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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!
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.
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.
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.
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'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:
Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup H1c1, Mitosearch CPU47, FTDNA kit #283742
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.
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?
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?
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.