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Familypedia: the Biggest Genealogy Site You Probably Never Heard Of

By Dick Eastman, Eastman's Online Genealogy


Are you familiar with Familypedia, a web site with 242,770 online articles about deceased individuals plus another 366,615 genealogy-related pages?

Familypedia is a wiki, part of the commercial Wikia site. It is a place where YOU can create articles about your ancestors and easily link them to other articles about where and when they lived. The site is primarily text-based with biographical pages about deceased individuals. In some cases, you can find pictures of individuals as well as pedigree charts, maps, and other graphics. In most cases, each deceased person has a separate web page giving details about his or her life and also containing hyperlinks to other web pages that contain information about the person’s relatives. Entire families can be hyperlinked together.

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Princeton Bibliography.
Bacca surname, based on bibliographic texts:
Origin: English (Norman origin).
From Norman language (Norman-Latin) and (middle english language) (botanical word). Pronunciation (voice)=(Bae'k). Spanish: (Baya). Berry: in the anglo-saxon form. Bibliography: word reference language (Princeton bibliography). Although there is also the name Bacca in the old Anglo-Saxon: (A DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH SURNAMES by P.H.REANEY Litt.D., Ph.D. , F.S.A.Third edition with corrections and additions by R.M.WILSON M.A. LONDON AND NEW YORK).

Bacca is an Anglo-Norman surname from Norman language (may be late Latin) and old french. The surname Bacca was in use in England after the Norman conquest. This surname is one of the first surnames that appeared in the early middle English, this is the main reason why it is considered an authentic surname from early Middle English. The surname Bacca can be pronounced (bae'k) [sound] that is a form from Norman language (Old French). Although there is also the name Bacca in the old Anglo-Saxon. The Bacca surname is related to the Norman surnames: Bacce, Baccant, Baccard, Baccand, Bacchae, Baccett, Baccell, Baccae, Bacall, Baccall, Bacon, Baccon, Baccaert, Baccart, Baccarat, Beccon, Baccd, Baccus, Beacon and Baccas. Princeton Bibliography.

Bibliography: Books. Anglo Norman medicine, volumen 2 (Tony Hunt). Ormulum (Middle English book). (A DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH SURNAMES by P.H.REANEY Litt.D., Ph.D. , F.S.A.Third edition with corrections and additions by R.M.WILSON M.A. LONDON AND NEW YORK). Beaumont/Meulan: Crouch, David. The Beaumont Twins: The Roots and Branches of Power in the Twelfth Century, Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought, Fourth Series, 1. Cambridge: Cup, 1986. Houth, Émile. 'Géographie des fiefs des comtes de Meulan.' Bulletin philologique et historique (jusqu'à 1610) du Comité des travaux historiques et scientifiques (1966). King, Edmund.
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Dennis Allan Clarke
I am searching an ancestral line within my family going back to the Quinnell family of Gundagai, N.S.W. They had Aboriginal ties that I believe were the Yorta-Yorta people of Southern N.S.W./ Northern Victoria. Would you kindly help me please? Thankyou, Dennis Allan Clarke.