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 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.

On 3 Mar 2017 at 17:37 GMT G. Cormier wrote:


I would like to join the Acadia project, requesting a badge. Merci.

On 3 Feb 2017 at 07:43 GMT Kat Woodfill wrote:

Hello! I'm looking to join the Acadia project. I'm descended from Pierre Morin (b1634) and Marie Martin (b1637), confirmed by DNA. I'm just starting to learn about my Acadian roots, but I hope I can contribute some also

On 29 Jan 2017 at 19:19 GMT Marilyn Vanderville wrote:

I would like to join the Acadia project, requesting a badge. I am mostly interested in the sourcing the information I have, removing inaccuracies, and obtaining bios of the many many acadian ancestors in my tree.

Cyr, Doucet, Cormier, Thibodeux, Leblanc, Bourg, Landry, Blanchard, Michel-dit-Becotte, Comeau, and Ouellet are just some of the last names I'm researching.

On 13 Jan 2017 at 14:48 GMT Karin Kreamer wrote:

Bonjour, Comment ca va?

I am looking to join the Acadia project. Descended from Etienne Hebert and Marie Gaudet through my mamma's side of the family. From the Acadian coast and German coasts in Louisiana, my daddy is from Lafourche and my mama is from Terrebonne parish. I have more names than i have space for. Would like to help clean up mistakes in genealogical records. I speak some Cajun French and also can read some basic French, thanks to my high school French teacher. Comes in handy. 1800's marriage licenses in Terrebonne parish written in French. Been helping out with translating them. I have been putting info on paper, research done in our area that's only in books. Would like to help get info online. Have a good day. Karin

On 12 Jan 2017 at 12:16 GMT Paul Berry wrote:


Could I join the acadia project. My mother was Dorothy Lavigne and I can trace both her father's paternal line (Lavigne) to Port Royale, and her mother's (Pitre) to Jean Pitre in Port Royale.

On 2 Dec 2016 at 20:50 GMT Charles Trahan wrote:

Hi Mr. Roland, Can you please add me to the Acadians Project and award Me with an Acadians Project Badge. I am a decendant of Guillaume Trahan. I am a Cajun from Crowley, La. which is in Deep South Louisiana it is also the parish seat of Acadia Parish. Can't wait to not only benefit from the group but to more importantly see what i can offer. Thank you and have a blessed day.

"Merci beaucoup, Je l'appriciate plus que les mots pourraient expliquer..."

On 1 Dec 2016 at 22:09 GMT Trish (Fougere) Stamhuis wrote:

Hello Roland. Could you please add me to the Acadia Project? I am a descendant of Jean Fougère (fougère-47). Thank you!


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Queen Elizabeth II Roland is 24 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 11 degrees from Joseph Broussard, 23 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor and 23 degrees from Isabella I de Castilla y León on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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