Salomon Carlson[G] emigrated from Sweden to the United States, probably in 1882, where he became known as Sam Carlson. Continue reading “Random genealogy person: Salomon Edvard Carlson, 1862-1931”
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”