Lianne Lavoie

Lianne Lavoie

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Lianne E. Lavoie
Born 1980s.
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Categories: WikiTree Arborists | Winnipeg, Manitoba | Librarians | University of Manitoba | Red River College | British Isles Royals and Aristocrats 1500-Present Project | Michel Richard Interest Group | Notables Diversity Project | Manitoba Cemeteries Project | Manitoba Project | Manitoba Research Assistance | WikiTree Leaders | En | Fr-2 | Eo-1 | Scottish Clans Project.

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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.

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!



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.

Now, Lianne is working her dream job, as the Library Assistant ("Librarian", to the kids and most other people) at a K-8 school. She helps close to 500 kids develop a love of reading. It's basically the best job in the world.

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 (confirmed with records)
  4. Marie-Françoise Miville, b. 1743 (confirmed with records)
  5. Marie-Francoise Ouellet, b. 1763 (confirmed with records)
  6. Isaac Lavoie, b. 1799 (confirmed with DNA)
  7. Jean-Baptiste Lavoie, b. 1834 (confirmed with DNA)
  8. J.C. Lavoie, b. 1878 (confirmed with DNA)
  9. Louis Lavoie, b. 1916 (confirmed with DNA)
  10. Gil Lavoie (confirmed with DNA)
  11. Lianne Lavoie (me)

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 some 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 should be managed by the European Aristocrats Project.


  • Lianne Lavoie, firsthand knowledge.
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Manitoba Vital Statistics, birth certificate (1988), Lianne Lavoie, Winnipeg.
  2. Paternal relationship is confirmed by a 3382.73 cM Family Finder match between Lianne Lavoie and her father Gil Lavoie, which predicts a parent-child relationship.
  3. Maternal relationship is confirmed by an exact HVR1 match between this FamilyTreeDNA mtDNA test for Lianne Lavoie and this FamilyTreeDNA mtDNA test for her maternal line cousin Jon Shidler.
  4. Manitoba Vital Statistics, marriage license and registration of marriage 005094 (2013), Lianne Lavoie and Jonathon Laudinsky, Winnipeg.

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I'm starting the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge in 2018.
My Acadian ancestors were my first genealogical interest! I founded Project:Acadians.
I want to improve WikiTree's coverage of important Canadian figures and get them connected to the big tree.
I photograph cemeteries in Manitoba, Canada. I also lead Canadian Cemeteries Project.

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Lianne Lavoie's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Lianne or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line: It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Lianne:

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On 18 Sep 2018 at 16:38 GMT Harry Mayo wrote:

Hi Lianne,

Please add me to your MANITOBA group. My name is Harry Mayo and I am already following the Mayo name.

I am particularly interested in the descendants of Capt. Al Mayo who piloted a River Boat on the Yukon in the late 1800's Mayo, Yukon is named after him.

Many of Capt. Mayo's descendants have settled in the Selkirk, Manitoba area.

On 31 Aug 2018 at 01:12 GMT David Fentress wrote:

My thanks to Lianne for her generous help and search tips in finding the graves of some of my ancestors which are in Lianne's home city.

On 12 Aug 2018 at 15:01 GMT Helen (Coleman) Ford wrote:

Hi Lianne, I was looking for this profile . Ada Lovelace but had to resort to google search. When I found it her bio uses the name Ada Lovelace but there is nothing to explain the use of the name. Would it be possible to either put Aka Ada Lovelace or alternatively Countess of Lovelace to the other nicknames field as per European aristos guidelines.

(She was 4th in a recent BBC history magazine poll of 'women that changed the world but she's reallt hard to find)

On 1 Aug 2018 at 23:36 GMT Natalie (Durbin) Trott wrote:

Hi Lianne,

I’m Natalie, leader of the Categorization Project. Please have a look at the revamped Categorization Project page, specifically about the new team approach. Members will be now be part of the Maintenance Team. Project Liaisons and leaders will be involved in the Vision and Collaboration team. Just to inform you of the changes in our Project. Thanks, Natalie

On 19 May 2018 at 02:02 GMT Melona (Niven) Gallagher wrote:

In June I am going to a small rural Cemetary in Sonningdale, SK as I have lots of family buried there and will attempt to take pictures of ALL of the stones there.

On 19 May 2018 at 01:41 GMT Robin (Dudgeon) Helstrom wrote:

Hey Lianne!

Pleased to meet you. I’d love to join in on the Manitoba cemeteries project. I’ve pretty much been filling in cracks where I find them and would be happy to help. :)

I’m slowly inputting all my data into Wikitree and just joining projects all over the place haha.

Is your relation to Madonna through Zacharie Cloutier? If so you may have some kind of connection to my husband!

Nice to have another ‘local’ my age whose also into this. I was certain I was the only one.

See you in the cemetery project! Can I join the Canadian History project too?

- Robin

On 24 Apr 2018 at 03:03 GMT Melona (Niven) Gallagher wrote:

I'm wondering if anyone else has put out interest in doing an Alberta Cemetary post. Not sure I can take this on by myself so thought I'd check with you.

On 16 Apr 2018 at 15:43 GMT Julie (Crofts) Rourke wrote:

I Lianne

I'm interested in the Derbyshire Cemeteries. Can you please award me a badge. I am going to set up a list of cemeteries and add photos I have. I am starting with North Wingfield. Thanks Julie Rourke (Crofts)

On 11 Apr 2018 at 17:29 GMT Carol Collins wrote:

I'm interested in joining a few Canadian History projects, particularly Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan. Could I please get a badge for Canadian History? Thanks.

On 4 Feb 2018 at 14:23 GMT DK Clews wrote:

RE: Wyle-21

Thanks for letting me know the mix-up! I have fixed it!


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