Frequently asked questions

What is in the Encyclopedia?
Why do I need to be in the database?
Why do I need to contribute my genealogical data?
What does The Encyclopedia cost?
Can I share my E-Book?
Can I add, edit, or expand my own branch of the family tree?
How do I pay?

What is in the Encyclopedia?

The Encyclopedia of the Lampron, Lacharité, and Desfossés Families in North America (and derivative family names) contains a historical perspective on our roots, our place in history, early settlement in North America, and the known progenitors and up to 15 generations of our shared family tree commencing circa 1570. The Encyclopedia is fully hyperlinked, contains narrative descriptions on all members included in the E-book, citations and documents or images that are the source of the data, and indices to help you find specific individuals. I believe that the reader will find that it is the definitive "go-to" source to supplement your own research or find your place in history.


Why do I need to be in the database?

The Encyclopedia is for individuals or families that want to discover their ancestors and/or history. You need to be in the database so that I may locate your ancestors in the database, add any additional data that you may want added to your version, and protect the privacy of other individuals and their data. Data on living individuals is limited by design.


Why do I need to contribute my genealogical data?

The simple answer is - this is a collaborative effort. I have devoted 40 years of research to this project. Surely, you should have no objections to adding your research to the project if it will benefit other researchers, now and in the future. Whatever the size of your contribution, you may do it by directly contacting me. We can then sort out the details on a one-on-one basis.

I have spent most of my research time on the paternal line, which is not to say that there is no maternal research. However, let's say you have done all of your research on your maternal line and there is a linkage somewhere in the database - a common individual. In this, and many similar cases, you may submit a GEDCOM file direct to me and I will incorporate it into the database saving untold hours of data entry and improving your copy of The Encyclopedia.


What does The Encyclopedia cost?

There are two versions of The Encyclopedia E-book. The full version sells for $350.00 US dollars. It contains all of my research with restrictions on living persons. The abbreviated version of The Encyclopedia contains your direct lineage and sells for $139.00 US dollars. Both versions contain identical historical and introductory materiel.


Can I share my E-Book?

The short answer is no (see the copyright in the book). Each book is licenced to the individual subscriber.


Can I add, edit, or expand my own branch of the family tree?

The short answer is - Yes.  If you have an existing family tree GEDCOM file, it may be sent directly to me for inclusion into the master database once the file has been reviewed. I am not responsible for the quality of your research and only snippets may be used! If you want additional help, please contact me directly.


How do I pay?

Payments for The Encyclopedia may be made exclusively through PayPal or some other arrangement worked out between the purchaser and seller. In the later case contact me for details.