Jacqueline Girouard

Jacqueline Girouard

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Jacqueline A. Girouard
Born 1940s.
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Profile last modified | Created 30 Sep 2012 | Last significant change: 3 Nov 2018
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Categories: University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana | WikiTree Arborists | Acadians Project | Louisiana Families Project | WikiTree Leaders | DeRidder, Louisiana | MtDNA Haplogroup H.


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Jacqueline Girouard is a descendant of an Acadian

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) Founding Mothers of Acadia.

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 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 like 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.


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Leader of Acadian Project. Most of my ancestors on both sides are descendants of the first French people to settle in Acadie.
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Correcting errors on my watch list and Louisiana/Acadian profiles
Paternal line to Francois Girouard & Jeanne Aucoin
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Mother's birth name is Theriot
I like to find duplicates and get them together

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On 2 Nov 2018 at 14:56 GMT Barbara Guess wrote:

I am accustomed to using the reply feature on e-mail. Maybe this is causing some confusion and not getting all my responses to you.

On 2 Nov 2018 at 14:12 GMT Barbara Guess wrote:

I thought that I had made the changes yesterday. Please look again, and if change not made to LNAB to De Quero go ahead and do this. A different profile is in my tree, and I don't know how it got there.

On 31 Oct 2018 at 16:39 GMT Barbara Guess wrote:

I do not see an edit feature for LNAB. I don 't know how to change LNAB for Salvadora. Please instruct on how to accomplish this.

On 31 Oct 2018 at 00:03 GMT Barbara Guess wrote:

I would like to use De Quero as last name for Salvadora as this is name on ship's list from Malaga. I changed this to her last name on the profile and completed a merge with the other profile. I hope this worked out correctly.

On 28 Oct 2018 at 17:12 GMT Cathy (Wallace) Ciarrocchi wrote:

Hi Jacqueline. I would like to join both the Louisiana Families and Acadian projects. I replied Yes to your G2G question, but haven't heard anything. I'm new here and am a bit confused as to the best way to communicate with one another. By the way, the relation finder says were are related through Amand Prejean. He is my 6th g-grandfather, and your 5th.

On 25 Oct 2018 at 21:15 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

So I've gone and found the baptism of Marie Justeau and her three known children. Her name is Justeau all right, but her husband is actually spelled "Abert" all through!

On 25 Oct 2018 at 20:24 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

Jacqueline, the manager of Jutteau-1 is a leader ad he's alone on the trusted list, so I think we're safe? I'll see if her baptism is available.

On 22 Oct 2018 at 21:33 GMT Donna Demoruelle wrote:

Thank you Jacqueline for finding me on Wiki Tree. I would love to know more who to connect the Louisiana Families to our family profiles. I am just a beginner on Wiki Tree and don't get on very much. If time would permit more time, I would definitely love to help. If you have any questions about my tree, please ask. Most of my resources are on Ancestry, and I have been doing research since 2007.

On 16 Oct 2018 at 03:34 GMT B. Lantz wrote:

Thanks for seeing about the Jean Baptiste David merge but his death must not be Sep 1823 if his probate was 10 Feb 1823. Thanks also for all you do concerning our Acadian/French heritage.

On 4 Oct 2018 at 23:54 GMT Jacqueline Girouard wrote:

I private messaged Paul Berry who asked a good question. Here is the link to our Acadian Project page where you can find that information.


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