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I was born and raised in a small village ouside the suburbs of Paris, France. My father is from the same village; his mother was Swiss-born. My mother on the other hand, is a true Fleming from Lille, with lots of Belgian ancestors.
I work full time as a computer programmer. Favorite hobbies are genealogy, cross-stitching, reading and - when I am not too tired of feeding my three teenage or pre-teen daughters - cooking. I also look forward to having more time to travel, in the future.
My family tree was started more than 30 years ago with data from my great-grandparents "livret de famille" - the small booklet the mayor gives you when you get married, which is an official document. I thought my great-great-grandma had an interesting name and that's how I caught the bug.
In spite of my extensive Belgian ancestry (overwhelmingly Flemish), I can't speak Dutch. I read just enough of it to read civil registration records, though.
I have no famous cousins, and therefore cannot list them here. As a consolation, let me collect "trophies": here are the Notables I connected to the main tree:
|Gabrielle Chanel||Fashion designer|
|Louis Aragon, Elsa Triolet and Lili Brik||Authors|
|Raymond Poincaré & cousin Henri Poincaré||Politican and mathematician|
|Michel Ney||Marshall of the First Empire|
|Pierre de Coubertin|
|Ferdinand de Lesseps|
|Michel de Montaigne||Author|
|Jean Casimir-Perier||Politician (President of France)|
|Gilbert Motier de La Fayette|
|Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec||Painter|
|Berthe Morisot and Édouard Manet||Painters|
|Alexandre Dumas, père||Author|
|Antoine de Saint-Exupéry||Author|
|Alexandre Millerand||Politician (President of France)|
|Louis Braille||Inventor of the Braille writing system for the blind|
|Alfred Dreyfus||Military officer, protagonist of the famous Dreyfus Affair|
|John Singer Sargent||Painter|
|Natalie Clifford Barney||Author|
On 17 Nov 2018 at 20:16 GMT Joelle (Colville) Colville-Hanson wrote:
On 17 Nov 2018 at 12:01 GMT Tony Lacey wrote:
Good luck to you all in your information pursuits.
On 10 Nov 2018 at 19:35 GMT Santino Rocca wrote:
On 9 Nov 2018 at 19:29 GMT Carolyn (Atkinson) Martin wrote:
On 9 Nov 2018 at 16:56 GMT Cindy (Bourque) Cooper wrote:
Thank you! Cindy
On 4 Nov 2018 at 19:28 GMT J. (Pearson) Salsbery wrote:
Thank you for letting me know about the profiles up for adoption. I will go grab them!
On 4 Nov 2018 at 18:56 GMT Anon Snyder wrote:
,I thought I added you to the privacy list, but I don't see that I did, sorry I will now . I only have control of a few of them.
On 3 Nov 2018 at 18:53 GMT Richard Devlin wrote:
https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Irish_Military_Diaspora_France I'm sure if we go back farther on his line we'll find some Scot-Irish connection.
On 30 Oct 2018 at 19:38 GMT John Voltz Jr wrote:
On 28 Oct 2018 at 18:37 GMT Andrew Lancaster wrote: