Annette Cormier
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Annette Cormier

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Annette Cormier
Born 1950s.
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Annette Cormier is a descendant of an Acadian


I was born in Moncton NB but Canada was my neighbourhood during our numerous moves as a military family. My parents succeeded in passing on to their large family their love of Acadie, especially during New Brunswick vacations, timed for the lobster season. However, they were less successful in in getting us to speak fluent French amongst ourselves or with our 50+ cousins.

Now I am retired and a passionate genealogist who volunteers with seniors to find their favourite ancestors. They have taught me the importance of telling the story behind the tree. To improve my family tree climbing skills, I enrolled at the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. My first courses were Acadian and French Canadian Genealogy and I hope to graduate by age 90.

Our family tree was built over 30 years ago. Cousin Lorraine had an enviable job as a librarian at Montreal's Salle Gagnon, Département de Généalogie and built the Cormier/LeBlanc branch. Our Daigle/Guimond/Thébaut/Pineau branches were built by mon oncle Alyre and tante Maria Daigle.

When Tante Maria died in 2007, I took up the torch and became our family's ONLINE document detective and tree builder. Every once in a while I am forced to get out of my pajamas and go to a library. During annual vacations to New Brunswick, my siblings and I visit ancestral homesteads and the U Moncton Centre d'études acadiennes, where we shook hands with the great man himself, Stephen White.

This is my first wiki experience. I am delighted to join a group who believes in free public access to sourced genealogical information. I like the aim of having one profile for each ancestor with a record of changes and a discussion of controversies.

Favourite Distant Ancestors

We are related to most of the Acadian First Families, and I love them all, but some of my favourite profiles are listed below:

AMERINDIAN DIRECT MATERNAL FAMILY LINE My mitochondrial DNA from FTDNA and registered in the Mothers of Acadia Project has a haplogroup A2 linking me back to Amerindian Marie Aubois. Thank you Lucie LeBlanc Consentino and Stephen White for verifying my direct maternal line: Mom, Elizabeth Guimond, Adelaide Pineau, Louise Arsenau, Isabelle Poirier, Louise Poirier, Marguerite Lavigne, Marie-Anne Clémenceau, Anne Roy, Marie Christine Aubois

CORMIER: François-10 Edouard-9 Lucien-8 Edouard-7 Sylvain-6 François-5 Pierre-4 Pierre-3 Thomas-2 Robert-1

Thomas-1 Cormier: Pioneer arrived in Acadia in 1644, Among first settlers of Beaubassin

Pierre-4 Cormier: 1750 Refugee from burnt out homestead Francois-5 Cormier: 1755 Exile, shipwreck, settlement Cormier's Cove

Francois-5's brother Pierrot: Dramatic escape from deportation ship

Francois-5's brother Michel: Imprisoned & migrates to Lousianna

LEBLANC: Edna-10 Abraham-9 Basile-8 Placide-7 Michel-6 Firmin-5 Joseph-4 Claude-3 Andre-2 Daniel-1

Daniel-1 LeBlanc: Prolific Acadian Pioneer and peacemaker

Claude-3 LeBlanc: Deported to Boulogne France

Joseph-4 LeBlanc: Imprisoned, settled Leblanc Village (St-Anselme)

Anne Bourgeois, sweet wife of Basile-8: Prepared the Village Children for their First Communion

DAIGLE: Mom-10, Jean-9, Urbain-8, Lazare-7, Fabien-6, Fabien-5, Paul-4, Paul-3, Olivier-2, Olivier-1

Olivier Daigle: Pioneer arrived in Acadia before 1666.

Still researching the Daigle's relocations after the Great Upheaval.

GUIMOND: Elizabeth-8, Raphael-7, Alexandre-6, Marcellin-5, Joseph-4, Joseph-3, Claude-2, Louis-1

Louis Guimond: Quebec Pioneer captured in Iroquis Raid at Beaupré

Marcellin-5's wife Theotiste Doucet's maternal grandmother Marie-Agnès D’Amours was the grandaughter of:

Pidianske: Beautiful aboriginal princess, whose father was:
Grand Chief Madockawando of the Penobscot/Abenaki tribe
Jean-Vincent D'Abbadie: 3rd Baron of Saint-Castin
Mathieu D'Amours: Seigneur of Acadian St John River, whose father was:
Mathieu D’Amours de Chauffour: Seigneur de Mataine, Major of Quebec, ship-owner, and member of the Conseil Souverain
Louise Guyon, whose life inspired the writing of an historical romance novel, and is described by one historian archivist as: "ardent and courageous, the heroine of a true romance filled with adventure and passion."

THÉBEAU: Mom-7,Susanne-6, Gregoire-5, Etienne-4, Mathurin-3, Jean-François-2, Pierre-1

Pierre-1 Thébeau: Patriarch of the Acadian Thébeau Family, arrived from St-Malo France and married Marie-Jeanne Commeau in 1703. Their children married and settled in Grand-Pré:

Son Jacques-François Thébeau who married Anne Melanson; and
Daughter Marguerite Thébeau, married René LeBlanc. She raised 4 of his children from a previous marriage and bore 17 children herself (including triplets and three sets of twins!). Around 1750, she died of grief when they were forced to leave Grand-Pré during LeLoutre's War. Her husband was the notary, was deported and was immortalized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Poem Evangeline.

ACADIAN PIONEER ANTOINETTE LANDRY is a 10th great grandmother. Like many Acadian pioneer women, we know little about her, other than she arrived in Acadia, married, had 11 children, and died. Nevertheless, our fearless leader of the Acadians Project, Lianne Lavoie, challenged us to enter her in the WikiTree 'Profile of the Week' contest. We worked hard to weave her personal story into the history of Acadian women's contributions, struggles, and daily life. On behalf of all Acadian pioneer women, Antoinette won the contest that week!


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  • Annette Cormier: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup A2-C64T, FTDNA kit #348700
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I have just watched your Live chat with Mags Gaulden at the Ontario Genealogical Society Conference in Ottawa this weekend. I myself am not of Acadian descent, but my husband (Andre Lozier - Lozier-145) is. You and my husbands closest relationship is 7th cousins with common descent from Jean Baptiste Pothier. But there are also 91 other Acadian ancestors that you and he have in common as well!! Just thought you might be interested in knowing that through your livechat, you found another cousin!!!

Regards Robynne Lozier

Relationship Found

Annette and Jeannette are fourth cousins once removed

Annette Cormier and Jeannette (Martin) Saladino are both descendants of Paul Babineau.

Paul Babineau is my 3rd great grandfather and your 4th great grandfather.

I share so many of your ancestors and your love of learning about your family tree. The Acadian/Canadians are a group which I am so very proud to be a part of.


Jeannette (Martin-Brideau) Saladino

I agree with you but haven't figured out how to merge let.

(Duval-797 and Duval-67 appear to represent the same person because: According to Stephen White and Placide Gaudet, Mathurin Thebeau had a wife, Catherine Duval. Gaudet maintains she was aboriginal. The Duvals came from Port LaJoie (Prince Edward Island) during the great upheaval. DId not find evidence of location of birth)

posted by [Living Fraser]
Jean Baptiste is my grandfather X13.

Thank you for the biography.

posted by Glenn Phillips
I would love to have an Acadian Project badge. I am an Acadian descendant in both my paternal and maternal lines. Thanks.
posted by Tom Patin
Checked your edits after you merged to Catherine Hebert. First time I've seen Source Tags used. Love the DGFA tag. I've copied your DGFA tag to a couple profiles already and will re-do some of my previous sources.
posted by Richard Van Wasshnova
I'm interested in joining the Arcadia Project as I am a descendant of the Thibodeau line. I have a few questions about the project and profiles that I will ask in the project discussion. If you would like to review Thibodeau-688, and offer suggestions, I would be grateful. Thanks Annette! Who knows we are probably related!

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