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.
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
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
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
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:
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!
LINK TO ROYALTY It only took me 7 years to find a link to my 23rd Great grandfather King Louis VII through the line of humble Agnes Robichaud: Mom, Jean Daigle, Urbain Daigle, Agnes Robichaud, Joseph Robichaud, Francois Robichaud, Marie Leborgne de Bellisle, Alexandre Leborgne, Marie St-Etienne, Charles Amador Saint-Etienne de Latour, Marie Amador De Salazar, Hector De Salazar, Francois De Salazar or his unknown brother, Hector De Salazar, Marie or Marguerite de La Trémoille, Georges de La Trémoille, Marie de Sully, Louis de Sully, Marguerite de Bourbon, Louis I de Bourbon, Robert (Capet) Clermont, Louis (Capet) de France, Louis (Capet) de France, Philippe Auguste (Capet) de France, King Louis VII, my 23rd great grandfather. King Louis VII also links to Charlemagne as follows: King Louis VI, Philippe (Capet) de France, Henri (Capet) France, Robert II Capet, Hugues Capet, Hugues Robertian, Béatrix (Vermandois) Robertian, Héribert (Vermandois) de Vermandois, Pepin (Vermandois) de Vermandois, Bernard (Carolingian) di Italia, Pepin I Carloman (Carolingian) Italia, [[|]], Charlemagne
Digital Afterlife To aid WikiTree in the administration of my account should I be incapacitated, or in the event of my death, I hereby give permission for all private profiles I'm managing to be transferred to the following WikiTreers, whether or not they are currently on the Trusted Lists: Claire Cormier
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