Roland  Arsenault

Roland Arsenault

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Roland Arsenault
Born 1970s.
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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-BY210, Ysearch 23GQT, FTDNA kit #N109286 + Y-Chromosome Test, haplogroup R-Y22123
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 20 Nov 2017 at 02:40 GMT Shirley Davis wrote:

Hello Roland, I was on Google+ a couple of days ago and noticed your cemetery photos from May 6, 2015 and the note if anyone wanted to upload them. i created the Varney Family Cemetery

The profiles are all finished with the information I had. Would you like to manage the cemetery. I have a huge cemetery project in Indiana. Nice photos. Shirley

On 11 Nov 2017 at 21:18 GMT Marcee Boyd-Winthrop wrote:

Hi Roland! I am your 7th cousin,once removed through Pierre "Pallette" Cormier II (my 6th GGF) from your paternal line: Arsenault. Nice to know you.

On 8 Nov 2017 at 00:30 GMT Gwen (Edwards) Fleming wrote:

Thank you for adding me to the Acadia Project! I will serve the families well.

On 7 Nov 2017 at 19:38 GMT Robynne (Thompson) Lozier wrote:

PS I forgot to mention that you and my husband (Lozier-145) are 7th cousins - both descendants from Paul Richard-381. He was a great grandson of Michael Sansoucy Richard!!

On 7 Nov 2017 at 18:30 GMT Shirley York wrote:

Roland and Shirley are 27th cousins :)

On 7 Nov 2017 at 12:15 GMT Robynne (Thompson) Lozier wrote:

Congrats on being Member of the Week this week!!!

On 21 Oct 2017 at 02:22 GMT Renée Boudreau wrote:

Trying to join the Acadia project; not sure how to add my name to the Our Progress section; not really working on any immediate line; but always picking away at the tree and working on it in general.

I do have a mini project that has been on hold for some time; the family/decendants of Francois Martin LeBlanc and Marguerite Dorathee Thibodeau of Meteghan, Digby, NS; and Dorathee's Mayflower ancestry; connected to that; the family/descendants of Pierre LaNoue and Mary Doane; Mary being the Mayflower Descendant that Dorathee comes from.

On 21 Sep 2017 at 20:04 GMT Ray Girouard wrote:

Hello Roland , the new template works great , thank you for all your help , Ray

On 20 Aug 2017 at 18:05 GMT Jacqueline Girouard wrote:

I have messed around with these profiles a bit, mostly changing surname to conform to the Acadian Project naming standards. Louis seems to be married to duplicate women, however, the details are not the same. Would you take a look at the two women he is supposed to be married to when you have time? Thanks.

On 15 Mar 2017 at 12:38 GMT Jacqueline Girouard wrote:

Hi Roland, would you open this profile, not sure why it's closed.

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Queen Elizabeth II Roland is 34 degrees from Aaron Copland, 25 degrees from AJ Jacobs, 24 degrees from Barbara Shoff and 24 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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