Gregory Robert Lavoie

Greg Lavoie

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Greg R. Lavoie
Born 1980s.
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Son of [private father (1940s - unknown)] DNA confirmed and [private mother (1950s - unknown)]
Brother of [private sister (1980s - unknown)]
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Categories: Lavoie-802 | Ukrainian Roots | MtDNA Haplogroup H33a | Manchester, New Hampshire | En | Fr-1 | Es-1.

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Greg Lavoie has French origins.
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Greg has written and improved fifty profiles for the Biography Builders Challenge.
Greg Lavoie is 5/8 French Canadian.
Greg Lavoie is 1/8 French.
Greg Lavoie is 1/8 Belgian.
Greg Lavoie is 1/8 Ukrainian.



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. Most were either farmers or weavers (the latter being quite prevalent in France and Belgium). One has to go back to the 17th century in order to find nobility among my direct ancestors, and further back still to the 13th century to find purported royal ancestors. My royal gateways make it possible to show plausible lineages going back to at least the 7th century. Results from Y chromosomal testing confirm my lineage genetically along the direct paternal line going back to the early 17th century.[1]

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.

Gen. # Direct Relation to Self Dates of Birth Matches # # Identified in WikiTree % Identified in WikiTree Total # Total # Identified Total % Identified
1Parent1940s to 1950ssiblings22100%22100%
2grandparent1910s to 1930s1st Cousins44100%66100%
3great grandparent1878 to 19102nd Cousins88100%1414100%
42nd great grandparent1832 to 18883rd Cousins1616100%3030100%
53rd great grandparent1791 to 18634th Cousins3232100%6262100%
64th great grandparent1758 to 18385th Cousins6464100%126126100%
75th great grandparent1724 to 18156th Cousins12811489.1%25424093.8%
86th great grandparent1660 to 17887th Cousins25620379.3%510[2][3][4]44386.9%

Notable Family

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Prime Ministers of Canada

Premiers of Québec


Proposed Royal Gateways

I'm most familiar with Catherine de Baillon's purported ancestry. If the claims are accurate, some of my notable direct ancestors include the following:


Ancestors in New France

WikiTree Cousins

Current Research Interests

One Place Studies


Other Locations of Interest:



  • Notre-Dame-Auxiliatrice-de-Buckland, Québec
  • Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs, Québec




One Name Studies

NOTE: My ancestors are tagged as part of these name studies, but I do not manage the name studies.

Other Surnames of Interest

For a list of brick wall ancestors, see: Greg Lavoie's Brick Wall Ancestors. I am particularly interested in learning more about the origins of my 4th great-grandfather, lighthouse keeper Charles Hambelton.

Online Research Methods


  • Genealogy Quebec Includes the LAFRANCE collection of indexed Drouin images, as well as many other valuable resources in researching French Canadian ancestry.
  • PRDH Incredible resource for French Canadian ancestors through the early 1800s. The descent and ancestry functions from each person's page makes it very easy to trace families during the period covered.
  • BMS 2000 Extremely helpful for looking up ancestors and cousins who are not yet available on PRDH or Genealogy Quebec.
  • Has the Drouin collection through 1940 for most villages.
  • Fichier Origine Good resource for learning about the French origins of French Canadian pioneers.
  • Les noms de famille au Québec : aspects statistiques et distribution spatiale The annexes have a comprehensive list of the most common surnames in Quebec, as well as density maps for many of the most common ones


  • WikiTree: France genealogical resources The French Roots project on WikiTree maintains a list of links to the departmental and municipal archives.
  • Geneanet: Search Your French Ancestors This site is best known for its user-created genealogies. Given its popularity in France and in Benelux countries, it can be helpful for beginning one's search. Public genealogies, of course, need to be verified by reviewing the archives.
  • Filae Filae is best known for having a significant portion of the French civil registrations indexed.


  • FamilySearch Has a fairly comprehensive set of civil registrations, from its inception in the 1790s to the early 1900s. FamilySearch has also begun digitizing its collection of microfilm covering the older parish registers that were maintained in the 17th and 18th centuries.
  • State Archives in Belgium Official website for conducting Belgian archival research. It has more parish registers currently available than FamilySearch, but is more difficult to navigate.


United States

My Genealogy Library

  • Gagné, Peter J. Before the King's Daughters: The Filles à Marier, 1634-1662. Copyright 2002
  • Gagné, Peter J. King's Daughters and Founding Mohters: The Filles du Roi, 1663-1673 (Volumes I & 2). Copyright 2001.
  • René Jetté, John P. Dulong, Roland-Yves Gagné, Gail F. Moreau, and Joseph A. Dubé. Table d'ascendance de Catherine Baillon: 12 générations. Montréal, Québec: Société généalogique canadienne-française, 2001.
  • Perreault, Micheline. Atlas Généalogique de la France Ancestrale: Pays des Migrants vers la Nouvelle-France. Montréal, Québec: Société généalogique canadienne-française, 2013.


  1. Direct paternal lineage confirmed by matching 64 of 67 segments between Gregory Lavoie and Gil Lavoie. The most recent common ancestor is René de la Voye
  2. Joseph Lessart, Marie Vachon, and Augustin Jacques are counted twice in the cumulative total, as they are both my 5th and 6th great-grandparents.
  3. Jacques Gaumond's parents are included but considered uncertain
  4. Jean Guillaume Corriveau and Françoise Bruneau are counted twice due to consanguinity
  5. many variants in both France and Québec
  6. Historically, sometimes Breÿesch and Breÿer
  7. Also Cuvelier and many other spelling variants
  8. Several variants in Québec, include Gouge, Gourde, Gourgue, and Paulgouge
  9. Labrecque has many spelling variants. For historical variants found in Quebec, see
  10. Also Lenglumé and Lenglumer
  11. Lavoie has many spelling variants. For historical variants found in Quebec, see
  12. Мозоль in Ukrainian script, also sometimes rendered as Mozil
  13. Шило in Ukrainian script
  14. Sometimes Thiérard
  15. Variants include Trintler and Trenteler

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Followed Tags
Greg is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
These posts tend to be some of the most important to follow
I have a number of ancestors from the Hainaut and Luxembourg provinces.
Brasseur One Name Study
I would like to help researching the ancestry of Canadian notables.
I am interested in helping to add connections to the global tree.
Alternative of French_Roots
I have a number of ancestors from the Grand Est, Hauts-de-France, and Normandie regions in France.
HIstorical region where some of my ancestors lived, now split between southeastern Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
New Hampshire project
For the notables project.
Brasseur One Name Study
Flobecq, Belgium
My ancestors were mostly from Bellechasse, Beauce, Nicolet-Yamaska, and Rimouski.
I have a great-grandfather who was born in Hrimne, Lviv, Ukraine.
Subset of Slavic Roots
New Hampshire

DNA Tested
Greg Lavoie's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Greg or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree: Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Greg Lavoie: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup H33a, Mitosearch GSDR3, FTDNA kit #662409
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Greg:

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On 8 Feb 2018 at 17:57 GMT Chris Ferraiolo wrote:

Congrats on the "Wonderful Wikitreer" nod, man. You have been very helpful to me and a lot of other people. Keep it up! =D

On 27 Jan 2018 at 20:51 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

Hi Greg -

Yes, I meant the father, Habert-3. He can be sourced through the Fichier Origine linked to his son, Habert-1.

On 26 Jan 2018 at 14:01 GMT Sue Hall wrote:

Thank you for the information on getting Ukrainian data. I had assumed this was always going to be a dead-end. It has been years since I have been to the family history center. Do the translate the information? I have gotten DNA matches on my mother's side but there is no information to connect the trees.

On 17 Jan 2018 at 14:45 GMT Jacob Girard wrote:

Hi Greg, profiles are not yet being removed from the Quebecois category so far as I am aware. I wanted them to be included in whatever subsequent recategorizations and editings will take place for all the profiles currently in the category. I hope that makes sense.

On 2 Jan 2018 at 14:45 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:


Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.

Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As I always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.

Thank you for being a Wikitreer,

Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader

On 31 Dec 2017 at 01:46 GMT Sara Thibault wrote:

Hi again Greg, Thank you for that tip on Louis Eugène! All I had for him was the year. I'm not surprised Hedwige has been referred to as Louise -- I'd seen that on several family trees, but set it aside when her birth record didn't include it. I can't wait to start filling in the family more -- I've mostly been working on my direct ancestors, and progress is slow.

On 30 Dec 2017 at 23:47 GMT Sara Thibault wrote:

Thank you so much for finding my great-grandmother Marie-Cédélize Robichaud's birth record! I had narrowed it down to early 1871 because she was 2 months old on the census, but hadn't manually looked through the St-Aubert registers yet. Now I can check that off my list! So great to have her birthdate, too. And it looks like we're cousins --7th, 1 removed, the earliest common ancestor being Claude Guimond.

On 26 Nov 2017 at 00:11 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Thanks for having a Big Heart and adopting Orphan Profiles. You will want to read this After Adopting Orphans to understand what to do next.

On 18 Nov 2017 at 20:12 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:


Just post a G2G from Noel-114 suggesting to disconnect his parents, sort of like I did with Philibert Couillaud. Ron Heroux commented that the connection was ridiculous one year and a half ago and no one moved. You use Ron's comment for inspiration if necessary. Or, if you don't want to do that, just post on the profile that since nothing changed since Ron's comment, you're disconnecting the parents.

On 18 Nov 2017 at 05:25 GMT Amy Utting wrote:

Hi Greg! It looks as if we are distant cousins; the global connections tool (which I'm completely in love with) shows we are 29 degrees apart. I love how much research you've done!

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Queen Elizabeth II Greg is 25 degrees from Geoffrey Chaucer, 27 degrees from AJ Jacobs, 18 degrees from Michelle Ladner and 22 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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