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Cousinhood

Cousinhood

What is a Cousin? Most of us have one or more in our modern nuclear families. We generally think of them as our aunt’s or uncle’s child. Some of us even are familiar with a second cousin who is the grand child of our grandparents but is not our sibling. But genealogists talk about more distant cousins and it’s often hard to distinguish what genealogists mean by the various terminology. I hope to clarify that here. MRCA To … Read entire article »

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The Interwoven Vine — an Adoptee’s French Canadian Ancestry

The Interwoven Vine — an Adoptee’s French Canadian Ancestry

The Art of Finding Ancestors I’ve recently tested at AncestryDNA which is a DNA service of Ancestry.com the famous genealogy research company with 2 million subscribers. I’ll get into the nuts and bolts of DNA testing at Ancestry soon but for tonight I want to talk about my French Canadian ancestry and how difficult it is for an adoptee to figure out their French Canadian heritage. It is difficult for adoptees to identify their ancestry no matter … Read entire article »

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Adoptees Sold by Nuns WorldWide

Adoptees Sold by Nuns WorldWide

Nun’s Habits in Spain It started with a whisper in Spain. A Catholic nun was charged for the first time with abducting a baby from an unwed mother which was sold to a childless couple. Sister Maria Gomez Valbuena told the mother that the baby had died at first, later admitting that it had been adopted. There had been whispers before in Quebec in the 1930-1970s with thousands of French Canadian babies being taken from their … Read entire article »

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