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My Journey with DNA Genetics and Genealogy!

I have been doing genealogy for over 4 decades, going to libraries, vital records repositories, city clerks, historical societies and surfing the world wide web for genealogy related websites. I have also subscribed to several magazines, societies, and websites. And   I have spent countless hours walking through cemeteries, and interviewing relatives, but there was one thing I had …

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You Are Related How?

Understanding How You Are Related To Everyone In Your Family Tree Have you ever had a conversation with someone where you were trying to explain to them how you were distantly related to someone? I’m talking about someone other than your mother, father, sister or brother.  When talking about our relatives we commonly use the …

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Is This Our DNA Link To Indian Descendants?

The genealogy research took a huge leap forward when the world wide web came into our lives. It has given us the opportunity  to connect to  resources, places, and people  and discover more about our family trees than ever. Now we have even more information since DNA (Deoxyribonulceic acid) came along. DNA  is a molecule …

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Who Is This? And How Is He Related To Us?

Who is this? This is Louis Bouchard. He  was born September 18, 1850 in St. Paul’s  Bay, Quebec. The son of Thomas Bouchard and Luce Sauliner. He immigrated to the US in 1870.  Louis was in business for himself, selling wood and coal from the back yard of his home  at  200 N. Champlain Street in Burlington, VT. Louis met …

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Taking a Step back to 1943

Taking a step back in time with this old Burlington Free Press clipping. Diane Chagnon had submitted a photo of Henry and Nelson Chagnon who are twin brothers, 1943 when they were both along with Clarence, Chester and Roy serving their country in various branches of the armed forces. Their mother Delina (Bouchard) Chagnon had …

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History of the Chagnon Surname

The family name Chaignon was found in Dauphine, where the family goes back to the time during the era of Humbert II in 1349. The region of Dauphine was one of the States of France. Nestled between in the Rhone Valley and the picturesque Alps. It is from this area that the surname Chaignon is …

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How To Clean and Care For Gravestones

 Being able to recognize any damage to  a gravestone before  cleaning it can help prevent  more damage from happening and knowing what cleaning methods and materials to use will help in preserving the gravestone. What are Gravestones made from? Gravestones are made from some of the finest natural materials on earth. Many of these natural …

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