Basic hints on how to differentiate a source which you should consider uncertain. This crucial information is unfortunately hidden in the "Uncertain" help page.
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|
|John Singer Sargent||Painter|
|Natalie Clifford Barney||Author|
On 23 Jul 2018 at 01:38 GMT Greg Lavoie wrote:
I seem to have opened a path to connect a number of noble families in southwestern France through the descendants of Marie Genevieve Jolliet-16. I wonder if it could help us connect some French notables-it would be great if you could check against Geneanet at your convenience. I couldn't tell if the Chuppin de Montulé daughters have living descendants, but the Grignon daughters appear to have plenty.
On 20 Jul 2018 at 10:32 GMT Cheryl Cramer wrote:
On 15 Jul 2018 at 10:52 GMT Ashley Frithiof wrote:
On 14 Jul 2018 at 16:54 GMT Kyla H wrote:
On 13 Jul 2018 at 10:17 GMT Lloyd (Hunt) de Vere Hunt wrote:
Thanks for your email with respect to abbreviation and the Denhoff/Donhoff Family (which although is sometime back in family history is actually the most common name in my almost 8k genealogy)
When I did this I didn’t view it as an abbreviation but a correct Prussian convention in the Adels and elsewhere to distinguish the vons that are noble from those who are “of” a geographical location.
In retrospect, I wish that all would observe this convention because it is easier for those knowing little background to know whether the name is noble or not - as this otherwise creates a lot of confusion for Americans
However, if you wish, I will be more than happy to change them all
On 3 Jul 2018 at 15:29 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:
On 16 Jun 2018 at 06:09 GMT Andrew Taylor wrote:
On 10 Jun 2018 at 21:04 GMT Lynette Jester wrote:
On 30 May 2018 at 21:18 GMT Cindy (Bourque) Cooper wrote:
On 30 May 2018 at 13:30 GMT Cindy (Bourque) Cooper wrote:
I'm sure the Data Doctors would have a lively discussion about degrees of "fictional"!