Roland  Arsenault

Roland Arsenault

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Roland Arsenault
Born 1970s.
Brother of [private brother (1970s - 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-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 19 Oct 2016 at 19:29 GMT Jean Gionet wrote:

Hi Roland, Could you please add me to the Acadia Project? I'm an Acadian descendant from the GIONET family. Thanks

On 15 Sep 2016 at 04:29 GMT Jennifer (Currie) Hanterman wrote:

Hi, Roland! Would you add me to the Acadia Project. I am researching my husband's tree and we have found an Acadian connection in NS (Havre Boucher) and PEI (St. Peter's Bay) with the Villard dit Boucher family. Thanks!

On 19 Aug 2016 at 18:49 GMT Summer (Binkley) Orman wrote:

Hi Roland, I've been in search of some information on my possibly Acadian ancestor Pierre Bolieu/Beaulieu, who I know lived in DeSoto Parish, Louisana in 1820. Any-hoo, I found some really excellent Acadian resources here (mostly geared toward Louisiana but not exclusively) and thought I'd share with the Acadians project just in case you guys didn't have them. Happy Friday!

On 16 Aug 2016 at 21:38 GMT Jonathan Davis wrote:

Hi Roland,

I've just adopted the profile of my 3rd great grandmother, Luce LeBlanc, 1838-1902. I see there are a number of other orphaned profiles in the Acadian branch of my family tree, and I'd like to adopt those as well, and update them to the project's standards. Would you please grant me the badge?

On 24 Jul 2016 at 20:52 GMT Stacie (Brown) Kesler wrote:

Hi Roland,

Can you please add me to the Acadia Project. Thanks, Stacie

On 21 Jul 2016 at 00:36 GMT Sunny (Trimbee) Clark wrote:

Bon Jour, 13th Cousin!

I've been working on bringing branches of our families together, please add me to the Acadia Project. Merci bien!

On 15 Jul 2016 at 18:54 GMT Marianne Malloy wrote:

Hi Roland,

Would you please add me to the Acadian Project? I am descended from Gracilien Blanchard and Emilie Doiron. Thanks, Marianne Malloy

On 8 Jul 2016 at 03:45 GMT Marcel Muise wrote:

Hello Roland, would you add me to the Acadian Project, svp? I'm working mostly on the Mius (Muise, Meuse) family.

On 15 Jun 2016 at 07:09 GMT Dave Rutherford wrote:

Hi Roland,

I contacted Don Gallant, as he has created a number of duplicates to profiles on your project. This - is a duplicate of a PPP. I told him to contact the project and get these profiles merged.

Dave - WikiTree Ranger

On 14 Jun 2016 at 00:35 GMT Don Gallant wrote:

Hi Roland, Could you please add me to the Acadian Project. My Tag has the last names of Hache dit Gallant, Gallant, Fougere, Roy, and Petitpas. Thank you, Don

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Queen Elizabeth II Roland is 25 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 33 degrees from Bob Dylan, 25 degrees from AJ Jacobs, 27 degrees from Michael Phelps and 23 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II of the Commonwealth Realms on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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