User Guidelines


While on the home page

Search: Enter name and click on search to get a list of people in the database with that name.  It is case insensitive.

Start Over: Click to erase name fields.


Log In: Click to go to log in page.  When you log in, this will change to Log Out.  It is not necessary to log in but you have access to more information if you do.

Advanced Search: Click to go to a template to supply additional search criteria.  Use this method when looking for a person with a common name that generates a long list when using the normal search method.  For a broad search, supply minimal information – even partially spelled names to accommodate multiple spellings.  For a narrow search, supply more information.  Note: If you include the surname of the spouse, you must enter gender for the person you are looking for – not the spouse’s gender.  When you click on a person in the resulting list, it will take you to the person’s individual view.  If you want to look for a couple, then click on “Search Families” off to the right of the template.  If you click on a couple in the resulting list, it will take you to that couple’s family view.  If you click on the top person in this view, it will take you to that person’s individual view.  I find the individual view a lot easier to use.  HINT: When looking for a couple, concentrate on the non-Landy spouse because there will be fewer with the same name.

Surnames: Click to see surnames in the database.  You can enter a value for the number of names displayed at the bottom of the table.  Default # is 100.

Bookmarks: Click to save bookmarks to your computer.

Statistics: Click to see statistics about the database.

Photos: Click to see photos stored in the folder.  Typically each is linked to a person or family.

Histories: Click to see histories about Landrys.

Documents: Click to see a list of documents stored in the folder.

Videos: Empty at this time.

Recordings: Empty at this time.

Albums: Empty at this time.

All Media: Click to see a combined list of media, e.g. photos, histories, & documents.

Cemeteries: Empty at this time.

Headstones: Empty at this time.

Places: Click to see places for events in this database.  The order from left to right is community and/or local designations, county or parish, state or province, and country at the time of the event.  Starting from the right it will be country, state or province, county or parish, and one or more local designations.  Missing information is designated by “.,” for that element. (e.g. ., ., ., USA indicates that only the country is known.  ., ., Quebec, Canada denotes that only the province and country are known.  ., Wood, Ohio, USA means that the county, state, and country are known.  Ste. Marie, ., Quebec, Canada states that the location is one of several with the name of Ste. Marie in Quebec, Canada.)  For Quebec locations, historic counties were used.  In western provinces without counties, census subdivisions were used.

Notes: Click to see notes that are linked to people and events.  Generally it is better to go to a person and view his/her notes.

Dates and Anniversaries: Click to see anniversaries of events that occurred on this month and day in history for this database.

Reports: Click to see reports that have been generated from the database.

Sources: Click to see sources used for references for events in the database.

Repositories: Empty at this time.

What’s New: Click to see things added to the web site in the last 30 days.

Change Language: Empty at this time.

Contact Us: Click to send an email to the webmaster.

When on page with list of people or couples meeting your search criteria

When viewing the results for a person search, click on the individual of interest to go to his/her individual view.

When viewing the results for a couples search, click on the couple of interest to go to their family view.

When in the individual view

The individual of interest is located above the toolbar while his/her facts appear below the toolbar.  Parents appear below the person of interest.  The spouse is below the parents followed by children of this marriage.  Additional marriages if any appear next followed by a map with event locations (actual or approximate GPS) noted.  Notes appear below the map.  References cited on this page are listed at the bottom of the page.  Underlined items are links to that person, event, etc.  For example, if you click on a parent, you will go to that parent’s individual view.  If you click on a child, you will go to that child’s individual view.  If you click on Landry Genealogy, you will go to a description of the database.  If you click on a reference number, you will go to a more detailed listing for the reference.  There may be more than one event date and/or location. In my personal database, I have designated which one is best but the web-based program puts them in chronological order.  Usually it will be obvious which one is best by looking at the references.  For example, a birth register would be better than a census. However, I have found obvious errors even in original sources.

Toolbar above the facts table is for generating reports relating to the person of interest.

Ancestors: Click to produce various ancestor reports.  You can adjust the number of generations.

Descendants: Click to produce various descendant reports.  You can adjust the number of generations.

            Relationship: Click and enter two individuals to see how they are related.

Timeline: Click to produce a chart showing the time span in which the person lived.

            Suggestions: Click to make suggestions to the webmaster

Above the toolbar are five links to: Home (Home Page), Search (Advaced Search), Print [the current page(s)], Logout or Login, & Bookmark (Bookmark this page in your computer).

Categories of links in the upper right corner: find, media, and info.

If you click on a category, there will be links to other items.  They were described previously.


            When in the family view

            The family view is arranged with each piece of information on a separate line.  That helps to reduce mixing up the information when looking at it.  However, you only see one or two people on the screen at a time.  Therefore you have to scroll down to see all of the family.  I prefer the individual view where you can see the entire family on one screen unless it is a very large family.  Click on the person of interest to go to the individual view.


About the Database

            As explained elsewhere, there are at least three independent genetic lines within the database.   All of the people are entered as a single tree because there were intermarriages between the different lines.  Only in this combined approach will these interrelationships show up clearly.  Descendants of male Landrys were included whenever available.  Descendants of some female Landrys were included when available through at least 1799.  There were many cousin marriages during the early years and inclusion of the male and female descendants enables a researcher to identify these marriages.  When the parents of both spouses are shown in the family view, it is likely that the marriage was a cousin marriage.

To determine the earliest known male ancestor of the person you have selected, click on the male Landry parent repeatedly until you find that person.  If that person is in the lines of Rene le jeune Landry, Rene l’aine Landry, Guillaume Landry, or Jean Pierre Landry (of the Switzerland line), the unknown ancestor is designated as XXXXP Landry (for progenitor.)  All others are designated as XXXXX Landry and the connection is unknown at this time.  Many of these unknowns occurred in cousin marriages when the spouse had a common Landry given name such as Marie Landry with little or no other information provided.  In other cases (primarily in Louisiana) the event record did not provide parents’ names.  Within families an unknown person is designated by ?????, Unknown, or Unnamed.  Another way to see the earliest known ancestor is to click on ancestor reports and then ahnentafel report.


Many people used different given names and/or surnames at various times.  Sometimes they switched back and forth.  Others made a switch and kept the new name.  Often the alternate names are called “dit” names.  An example is Joseph Landry dit Bourg denoting that Joseph Landry sometimes was called Joseph Bourg.  Sometimes the alternate name was a changed spelling such as Landry, Landre, Landri, Laundry, Londry, etc. or Bourg, Bourque, Burke, etc.  In order to improve search results for users of this website, I have included all these names used by individuals or families.  I have used the “dit” name approach most of the time for surnames even if your individual did not use the “dit” name.  In a few cases I entered them as an alternate name.  All Landry individuals, regardless of spelling, were entered as Landry or Landry dit “whatever.”   The net effect is if you search for Joseph Landry dit Bourg, he will be in your results list if you searched for any of the following: Joseph Landry, Joseph Bourg, Joseph, Landry, Bourg, Joseph Lan, Jos Bour, Landry dit Bourg, etc.  Some of these searches will produce a results list so long that it is useless.  For example if you search for Joseph Landry at the time of this writing, you would get a list of nearly 5,800 individuals and Marie Landry would get you over 6,500 individuals.  In those cases you need to include more search criteria.  Don’t forget to try alternate spellings. (e.g. Hypolite, Hippolyte, Paul, or Marie, Mary, or Mar)

Those with the surname, Londeree, (my line) descended from Rene le jeune Landry based on yDNA analyses.  Our earliest known ancestor is Joseph Nathaniel Londeree who was born between 1815 and 1820 in Canada, probably Quebec.  Additional information about him can be found in his individual view:


If you have errors to report, suggestions, additions, etc. you can contact me in two ways.  On most pages, click on “Suggest” on the toolbar below the person’s name.  From the home page, click on “Contact Us” under “Other Features”.  Please limit additions to those with the Landry surname, their spouse(s), or additional information about a person already in the database.