Family Genealogy

I began doing genealogical research on my family over 25 years ago. It all started with a family reunion in 1991. Because there was so much information to browse on the internet, I focused on doing on-line research. During this time I have also visited the Family History Center (FHC) Library of the Mormon Church in Mesa, Arizona. This valuable collection of resources is open to the public and offers any individual access to books, microfilm and CD-based indexes. I have also visited the American-French Genealogical Society Library in Woonsocket, RI. Much of what I have obtained, however, has been from internet sources.

MrPiv’s Genealogy Blog is HERE. A Six-Generation Photographic Time Line, spanning over 140 years is HERE.

Our family heritage, while in recent years is from New England, has lines which go back through French Canada and Portugal. On my side, my father's family lived for many generations in Quebec, Canada, while my mother's family came from Nova Scotia, Canada. My wife's father was born in the Azores, which are part of Portugal and her mother's family came from Quebec. We have traced the Canadian lines back into France to well before the colonial days. Most of this done with the help of friends and cousins on the Internet and various CD-ROM files. Recently we have submitted DNA samples to AncestryDNA which has led to more relationships.

A PowerPoint slide presentation "My Adventures in Genealogy" presented at the Greater Phoenix Mensa Regional Gathering, November 2017 is found HERE.

Pictured below shows only the first five generations back for Lovina and myself. Some lines go back to the early 1600s, including the first Pivin in Canada, actually New France at the time, who was French colonist in Québec City. For all the detail, a recent full tree of all our ancestors is in an indexed database is located HERE.

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