteillier, b. 1460
  12. Bénigne le Bouteillier, b. 1507
  13. Miles Maillard, b. 1535
  14. Renée Maillard, b. 1560
  15. Alphonse de Baillon, b. 1620
  16. Marie-Catherine Baillon, b. 1645

Marie-Catherine Baillon to Me

This portion is within Canada, and is probably quite reliable. I plan to go over it and doublecheck the records for each parent-child connection.

  1. Marie-Catherine Baillon, b. 1645
  2. Jean Miville, b. 1672
  3. Bernard Miville, b. 1711
  4. Marie-Françoise Miville, b. 1743
  5. Marie-Francoise Ouellet, b. 1763
  6. Isaac Lavoie, b. 1799
  7. Jean-Baptiste Lavoie, b. 1834
  8. J.C. Lavoie, b. 1878
  9. Louis Lavoie, b. 1916
  10. Gil Lavoie
  11. Lianne Lavoie

Digital Afterlife

It may seem morbid, but in the event of my untimely demise I want to be sure that none of my hard work on WikiTree ends up having to be deleted. While I fully intend to be around to manage all my profiles for the next 80 years or so, in the event of my sudden death I hereby give permission for all of my private profiles to be transferred to any of the following slightly-active WikiTreers in my family, whether or not they are currently on the trusted lists:

I am also the sole profile manager of a large number of profiles in the royal family (mainly Queen Victoria and her descendants). The living ones are private only because WikiTree requires it; they contain only information easily available on the web. They can be passed off to any interested WikiTreer.


  • Lianne Lavoie, firsthand knowledge.
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Manitoba Vital Statistics, birth certificate (1988), Lianne Lavoie, Winnipeg.
  2. Confirmed by autosomal DNA test. Lianne Lavoie and Gil Lavoie share a total of 3382.73 cM, which predicts a parent-child relationship.
  3. Confirmed by mitochondrial DNA test match between Lianne Lavoie and Jon Shidler.
  4. Manitoba Vital Statistics, marriage license and registration of marriage 005094 (2013), Lianne Lavoie and Jonathon Laudinsky, Winnipeg.

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My Acadian ancestors were my first genealogical interest! I'm one of the leaders of Project:Acadians.

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On 10 Oct 2017 at 21:09 GMT Deborah Pate wrote:

Hello, I am interested in joining the England cemeteries project. I could do cemeteries in Cornwall.

On 25 Sep 2017 at 19:45 GMT Gloria Beshara wrote:

Sorry, just learning the ropes at Wiki. I sent you a private message. Did you get it?

On 13 Sep 2017 at 22:16 GMT Julie (Crofts) Rourke wrote:

I have some Derbyshire photos I would like to add to the cemeteries category. I have created a project for Derbyshire.

On 12 Sep 2017 at 23:41 GMT Courtney (Clemmons) Birkes wrote:

The Devon cemetery project says to ask you to award the Cemeterist badge. Thank you :)

On 1 Sep 2017 at 14:31 GMT Valentyn Harris wrote:

Hi Lianne,

It turns out we are both related, to a man called Philip Courtenay. According to Wikitree, we are 17th cousins, twice removed.

- Val

On 20 Jul 2017 at 12:52 GMT David (Meredith) Loring wrote:

Hi, I did not notice that Michele is away. I would like to join both the English and Irish cemeteries projects. I have picture of some graves around Leeds and will start photographing around my home location soon.

On 18 Jun 2017 at 09:39 GMT C. Mackinnon wrote:

Hi Lianne. In my local cemetery there is a handful of graves of German soldiers taken prisoner after D-Day, who died of their wounds here in England. I would love to add pictures to the tree but there is no way I could research the profiles. Some of these men could have children still alive today. What do you think?

On 20 Mar 2017 at 14:53 GMT Judith Oats wrote:

Hi Lianne, I've just stumbled across the England Cemeteries project. I have actually visited a few of my local cemeteries in Cornwall recently searching for graves with family names to photograph for profiles. How would I go about getting involved in the project?

On 18 Feb 2017 at 15:38 GMT JN Murphy wrote:

Hello distant cousin! (8th cousins once removed)

On 8 Feb 2017 at 12:22 GMT Allan Stuart wrote:

Hi Lianne, Can you please remove the Template "this user is a member of Clan MacInnes" and replace it with The template "This user has an interest in Clan MacInnes".

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Queen Elizabeth II Lianne is 24 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 11 degrees from Joseph Broussard, 20 degrees from Helmut Jungschaffer and 22 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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