For no specific reason this week, I decided to do some more research of my paternal French lines. I decided to start with my gateway French ancestor, Claude-Françoise QUINET, or as she is mostly known, Frances (Quinet) THOMPSON. She is my 4th-great-grandmother and probably the most distant ancestor that I have a photo. I started at […]

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Crossing The Streams


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You Can Call Me Charles


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A Surprise Find


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I am a Cousin!


AJ Jacobs made some headlines inside and outside of the genealogy community back in 2014-15 by setting out to have a Global…