Who is behind the Hubou-Tourville Family Genealogy Page? Well, indeed… just me. I have a full-time job outside of genealogy but that does not prevent me from spending as much time as I can on my passion.
I am into genealogy since 1990. There is no question that if the World Wide Web has helped me make a giant leap in my research, as well as to get to know my cousins, it has, no doubt, eased the task to get me closer to my main objective, i.e. identify all the descendants of Mathieu Hubou whose family name is Tourville (and its derivatives) as well as so many others along the way.
Certain significant moments of my ancestors’ lives—brought to light owing to my research—indirectly taught me a lot about 19th-century major historic events in North America. A period, I must admit, I have a very soft spot for—especially the migration of French Canadians to the United States which concerned as much as one million people.
One of my projects precisely aims at finding the origins of French Canadians who lived in Ferrisburgh and Vergennes, in Addison County, Vermont. To do so, vital, church, census, land and naturalization records of these towns are the tools I am using. My work currently covers the period 1800-1880, but I intend to extend it to the beginning of the 20th century. Should you wish to know more about it, please visit The Vermont Project Page.
Another project to which I actively dedicate myself is The Bangle Files. The discovery of Adam Bangle’s will has led me to further investigations, much to the delight of his descendants.
I have been a member of the Société généalogique canadienne-française based in Montréal since 1992, for which I volunteered at the front desk of its library from October 2012 to August 2016.
I am also a member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society based in Boston. I particularly enjoyed being part of their annual research trip to Salt Lake City.
Diane Tourville, Longueuil, Québec, Canada
January 11, 2020