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 specializes in research in the New England states and Franco American ancestry (Quebec). In 2017, Barbara began studying and researching with the use DNA. She has found that genetic genealogy is a great tool to use in genealogy research. Barbara is a Search Angel for WikiTreeAdoption and DNAAdoption.org.
Barbara researches many of the surnames in her Chagnon family tree. “It’s like meeting new relatives every time I discover someone new”.
Barbara is the author of the Chagnon Family History which is now in its 5th 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 of Chagnon 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 website designer and maintains the ChagnonFamilyTree.com, Vermont Genealogy Library Society and the Henderson County Genealogical and Historical Society websites, along with several non genealogy related websites. She created Chagnonfamilytree.com so that she can share her research and help others in the search for their ancestry.
There is a ChagnonFamilyTree Facebook page , where she post the latest happens and news.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact her.