Tag: France

There were costs and benefits to conducting family tree research before we had the internet.

There were costs and benefits to conducting family tree research before we had the internet.

Pursuing Genealogy was never free. The family tree research costs manifested in very different ways over time. We’re so lucky today because global resources are so easy to access over the internet through sites such as familysearch.org, Ancestry.com and many others, and most sites do charge either a subscription rate or a cost per item […]

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The Fougères – Pioneer Family of Port Toulouse, Île Royale

The Fougères – Pioneer Family of Port Toulouse, Île Royale

The Fougères – Pioneer Family of Port Toulouse, Île Royale. Cape Breton, or Île Royale as it was known by the French, was the location of a trading fort built by Nicolas Denys in the mid-1600′s. Continuous infighting among the French commercial community resulted in the post and fort being burnt. Construction of a new […]

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The Bourgs of Acadia

The Bourgs of Acadia

I and my children are descended from several noteworthy immigrants from France who were original pioneers of Acadia, including the Bourgs of Acadia. In the past, I have posted about our Melanson ancestors, who we most readily associate ourselves with, since the family name carried down through the generations to my mother, who stopped using […]

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I Need Help Breaking Through a Few Brick Walls

I Need Help Breaking Through a Few Brick Walls

Maybe now I can find information to help me with breaking through a few brick walls. After all, the online sites have been continually updated and I’m hoping there will be new information available. For years now, I’ve spent the vast majority of my time setting up, working on, modifying, optimizing and posting to my […]

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Translating French words for genealogy research can be tricky.

Translating French words for genealogy research can be tricky.

In researching genealogy, translating French words as well as words from other languages can be troublesome and mistakes can easily be made. Getting one term wrong can mean taking your research off in the wrong direction based on the interpretation of that word. While researching my French Canadian, Acadian and French Canadian ancestors, I frequently […]

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Genealogy News Bites to 12 Jun 2014

Genealogy News Bites to 12 Jun 2014

Following are the current genealogy news bites and headlines up to June 12, 2014. Ancestry.com Blog Comments on Y-DNA and mtDNA Tests As many of you know, we announced last week that we’re retiring our Y-DNA and mtDNA tests. Unfortunately, we didn’t explain clearly our rationale for our decision, which has led to confusion. We’d […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9Canada
genealogy, ancestry, family tree, research, transcriptions, sources, images, data

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