Should Louis Hébert (~1575 - 1627) be included in the Acadia Project?

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Louis Hébert (1575 - 1627) is suggested to be the first Canadian apothecary as well as the first European to farm in Canada. ( Louis Hébert  in Wikipedia:ébert  )

In 1606, he accompanied his cousin in law, Jean de Biencourt de Poutrincourt et de Saint-Just, to Acadia along with Samuel Champlain. He lived at Port-Royal (now Annapolis, in southern Nova Scotia) from 1606 to 1607 and from 1611 to 1613 when Port-Royal was destroyed by the English deputy governor of Virginia Samuel Argall. 

In 1617, with his wife, Marie Rollet, and their three children, Guillaume (3 years old), Guillaumette (9 years old), and Anne (14 years old), he relocated to Quebec City.

Should Louis Hébert (~1575 - 1627)  be included in the Acadia Project?

WikiTree profile: Louis Hebert
in The Tree House by Jim Wiborg G2G6 Mach 3 (39.1k points)

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The question of which project should manage Hébert came up a couple years ago (viewable here).  It appears that Québécois was chosen due to his permanent settlement in Canada, rather than in Acadia.  It also appears that most of his descendants remained in Canada during the New France period.  Based on this, I think Québécois is the most appropriate project to manage Hébert if we are to confine management to a single project.

That said, occasionally profiles are managed by two projects.  If there is sufficient interest, I don't see any reason why he can't be co-managed by the Acadians project as well, given his important ties to the early Acadian settlement.

by Greg Lavoie G2G6 Pilot (282k points)
selected by Jim Wiborg
Greg, thank you, I think it would be good to put the Acadian tag on since he did live there and played an interesting role during those times.  It seems he would have stayed if the British hadn't destroyed Port Royale.  The Acadian project co manages many profiles with the Louisiana Family project.  It would be nice to have him recognized as Acadian even though we wouldn't need to do anything to him - it's a very substantial profile already.

Excellent responses, Greg & Cindy (though I'd expect no less from 6th & 7th cousins).   Thanks.

Québécois does appear apropos.

Since he did play a historically significant role in Acadia, though transitory, I propose adding the category "Acadians" to his profile.  Any concerns?


Based on the feedback, I've added the Acadians project as co-manager.  The profile is also included in the Acadians category, which I believe is programmed automatically as a result of having the project box.

yes Thanks, Greg.

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