Jacqueline Anne Girouard

Jacqueline Girouard

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Jacqueline A. Girouard
Born 1940s.
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Sister of [private sister (1920s - unknown)], , [private sister (1930s - unknown)], , [private brother (1940s - unknown)] and [private sister (1940s - unknown)]
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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: 25 May 2017
23:39: Amy (Wood) Kelly posted a message on the page for Jacqueline Girouard. [Thank Amy for this]
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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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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. :)

On 17 May 2017 at 21:14 GMT Amy (Wood) Kelly wrote:

Hello again - I did what I could on sources and connections for Vincent P. Daigle, so feel free to add anything else you're able to now. I didn't find his birth record, so the would great to add. Thank you! - Amy

On 17 May 2017 at 14:35 GMT Amy (Wood) Kelly wrote:

Re: Vincent Daigle - I was going to do that as part of the Military Challenge, if you are okay with it. I will be able to get it done this afternoon (MDT). I just ran out of time last night to finish. I found quite a few more sources to add to him as well, and I also found information on his parents. If I have issues completing it, though, I would like to get in touch with you for help.

On 11 May 2017 at 20:05 GMT Craig Schiller wrote:

Thanks for the correction. I'm aware that there are probably mistakes here and there in my data on the Léger side, because I've concentrated my active research efforts a lot more strongly on my paternal line rather than my maternal one -- the Schiller side requires a lot more active research, while on the Léger side I've tended to just rely on what I was given and not put much work into it beyond correcting an error when I found one. But after all, that's what we're here for is to collaborate and help each other. Thanks again.

On 6 Apr 2017 at 21:35 GMT David Wilson wrote:

Hi Jacqueline,

Re: Jeansonne-183 I have not located the marriage to Louise Clark on FS though we realize names were commonly misspelled or changed. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-95YB-9D6Q?mode=g is an image of a person with this name marrying Marie Ida Ashford with a witness of Johnson Jeansonne 1875 parish St. Landry. Another question mark due to limited info on form. I am always skeptical on how much research may have been done on FAG memorials and have personal experience of faulty lines and bad records on another site.

I would be of more help on this mess of lineage if I was not already looking at several unrelated lines for other less experienced members.

Good luck!


On 29 Mar 2017 at 23:01 GMT Janice (Comeaux) LeBlanc wrote:

Thank you for matching Lausain/Losain Comeaux, my great-great-grandfather. I had a heck of a time finding his records with all the many spellings of his name! Haaa! Nice to collaborate with you.

On 24 Mar 2017 at 19:34 GMT Jeannette (Martin) Saladino wrote:

Thank you for your research and edits pertaining to my maternal 2nd great grandmother, Susanne (Mazzerolle) Mazerolle! I had done some research on her daughter, Olive Osite (Losier) Brideau, who is my maternal great grandmother, a couple of years ago here on Wikitree and failed to research further. Some of my information could have been copied, a process I no longer use except for documented proof and photos. So, I thank you and everyone else who contributed to the research, edits and corrections for your and their work.


Jeannette (Martin-Brideau) Saladino

On 12 Mar 2017 at 13:34 GMT Bobby Robichaud Jr wrote:

I think you are right. I am not sure if Marguerite Boudreau daughter of Anselme married a Babin.

I think you have the correct Marguerite daughter of Pierre Boudrot-63

On 7 Mar 2017 at 00:13 GMT Bobby Robichaud Jr wrote:

Hi Jacqueline,

I have no doubt we are related, and have many shared ancestors. Hello to all my Cajun cousins. I'm looking forward to growing the Etienne Robichaud tree with it's many branches spanning North America.

On 6 Mar 2017 at 14:49 GMT Albert Thibodeaux Senior wrote:

Hi Jacqueline,

I read the Naming reference for Acadiens. I think a lot of Stephen White and I can agree with the standardization of "Thibodeau" for Acadians listed in the Censuses in Acadia. However I also agree with the Standardization of "Thibodeaux" for those born in The South Western United States. I don't think the referenced document included those individuals.

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