300 years and counting

The smart match contacts I have made have been incredibly helpful.  It is funny – in an odd sort of way – communicating with someone I have never met, never heard of, never would have met or heard of, if it were not for the fact that we share an ancestor.  In other words, we are related.  A woman named Marie Louise Simon, who was born in 1701, married a man named Augustin Belanger in 1727.  It is arguable that if that event had not taken place, I would not be writing this now.  Their children had children had children, etc and one of them was me.  Marie Louis is my great-great-great-great-great-great-great- grandmother.  Oddly enough, she is also the 7th great grandmother of one of the people I met through MyHeritage.com.

To me, that is a mind boggling concept.

Anyway, I have not had a lot of time lately to delve deeper into the various documents sent to me, nor to investigate thoroughly the web site Mr St Gelais sent to me.  However, as I do, I will post here more frequently.

I’ve found my 7x-great grandmother and a 9th generation cousin…amazing.

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