Finding Florence - Descendant Journals
In June 2018 we embarked on a new research project in an attempt
Kathy WATSON*, Florence's daughter, had her DNA analyzed at Ancestry.ca and we started searching for 'cousins'. With their help we researched these cousins to identify a common ancestor. With a set of common ancestors we worked our way back down the tree to identify possible 'suspects'. It took a year of research to identify a family name and retrieve Florence's birth transcript at the Ontario Archives.
Florence was born Jean SAUNDERS on November 24, 1915 in Port Elgin and her mother was listed as Eupemia SAUNDERS . Click on SAUNDERS to see Kathy's biological family on her maternal grandmother's side.
Unfortunately no father was named on the transcript, so our search moves to another phase.
Currently I have identified the following individuals who share DNA with Kathy but not on her father's side or those identified as being on her maternal grandmother's side. The following DNA samples have a common ancestor.
P. M. McLAUGHLIN and M. L. LAVERDIERE have a common ancesters in Napoleon Jean-Baptiste LEHOUILLIER (1847-1931) & Marie Josephine LECLERC (860-1928) married in Frampton, Quebec.
I am searching for at least one more matching DNA sample before zeroing in on a possible 'suspect' for Florence's father.
Please note, this is a work in progress and not all the
connetions have been proven. I am open to any and all, questions, comments
and corrections, Case.
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