Jacqueline Girouard

Jacqueline Girouard

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Jacqueline A. Girouard
Born 1940s.
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Biography

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Jacqueline Girouard is a descendant of an Acadian
Jacqueline Girouard participated with Gulf Coast Hurricanes during the 2019 Source-a-Thon, adding 100 sources to profiles.
Since joining WikiTree in November 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 served to separate 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. Once the Acadians arrived beginning in the early 1760s they became the predominant culture in the Acadiana parishes of Louisiana.
I would like to point out that New Orleans is not representative of Acadians (Cajuns) as most people imagine. One might say (I do) that the Acadian culture (brand) has been co-opted by the tourism industry in New Orleans. The Acadians largely settled along the upper Mississippi River and the major bayous above New Orleans. Although the Acadians were originally from France, they had been well established in Acadie for nearly 150 years by the time they emigrated to Louisiana and had their own unique culture; whereas, New Orleans was settled long before that time by French, German, Spanish and Africans (both free and enslaved), as well as native-Americans (more nomadic) and many other emigrant groups which settlement continues to this day.
Sadly, during my research, 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.

DNA

I had only the minimum testing done but others who have tested belong to haplotype H2a2a1a, so I would too. My maternal line goes to "Unknown" Marie who married Francois Gautrot around 1635 and has been validated by Stephen A. White, University of Moncton, Mothers of Acadia Project. Marie is #76. -------, Marie (m v 1635 Francois Gautrot) H2a2a1a Founding Mothers of Acadia.

"Haplogroup H is the most common mtDNA clade in Europe. It is found in approximately 41% of native Europeans. The lineage is also common in North Africa and the Middle East. Haplogroup H is a descendant of haplogroup HV. The Cambridge Reference Sequence (CRS), which until recently was the human mitochondrial sequence to which all others were compared, belongs to haplogroup H2a2a1 (human mitochondrial sequences should now be compared with the ancestral Reconstructed Sapiens Reference Sequence (RSRS)).[4] Several independent studies conclude that haplogroup H probably evolved in West Asia c. 25,000 years ago."[1]

Reconstructed Sapiens Reference Sequence (RSRS) Results

HVR1 Mutations
A16129G, T16187C, C16189T, T16223C, G16230A, T16278C, C16311T, C16519T
HVR2 Mutations
G73A, C146T, C152T, C195T, A247G, G263A, 522.1A, 522.2C, 315.1C

revised Cambridge Reference Sequence (rCRS) Results

H CRS 315.1C

Research notes

Sources

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haplogroup_H_(mtDNA)

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Jacqueline is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
ACADIA
Leader of Acadian Project. Most of my ancestors on both sides are descendants of the first French people to settle in Acadie.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Want to get the low down
CHAMPAGNE
Maternal grandmother Cecile Champagne
DATA_DOCTORS
Correcting errors on my watch list and Louisiana/Acadian profiles
GIROUARD
Paternal line to Francois Girouard & Jeanne Aucoin
LOUISIANA
Louisiana Native, Project Leader
MALLET
Paternal Great-Grandmother
PROJECT_LEADERS
Need to follow the new tag for project leaders
RANGERS
Keeping WikiTree free from vandalism.
SIMONEAU
Paternal grandmother Gloria Simoneaux
THERIOT
Mother's birth name is Theriot
__ARBORISTS__
I like to find duplicates and get them together
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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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Hi Jacqueline, I was doing some digging on the Giroir's this morning and I came across a Census record for an Augustine Giroir listed at the age of 15 living with "Dalsinn and Alcide Landry". I personally cannot recall any Giroir/Girouard married to a female Alcide who had a child named Augustine. I figured if anyone would know the connection it would be you. Here is a link to the record:

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MD6F-3CH

Hello, Thank you for your work on this line - Are you sure about the marriage info on this:

BELLARD, Louis (Louis & Celise CARRIERE) b. 7 Dec. 1844 (GC Ch.: v. 1, p.228); BELLARD, Louis (Louis & Celise THIBODEAUX) m. 4 July 1874 Louisa LEJEUNE (CP Ch.: v. 4, p. 29)

I have a different date .. Thanks for any info Lesa

posted by Lesa LaVergne
Hi! Thanks for the fix on Jourdan-4. Do you want to be co-manager? let me know & I'll add you. Cheers, Liz
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Hi - its me -- I have checked so you can follow everything - make any additions, etc. to Prudhome's file. Do you want access to the other Roberchaud files?

Lauraine Syrnick

Thank you for your response about Leufroid Maillard. I find information about his parents who lived in the St.Charles region, I am still looking for information to verify his birth. I have found references to him in his father’s succession in St.Charles parish.
posted by Barbara (Winch) House
Hi Jacqueline: Proposed merge of Agnes (Blanchard) Martin and Agnes Agatha (Blanchard) Martin. Source: Aucoin lineage at islandregister.com iAGNÈS (OU AGATHE)7 BLANCHARD (MARIE-ROSE6 HACHÉ-GALLANT, FRANÇOIS JOSEPH5, ANNE-MARIE4 CORMIER, MARIE-MADELEINE3 GIROUARD, JEANNE2 AUCOIN, MARTIN1) was born 1771 in Rustico, l'ile Saint-Jean (PEI)., and died Unknown. She married CHARLES-MICHEL MARTIN 1790 in Rustico, I'ile Saint-Jean (PEI)., son of JOSEPH MARTIN and GENEVIÈVE RICHARD. He was born 1771, and died Unknown.

Children of AGNÈS BLANCHARD and CHARLES-MICHEL MARTIN are: 1211. i. CÉCILE8 MARTIN, b. Abt. 1791, Prob. Rustico, l'ile Saint-Jean.; d. Abt. February 1826. 1212. ii. GERMAIN MARTIN, b. 1800, Rustico, Queens County, l'ile du Prince Edouard.; d. Abt. November 18, 1873, Rustico,

posted by Mary Cudmore
Jacqueline, the Appreciation Team thanks for you for efforts toward making our Shared Tree the best it can be with your 1000+ contributions during August 2019. You are an important part of what we are all about!

Fascinating bio, by the way.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Jacqueline

My spidey sense told me you would be staying :-)

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Louisiana Families Project.

To get the most out of collaborating with other project members, if you haven't already done so, please check the project page for the tag and communication methods used and join the conversation. If you would like some guidance about ways in which you can contribute, please ask in G2G using the project tag on your question.

Thank you!

Karen ~ Volunteer Coordinator

Hi Jacqueline

Just wanted to say thanks for all your help . Your doing a great job on the Acadian Project and the Honor Code . I know it wasn't easy , Thanks for your work .

posted by Ray Girouard
Jacqueline - I just wanted to say thanks for all you do for the Acadian Project. I think you're a great example of how to honor the Honor Code, especially: "We know misunderstandings are inevitable. We try to minimize them by being courteous to everyone, even those who don't act accordingly." Thanks for all you do and how you do it.
posted by M Cole
Jacqueline, thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words. I am enjoying learning about John's family but most of all, I love participating in building this tree. I always welcome your comments and suggestions.
Hi Jacqueline,

I have not found one mistake you've made! You must bury them very deep...…… Thanks for the help

posted by Joseph Savoie

Jacqueline is 20 degrees from Donald Howard, 18 degrees from Julia Howe and 20 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.