Maths teacher (1975-1997)
Knowledge Technologies Consultant (2000-2015)
Early adopter of Wikipedia, and one of the first editors of French Wikipedia back in 2001, as attested by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:BernardVatant
Retired since 2015
Website : http://goaf.fr (Genealogy and various related stuff, in French)
My aunt Sidonie used to say We inherit seven generations.
I have been able to identify the whole of my ancestors for the first six generations, and I still just miss a handful of them for the seventh. Some branches extend to the tenth generation.
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. No one of my known ancestors was "notable", most of them beyond my grandparents could barely read or write, and did not sign their name at their marriage, for example. But they deserve nevertheless to have their name in our great family tree.
Moreover, several 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. https://www.geneanet.org/profil/hamety
I'm in the process to insert all of them in Wikitree manually, and will afterwards double-check the sources and add more precise references to the online archives. Meanwhile, everything can be checked in the online data bases at either
http://www.genealogie22.com/index.php (Côtes d'Armor)
On 19 Apr 2019 at 23:39 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:
See you in the branches,
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