I am 100% American. If one is not a native American Indian, that means fully mixed blood. This diluted mixture of many ancestoral nationalities also means I have my work cut out for me in researching genealogy. For me that means jumping from one interesting branch to another.
What makes genealogy for me even more exciting is that my wife's heritage is Indian (India). Her family, historically, did not follow a solar anular calendar but rather a lunar calendar. And her family does not track back through a single family name but rather each generation has a new name. It makes genealogy REALLY interesting and presents some interesting challenges.
|Patriarch||Clan Viewer/Navigator||GEDCOM file||Librarian|
|Noah Louis||jeromeg.ged, 2010-06||J T Goulet, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|20030630_GoulahPatrickLevi.ged, 2003-06-30||Patrick Goulah|
|Wilhem Helsper||jeromeg.ged, 2010-06||J T Goulet, email@example.com|
Note: Gani records removed on request. jtg
|J T Goulet, firstname.lastname@example.org|
Otherwise, here are the family trees for myself and my wife
Or, if you prefer, the ahnentafel(s):
Jerome Thomas Goulet &
My current favorite project is building an ancestral photo album. In addition to the usual old and sometimes currect images I have been tinkering with a way to "identify" the persons in the photographs. Now all will know, and not forget, the perso's in the image with the only one you might remember.
I am doing with an XML library card that contains, in addition to the basic information of who, what, where, when - the relative postion of each person (or thing) in the image. Then with an XSLT I dynamically build an HTML wrapper for the image with image map coordinates. The bottom line is, you can place your curson over the chin of the person and a pop-up will provide the person's name. In some rare cases, I have also built a link from the identification HOT SPOT to the GEDCOM record for the individual.
This "database" of who, what, where, and when is also used to fill a database and provide a select form for locating images.
Always happy to share my information or ideas. As might be expected, I am discovering others with interests in some of the same family names. If you can't find a common ancestor with my data, you might try