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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:
|Clémentine Solignac||Supercentenarian||Complicated connection going through Belgium|
|Gabrielle Chanel||Fashion designer||Connected through her niece's marriage to Maurice Gay de Nexon|
|Denis Diderot||Author||Tough connexion involving the creation of Goüin family members, also used to connect Nicolas Sarkozy.|
|Emile Zola||Author||Connected through his grand-daughter's marriage to a descendant of the Mieg/Dollfus/Koechlin family group from the Republic of Mulhouse|
|Bernadette & Jacques Chirac||Politician||This used Madame Chirac's family, first though the Chodron de Courcels, later improved with a Lasteyrie du Saillant connection|
|Nicolas Sarkozy||Politician||Connected through his father's marriage to Christine de Ganay|
|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|
|Michel Motier de La Fayette|
|Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec||Painter|
|John Silver Sargent||Painter|
On 12 Apr 2018 at 16:38 GMT Arora (G) Anonymous wrote:
On 7 Apr 2018 at 02:08 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:
Star this is the link you need to go to and The registration deadline is April 19, 2018, at 12:01 am. Note: Please post as an answer not as a comment. Thanks! https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/586403/will-you-participate-in-our-2018-spring-clean-a-thon-current
On 7 Apr 2018 at 01:18 GMT Greg Lavoie wrote:
On 5 Apr 2018 at 16:40 GMT Cindy (Bourque) Cooper wrote:
On 5 Apr 2018 at 14:58 GMT Cindy (Bourque) Cooper wrote:
On 1 Apr 2018 at 23:27 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:
On 31 Mar 2018 at 14:40 GMT Greg Lavoie wrote:
On 30 Mar 2018 at 13:31 GMT Greg Lavoie wrote:
Thanks for connecting Cezanne! It was interesting to see the connection between Cezanne and Renoir. I went back recently and added some family members and sources to the Riopelle family, so the connection to the global tree is quite confident.
On 28 Mar 2018 at 21:00 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:
Greets and hugs from the Netherlands,
On 16 Mar 2018 at 11:49 GMT Iztok Vencelj wrote:
Honestly, don't know what should I do after reading this text below. Pls, help.
"Could the reference to "Nicolas Lemaire and Marie Castrie" as parents of Françoise Paigné, be removed from the biography? They were the parents of Nicole Lemaire, Jacques's daughter-in-law; not of his wife (and at the time children carried the name of their parents. The name of Françoise Paigné's father must have been Paigne or Paigné). Thanks !"