Roland  Arsenault

Roland Arsenault

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Roland Arsenault
Born 1970's.
Brother of [private brother (1970's - unknown)]
[children unknown]
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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":


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]
  • Won the 2014 Amateur Ultralight Superbike and Lightweight Sportsman championships on the RS125 with LRRS. Also finished 3rd in the overall amateur championship. [4]


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Roland Arsenault's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Roland or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • Roland Arsenault: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 37 markers, haplogroup R-L165, Ysearch 23GQT, FTDNA kit #N109286
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Roland Arsenault: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup H4a1, Mitosearch 23GQT, FTDNA kit #N109286
  • Denis Leger : Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test HVR1 and HVR2, haplogroup H, Mitosearch C152T, FTDNA kit #365345
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On May 30, 2016 at 04:14GMT Summer O. wrote:

Hi Roland, We have a new member interested in the Acadians project.  :D

Kristen C.

Thanks! Summer

On May 17, 2016 at 22:49GMT John Dumas wrote:

Ok, I'm finally asking to join the Acadian project. My main Acadian lineage is Duon/DeYoung, but of course if you delve far enough, you find you're related to everyone.

If I may, could I have the Acadian badge?

On May 12, 2016 at 23:54GMT Stephanie Ward wrote:

Bonjour! My mother was from Acadia Parish (a Hanks), and her grandmothers were a Simon and a Menard. I'm new at this, but tracing those lines, plus Hanks and Fredericks, Cormier, Guidry, Abshire, Leger, Picard and Granger, to name a few. Guess I am asking to join your project.

On May 5, 2016 at 13:34GMT Summer O. wrote:

Hi Roland,

I've sent your way, a new member interested in Acadian roots - John Dumas. He was just pre-1700 certified and may need help joining a project!

-Summer-Volunteer Coordinator

On February 9, 2016 at 16:13GMT Tom Patin wrote:

Michel (de) Forest (Forest-85) has another six ascending generations according to White; I would like to add them with sources. How do I do this?

On January 26, 2016 at 16:44GMT Bob Jewett wrote:

Got the following from Anne Bennett ... I'm thinking Walter Pidgeon but am certainly up for other suggestions ...

Hi, A profile from the New Brunswick Project is scheduled to be the Collaborative Profile of the Week on Feb 22. Please start thinking about a profile you'd like to see improved. I would also appreciate a short introduction to the project to include in the post. I will contact you again a week before. Thank you. Anne B

On August 7, 2015 at 19:56GMT William Mclean wrote:

I am researching a real historical person who lived between about 1470 and 1530 was native French perhaps from Liancort & Sarcelles and the village of Popincourt in Picardy. She was active at court of Henry vii king of England after he won the realm at Battle of Bosworth 1485. She appears to have known Henry when he was in exile in France prior to invasion and battle. She seems to have been active about French court of Louis xii, and Francis i, possibly born 1470/1480 died 1530 suspected as a mistress of Henry viii, definitely mistress of Louis de Orleans duc d'Longueville when he was in England during negotiations over English princess Mary's marriage to Louis xii, of France. When Jane's name was mentioned to Louis flew into a rage said she should be burned. Can you help? regards Will

On May 29, 2015 at 10:40GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:


Dale Byers is hosting the Weekend Chat today.

We need support from each member of the Integrators team (we need you)!

PLEASE go to the current Weekend Chat and help boost it's G2G stats by clicking to up-vote the original post as well as every single answer given (unless you are in complete disagreement).

Provide your own "answer" to the post, and as many comments as you see fit.

We're counting on each other to help make this project a success... Hope to see you there!

On May 22, 2015 at 03:41GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:

Hi Roland,

I created a page to welcome new Integrators into the project in preparation for some upcoming recruiting efforts. Would you please take a look at it and tell me what you think? Any input you are willing to share would be helpful:

If any of the new Tasks listed on the project page interest you please let me know. We especially need to confirm someone who is willing to take basic profiles created by Integrators and bring them up to par with the Styles and Standards guidelines, and we need a Project Coordinator.

Thank you so much for your support, I will make you proud!

- Keith Hathaway

On May 20, 2015 at 23:01GMT Barbara Jean Duren wrote:

Hello Roland, Was checking out the Acadian Project yesterday and found 25 names for my maiden name Beebe. Your not going to believe this but I thought I save the page before I stopped to rush my dog to the vet. But can't find it today. Nor, can I remember how I got to a place to even search for any Acadian's. I believe there are a lot of Beebe's that probably fit into the Acadian Project. I was so excited when I found them and was anxious about finding out if any do. Wanted to start on it today. I know, this kind of reminds you of the boy or girl complaining to the teacher...My dog ate my homework. lol Can you help? Please, respond on my Profile page. Barbara Jean (Beebe-655)

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