||That new site was not permanent for a long time because, on the october
6th, in the middle of a referendum campaign in Quebec, someone complained
my site could harm professional genealogists. So, I had to close
the 47 pages of the site.
My signature, October 8th:
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After studying the long list of possibilities, the October 12th, I opened
my first personal Internet account at CAM.ORG, pioneer of the Internet
in Montreal. This was the beginning of 4 years of stability for the
The October 15th, I decided to add some political pages, that is the
genealogy of some political personnalities of Quebec.
||The November 20th, a reader talked about an article about the site
published in TV Hedbo (November 18th to 24th), a Quebec TV schedule.
The November 30th, I begun a new work I thought to be short and easy,
that is to find mistakes about the Dictionnaire généalogique
des familles du Québec. The Complement to Jetté was
born. He will be the GDO later.
Earlier in the month, I installed a filter to reduce email which begun
to be too large to be handled.
||At about that time, the Belgian Hubert Barnich sent me data for a new
page about Belgium. Since that, Hubert took back the page on the
In the meanwhile, I tried to restart the project Racines du Québec
with a marriage database. It helped to increase the visits but participation
was still too small.
||Statistics of the month indicated 31,000 hits, including 7,200 for
the 2 home pages (French and English). This would mean 232 visits
||The February, 4th, a new set of pages about Beauregard families.
||At this time, I reached 40 years old. To celebrate that, I decided
to organize two events. First of all, a page for my cousins.
From a list of my 11 ancestors with the more descendants, visitors were
invited to tell me from which one they descended. My archives of
May 9th, indicates 55 cousins participated !
The other event is still in activity. Indeed, it was a first IRC
meeting that occured the May 15th, at 6 PM, Montreal time (midnight in
Paris). A few persons shown up and other meetings happened, and after
a short break, there are now weekly meetings, alternating Fryday and Saturday,
at 9 PM in Paris or 3 PM in Montreal.
As the cherry on the Sundae, what else than the notoriousness !
Indeed, it is in May that the Parisian daily Le Monde published a first
report about Internet and the genealogy, and there was one column titled
"Beauregard l'Incontournable" (Beauregard, the one you can't miss).
||Monthly statistics indicate 34 548 hits. With an average of 4
pages viewed by each visitor, this means 277 daily visits.
||Monthly statistics indicate 69 603 hits. With an average of 4
pages viewed by each visitor, this means 561 daily visits.
C'est le 15 de ce mois que paru la version 2 du Fichier Origine, la
première à être diffusée dans Internet.
||Monthly statistics indicate 50 500 hits. With an average of 4
pages viewed by each visitor, this means 420 daily visits.
||With the time, the site is a common reference and in 1999, a search
Engine like Altavista shown over 1,000 links toward the FrancoGene site.