Liander Lavoie
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Liander Lavoie

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Born 1980s.
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Liander Lavoie has an interest in Clan MacInnes, part of the Scottish Clans Project.
Liander Lavoie is Canadian.
Liander Lavoie is 1/2 French.
Liander Lavoie is at least 5/16 English.
Liander Lavoie is at least 1/16 Scottish.
Liander Lavoie is 1/32 Swedish.
Liander 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.



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

From kindergarden to grade 5, Lianne attended Westview School. At a young age, they started swimming and piano lessons.

The summer before grade 5 (1998), Lianne spent their first week at Camp Arnes, a bible camp north of Gimli. There, they became a Christian, and they went to camp every year for 8 years. Though they still think back fondly on their days at Camp Arnes, they converted to Paganism shortly after graduating from high school.

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

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

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

From 2006 to 2010, Lianne studied at the University of Manitoba, where they earned their Bachelor of Computer Science with a minor in philosophy. In their third year of university, they quit their dance classes, and took up belly dancing at the university. They stayed in that class until finishing university, when they 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]

In the summer of 2013, Lianne returned to school, this time studying Library and Information Technology at Red River College. They graduated at the end of 2016. Since 2018, Lianne has been working their dream job, as the library technician at a K-8 school. They help kids develop a love of reading. It's basically the best job in the world.

Lianne and Jonathon separated in summer 2020.

They have been working on their family tree on and off since 2005, when they were assigned a family tree project in grade 11 history class. They occasionally blog about their 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 Birth of niece, Amelia Janz
2016, September 30 Birth of nephew, Elias Janz
2016, December 31 Graduation, from Red River College, with a Library and Information Technology diploma
2019, May 29 Birth of niece, Norah Janz

Research Interests

  • 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.
  • The following surnames in West Yorkshire, England: Jackson, Beaumont, Dransfield, Broughton, Armitage, Aspinall, Rangley, Fretwell, Sutcliffe.
  • Always interested in connecting with cousins!

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 70 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:


  • 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 their 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 their 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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Dear Germany Project member,

it's annual check-in time 2023. If you still wish to remain a member of the Germany Project, please reply to this post, by stating this intention. If we don’t hear from you in the next 30 days, your membership badge will be removed. In this case please don't be offended ... you're welcome to rejoin at any time. Please also note, that in order to receive help, with researching your German ancestors, membership is not mandatory. Just ask your questions in the G2G forum and tag them with Germany in order for knowledgeable people to see them.

If you wish to remain a member, we would like to learn more about your perception of the Germany Project in order to achieve a future development according to our members needs and wishes. For this, we created a survey, which we kindly ask you to fill-in.

In case you want to communicate, discuss and receive help about WikiTree in German, you might want to check out the WikiTree category at Compgen’s Discourse as well as the German Discord server Ahnenforschung.

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posted by Florian Straub
Hi Florian,

I answered the survey. To be honest I don't really work on profiles of people in Germany. I believe I originally joined the project because my free-space project, Markham Berczy Settlers Project, was considered to be part of the project (at the time it was the German Roots Project) when I created it 8 years ago. I still want to work on this free-space project, but I'm not sure if it still fits in the Germany Project; the settlers were born in Germany, so maybe it does, but it's more of a Canadian project.

Perhaps I'll check with the project Discord. Thanks for checking in!


posted by Liander Lavoie
Hi Liander,

sounds convincing, if it's ok for you, I would then remove your badge.

Kind regards from Black Forest

posted by Florian Straub
It's time for the One Place Studies Project Check-In!

We've put together a survey for you to fill out to check in with you, it will only take a moment as there are only a few questions. Filling out the survey lets us know you are still interested in coordinating your study and provides an opportunity for you to share any suggestions you may have for the project.

If you have decided to step away from your study, please reply to this comment to that effect.

posted by Azure Robinson
HI, Lianne, we are 7th cousins through Augustin Lavoie in Quebec. I see your name on many Acadian profiles and lots of Acadian project pages - thank you for all your work there.
posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
Hello! I am interested in joining the team documenting Minnesota cemeteries. I've never used the teams function on WikiTree so could use some guidance.
Hi Lianne. When I saw your Acadian interest I knew we would be related. I want to get Acadian tags for my Acadian ancestors through my mother, Brault-357 and have been trying to find out how to do that.

Also a diaspora tag for myself. I don't know how to do this. Breau-138 is my 6th great grandfather and I wanted tags for my ancestors below him. Several of the Acadian surnames you follow are in my tree. We are 9th cousins 1x removed.

Thank you! Emm

posted by Emm Balluff
Hi Lianne

I am a relative of yours. Seventh cousin once removed through Jean-Baptiste (Deschenes) Miville .

posted by Richard Murray