Rick Dondo's Family Tree

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This is the twenty-sixth full refresh of this site which uses a specialized website building application and it is based on data taken from your host's Ancestry tree on 2022/08/04 starting at 11:44 CDT. As will be the case for the foreseeable future, that data was massaged considerably to ensure that more information pertaining to sources and citations is available to demonstrate why I believe what I have published.

Think I'm wrong? Bring your evidence and we will discuss your suggestions!

This update includes some changes and additions to the information pertaining to various families that were already on my tree. Working with some living descendants who had identified their ancestors on this site and with their help, I was able to add detail to parts of the tree that had previously been under-represented! I also added significant detail to the ancestry that pertains to a newly arrived grandniece! THAT was a particular pleasure!!

This update also reflects changes to a variety of profiles on my tree that really centre around six on-going activities:

- capture of current events observed by your host
- extension of the heritage my tree records for selected people based on expressed interest (as noted above)
- rendering visible more details from certain sources to enhance the understanding of why my tree reflects certain events and people
- rendering visible more of the citations my tree holds to support the events it reports
- adding more entries in the "Media" section, especially links to the "local history books" that are part of the University of Manitoba's Digital Collection and pertinent to the families on the tree
- an on-going low-level effort to "normalize" place names for events that happened prior to Canadian Confederation in places that were NOT to become Manitoba

As has been for some time and will continue to be the case: My work to catalogue graves and other final dispositions represents my contribution to bringing closure to as many people as possible by ensuring access to the virtual versions of the tributes made to those who have gone ahead. In my opinion, these efforts may assist many in planning visits to the physical locations in which the physical tributes persist. I expect to continuously improve this asset as I uncover misalignments between the best definitions of those places and many profiles on my tree. Correcting them will always improve the records offered here, and to Ancestry offering me new information about the affected people and their families. The tree is better for it. I invite you to browse the available list of <a href="cemeteries.php" target="_blank">cemetery definitions</a>.

My work includes an interest in making available to all, selected information from my Ancestry tree that can be readily accessed via free and public resources. This is especially true of the links to memorials on the Find a Grave service, but extends to some of the Government of Canada resources organized by its "Library and Archives" department, in particular, and other departments. I invite all visitors to seek out and read carefully the descriptions of those resources here. These are wonderful places to start your OWN research!

Also -- Still the case and expected to be this way for a long time:

Many of the records (items) specifically cited, regrettably, are stored in databases as part of the Ancestry service; to view them, an active Ancestry account is required. However, with the most recent changes, much more of the "descriptive" information about them is now available on this site.


My research continues and new information and connections are revealed on nearly a daily basis. For the foreseeable future, as was the case for the past many months, I plan to continue to update this site on an irregular basis; one that I expect to be no less than once a month.

The site allows anyone to see all of the information I have recorded about deceased people. Without an account and specific privileges assigned to it, <b>access to information about living people other than their name on this tree is restricted</b>. Even with such privileges, at your host's discretion, they may give you access to only information about people with whom you share direct ancestors. In the event you want to see more, please <a href="mailto:Rick.Dondo+TNG@pobox.com" target="_blank">get in touch</a>.

The overall tree now contains (versus 2022/07/18):

- Information about 20,150 people in 7,316 families (versus 20,071 people in 7,270 families)
- Of those people, 2,180 are known or believed to be alive (versus 2,178)
(*** Per our data protection policy... Your access to details about these people is most likely limited ***)
- 6,321 unique surnames (versus 6,288)
- information about events that happened in 11,334 different places (versus 11,296)
- 55,176 "Notes" that help tell people's stories (versus 54,390)
- 271,747 citations to support the facts and events I am reporting (versus 268,645)
- an inventory of graves located in 721 cemeteries around the world (versus 721)
- a collection of 184 "Media" items (essentially bookmarks!) that provide deeper background material about the history surrounding the lives profiled on my tree (versus 183)

You can check much of this out with other details on the <a href="statistics.php" target="_blank">Statistics</a> page.

This is all based on my Ancestry tree, which currently contains:

- 20,150 people  (versus 20,071)
- 16,587 photos  (versus 16,415)
-  1,185 stories (versus  1,180)
- 46,009 records (versus 45,686)

And at this time, there are 59,364 unprocessed "Hints" about 11,061 of the above people that have yet to be processed (versus 59,076 and 10,977).

I invite everyone to explore the features of this site. From the <a href="index.php" target="_blank">Home Page</a>, access to them begins at the bottom of the page, or you can use the Search (basic and advanced) functions to see pieces of information about the people and places of most interest to you.

Watch this space for more news as I find more to tell you and the site is updated.


 Thumb   Description   Linked to   Last Modified 
Acadians in Gray
Acadians in Gray
This site is devoted to every aspect of Acadian/Cajun history and genealogy. It is generally for the Acadians cum Cajuns who ended up in the Louisiana area and other southern states; mostly cataloguing those who served in the Rebel / Confederate army.

Information, constantly updated, is organized into "books". All content is free to use and… 
  10 Aug 2022
Genealogy of Canada
Genealogy of Canada
The mission Genealogy Canada / Quebec is to allow everyone with roots in Canada (especially in Quebec!), to record them on their family page and to then have permanent and free access to it.

Thus, all together, we will all build thousands of accessible family tree, with no particular regard to the line or lines being followed, (we will build… 
  10 Aug 2022
Genealogy Quebec
Genealogy Quebec
Discover your family history with the largest online collection of Quebec historical and genealogical documents

Care for the past, the present and the future.

Powerful search tools, millions of images and files. There is something to suit all tastes.

The Drouin Institute’s mission is to provide its clients with the necessary tools and… 
  10 Aug 2022
Généalogie Québec
Généalogie Québec
Découvrez l’histoire de votre famille grâce à la plus grande collection de documents historiques et généalogiques québécois sur le Web

Se soucier du passé, du présent et du futur.

Des outils de recherche performants, des millions d'images et fiches, de tout pour tous les goûts.

La mission de l’Institut Drouin est d’offrir… 
  10 Aug 2022
Research Programme in Historical Demography
Research Programme in Historical Demography
The comprehensive site for Quebec French-Canadian genealogy

In 1966, the Programme de recherche en démographie historique (PRDH, Research Programme in Historical Demography) at the Université de Montréal undertook the exhaustive reconstruction of the population of Quebec from the beginnings of French colonization in the seventeenth century.… 
  10 Aug 2022
Programme de recherche en démographie historique
Programme de recherche en démographie historique
Le site exhaustif de la généalogie canadienne-française du Québec avant 1850

Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique (PRDH) de l'Université de Montréal s'est donné comme mandat, dès 1966, de reconstituer exhaustivement la population du Québec ancien depuis le début de la colonisation française au XVIIe siècle. La… 
  10 Aug 2022
Généalogie du Québec et d'Amérique française
Généalogie du Québec et d'Amérique française
La mission de Généalogie du Québec est de permettre à toute personne ayant des racines au Québec, de les inscrire dans sa page familiale et d’y avoir accès en tout temps, gratuitement.
Ainsi, tous ensemble, réaliserons nous des milliers d’arbres familiaux accessibles, peu importe la lignée suivie, (nous ferons les liens) jusqu’à… 
  10 Aug 2022
Acadian-Cajun Genealogy and History
Acadian-Cajun Genealogy and History
The Acadians began as a group of (primarily French) settlers in 17th century Canada. Over the years, they have been subjected to numerous hardships that usually result in the disappearance or assimilation of a culture. The Acadians were able to retain large portions of their identity, even after their homeland was taken and they were exiled.… 
  10 Aug 2022
Acadian.org is the number one source for Acadian-Cajun Family Genealogy information. We provide extensive family trees for thousands of Acadian family names.

This website is managed by Denis Cyr, his wife, Becky, and their son, Nathan. Denis is the son of Yvon Cyr, the originator of this website and one of the primary researchers of Acadian… 
  10 Aug 2022
Furrows in the Valley - The RM of Morris; A history of the municipality and its people 1880 - 1980
Furrows in the Valley - The RM of Morris; A history of the municipality and its people 1880 - 1980
A book published for the centenary of the RM of Morris as both a chronicle of events along major theme lines and as a collection of family stories during its first one hundred years of history. It contains many stories which name the townspeople involved, providing much colour and detail about the lives lived in the area. Dedicated to the… 
  9 Aug 2022


 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born/Christened   Location   Last Modified 
Landry, Jeffery Norbert Douglas "Jeff" 
   7 Aug 2022
Lennie-Anderson, Barbara Elsie 
b. 4 May 1941  Bresaylor, Saskatchewan, Canada  6 Aug 2022
"Ojibwe Indian", Marguerite 
b. 1800  Pembina, Pembina, North Dakota, United States  6 Aug 2022
?áha, Magdalena 
   6 Aug 2022
?áha, Mathias 
   6 Aug 2022
?lebity, Ewa "Eva" 
b. 1 Apr 1904  Boryczowka, Trembowla, Ternopil, Ukraine  6 Aug 2022
?opaci?ski "Opoka", Marianna "Anna" 
   6 Aug 2022
?ufan "Zufan", Anna 
   6 Aug 2022
Abecia, Nathalie Rapisua 
   6 Aug 2022
Abecia-Cam, Hannah Shaira 
   6 Aug 2022

 ID   Father ID   Father's Name   Mother ID   Mother's Name   Married   Last Modified 
 I402303887798  George Robert Lennie  I402303887245  Mary Ruby "Pearl" Dubois  9 Sep 1938  6 Aug 2022
     I402051169314  Sina L Bachman-Andrews    6 Aug 2022
     I402127441341  Marie-Louise Balez    6 Aug 2022
     I402038310745  Marie Louise Bernard    6 Aug 2022
     I402047360220  Annie Florence Amelia Burge    6 Aug 2022
     I402059218840  Mary Ann Calvert    6 Aug 2022
     I402056992543  Leona Chaput-Johnson    6 Aug 2022
     I402154718159  Marie Conan    6 Aug 2022
     I402058723770  Rose Czukau    6 Aug 2022
     I402052146802  Clothilde Destaler    6 Aug 2022