Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
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Cindy (Bourque) Cooper

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Cindy Cooper formerly Bourque
Born 1950s.
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Cindy (Bourque) Cooper is a member of the Bourque Name Study Project.
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Cindy (Bourque) Cooper is a descendant of an Acadian
Cindy (Bourque) Cooper has French origins.
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Cindy (Bourque) Cooper was RAWKED in the We Will RAWK You Event.
Cindy (Bourque) Cooper participated with Nor'Easters during the 2023 Connect-a-Thon, and added 200 connections.
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Cindy (Bourque) Cooper participated with Nor'Easters during the 2021 Source-a-Thon, adding sources to 56 previously unsourced profiles.
Cindy (Bourque) Cooper participated with Nor'Easters during the 2020 Source-a-Thon, adding sources to 85 previously unsourced profiles.
Cindy (Bourque) Cooper participated with The Nor'Easters during the 2020 Connect-a-Thon, and added 141 connections.
Cindy (Bourque) Cooper participated with Nor'Easters during the 2020 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 723 suggestions.
Cindy (Bourque) Cooper is participating with Nor'Easters during the 2019 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 563 suggestions.
Cindy (Bourque) Cooper participated with Nor'Easters during the 2019 Source-a-Thon, adding sources to 93 previously unsourced profiles.
Cindy (Bourque) Cooper participated with Équipe Acadie - Team Acadia during the 2018 Source-a-Thon, adding sources to 365 previously unsourced profiles.

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 as a Data Doctor (a great learning tool as well as being helpful), and on and on. In the past couple of years I got absorbed with the Acadians and 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.

While working on Acadians, I find that I am related to a number of the First Families, a direct line to Antoine Bourg and his wife Antoinette Landry, and also Vincent Brun and his wife Marie René Breau. Also Richard, Comeau, Hebert, Gaudet, Rimbault, at least one Mi'kmaq on my fathers father's side. On his mothers side it was Roibichaud, Boudrot, Aucoin, Theriot, Gautrot and Edmee Lejeune. Probably the most well known of my grandmothers family is Le Borgne, De La Tour, D'abbadie and his native wife and her father Madockawando. The person who links me furthest back is De Salazar.

The Quebec connection is also prevalent, coming direct from France as well as a few Acadians who fled there during the expulsion. I am not sure of the count of Filles du Roi but maybe 30+.

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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Paternal relationship is confirmed by a triangulated group on GEDmatch who share a 31.7 cM segment on chromosome 6, consisting of Cindy (Bourque) Cooper, GEDmatch kit # NH7493270, and HB, her 6th cousin, GEDmatch kit # QH1026713, and TL, her 5th cousin 1x removed, GEDmatch kit # M802483. (HB and TL are 5th cousins 1x removed.) Their most-recent common ancestors are Claude Joseph Joannet and Marie Louise Edeline, the 5x great grandparents of both Cindy (Bourque) Cooper and HB and 4x great grandparents of TL. DNA test taker Cindy (Bourque) Cooper is the daughter of Philip Bourque, the son of Levi Bourque, the 3x great grandson of the common ancestors Claude Joseph Joannet & Marie Louise Edeline.


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Hi Cindy. We have been in touch before. I am not ready to work on Acadians as I have too many projects on the go but I am adding information for Acadian descendants. Is there a discussion group to ask questions and share information about Acadian descendants?
posted by Marilyn Astle
Hi, Cindy, 7th Cousins once removed thru my Dad. Jane from Cape Cod 🦞
Nice to meet you Jane. My Dad's family was Acadian. His mother turned out to be very well connected to Acadians and interesting people with Quebecois heritage as well.
posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
Thanks for all you do. You give support when needed. You quietly correct errors that we all make. You know how to correct and encourage people. You work diligently and tirelessly to make our project as good as it can be. You are the perfect leader. You make the rest of us want to do better.
posted by Ralph Geer
Ralph, how can I thank you for all YOU do! I appreciate the encouragement today.

Cindy

posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
Hi Cindy,

according to the smart wilitreers who figured it out,we are 8th cousins. with Acadian roots back to the First 100.All on my mother's maternal line. Poor Pepere, had an Irish grandfather (which explains the<.1% Irish in my very boring Ancestry DNA ethnicity profile <.1% German is thanks to my father's great grandfather who married a woman from New York whose family was Palatine and emigrated to New Amsterdam. the other49.9% were from England Scotland and Wales. Both families married within their Tribes for 15 generations. It was a little distressing to learn that when Dad's early New England ancestors weren't fighting the Native Americans, They ought the French. Ship captains and traders by profession, One had a ship used by the British to attack Louisburg . My sister and I assume he rented or sold them his ship. Our family were not Navy men.

I admit to not doing much on the Acadian side of the tree. Sooo many cousins! I loved the truckloads of Christmas cards we got each year from Canada.Glittery and religious; the postage stamps let me follow Queen Elizabeth as she grew older. When I asked Mom who sent the cards she'd answer "my cousin" 'so&so's daughter... Mom's mother was one of 13, 10 of whom married and had an average of 10 kids each. Her dad was one of 12. more cousins. From 1875- WWI they lived in 2 neighboring towns; went to the same church and the same high school where Memere was the 1st lait teacher. I knew her well. She came to live with us after my grandfather died. She hated children and couldn't cook. I guess after having taught a couple hundred nieces & nephews she deserved her rebellion. You live in AZ? Have you spent time in the Maritime Provinces? When I was a kid, they spoke English in Nova Scotia ( of course) but French in New Brunswick. Since 1990 when I've been to Atlantic Canada many times with my Swedish husband. You here only French in PQ, and English everywhere else. I remember the sign for Poulet Frite ala Kentucky. I almost drove over the curb.

Since Covid, we live inTN. a culinary wasteland.

posted by Joan Prout
Hi Cindy,

You were already on the trusted list for Louis Lamoureux (abt.1640-1715) so I added you as manager. That should allow you to do whatever you need. Let me know if there's anything else I can help with. Paul

posted by Paul Chisarik
Hi, I noticed you added a source to the profile of Alphonse Dandurand (Dandurand-127). His profile lists him with a daughter, Rosa (Dandurand-128). Have you seen any record of her?
posted by Adam Klippel
Hi, Adam, your question initiated an interesting search! I've added a number of sources to Alphonses profile. I don't find any evidence that he had a daughter Rosa. His Censuses and other records show no Rose/Rosa/Rosalie. Looking for a Rosa Dandurand on FamilySearch I did find some entries that could be her. Different parents and a husband and family. Would you review Alphonese' profile to see if you agree he's not her parent? We should then disconnect Rosa from him. I'll leave it to you to determine which parents are hers (there is more than one choice). Thank you for the question.
posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
Thanks for looking into it! So, a few thoughts:

I do agree that Alphonse is not Rosa's father. She should be disconnected, but it seems a bit arbitrary who we say is the "real" Rosa, doesn't it? I'm not really sure of the best way to handle that.

I believe that Dandurand-582 is the same person as this Alphonse. I noticed you originally referred to him as an "other" Alphonse Dandurand but changed the note to remove this distinction. Do you have any objection to merging them? A lot of circumstantial evidence points to them being the same.

posted by Adam Klippel
I agree the two Alphonses should be merged. The 1758 date came from a census that had that date but was clearly in error compared to all the other better documentation. Would you make the merge proposal?

With regard to Rosa, over the years I've come across quite a few profiles that were clearly not related to the profile they were attached to. After detaching, I look for a person who was close to that and could have been the intended person and build the profile from there. Or you could find another similarly named profile and merge her away. The PM has not been active for two years but you could try leaving a message on her profile for him with a proposal. I'd go ahead and disconnect the wrong father anyway, with a note about why. Cindy

posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
Okay, I merged the Alphonses and merged his wife "Unknown Unknown" into Anna Ortman. Thanks again for your contributions.
posted by Adam Klippel
Hi Cindy,

Thanks so much for all you do. It is a pleasure working for you. Ralph

posted by Ralph Geer
Hi Cindy,

Excellent job on the YouTube Acadians Project presentation last night (8/4/2023)! Thanks.

posted by Ralph Geer
From your post, "The kids aren't too interested either". Mine either.

I find some solace in remembering that if 50 years ago, anyone asked me to spend hours reading a baptism record scrawled in a different language, just so I could be as certain as possible that one of the many 10th GGP was born on the 14th, not the 15th, 400 years ago. The answer would most certainly be, "Sorry, I can't. I have a date TONIGHT". One day the effort we all contribute will be a treasure to our descendants. It ain't gonna happen today.

posted by Peter Geary
edited by Peter Geary
Haha, and I LIKE reading all those old records and going for the accuracy! My husband says I am always working on dead Frenchmen. So every once in a while I work on dead Norwegians for him.
posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
Thanks for catching the error on Aucher's age - 13 not 73. I agree with you. The 1 and 7 are completely different in style on the original census.
posted by Ralph Geer
Cindy, thanks for always being quick to answer me and giving me the guidance I need. You are appreciated.
posted by Ralph Geer
Thank you Ralph! I appreciate your steady and quality contributions to the Acadians. It's my pleasure to help you with all that you do.
posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
After looking at the Acadia project, I wanted to let you know I descend from the Deschamps family that were sent to Canada, then they had to leave there and ended up in North Carolina. By the time the family name was handed down to my great, great grandmother it had become Dishongh or Deshongh. She married Isaac Newton Cox and they were very fruitful and multiplied. a lot. My 7th great grandfather was Nicholas Joseph Deschamps, born in St Martin, Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, France in 1710 and died in possibly Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. I am not sure how you get a name added to the list of names. I appreciate any advice you can offer. Thank you
posted by Glyniss Westbrook
Hi, Glyniss, I'm not sure what list of names you are asking about. If you mean connected to your family, you would want to build up from yourself until you find one of your older family members on WikiTree. OR you can start with Nicolas and follow your relations down until more need to be added. That's probably a little easier. I would be happy to help you if you have some information to help connect them. Here is Nicholas

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Deschamps-146 Best wishes in your tree! Cindy Bourque Cooper, co-leader, Acadians Project

posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
Thank you Cindy for instructions and suggestions and doing the hard part of merging our profiles and connecting my 3rd great grandmother with so many ancestors which you already had. I will be looking them over as I have extra time. Thanks, Sue Morey-1961.
posted by Sue (Morey) Carda
No good deed goes unpunished after you thanked me for putting a twin sticker. Sorry for the trail of added then deleted changes on the Guibaut/Michel profiles---was intrigued by a twin giving birth to triplets, since we have two sets of twins descended further through the triplets' older sister Nathalie (my aunt and uncle, and two cousins.). I got out a little over my skis and had to recant due to sketchy sources. Also, the stickers saying people lived in Canada, New France: I'm sure you would know, but I thought Acadie was part of New France, but not part of Canada, which was mainly current day Quebec by then? Can you educate me? I'm not as up on my Acadian heritage as the Quebec one. Thanks!
posted by Bernard Ellis
Hi Cindy,

Thanks for reformatting the children of Jacques - now I have an easy-to-see Wiki-standard example to follow. I’ve been diligently working my way through my very large Cajun family adding children - I’ll make my way back to the ones I’ve added and properly format them.

We’re cousins through Francoise Hebert. The thoroughness of the biographies in the Acadian and Louisiana projects hooked me. I’m still on the steep learning curve of both Wikitree and genealogy in general. Y’all are my people!!!

posted by MaryAnn Blakeman
HI, MaryAnn, thank you for your kind words about the project profiles. I will give you a great tool for making biographies - it's so easy and fun now.

Get this app for your browser - WikiTree BEE. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:WikiTree_BEE I use it on Firefox but it works on other browsers too. Make sure you turn on the Auto bio function. Then a button will show up when you edit and you can click on that. There is still a little editing to do (like taking out repeated labels at the top, and removing the siblings list as we don't use that on WikiTree). I love the child list, and this is the way I did the one for that profile you made.

Feel free to ask any questions about WikiTree. If you go earlier in your ancestors, make sure to see if there already is a profile as we don't make duplicates on WikiTree. We all share the older profiles. Good luck with your family, cousin!

posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
Cindy Cooper not only answered my question about Acadian Standard Names but sent me information to help me save time on building my tree. She knows how to help beginners like me. I tried to give her a badge but she already had the ones I tried to give her. No wonder. She has so many for doing so much for others.

I appreciate her dedication. Thanks Cindy!

posted by Ralph Geer
Hello from a new user of WikiTree and a new genealogy fan. I wanted to post a public big thank you to Cindy for her prompt [I mean, like, within hours!] and all the detail she sent me. I had no idea that I was communicating with such an expert and a person who contributes so much to this community until I clicked through to see her profile. Thank you Cindy!
posted by Michael Levy
Thank you for your kind words, Michael. I'm happy to help anytime.
posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
Hi Cindy! I was just curious if there was any update on the parents of the mysterious Jean Lavigne (abt 1722) who married Isabelle Beaudry? Jean was my grandfather x5!
posted by K Gallagher
I know of no update. The most venerated researcher in Acadian genealogy says he knows of no parents, not even of any documentation that might suggest who they were. Of course, things do show up from time to time and we would love to have any such information if you come across it! I presume you've checked his profile and read the background about the search for parents :)

Cindy

posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
What are the chances it's Jean Boucier dit Lavigne from Quebec? https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Boursier-37
posted by K Gallagher
Hello Cindy,

By modifying a profile, I discovered the existence of "One Place Studies".

How do I get the list of "One Place Studies"?

The profile https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Langlois-1862 contains a "One Place Studies" for Neuville, Quebec, CA.

It seems incomplete to me because there is no connection.

Can you help me please. ?

Example

South Pool, Devon One Place study Space: South_Pool% 2C_Devon_One_Place_Study https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:South_Pool%2C_Devon_One_Place_Study

Thank you !

Alain Bourque

posted by Alain Bourg
Good morning, Alain! Here is a link and you can drill down to any part of the world (just in case your interests go beyond Canada).

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:One_Place_Studies Cindy

posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
Thank you !

I save your link in my favorites.

Since this morning, I have read several pages on the subject.

However, I was not able to correct the syntax or understand the problem of redirecting to Neuville in the profile https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Langlois-1862.

What is the solution so that OPS becomes clickable towards Neuville?

This link works:
This profile is part of the South Pool, Devon One Place Study.
Neuville does not work:
This profile is part of the Neuville, Quebec One Place Study.

Thank you for your help !

Alain Bourque

posted by Alain Bourg
HI, Alain, I see what you mean about clicking through on South Pool but not Neuville. I opened both of those study pages and could not tell what needs to be changed. I see that Ros Haywood is the manager of the South Pool page and she is responsive and helpful. What would you think about leaving a comment for her on that page and ask her to look at the Neuville page to see if she can add the link for you? Cindy
posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
Yes. But you can leave a comment right on the South Pool space page. That way your question will be directly connected to the topic. She will get an email because she is the PM for that page. Cindy
posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
Hi Cindy,

I found a site on the Places Directory. Directory of place: http://www.oneplacestudy.org/

Do we have a directory on WikiTree?

Thank you !

Alain Bourque

posted by Alain Bourg
Hi Cindy,

I have been working on my family tree since the year 2000 but i am not a genealogist and for that reason i am wondering if i made a mistake when i signed the honor code. Beatrice Boudreau Costello

Thanks for the suggestion, I will TRY it. I am a newbie, only on wikitree for a few weeks so still uncertain how it all works!
posted by Cindi Bonney
Hi Cindy, I posted the picture of Blanche. Please let me know what your think. My guess is that the artfully stetched dress she wears is her wedding dress (during happy times in Acadia). Notice there is an artist's signature on her arm.

Fletcher

posted by Fletcher Trice
Fletcher, that picture is beautiful. When I clicked through and read your notes, the story is amazing.

Cindy

posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
Thank you for your help with the Aucoin, LeBlanc, LeFort, and other families in my tree. I am still having problems at times, such as the case with Anselme B. LeFort, who was shown as Living by someone else. Meanwhile, Anselme has been deceased for numerous years, even his children are all deceased except two out of eleven.

Armand Le Fort

posted by Armand Le Fort
You are Welcome Armand. Please ask anytime.
posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
Cindy, THANK YOU!!! I am still not confident in using this platform. I am much more an Ancestry user...regardless, during the pandemic I made phenomenal finds in my heritage. I have another line in my family that is Acadia (Cape Breton) and I am at a standstill with that. I appreciate your patience and guidance! Jamie
posted by Jamie Zahlaway
HI, Jamie, if you want to shoot me over some names with dates, I'll see if I can find them!

Stick with it, WikiTree can be a bit confusing at first, but you might come to love it. I do. Cindy

posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
Hi Cindy, thank you for your edits to Marie Josephe LeBlanc's profile. The LeBlanc name is prominent in my ancestry. Marie Josephe and I connect through Andre LeBlanc. He is my sixth great grandfather and Marie's grandfather. According to Wiki Tree's calculation, "Marie Josephe LeBlanc and Jeannette are first cousins six times removed."
We are cousins too, then, as I am related to most of the Acadian families. We are 7th cousins once removed, whatever that means! I'd be glad to help anytime. Cindy
posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
Do you have access to White, Dictionnaire généalogique des familles acadiennes, 2: 983–1012.?
posted by Donna Fournier
Yes I do. Would you like me to look up someone?
posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
yes, please. I'm looking for Charles Leblanc of Pisiquid, he was originally Grand pre, exiled in Oct 1755 with his wife, and sons Charles and Francois. They were sent to Philadelphia. A Foot note in a story I'm reading is Dictionnaire généalogique des familles acadiennes, 2: 983–1012

I'm guessing that's volume 2, pages 983 - 1012. Is this his genealogy?

posted by Donna Fournier
edited by Donna Fournier
Hi, Donna, that's a lot of pages to go through. Most likely any Charles I find won't be linked to the later info, as that book stops with marriages about 1710. Do you know his father? Is there a profile started with other information I might be able to use to find him?

Cindy

One possibility: (not the right children but was in PA) http://mwlandry.ca/genealog/getperson.php?personID=I10451&tree=03

I ended up going through the White list. There are 8 Charles LeBlanc's, one was born in Port Royal, a couple died around 1755-1764, one was in Massachusetts, another was married in France, then Southhampton, then went to Louisiana, another went to France and died in Bangor (Main I presume). One was married in 1744 and likely would have more than 2 children if deported in 1755. I think that leaves no good candidates for your question. There was a Charles deported in 1755 from Grand Pre but he had no wife or children. I didn't find any other candidates in Landry or Reader. There is a Charles leBlanc listed in deportees to Pennsylvania with his wife Anne LeBlanc and 3 children.

Edited to add more info.

posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
edited by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
His ancestry , in 1817 Pennsylvania court records, is given as Charles Leblanc son of Charles Leblanc, son of Jean Leblanc, son of Andre Leblanc.

Charles was 7 when deported with Charles, mother and brother Francois. Mother died on arrival in Philadelphia, father disappeared. Eventually, he changed his name to Charles White. He never married, amassed a fortune, left no will and many people claimed to be his Acadian relative as they fought over his money.

posted by Donna Fournier
Andre did have a son Jean. Jean had no children Charles and none that lived into the 1800's. This is true of the three professional genealogists we follow including Stephen White. I checked all the remaining Charles and none lived into the 1800's, and no Charles son of Charles.

There were two others born in St. Charles aux Mines, one son of Jacques and the other the son of Francois. On the earlier end of Charles son of Charles I could find no combination of father son both named Charles. Again there were some younger Charles but none seemed to have either a later death date nor a Pennsylvania connection.

In the Pennsylvania deportations there was a Charles, hiw fie and three children, none of these others were named.

Do you have a link to that court record?

posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
I have not found the court records on line. I came up with the same genealogy info you did, I was hoping he would be in White's genealogy as it was used and listed in the footnotes of the story. Charles White (Leblanc) lived on 4th and Spruce in Philly when he died in 1817, he never married or had children of his own, so he'd be the end of his line. Thanks for looking.
posted by Donna Fournier
The way they listed White's source was the entire LeBlanc family from beginning to end of what was in the book. They should have had a specific page if it was a real source. I would say that Andre and Jean are not related to the Charles who was deported. And I doubt he had a father Charles either. At this point, parents are unknown and I'm not even sure that the Charles with the wife and two children was actually deported to Pennsylvania, unless he was the one with a wife and THREE children. That's the only pennsylvania entry for a Charles LeBlanc. Perhaps more records could be found in PA.
posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
I will research the lawyer involved to see if his papers are available. It would be fun to read the depositions in the case. Thanks for helping.
posted by Donna Fournier
Donna, thank you! She has a lot of interesting information. I decided to follow her and several other links she has. I had no idea LinkedIn had such information! Thank you for sending it. I think we will put a genealogy section on the Acadian sources page as I have other sites to add as well. Are you familiar with the Mothers of Acadia project? There are a couple of others as well.
posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
We have an interesting new Acadian member!

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Rollet-132

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.

Cindy

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. https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2021/03/14/286-lexpedition-du-navire-le-saint-clement-pour-lacadie-en-1643/

Danielle

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 [Living 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 ?

Patrice

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 GEDmatch.com 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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pays_d%27en_Haut

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." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesuit_Missions_amongst_the_Huron 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?

Danielle

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 https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/972804/looks-like-this-man-was-conflated-from-need-some-input-please 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

Danielle

posted by Danielle Liard
Hi Cindy,

Of possible interest to Acadian project: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Pinel-65

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.

Danielle

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.

Isabelle

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.

Danielle

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.

Danielle

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!

-Lauren

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

Ray

posted by Ray Girouard

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