Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
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Cindy (Bourque) Cooper

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Cindy L. Cooper formerly Bourque
Born 1950s.
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Sister of [private sister (1950s - unknown)], [private sister (1950s - unknown)], [private sibling (1950s - unknown)] and [private sibling (1960s - unknown)]
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Cindy (Bourque) Cooper is a descendant of an Acadian
Cindy (Bourque) Cooper has French origins.
Cindy (Bourque) Cooper participated with Équipe Acadie - Team Acadia during the 2018 Source-a-Thon, adding 365 sources to profiles.
Cindy (Bourque) Cooper is participating with Nor'easters during the 2019 Clean-a-Thon.
Cindy (Bourque) Cooper is participating with Nor'Easters during the 2019 Clean-a-Thon.
Cindy (Bourque) Cooper participated with The Nor'Easters during the 2020 Connect-a-Thon, and has added 62 connections.


My father got me started in genealogy, though sadly I never got to actually work on it with him. He and my cousin put together one of those huge sheets of 512+ people, all from Acadie and Quebec, and all done with no internet. It was almost completely correct. Now in my own retirement, I've taken up the hobby, er, obsession. His sheet helped me locate and complete all the ancestors and their families in his family on Wikitree. And then I had to learn more and began fixing other peoples profiles, and on and on. In the past couple of years I got absorbed with the Acadians and now am a project co-leader. I spend most of my time on profiles between 1600 and 1760. I feel as though I know many other Wikitree members, and appreciate the tips and help I've received from many.

In my free time I do a lot of hiking and make jewelry in Tucson, AZ where I live with my husband and two cats (who have not inherited this hobby but are intensely interested in food). The kids aren't too interested either, though I hope someday will pick their children's names from among the many beautiful French names in my tree.

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We have an interesting new Acadian member!

posted by Karen Lowe
Bourg-126 is our common ancestor. I have need of some genealogy guidance. thank you Bernard 803
posted by Jason Bernard
Hi Jason, what help do you need? I'll do my best.


posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
Please address the comment I posted here Henri Regnier (abt.1667-).
posted by William Foster Jr
hi Cindy

nice article (in French) concerning Acadian history, lots of sources.


posted by Danielle Liard
Hi Cindy, I too have been tracing my ancestors back in time and find it to be intersesting, fun, yet difficult. I too have some of your ancestors in my tree and you are right that Michilimackinac was a part of Canada when my anscestors were born there. It then became an American Country and no longer a part of Canada (New France). There is still much research to do for me as I have proven through my search to be Metis so I am in need of many Legal documents for proof. TYSM for sharing with us, It is great to hear that you have become good at your research. ;)
posted by Mary Anne St.Denis
Hi, Cindy!

Thank you for your participation in October 2020’s Source-a-thon. Your contributions helped us to clear over 57,000 profiles that needed sourcing. This makes our Shared Tree all that much better.

Keep up the great work!

Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hello Cindy,

Do you have an Gedmatch ID ?


posted by Claude Thobie
No I do not have one. Do you think we might be related? Cindy
posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
Hello Cindy,

Probably because of my Acadian roots. I have four riddles in my family tree and my DNA connects me to the vast majority of newcomers to Canada, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, and Louisiana. Arsenault, Aucoin, Bélanger, Bernier, Bérubé, Blanchard, Bouchard, Boudrot, Caron, Chiasson, Cloutier, Comeau, Cormier, Coté, Doiron, Dubé, Dufour, Dugas, Fortin, Fournier, Gagné, Gagnon, Gamache, Gaudet, Girouard, Hébert, Houde, Lagassie, Mélanson, Mignier, Miville, Ouellet, pelletier, Racine, Saint-Pierre, Simard, Thériault, Thibault, Thibodaux, Tremblay, and so Detchevrry, Orsiny, Lafitte .

A real hell to study as the families are so mixed together, so impossible, it is not possible at this time to identify an MRCA. Patrice

posted by Claude Thobie
i forgot : Landry and Leblanc too
posted by Claude Thobie
With Landry familys, i found two branch very similar,

1 - René LANDRY 1618-/1686 &1645 Perrine BOURG 1626-1693/ 2 - Jean Claude LANDRY 1605 & Marie Perrine BOURG 1600-1686 i don't know if this two branch are finaly the only same branch...

posted by Claude Thobie
Patrice, where did you find those Landry families - not on WikiTree? We have Perrine Bourg married to Rene Landry (she is Bourg-20). There is not a second Perrine Bourg know in Acadie, though many family trees have her assigned to different people at different times.

There is a Perrine Rau who has an Other last name of Bourg, she was born in 1611 married to Jean Theriot (Rau-71) if you'd like to check her out. I did not find a Jean Claude Landry born in 1605 in WikiTree. If you can provide more information about him, I'll see what I can do to find one. Best wishes - Cindy

posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
HI, Patrice, do you know how to use the Relationship Finder? Go to the upper right where you will see your ID. Click and get the dropdown. Select Relationship to me. Then put in the Profille ID you want to find out about. For me, you would enter Bourgue-573. It will find our common ancestor.
posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
Hello Cindy,

Thank you for this information. The problem is about my four riddles in my family tree, i have no direct connection to Acadian Family, just a big cluster of genetic cousins who shared with me some different segments of chromosomes. This is the difficulty, these family are too mixed for finding an only MRCA isolated like i made with my english branch of PEDIGO/ELKINS (enigma 4) or WISE/DENMARK (enigma 3).

1799 - Bordeaux France - Jacques Tobie ( given name), abandonned child, my male line with Y chromosome R1b-CTS4188 from Pays Basque 1828 - Bordeaux France - Marc Anien (given name), abandonned child. My link is by this two abandonned child, so the link is broken and i have to find MRCA by crossing information from my genetic cousins Patrice

posted by Claude Thobie
DNA links are way above my skill level. However, if you have a profile - maybe one of these abandoned children - perhaps someone on WikiTree with more expertise could help you find who is above them. If you want to take it further for help like that, try asking a question on G2G and be sure to tag it DNA.
posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
You can help those of us using DNA by creating a kit for your DNA and posting the kit on your DNA information for your Wikitree profile. GEDmatch is a huge advantage to the DNA research. If you need help, please let me know.
posted by William Foster Jr
Hello, Cindy!

Thanks for all the work you accomplished during our Connect-A-Thon 2020. It is amazing how many more profiles were created and added to our Shared Tree. You have every right to be pleased with your efforts!

Kind regards,

Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thank you Pip. I enjoyed it. Though every so often I wished for the Weekend Chat. I have found I really enjoy that too, and appreciate your work putting it together each weekend!
posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
Being new to this community and this process, I thought it would be rude of me to spend one more minute inputting my own family tree data without first issuing a very public and a very loud thank-you to Cindy. So ... THANK YOU! You are singly responsible for bringing me into this community and for filling in a full 1/8th of my tree; a branch that had been precluded from any growth by the proverbial brick wall, until you broke it down. As I've studied all the individuals back to their emigration, I've marveled at the hours of diligence and perseverance going into these contributions. But then this morning I thought of my Dad and my aunt and my grandfather all saying "What else would you expect from a Bourque - hard work and high quality". Thanks again Cindy.
posted by Ken Bourque
Hello, Cindy, I noticed you became a Profile Manager for Marguerite Hebert. She is my 6th Great-Grandmother. In Checking Relative Finder it says we are 9th Cousins through the Brun Line. Also, my Great Grandmother's 2nd Husband was Israel Bourque. I am not certain they had any children together, However, there appears to be several potential Connections between us. Hello Cousin.
Yes, good Acadian names we share! Nice to meet you too, cousin! Thanks for reaching out.
posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
Yes they are. I am Always Thrilled to find New Cousins. I'm so Glad You responded. Many people don't. We come from a long line of pretty Amazing People. Please Keep in Touch. Stay Safe and be Blessed, Cousin.
If you ever need help with any Acadians, please let me know.
posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
Correction: That should have been Francois Marie Babin (Babin-2998) and his wife, Marguerite Helene Breau (Breau-537).
posted by Roy Breerwood Jr.
Roy, thanks for your reply, both of those profiles look good! Not duplicates, nice sources, very well done.

One teeny tiny little thing to know is that the Acadian french women did not take their husbands last name. They kept their own throughout all the records. If you wish, you can put their spouses last name in Other last names, while their LNAB goes in the Current Last name.

Thank you for your contributions! Cindy

posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
Thank you for the Acadians Project welcome. It may be a little late to inform you, but I added two profiles for Acadia/Louisiana ancestors, Francois Marie Babin (Babin-2998) and Marcelitte Clouatre (Clouatre-62) because I wasn't able to find them in the existing profiles.
posted by Roy Breerwood Jr.
Hi Cindy,

I noticed that you changed the birth location field on Anenontha-1. The Pays d’en Haut was claimed as part of New France, but was west of the settlement area along the Saint Lawrence River, and, as I understand it, not part of Canada itself. You can find more information on the associated Wikipedia page:

posted by Greg Lavoie
Hi, Greg, please refer to the first sentence of your link that says "The Pays d'en Haut (French: [pɛ.i dɑ̃ o]; Upper Country) was a territory of New France covering the regions of North America located west of Montreal. The vast territory included most of the Great Lakes region," However, if as you mention, she was born closer to the Saint Lawrence river, that was also New France according to this wikipedia article: "Between 1634 and 1655, the Jesuits established a home and a settlement that was destroyed in 1643 during the time when the missions in New France along the Saint Lawrence River. They soon moved deeper into the colony’s territory in order to live with and convert the local Huron population." She was born in this timeframe. The map from Wikipedia is 100 years later

So to correct it I should remove Canada, but would leave Nouvelle-France.

posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
Hello, Cindy!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared (over 700!) made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Cindy,

Have created the French version of Great Upheaval category, set to mirror, takes a bit of time for the program to implement, but once done people tagged with either language category will show up in both lists.

Meanwhile, taking a look at Category:Acadians, I noticed that it had among its parent categories Category:17th Century American Immigration. While many Acadians wound up in Louisiana, it somehow seems wrong to me to have Acadians under that category, since 17th century ... appears to deal with immigrants to what is now the USA only. What's the logic in this, do you know?


posted by Danielle Liard
Hi Danielle, I'm responding to your post on Cindy's behalf. The "17th Century American Immigration" category, as currently used, doesn't really seem appropriate for Acadian profiles. An explanatory note on the category page that says "Immigration to European colonies in North America during the 1600s" could be causing confusion. That makes it sound applicable to European immigration to ALL of North America, which would also apply to Quebec and Acadia. Perhaps that was the original intent for the category, but everything else in that category is only associated with current-day U.S. colonies. Unless the Acadians and/or Quebecois projects want to set up new categories just for their original European immigrants (which would include 1500s and 1600s), the note should be modified. Either way, it is wrong to include "Acadians" under the category.
thanks Joyce, thought it was odd, have removed it as parent category for Acadians,

There is already a sub-category of Acadians who wound up in Louisiana (Category:Acadian Immigrants to Louisiana). That one makes sense as sub of Category:Acadians.

Will let the people working on US immigration categories sort out anything else in their lines, there has been major reworking of migration categories last year, the dust hasn't settled yet.  :-D And there do exist migration categories for us Frenchies already.

posted by Danielle Liard
Hi Cindy

Please see as I don't know what is the best way to proceed on this, these are definitely 2 men, don't know the parentage on mine married to Marguerite Mirault


posted by Danielle Liard
Hi Cindy,

Of possible interest to Acadian project:

This girl gets contracted in 1686 by the Compagnie de L'Acadie per my sources. Awaiting a reply from one source as to whether or not he has data on her departure for Acadie. Maybe you have other data on her.


posted by Danielle Liard
HI, Danielle, thanks for the info. I found an Andree in 1693 with no last name. Left details about spouse and a link on Pinel-65.
posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
Hi Cindy,

As part of a revitalization effort for the France Project, we are checking-in with members to see if they are planning to remain active in the project and where their interests lie.

If you are planning to remain active, please click here to submit a short Member Interest Form to help us organize and coordinate collaboration.

If you have other obligations at the moment and would like to be removed from the project at this time, you will always be welcome to rejoin if you find yourself with more time and interest later.

We thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

Please respond by commenting on my profile or sending a private message. I look forward to hearing from you.


Hi Cindy

re Pierre Boucher dit Desrosiers, Acadian project box would not belong on him. Isn't there a category for Grand-Pré, Acadie? That would be the appropriate handling of this to my mind, since he married there. He was not an Acadian at all from what I can tell.

posted by Danielle Liard
hi Cindy,

Yes, Filles à marier are also all under project PPP. The Fille du roy in question, I forget which one she was, the only one I know of who went to Acadie. Both projects are managers on her.


posted by Danielle Liard
Hi Cindy,

Just to let you know, ALL the Filles du roy are under PPP, by decision made about them quite some time ago. So no need to add reason for PPP on profiles.


posted by Danielle Liard
Hi Cindy, I just adopted the profile for Paul Richard today and I haven't had the chance yet or research or edit anything on the profile. But thanks for letting me know!


posted by Lauren Barta
Thank's for all your help ,


posted by Ray Girouard
lol, hi cousin

Next time you want to do a sex change operation on me, let me know in advance.  :D

Took out the wrong category and added some contract data from this side of the equation on there.

Since he actually came here first, you might consider adding the category Portuguese immigrants to Canada, Nouvelle-France (if it exists), but it's no big deal. He didn't stay here.


posted by Danielle Liard

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