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From: "D. O'" <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] A matter of style.........what do you do?
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 15:51:08 +0000
Re - your first paragraph.... I always use "Canada". I like to think that any future descendant who is interested in finding more than just his/her name on the list will have learned the history of North America.
Re - your last paragraph... Google and/or Wikipedia is usually a good source of that info.
==========> From: > To: > Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 05:39:20 -1000> Subject: [Q-R] A matter of style.........what do you do?> > Again, another to get juices going and opinions out there. As we're all> aware, Quebec was not always a part of the Dominion of Canada, the British> Empire, but when we're dealing with genealogical facts it's pretty tempting> to put all happenings and events (regardless of era) in to Canada. For> instance, a gent is born in 1650 and since the land he was born on is now> Canadian, would it not be simple to list his state and country (field titles> unique per program used) as Quebec, Canada? This discussion is pretty much> rhetorical, however, what are the base dates that people use in French> Canadian genealogy to demark political eras for genealogical purposes, or,> do people really always use Canada?> > > > I also seem to remember a while back a discussion on what people do with> immigrant's Fishier data of origination. How do people reconcile the old> geographic divisions of France with modern addresses. How do you treat> them in your own genealogical data bases? Would certainly like to zero in> on where an event took place way back then on a modern map. Any advice? > > > > And, do any of you recommend a mapping program that seems to be helpful in> building graphic presentations of normally flat text (i.e. moving a Chambly> event from my program and putting it on a map). I ask this periodically as> I've yet to find something that really sings.> > > > And, is there a Quebec gazetteer that provides a geo coordinate and short,> but decent history of the towns we run across? Maybe even mentioning the> founding families? Any help there would be appreciated. > > > > Thoughts and opinions always count!> > > > Cheers,> > Kevan in Hawaii!!> > > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~For the list web page, goto:> http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~unclefred/main.htm> -------------------------------> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message
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