Roland Arsenault

Roland Arsenault

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Roland Arsenault
Born 1970's.
Child of [private father] and [private mother]
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Roland Arsenault grew up in a coastal Acadian village in between Bouctouche and Cocagne in Kent county, New Brunswick, Canada.

Seeking adventure, he joined the local Royal Canadian Air Cadet squadron #763 during high school where he obtained both a glider pilot's license and a private pilots license.

After graduating from l'École Polyvalente Clément Cormier in 1992, he studied a year at le Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean followed by a year at l'Université de Moncton before spending a few more years at the University of New Brunswick where he received a Bachelors degree in Computer Science.

In 2000, he moved to New Hampshire to accept a position with the University of New Hampshire's Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping working with data visualization. There, he got to travel the world as he participated in numerous research expeditions taking him to exotic locations such as Antarctica and the North Pole.



Roland got his first taste of family history research in about 2010 when he decided to see if he could find evidence online to support his father's claim that Roland's grand father Gérard and famous Acadian author Antonine Maillet are first cousins. Well, it turns out they are, and that experience got him hooked.

  • wikitree-tools Python scripts for working with downloaded gedcom data. Also thinking about a wikitree API.

Notable Ancestors

Some of Roland's ancestors participated in the American Revolution as a member of the "Company of Frenchmen":


Y-DNA R1b1a2 Shorthand R-M269


Allain Arsenault Barriault Bastarache Boucher Boudreau Bourque Breau Collette Cormier DesRoches Gaudet Girouard Goguen Hébert Jaillet LeBlanc Léger Maillet Noiles Pitre Poirier Robichaud Saulnier

Motorcycle Racing

In 2006, Roland purchased his first motorcycle, a 2005 Kawasaki Ninja 250, in order to save on gas and have an easier time parking at work. The theory was that it would pay for itself in 2 years just in gas savings alone.

The following year, in May 2007, he decided to try a track day with Tony's Track Days where he could ride his motorcycle on New Hampshire Motor Speedway's (NHMS) road course in Loudon, New Hampshire. That's all it took to get addicted to track riding and needless to say, the bike never paid itself off.

Since that first taste of the track, Roland has acquire a 1995 Honda RS125 purpose built race bike which he competes with in the Loudon Road Racing Series and the Unites States Classic Racing Association. He picked #763, his former Royal Canadian Air Cadet squadron number, as his race number.

Career Highlights

  • Started racing in August 2009 as a novice with the Loudon Road Racing Series (LRRS) and won in his first ever race! [1]
  • in 2010, competed in his first race outside his home track with the Atlantic Roadracing League (ARL) at Atlantic Motorsport Park (AMP) in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia.
  • Raced his Ninja 250 for the first time in July 2011 with ARL at AMP, finishing 2nd for his first podium away from his home track.
  • In August 2012, competed in his first endurance race and won the 2012 Big Fish Small Pond 3 hour race, hosted by the Unites States Classic Racing Association (USCRA). Team mates piloting the RS125 were Paul Duval, Shawn Spear and Jake Vader. Crew chief was Jeff Vader.
  • In May 2013, started racing his Ninja 250 for the first time at NHMS. This was also the kickoff event of his first full year racing with the USCRA and Roland took the checkered flag on both the Ninja 250 and the RS125. This was his first ever win on the Ninja 250 and his first solo race win on the RS125 with the USCRA.[2]
  • Won his second consecutive Big Fish Small Pond title in June 2013. The same team from 2012 was reassembled for this event, but with Shawn Spear on the sideline due to an injury.[2]
  • Won his first race as an Amateur with LRRS taking home the Amateur 125GP trophy at the 90th running of the Loudon Classic in June 2013.[3]
  • Finished his first USCRA race season in September 2013 as the Modern 125 champion on the RS125 and the Period IV Formula Middleweight champion on the Ninja 250.[2]
  • Ended the 2013 LRRS season with his second Amateur win on the RS125 during the 7th round in October 2013.[3]


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On March 21, 2014 Jorin Gaudet wrote:

Hi Roland. Thank you for the welcome. I am a descendent of Jean Gaudet. More specifically Charles Phillip Gaudet. I will be looking over the site and seeing if there is anything I can discover / add. Thanks again.

On March 13, 2014 Al Wopshall wrote:

Hello Roland,

You are aware of the correct information for Radegonde Lambert. I would suggest that you contact the Find A Grave contributor and get the information changed on the memorial.

Thanks for your input, Al

On February 27, 2014 Dominique Vercoutere wrote:


Je suis Français, adopté, et recherche mes origines biologiques. Je me suis inscris sur ce site mais n'en comprends pas toutes les subtilités étant totalement néophyte. De plus les messages que je reçois sont traduits par google de façon approximative. Que dois-je faire concrètement. Merci pour votre aide. DV

On February 20, 2014 Abby Glann wrote:

Thank you for working on a tracing tool for the GFR. I really appreciate it. It really will be vital to the success of the project for anyone to be able to trace from themselves to AJ. THANK YOU!

On February 15, 2014 April Dauenhauer wrote:

Hi Roland, Yesterday I greeted anew member, Nicole Chamberland-49, and since her message was in French, I used Google translate. She may be French Canadian, and I thought it would be nice if she had someone to communicate in her own language, if you are interested. Thanks, April D.D.

On January 27, 2014 Michele Bergin wrote:

Hi Roland, I have a Portuguese gentleman who can't understand my welcome message. Would you be able to help out at all please.

Thank you for any help you may be able to offer. Michele

On January 21, 2014 Maggie N. wrote:

Roland, I have a native Frenchman who may need more than I can help him in language with :

Thank you for anything you can do with him to make him understand the gedcom situation.

On January 7, 2014 Bob Scrivens wrote:

Thanks for the fix, Roland. I'm still not entirely sure what I did there, but things look back to normal.

I noticed the Canadian references. My other three grandparents (not the Scriven line) came from the Montreal area originally. You may want to pass along something I found very helpful looking at some French Canadian documents: Google Translate. I stated out using it just for marriage information; recently, I found a site which Chrome didn't auto-translate for me and I just cut and pasted sections into Google Translate, and it was easy and quite simple (although it made me feel bad that I had lost most of the French language knowledge I acquired in high school!)

On January 5, 2014 Georges Lacombe wrote:

Hi, i need help in french i download my geconpm family and i found nothing

On January 5, 2014 Georges Lacombe wrote:

Hi, i need help in french i download my geconpm family and i found nothing

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