A New Hampshire native, I was born and raised on the West Side of Manchester. I moved away for a time during my college years, first attending and graduating from University of Rochester with a Bachelor of Arts in Financial Economics and Political Science. I then attended the McCombs Schools of Business at The University of Texas at Austin, where I earned a Master in Professional Accounting degree. I am currently a licensed Certified Public Accountant and work in the accounting/finance sector.
I've had an interest in my family tree for many years. My family had constructed a rudimentary tree when I was young that included most of my great-great grandparents. I began researching more earnestly in June 2015, shortly after my grandmother, Irene (Labrecque) Cuvellier, passed away.
A review of my ancestors during the past several centuries demonstrates that most of my direct ancestors were commoners. One has to go back to the 17th century in order to find nobility among my direct ancestors, and further still to the 13th century to find purported royal ancestors. Results from Y chromosomal testing confirm my lineage genetically along the direct paternal line going back to the early 17th century.
The table below provides information on my progress in identifying my direct ancestors. The oldest generation comprising a full set of my direct ancestors is my 4th great-grandparents, which I completed in May 2017. I've moved additional information about family connections to separate free space pages, for the sake of brevity on this profile. For those interested in learning more about my ancestors in New France, please see my page linked here. I also maintain a page entitled Greg Lavoie's Notable Family that goes beyond ancestral relationships and details notable cousin connections.
|ANCESTORS BY GENERATION||OVERALL ANCESTORS (CUMULATIVE)|
|Gen. #||Direct Relation to Self||Dates of Birth||Matches||#||# Identified in WikiTree||% Identified in WikiTree||Total #||Total # Identified||Total % Identified|
|1||Parent||1940s to 1950s||siblings||2||2||100%||2||2||100%|
|2||grandparent||1910s to 1930s||1st Cousins||4||4||100%||6||6||100%|
|3||great grandparent||1878 to 1910||2nd Cousins||8||8||100%||14||14||100%|
|4||2nd great grandparent||1832 to 1888||3rd Cousins||16||16||100%||30||30||100%|
|5||3rd great grandparent||1791 to 1863||4th Cousins||32||32||100%||62||62||100%|
|6||4th great grandparent||1758 to 1838||5th Cousins||64||64||100%||126||126||100%|
|7||5th great grandparent||1724 to 1815||6th Cousins||128||114||89.1%||254||240||93.8%|
|8||6th great grandparent||1660 to 1788||7th Cousins||256||203||79.3%||510||443||86.9%|
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