24 December 2012
Roxanne Moore Saucier, BDN Maine, has posted this neat article reminding us that though we may not be “into” Justin Bieber and his contemporaries, our children, cousins, grandchildren, nieces and nephews might be!
It can be fun to turn up a distant connection to a celebrity, whether president or king, rock star or noted author. But how many genealogists actually wonder whether they share forebears with international teen star Justin Bieber?
Not you? Well, I’m interested, because the 18-year-old singer from
might be just what it takes to kindle interest in genealogy among youngsters
such as my grandchildren. Canada
... So how many Mainers can claim a cousinship to Justin Bieber? Given that his French-Canadian ancestors were so early in
, they are probably common forebears
to many Mainers of Franco-American descent. Certainly tens of thousands of
Mainers, or as my dad used to put it, “a little million.” Quebec
There are all kinds of ways to get youngsters curious about genealogy.
Read her full article.
Do you have plans to get your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc, interested in genealogy this holiday? What are they?
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