Monday, September 17, 2012

Genealogy/Family Tree

I was wondering if any of you have done your family tree.  As  for myself, I have begun mine and am finding it easier to get results in England than here in Montreal!  I have gotten names and birthdates and birthplaces of my grandparents and great grandparents on my father's side, who were all born in Kent, England.  I was able to get this information through requests on the internet and some kind people were able to find the information I was looking for.

We do have resources here in Montreal;  however, many of these resources are in French.  Although I am fluent in French, I prefer to do searches like this in my mother tongue...English.  I am trying to find microfilm on old newspaper obituaries, old telephone directories, etc.

If any of you have done your family tree, please feel free to share how you did it and what resources you used and that you found helpful.

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  1. Hi, Linda! Have you tried I'm a trained Family History Consultant, in England, and a Mormon, so have a lot of experience in researching family histories. Take a look on the website and let me know if you need help. Good luck!

    1. Hi Anne-Marie, thank you so much. I did look on the website but my search entails from the early 1900's to 1970's. (obituaries and birth notices). I just got off the telephone with a library here and the response I got was discouraging. The lady said, "well, you are in Quebec." D-uh. No kidding. Basically, what she was trying to tell me is that finding English surnames would prove to be difficult because I am in Quebec. I need to do my search here, as my parents and family were born here in Montreal.

  2. Good luck, that's a lot of work.


  3. havent tried
    good luck towards your search

  4. My brother has done ours, he started it in about 2000, and he still doing it. It is revealing.

  5. I haven't enquired into my family's origins...I know about my grandparents and that's about it.

    I have an English friend who has traced her own and her husband's families into the 1700s...I know too there are French genealogical sites but whether they'd be any use to you I just don't know.

  6. I've done the DNA testing with Family Tree DNA, but that doesn't help much with family trees. Our family tree on my dad's side is complete back to 1785. Don't have that much on my mother's side. is a place to start.

  7. Oh, dear. I hope it gets easier. Have you tried

  8. Englands centuries of records are s wonder, Linda. Good luck.

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  9. I took mine back about as far as I could without spending a bunch of money. That got me into the early 1700's a couple places and the 1600's one place.

  10. We've been talking about it for ages, but, no, haven't got around to it yet!

  11. Hello Linda you have been good because it is not easy to go back to the past.
    my tree in the rebuilt a distant relative who lives in Brazil.
    a warm greeting.

  12. Never done, Linda.
    Good luck !

  13. That’s great idea and I too wish now to do my own family tree! Thanks for sharing :)


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