Jacqueline Girouard

Jacqueline Girouard

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Jacqueline A. Girouard
Born 1940s.
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Categories: University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana | WikiTree Arborists | Acadians Project | Louisiana Families Project | WikiTree Leaders | MtDNA Haplogroup H.

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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
Louisiana Native, Project Leader
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Mother's birth name is Theriot
I like to find duplicates and get them together

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On 15 Jul 2018 at 14:00 GMT Arora (G) Anonymous wrote:

Hey Jacqueline, not sure where you may want this in Louisanna Records, but maybe a very useful source of research

the site is called The Political Graveyard-Catholic Politicians in Louisianna


On 9 Jul 2018 at 15:40 GMT Rayburn Clipper wrote:

Thanks, I have initiated a new merge of Guidry-505

On 17 May 2018 at 12:14 GMT Jean (Tennant) Skar wrote:

Nesbit-134 and Nisbet-571 were merged to Nisbet. None of the references give the name as Nesbit, which is often the UK English spelling. His fathers parents are supposedly from Scotland where Nisbet is the spelling preference. This is also found in documents mentioned above. Although a lot of the documents have added an extra T which is often the spelling of those moving from Scotland to England. Nesbitt is most often the spelling in Northern Ireland of so called Ulster Scots

On 8 Apr 2018 at 21:19 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:

Hi I would like to invite you again this year to join the 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon and join the Team Tennessee Volunteers 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon this year I am going to be the leader like I was for Team Tennessee 2017 Source-a-Thon. I will also be the leader of Team Tennessee Volunteers 2018 Source-a-Thon too this year. Notice the change in the name of the team. Here is our free space page:https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Team_Tennessee_Volunteers_-_2018_Spring_Clean-a-Thon. It is April 21 - 23. You need to register for this by April 19th that is the last day to register.

Star this is the link you need to go to and The registration deadline is April 19, 2018, at 12:01 am. Note: Please post as an answer not as a comment. Thanks! https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/586403/will-you-participate

On 8 Apr 2018 at 15:55 GMT Susan (Barker) Brock wrote:


Thanks so much for getting in touch. I'm fairly new to ancestor research and am building our tree on MyHeritage. Until I started researching, I had no idea how much information was available online. I even discovered a Blouin ancestor fought in the American Revolution. The more I dig the more interesting it gets!

Thanks again for writing.


On 23 Mar 2018 at 01:44 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

Hey Jacqueline,

Will you be participating in the 2018 Spring Clean-a-thon April 21-23? Team 811 will be participating again with Lori and I as co-captains. We would love to have you join us!


On 13 Mar 2018 at 23:55 GMT Crystal (Prince) Tyrrell wrote:

Hi Jacqueline,,

We are 7th Cousins once removed as we are both Descendants of Pierre Granger. How Awesome .

On 2 Mar 2018 at 17:36 GMT Lenny Darnell wrote:

I merged Efren Montane Lara (1896 - 1972). Do you know how there were two? Are you related? I have more info on him. This LA family is related to him somewhere: https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/tree/48578083/family/pedigree

On 21 Feb 2018 at 01:26 GMT Joseph T. Cash wrote:

My sources say Samuel Elliott was born in 1855, thanks for pointing out the error.

On 9 Feb 2018 at 18:34 GMT Linda Plummer wrote:

Thank you for bringing the error on Robert Oliver Woodell's profile to my attention. I had his mother's profile entered. Not sure what I did but it is fixed now.

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