Most Canadians are familiar with the King's Daugther's/Filles du roi. The Filles du roi, were some 770 women who arrived in the colony of New France (Canada) between 1663 and 1673, under the financial sponsorship of King Louis XIV of France. Most were single French women, many were orphans. Their transportation to Canada and settlement… Continue reading On Genealogy: Filles du roi – Descendant of Jeanne-Claude Boisandré
Rev. Obadiah Holmes definitely has some Famous kin. I've covered Abe Lincoln & Amelia Earhart and now I'm covering my connection to comedic legend, John Ritter, best known as Jack Tripper. Another descendant of Rev. Holmes, is Willis Carrier - the inventor of air conditioning (I really love this guy on hot, sticky, humid days!)… Continue reading On Genealogy: John Ritter is my 9th Cousin, 2x removed!
So this was the MOST EXCITING ancestral find to date! The connection, albeit distant - with the most impressive US Presidents of all time - Honest Abe is my 6th cousin 5x removed. I posted yesterday on my connection to Obadiah Holmes - the important member of the Baptist church who was whipped for his… Continue reading On Genealogy: My Connection to President Lincoln
Ok, it's safe to say we all know that I'm a genealogy NUT, I won't even try to deny it. I love learning and I love history, especially when it comes to MY OWN. They say to know where you're going, you've got to know where you've been. I believe in knowing the trials, tribulations… Continue reading On Genealogy: Whipped for Baptist Beliefs – My Connection to Rev. Obadiah Holmes
On Genealogy: My Relation to the First Colonists to New France. The First Documented Marriage Between a French Settler & Native American Woman and My relation to Louis Joliet, the French Explorer I can be quite obsessive at times. My latest past time is genealogy - I've been working on my family tree for years… Continue reading On Genealogy: My 1st Blog on Ancestry!