Hello, and thank you for visiting the only site on the web which features the genealogy of the
Canevit family. The Canevits are descended from the family Canivet in France. The journey began before the American Civil War when Antoine
Dominique Canivet came to America, beginning a heritage which has culminated in many households in the United States bearing the name Canevit, or some other variation. This site covers in detail my continual investigation of our family's origins. I hope that this site will share valuable information for all
Canevits and allied families.
This is my family lineage. So far, I can only trace it back to Antoine Canivet (basically, only those who have lived in the United States). Follow the links to learn about other family lines, or go to the Canevit Family Master List. Eventually I will have a page on all
There has been quite a bit of work on
my part this summer, but unfortunately I really have very little new
news to provide. I scanned through several databases that have
become available over the last two years and have little to show for
it at this time. This is good and bad in that I am able to eliminate
searches from some areas, but I'm still left with a great deal of
work to do.
Last week I was able to make a quick stop in Missouri
to basically conduct a reconnaissance for a future research trip. I
was able to see some of the old Canivet land in Shannon County and I
visited the library (which was closed) in Eminence, the county seat
of Shannon county. It really is a pretty area of the country and I
look forward to visiting sometime in the not-so-distant future.
I updated the page on Antoine and created a new one for Martha
Jane Singleton. Martha's page has a lot information about her
siblings and her parents. I am also working on a page for Antoinette
that I hope to finish before the month is over. Most of the
information is based on Arthur Hall's The Gin Ridge Clans.
Speaking of The Gin Ridge Clans, copies are available for
sale. You can contact Arthur Hall directly concerning this. Please
contact me for his information if you do not receive the e-mail that
I sent out concerning his contact information. The cost for the book
is $40 plus $3 shipping and handling (please note that the cost may
change due to shipping and handling fees, etc.).
One bit of business: I am looking for a new name for this
website. I created it in 1999 before I realized that there were so
many allied families and various spellings that derived from
Antoine's surname. So, I am looking for suggestions for a new name
that does not leave anyone out!
I hope to also complete a rather extensive update on the other
areas of the website.