Today I decided to register ‘sabinofamily.co.cc‘ – the official domain name for my family tree. ‘sabinofamily.com’ was already taken. But it’s alright because it’s a good thing that I didn’t have to pay for the .co.cc.
Just a quick note, www.co.cc offers FREE domain names, and I’ve had a test account with them since 2008! So far so good, so I completely recommend them. I will talk more about the site in a later date. Today I will talk about setting up my family tree.
My siblings and I have been trying to trace our ancestors. I have the records and I must say, it’s full of blanks. I would really like to answer – accurately – questions that our future generations might have. Just today, my cousin Neil told me that he has 3 half sisters! Which means I have 3 additional first cousins, and I don’t think they know anything about me and vice versa.
So I’m glad that I’ll be able to set up this website – my family and I can work on its content and information collaboratively. My elder brother obtained a lot of information while I was still studying in China. So I’m really glad that I am now back in the Seychelles so I can pay a visit to the National Archives. They might have valuable information.
At the moment we know a lot about the ancestors from my mother’s father’s side. We have people linking back to Canada. I don’t know much about the ancestors on my father’s side. I will have to ask my relatives in the Philippines. Perhaps one day I’ll get to visit the country again and search for the information myself.
So anyway, if you’re related to me do link up so I can add you to the family tree. Basically, my surname is Sabino (from my dad) and that side of my family is from the Philippines. I know that’s rather vague but I’ll have to find out more from my family there. My aunty (father’s sister) Stella married a Goboy. So I am also related to some Goboys.
I know more about my Seychellois relatives. My mother’s parents are Winnie Ah-Time and Desire Lavigne. Apparently, I am related to all Ah-time and Lavigne families here in Seychelles. If you are any of that through marriage then obviously I am not related to you. But if you are born either of those, then we are most likely related.
Just to let you know, our Ah-Time is from my grandmother Winnie’s father. According to records he is “Chang Ah-Time”. He was from Canton (Guangdong) in China. He married a French lady whose surname was “Pondar”, “Pondart” or something similar. I will have to verify the spelling at the National Archives. I have lots of other surnames written in the family tree but I leave them out for now.
I’m off to work on the site now.