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.
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.
|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%|
I like to spend some of my time on WikiTree connecting French notables. Here is a list of notables that I've connected to the global tree:
Below are some French notables that I'd especially like to connect:
Please see my free space page Greg Lavoie's WikiTree Family for more information.
One Place Studies
Other Locations of Interest:
As a project coordinator for French Roots and as someone who studies French notables, my research involves archival research across many departments. That said, I have started free space pages to help detail the following departments:
One Name Studies
Other Surnames of Interest
Please see my free space page Greg Lavoie's Genealogical Resources for more information.
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On 6 Apr 2018 at 05:32 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:
On 31 Mar 2018 at 07:24 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:
On 27 Feb 2018 at 09:32 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:
On 24 Feb 2018 at 23:35 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:
The permalinks provided by the Yvelines archives are so far the only ones I've seen that don't work (and they used to work). You've got to add http://archives.yvelines.fr in front of their permalink, like this: http://archives.yvelines.fr/ark:/36937/s0053cfbb8000d55/53cfbb809733b It should work. (Thanks for the improvement on the Genet profiles, by the way!) Isabelle
On 8 Feb 2018 at 17:57 GMT Chris Ferraiolo wrote:
On 27 Jan 2018 at 20:51 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:
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:
On 17 Jan 2018 at 14:45 GMT Jacob Girard wrote:
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: