Beware any family lore that says “we were always” anything. Be it religion or political affiliation or anything in between, things change, and often. When things change we often get a valuable insight into the personality of our ancestors.
Names are everything in Genealogy: they identify us as individuals, they help us build our family groups–they are the foundation stone for our research. Today’s post discusses names in French-Canadian Family History Research.
This is part of a series of related posts discussing how names can be both challenging and illuminating in genealogical research. Names are everything in Genealogy: they identify us as individuals, they help us build our family groups–they are the foundation stone for our research. It is the first search item we employ when we are looking for more information on any individual or family. But is a name just a label? Is it just a one-dimensional handle for a person or family? Absolutely not.
It all starts out relatively simple, we want to know who we are and that invariably leads us to ask where we came from. Buckle up folks, this can be an exciting ride, but it’s not a short one.
“We are in unprecedented times.” This is a statement being made by our government leaders all over the world. But is this true? No. The truth is, we are in unprecedented times for our recent memory, but there are numerous occasions in history where… Continue Reading “Our history is happening now”
So, I’ve discovered in my two decades plus of delving into various family histories, that sometimes its best to have a short assignment than a long one. Meaning, my aging brain does much better remembering all of the “aha” moments, and why they were… Continue Reading “Short Term Memory”
When I started researching our family history, online research was really just beginning to be a viable resource. The outlets were mostly through a few independent sites that I typically found via clicking travels down long and winding roads….some of those resources still exist… Continue Reading “Online Genealogy Research – Perils and Potentials”
So, as I rebuild my business to help others find their whos and whats and whys, I ask you all – what do YOU want to know?