Clicking on a name in the table will display all descendants of the person originally bearing the surname.
|My paternal grandfather's branch:
|My paternal grandmother's branch:
|My maternal grandfather's branch:
|My maternal grandmother's branch:
Frequently asked Questions
What is this all about?
The purpose of this family tree is to assemble as much information about the different branches of my family as possible.
My goal is two-fold:
My goal is not to document then ascending trees for those spouses who then become irrelevant to me;
however, as these individuals then become ancestors of my cousins, I am delighted to include them in
the tree, thus providing all relatives with a tool helping them map their own ancestry.
Hence, anyone who is connected by at least one "leaf" to the tree should be included :)
- to search for ancestors as far away in time as possible (thus expand my own family tree)
- document all relatives that are direct descendants of one of my ancestors. I include also spouses of those "cousins".
What information can I contribute?
On the first 2 sets of people (direct ancestors, and direct descendants of ancestors) I look for specific information,
and I wish I could receive as much of it as possible:
Why is this important? Because sometime in the future, someone will try to map their own genealogy and maybe "prove" their ancestry.
In order to do that, they shall need to go through archives (townhalls, churches, cemeteries,
press clippings), and get a copy of an "official" document. This is why as much information as possible
is very useful.
- names: I usually need the *official* name of the person (all first names + last names),
because that is the name that usually comes up in official documents, and I wish to make "matchings"
easy for future generations. Of course, usual names can also and should also be recorded
(ie, you go by Kate instead of Kathleen).
- dates: birth, christening, wedding, divorce, death, burial
- place: precise location for all those dates
Other information I appreciate:
- contact information: either mail address, or email, and/or phone number. Some relatives
might want to get in touch with one another, and this is a good way to provide the information.
- profesional activity
- other piece of information if relevant, such as honors, books published,
god-fathers/god-mathers, reason for re-settling to another country...
What about confidentiality?
By European regulation (applicable here), all nominal information that is less than 100 years old
must be concealed from the general public and only disclosed on a 1:1 basis.
Hence, although this information is stored in the database, people who do not have the right password do not have access
to more than the name of a person and the links of the family (father of, etc.).
This ensures correct confidentiality.
I can also hide the names with an "X", but I shall do so, only after I have completed the tree, and most members of our family have had a chance to learn
about the existence of the tree online.
If you believe you should be granted a password to access this site, please email me at email@example.com.
In the future, I hope to start an online library with official documentation
(of course restricted in access) for each record (such as birth certificate with parents name, etc.)
That's it for now: I look forward to hearing from you very soon.