Author Archives: jpenfiel
In a previous post, I used a French Canadian “dit” name. Dit roughly translated is “says” and means AKA, also-known-as, or nickname. When you have large families living in one area and giving each other all the same first names, … Continue reading
Genealogists are at the mercy of the information gatherers and after them, the indexers. Information gathered is only as good as the questions asked and how much information the responders really knew. When the information taken is hand-written, or the … Continue reading
This blog will be dedicated to genealogy, mainly French Canadian, where we’re all cousins. My husband is not French Canadian so I may find reasons to post my research about his family. The past four years have been a journey. … Continue reading
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