Well it has been a busy year. The names of Filteau / Fecteau / Facteau / Felteau / Fecto / Facto / Feuilleteau family members keep growing and growing. More than 6000 names of people who are related by blood or by marriage to someone with some variation of the family name have been added since my last post in July 2008.
I wish to thank Ancestry.com for its search engines for census records. Especially useful, if you have never tried it, is to be able to search for someone using only their given name (leaving the surname blank). In a couple of cases, the only way I could find the family was to leave the names blank and use only the date of birth and the county - but I found them! (The enumerator had made a terrible job of spelling and the transcriber was just as bad!)
The principle work this last year was to document anyone with the family name living in Canada - using the 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, and 1911 census records. Any records that I discovered are now documented and most of the images have been saved on my website at http://www.OurFamilyLinks.org
The same is true for the various US census records. You can access and even download the images to assist in your own documentaion.
Another helpful location as been Legacy.com which provides access to obituary records in hundreds of newspapers for the last 10 years. Many obits of family members have now been recorded on my web site.
A great majority of all of my data has sources connected to it, so that should also be helpful to you in your own research.
The web site has had many "hits" since it went live in Aug of 2008. And thanks to the many people who have contributed even more names and details for their own families. My goal is to provide a primary vehicle for anyone who is doing research for the Filteau / Fecteau / Facteau / Felteau / Fecto / Facto / Feuilleteau surnames.
The web site has NO advertising. There are NO fees. Maintaining the data is a personal hobby of mine.