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  • Washington, DC
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Dee Spencer left a comment for Christine Sills
"Hi!  got your comment on my Stansbie/Stoddard post.  I will answer you there but I didn't want you to miss it.  Later today, as I will need to look up some info.  we have recently moved, and while I KNOW I have a lot on Rita…"
Jan 9
Christine Sills commented on Dee Spencer's blog post What are your genealogy goals? One of my most important is breaking down those Brick Walls!
"Hi, I just found your post.  I am also a descendant of James Stansbie and Elizabeth Breatcliff!  I was taking another shot at trying to fill more gaps in my tree and recently made the connection of Stoddard cousins.  I have found some…"
Jan 9
Dee Spencer posted a blog post

Setting the record straight: Olivier LeTardif and Olivier LeJeune

In researching my French Canadian half of my ancestry, I was dismayed recently to see that in many articles, my ancestor Olivier LeTardif has been confused with a man by the name of Le Baillif.  This is important to me because, while they are both intimately involved in the story of Olivier LeJeune who was the first black slave in New France, my ancestor Olivier LeTardif was respected and distinguished, and Le Baillif was a scoundrel and a traitor!  Both LeTardif and Le Baillif were clerks and…See More
Jul 21, 2020
Dee Spencer commented on Dee Spencer's blog post What are your genealogy goals? One of my most important is breaking down those Brick Walls!
"Great news!  One of my brick walls has crumbled!  I found the family of origin of James Stansbie!!!  This was a combination of an educated guess, that the family I found with a son James, born in the correct year may be connected,…"
Jan 9, 2020

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What surnames are you interested in researching?
many but, some brick walls are Stansbie/Breatcliff, Stoddard/Bates, Krueger/Ratzlaff, Breck (Brech)/Klein, Latham/Girard, and McCauley.
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
mostly US and Quebec; also Scotland, Ireland, Germany, France, Hungary, Holland, etc
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Advanced Family History Researcher
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
I took over from the research my mother had been doing, and expanded on that. I started in the late 1990's. she had started in the 70's.

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What are your genealogy goals? One of my most important is breaking down those Brick Walls!

As an introductory post, I felt this was an appropriate subject.  After all, as a genealogist or family historian, your overall goal is to fill in as much of the family tree as possible; to find out who the people were who are responsible for your very existence!  Brick Walls in your tree prevent that, which is obviously frustrating.  I want to talk about some of my own brick walls, and perhaps some things that have helped me break through previous brick walls.  Do you have information for…

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