Barbara Chagnon became interested in genealogy in the late nineteen seventies, when she moved to Manchester, NH and noticed the name Romeo Chagnon painted on the side of a building. She became curious to know if they could possibly be related. After doing some research she found out that yes they were distantly related. This spark of curiosity ended up turning into a lifelong passion for genealogy.
Barbara is a professional genealogist. She specialist is research in New England states and Franco American ancestry. She also provides genetic genealogy research services as well.
Barbara researches many of the surnames in her Chagnon family tree, though the Chagnon surname has been a primary focus. “It’s like meeting new relatives every time I discover someone new”.
Barbara authored the Chagnon Family History in 2000, which is now in its 4th edition.
Besides her passion for genealogy, Barbara has been the grave keeper for several relatives’ graves over the years. In early 2018 Barbara finished a 3 Volume eBook Guide collection called “Seeking Those Who Have Gone Before Us.” It is a collection of information on over 250 deceased relatives and their last earthly residence. It is her hope that the grave-site guidebook will help living relatives to find the graves of family members so they can cherish and honor them by visiting and caring for their grave-sites.
Barbara is the developer and webmaster for the ChagnonFamilyTree.com website, which she first created in 2005. She created this website to share her research and help others in the search for their ancestry. There is also a ChagnonFamilyTree Facebook page , where she post the latest happens and news.
In 2017, Barbara began studying and researching with the use DNA. She is currently working on a Chagnon DNA project.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact her.