Bernard Vatant

Bernard Vatant

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Bernard Vatant
Born 1950s.
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It's too soon to write my biography. I let this task for future generations, if they care to continue the work we are doing here.

Research Notes

I have been able to identify the whole of my ancestors for the first seven generations. This was made not too hard thanks to excellent online "Archives Départementales" of both Côtes-d'Armor (on my father's side) and Finistère (on my mother's one), all my ancestors over those generations being born, married and dead in those departments, in a limited number of communities.

Moreover, many serious genealogists from Bretagne had already published some parts of my family tree, which saved me a lot of time. I want to credit particularly Yves Hamet who is hosting a lot of my ancestors in his excellent Geneanet tree.

My research is currently focused around the small village of Paule, where my paternal grandparents and many of their ancestors came from (see Category: Paule, Côtes-d'Armor), and a local noble family, Jégou seigneurs de Kervelio, Kerscoëdec, Kerloguennic et autres lieux, whom I recently discovered they were not only the landlords of the farms where many of my ancestors have been living and working hard, but also among my own ancestors, which came as quite a surprise.

For the fun of it, I've worked at connecting to the global WikiTree family some notable profiles, with which I had no particular or very indirect family links, such as Albert Camus, Joseph Fourier or Victor Puiseux.

I also like to help newcomers to connect their branches to the Single Tree. I can be helpful if some of your ancestors and relatives were native for France.


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Hey Bernard, I wanted to say that I did genuinely appreciate your question yesterday, as well as the one about the "pensée unique" thought. Ironically, there's definitely a bias on WikiTree, especially in G2G, toward groupthink (or "hive mind" behaviour as it's sometimes called elsewhere). I'd posit that it's a result of selection bias: Because of how the site currently exists, it will attract certain kinds of users, who thus tend to prefer its current mode. There's also some excessive loathing of any change on WikiTree, no matter who it helps (not an uncommon theme in the geriatric crowd). I wish people would see that there's value in questioning even things which are widely accepted. Thanks for your willingness to "step out on a ledge" & suggest something different.
posted by JN Murphy
Welcome to the Connectors Project! Be sure to check out the Connectors project page to see some of what we do, our To-Do lists which have folks who need connected to our Global Tree, and please add the connectors tag to your G2G feed. We've also got a great sub-project, Connectors Chat, where we talk about what we're working on and where we'd like to help out. If you're new to making connections and want some simplified connections to work on, look at our Connecting Buddies page. Thanks for joining us!
posted by Abby (Brown) Glann
Hi Bernard

We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the France Project, and thank you for submitting your member interest form.

Kindest regards,


posted by Kyla H
Hi Bernard,

As part of a revitalization effort for the France Project, we are checking-in with members to see if they are planning to remain active in the project and where their interests lie.

If you are planning to remain active, please click here to submit a short Member Interest Form to help us organize and coordinate collaboration.

If you have other obligations at the moment and would like to be removed from the project at this time, you will always be welcome to rejoin if you find yourself with more time and interest later.

We thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

Please respond by commenting on my profile or sending a private message. I look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks, Kyla

posted by Kyla H

Bernard is 24 degrees from Donald Howard, 19 degrees from Julia Howe and 23 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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