On Genealogy: Filles du roi – Descendants of Jeanne-Claude Boisandré

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 – Descendants of Jeanne-Claude Boisandré

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On Genealogy: Jack Tripper is my 9th Cousin, 2x removed!

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. Another descendant of Rev. Holmes, is Willis Carrier - the inventor of air conditioning (I really love this guy on hot, sticky, humid days!) - Carrier is his 8th great … Continue reading On Genealogy: Jack Tripper is my 9th Cousin, 2x removed!

On Genealogy: Whipped for Baptist Beliefs – My Connection to Rev. Obadiah Holmes

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