Jacqueline Anne Girouard

Jacqueline Girouard

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Jacqueline A. Girouard
Born 1940s.
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of [private sister (1920s - unknown)], , [private sister (1930s - unknown)], , [private brother (1940s - unknown)] and [private sister (1940s - unknown)]
Descendants descendants
Mother of , [private son (1970s - unknown)], [private daughter (1970s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1990s - unknown)]
Girouard-4019 created 30 Sep 2012 | Last modified | Last edit: 22 Jun 2017
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Jacqueline Girouard is an Acadian.
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Biography

Since joining WikiTree in September 2014 I have had something constructive to do with my time every single day, if I choose! I made all the usual mistakes and even after months of going through profiles, I still find something to change or improve. I've met so many cousins who are always so kind and sincere. I feel most comfortable working with the Louisiana Acadian profiles as that is where all my Louisiana ancestors were born and reared, me included, though I now live in Texas. I love to merge profiles and clean-up the biography sections. Seriously, I'm a nerd!
My father is descended from the pioneering Acadian couple Francois Girouard and Jeanne Aucoin. My Louisiana Girouard is Firmin, who was deported with his family but decided to join the Beausoleil Broussard party to Louisiana rather than go to New Brunswick with the rest of his family. They settled in a large area known then as the Attakapas, but which has since been divided into several parishes such as St. Martinville, Vermilion and Lafayette. On WikiTree, I've connected with a cousin living in New Brunswick who descends from one of Firmin's brothers who stayed with the family. How cool is that?
My mother descends from Acadian pioneers Jehan Theriot and Perrine Rau and also Louisiana French pioneers from France and Alsace-Lorraine on her mother's side. The French and German Louisiana pioneers, known then as Creoles which separated them from the Acadians, also intermarried with Acadians. These Louisiana first families settled along the German and Acadian Coasts of the Mississippi River and various bayous. The predominant culture in the Acadiana parishes of Louisiana has always been Acadian. Note: New Orleans is not representative of Acadians (Cajuns) as the Acadians largely settled along the Mississippi River and the major Bayous above New Orleans.
Sadly, I've learned of Louisiana ancestors who owned slaves. I've noted that the slave owning ancestors generally became more prosperous than those who did not own slaves. A shameful part of our history no doubt.
Happily, I've also learned of a few cousins and uncles who legally married former slave women in Louisiana even as the Civil War was raging. I've also learned of white great-grandfathers, cousins and uncles who fathered children with black women while they were married with white wives. I can only hope these women and their children were treated well and enjoyed the relationship, but, their stories haven't been told. I think it's important to acknowledge and document this history as we continue to work toward mutual trust and understanding even today.

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ACADIA
Co-leader of Acadian Project. Most of my ancestors on both sides are descendants of the first French people to settle in Acadie.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
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CHAMPAGNE
Grandmother
DATADOCTORS
following
LEADERS
Following
LOUISIANA
Louisiana Native, Project Co-Manager
MALLET
Great-Great-Grandparent
QUEBECOIS
I often encounter profiles from Quebec and have a few ancestors who emigrated there from France.
RANGERS
SIMONEAU
Paternal Grandmother was a Simoneau/Simoneaux
THERIOT
Mother
__ARBORISTS__


DNA Tested
Jacqueline Girouard's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Jacqueline or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Jacqueline Girouard: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test HVR1, haplogroup H, FTDNA kit #402205
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On 22 Jun 2017 at 13:31 GMT Amy (Wood) Kelly wrote:

Hi Jackie - There's a chance that I inadvertently removed myself as a Profile Manager for some of the profiles you had added me as a Manager on.:( I was cleaning up my watchlist, and I may have made that error of removing myself in the process. If I did (and I don't know how to tell if I did), it wasn't purposeful; and I would still like to help manage them. I apologize, in advance, for any work I may have unknowingly undone or extra work I've now created. - Amy

On 19 Jun 2017 at 14:10 GMT Eowyn Langholf wrote:

wonderful wikitreer
Jacqueline Girouard is a Wonderful WikiTreer.

On 14 Jun 2017 at 14:54 GMT Eowyn Langholf wrote:

wonderful wikitreer
Jacqueline Girouard is a Wonderful WikiTreer.

On 8 Jun 2017 at 23:11 GMT Gaston Tardif wrote:

Hi Jacqueline,

After reviewing René "Groc" Hebert-706's profile, I read your short biography text, with pleasure I must say. So much said in so few words. Loved it!

Regards to you and family.

On 7 Jun 2017 at 18:09 GMT Jeannette (Martin) Saladino wrote:

Hi Jacqueline:

Earlier you had offered to help me find ancestors in Louisiana and I never got around to a reply for your generous offer of help.

My main surnames are: Martin and Brideau, both families having Acadian ancestry and also, many having left Canada to find safety in the USA. I know there are many more ancestors in the USA and I have found some connected to Louisiana. I believe my Martin ancestors settled around St. Martinsville, LA; but, time limits my digging further. I will compile a list that may be more helpful and would love to collaborate with you.

Sincerely,

Jeannette (Martin-Brideau) Saladino

On 6 Jun 2017 at 16:13 GMT Eowyn Langholf wrote:

wonderful wikitreer
Jacqueline Girouard is a Wonderful WikiTreer.

On 4 Jun 2017 at 02:30 GMT Bobby Robichaud Jr wrote:

Thanks for the work you have done! I trust you are correct! I've been so busy, I have not had the time.

On 29 May 2017 at 22:36 GMT Andréa Boudreau wrote:

Hi Jacqueline, thanks for the invite on Acadian Project... I have the badge but for some reason, I cannot add my name on the list [1] .. it turns out red. I don't know what I did wrong or what I'm supposed to do.

On 25 May 2017 at 11:42 GMT Misty (Rish) Musco wrote:

I so enjoyed reading your biography. I am just now getting to my husbands mothers side of the family and am fixing to start my step mom's side, which is also of Arcadian decent. Louisiana has such rich history, both good and bad. Oh, so, interesting still!! Thank you for your contributions.

On 25 May 2017 at 03:39 GMT Amy (Wood) Kelly wrote:

I did notice...and you're very welcome! Thank you for all you do. :)

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