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.
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:
Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test HVR1, haplogroup H, FTDNA kit #402205
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Jacqueline:
"A few days after Colonel Winslow announced the order of deportation of Acadians from Nova Scotia, he recorded many of the names in his journal. The original Winslow journal is housed at the Massachusetts Historical Society, however a copy of the list was published by the Nova Scotia Historical Society in 1883."
I agree that Landry Landry-3324 and Landry-1721 should be merged. As a side note, I found handwritten family records from a Babin relative that indicate Anastasie died on 18 Aug 1795, but don't give a source.
(My maternal grandmother was a descendant of Louis Babin, the son of Armand and Anasthasie).
P.S. I'm glad you're checking these things!
Joan Oneal, all I can find is this: "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:3626-BHT : accessed 26 August 2018), entry for Joan /ONeal/, cites sources; "Marsan/Beford/Canavan/McGrane" file (2:2:2:MM63-JZ1), submitted 27 July 2017 by ThomasMarsan [identity withheld for privacy] AND perhaps this: "United States Civil War Confederate Papers of Citizens or Businesses, 1861-1865," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VW1M-CFC : 4 December 2014), Joan O' Neal, 1861-1865; from "Confederate Papers Relating to Citizens or Business Firms, 1861-1865," database, Fold3.com (http://www.fold3.com : n.d.); citing NARA microfilm publication M346 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982),
Hi, Jackie, I have a question about Acadian current last names for women. Did they typically keep their birth last name even when married, such as the Quebecois did? Is it appropriate to change them to LNAB if they did? I've been looking for cleanups in my family line and running into quite a few that have spouses name. Don't know if appropriate to change.