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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 19 Sep 2018 at 06:03 GMT C. Mackinnon wrote:
On 16 Sep 2018 at 17:13 GMT William Catambay wrote:
On 7 Sep 2018 at 07:19 GMT Lynnette (LaPlace) Dovy wrote:
On 6 Sep 2018 at 01:38 GMT Cheryl (Aldrich) Skordahl wrote:
Thank you for your response on my profile regarding Ann Knowlton. You mentioned you would like Jillaine to weigh in.
She requested that we keep them separate as "this profile ( & her husband) represents a fictional version of the immigrant couple.
So we can just leave as is.
On 5 Sep 2018 at 01:06 GMT Jennifer Brayton wrote:
I got your message I would like to help with northeastern region of France and notables in Northeast region, because Blanche of Artois my 26th great grandmother was from that area and I have read history of Champagne, France.
Thanks, Jennifer M. Brayton
On 2 Sep 2018 at 11:56 GMT Greg Lavoie wrote:
Yes, I had removed myself from the trusted list for Georges Simenon, as part of an effort recently to prune some of the profiles from my watchlist.
On 1 Sep 2018 at 21:18 GMT Annette Bernier wrote:
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On 15 Aug 2018 at 05:44 GMT C. Mackinnon wrote: