But Emerentienne was not Timothee’s first wife. In the marriage record written by the priest R. Robert he is listed as ‘veuf majeur’, a phrase whose meaning is… obscure, of Louise Rivet[G]. Continue reading “Searching for Louise Rivet”
Jean Guyon[G, en.WP] is one of those historic figures you do not hear much about. He was a master mason, accomplished some works which still exist today (not a small freat), immigrated to Nouvelle-France[fr.WP].
But his primary contribution to history was fathering 10 children, of whom 8 produced another generation. Continue reading “Jean Guyon, Sieur du Buisson, 1592-1663, saviour of western civilization”
It is not, in practice, unusual to find multiple connections between two families. Boy meets girl, and their siblings also meet.
Well, I just reminded myself to research what might be such a loop, the Gruwell-Elliott loop. Continue reading “Possible connections”
A long, long time ago, 2017, I wrote an article for the family tree which has been popular ever since. Here it is on the family blog (with a couple minor edits) instead. Continue reading “You Are Related to Everybody: Or, how I stopped worrying about numbers and started worrying about accuracy.”
A given geo location may have an infinite number of names over time and in differing contexts, e.g. Istanbul vs Constantinople. Continue reading “Genealogy: Places vs locations”
A fellow amateur genealogist shared a link to a ‘sketch’ family tree, including one of our prominent family lines – the Cartier ancestry, which has particular interest for me. But what caught my eye was the date of the earliest death, 966 CE. Continue reading “Long and involved rabbit holes”
Connecting with distant relations can result in genealogy gold. Continue reading “Mining resources”
There is an interesting mystery which I first learned from Olson family bible, which is in my possession. Johannes Olson[G] was born to Peder Johannesen[G] and Kari Johannesdatter[G] on 2 February 1843, in Norway. Continue reading “Great-Great-Grandpa Peder Johanesen’s son”