My email address is: friedman-at-cs.uiuc.edu (change -at- to @)
Except for the Story family, my direct ancestors are shown in boldface.
|fils||Literally, son; i. e., Jr.|
|nmn||no middle name|
|père||Literally, father; i. e., Sr.|
Dates are shown in the format month/day/year. E.g., 12/1/1700 means Dec. 1, 1700, not Jan. 12, 1700.
Alternative names and spellings are shown in parentheses ( ). These are names and spellings found in the records which appear to be the same person. Obvious spelling variations, such as a z in place of an s or vice versa, are not necessarily noted. It must be kept in mind that, prior to the 20th century, spelling of names was not standardized, and often, no one spelling was considered the sole correct spelling. Where there is doubt, the notation “[same?]” is used. Other notes by the compiler are shown in square brackets [ ].
Nicknames are shown in quote marks. When a person was commonly called by other than the first given name, the name commonly used is shown, sometimes in quotes and sometimes in parentheses. Many Cajun girls, and even some boys, were given the first name Marie, and were commonly called by their second given name. Similarly, boys were often given the first name Joseph, and called by their second name. These are not necessarily noted as such.
Some useful genealogical links:
|Acadian, Cajun, and French Canadian Genealogy||http://www.acadian-home.org/|
A genealogical problem: The Two Joseph Landry - Marie Melançon Families
Computer Science Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Home Page
H. George Friedman, Jr. Home Page