I am a volunteer curator with specialty in Nouvelle-France, Québec, and the French Catholic clergy in Nouvelle-France/Québec. My personal mission is to grow projects that reveal new insights on groups and communities from this region.
Geni projects are where genealogy data comes into focus, where it comes all together. This is perhaps why I love collaborating on projects so much. If you want to know something about me, explore the projects I am working on. And if we have things in common, chances are we are collaborating on some same projects:
My mtDNA haplogroup is W3a1. "W" is a rare haplogroup in Europe. Haplogroup W appears in Europe, West and South Asia. It is everywhere found as minority clade, with the highest concentration being in Northern Pakistan. "W3" were descendants of a woman with a 194 mutation born in northwest India around 15,000 years ago. W3 emerged around 14,000 years ago. W3's seem to have diversified into subgroups among the nomadic cultures of the Asian steppes south of the Aral Sea after the last glacial maximum. From there they spread via Russia into eastern Europe, perhaps with the peoples that brought the horse to Europe. There are two great divisions of W3: "W3a", which appeared 13,000 years ago, and W3b, which appeared 10,000 years ago. Some branches in both divisions also migrated into India. Each lineage followed its distinctive route and timing. "W3a1" emerged in the steppes 12,000 years ago. W3a1 is found in south Asia and continental Europe, from Russia to Britain and Germany to Italy. The distribution suggests it was bought to these regions by horse nomads from the Eurasian steppes.
My paternal Y-DNA haplogroup is R1b-M269, the most common Y-haplogroup in Western Europe.
My Ethnic Makeup
My Family Tree... Quantitatively
Here are some numbers:
Number of Known Ancestors
Up to 10 Generation (parents = 1st generation): 1998
- Step 1 / Profiles=8 / Total=8 (parent level)
- Step 2 / Profiles=33 / Total=41 (grandparent level)
- Step 3 / Profiles=73 / Total=114 (etc.)
- Step 4 / Profiles=232 / Total=346
- Step 5 / Profiles=397 / Total=743
- Step 6 / Profiles=600 / Total=1343
- Step 7 / Profiles=1147 / Total=2,490
- Step 8 / Profiles=2709 / Total=5,199
- Step 9 / Profiles=6205 / Total=11,404
- Step 10 / Profiles=12796 / Total=24,200