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Darrell Larocque

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Darrell Larocque
Born 1970s.
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Darrell Larocque is a Military Veteran.
Served in the United States Navy 1998-2018
Electronics Technician Chief Petty Officer
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Darrell is a member of the Magna Carta Project's Trail Development Team.
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Many thanks to Darrell for developing a Magna Carta Project trail.
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Descendant of Samuel Kempe of Billerica, who may have Magna Carta connections.
Darrell Larocque a des origines françaises.
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Darrell Larocque is a descendant of an Acadian
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Darrell Larocque has roots in the region now known as Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.


I'm Darrell, both a WikiTree volunteer and a Wikipedian. I have been doing genealogical research now for over 25 years using sources from many different nations including the United States, Canada, the UK, Norway, Sweden, France and Germany. My expertise lies within research using records from United States, Canada and Norway, all of which I have used far too many times to count.

My Acadian born ancestors who escaped the Grand Derangement to Quebec were Marie-Joseph (Girouard) Chamberlan and Marie-Anne (Girouard) Nuirat.

A big THANK YOU to Clifford L. Stott and his extensive research into the lines of my ancestor, Richard Samborne. His work has given me my 5th Gateway Ancestor who descends from Magna Carta barons Robert de Vere and Saher de Quincy! Bravo! Clifford L. Stott, FASG, "The English Ancestry and Royal Descent of John, Stephen, and William Sanborn/Samborne of Hampton, New Hampshire," The American Genealogist, 92 (2021/2022):1-16 (to be continued), at 7.

Proper sourcing is a very important thing for me, and the most difficult thing to contemplate is that an ancestor whose line you have considered to be correct for so many years has actually been wrong. Genealogy is not a static pursuit but a dynamic one- one source unearthed, one DNA test or one fresh look could turn ones ancestry on its ear. NEVER be afraid of a challenged profile- it keeps us all on our toes.

Here are my contributions from Wikipedia over the last 14+ years:

Genealogy Resources from Joe Cochoit


  • From the horse's mouth... so to speak. (This source needs work every day of the week! LOL)

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Hi Darell,

I've unlinked Jane Trenchard from Thomas Trenchard and Ann de la Lynde (you linked her yesterday). I've written a research note on her profile with some sources .Basically Jane was the daughter of Thomas Trenchard of Lytchett and his wife Hawise de la Lynde d of George de la Lynde and not the daughter of Thomas Trenchard of Hurdhull and Wolveton and his wife Ann de la Lynde the daughter of Thomas de la Lynde. ( the Trenchards were a big family with several branches and lots of interconnections. They split into two branches although Janes nephew George eventually sold Lytchett to his cousin Sir George d 1630 of the Wolveton branch

posted by Helen (Coleman) Ford
edited by Helen (Coleman) Ford
Yes, you are correct... I had no idea that there were two de la Lynde connections involved there. I was doing my research on the de la Lynde families and came across a connection to my Drury ancestry!

Thank you!


posted by Darrell Larocque
Glad I was able to help. No relationship to the Trenchards. I just enjoy local history. I live in the parish of Charminster; the church and Wolveton house are ever present reminders of the family.
posted by Helen (Coleman) Ford
Recently a researcher published part of discoveries which has opened up a huge amount of ancestors from Richard Samborne, whose three sons all settled in New England (one left bound for England). Most of these ancestors are from Dorset or Somerset, and two of the places that they are from are Winterborne Clenston (de la Lynde) and Melcombe Bingham (Bingham). I understand completely the local interest!
posted by Darrell Larocque

It’s Germany Project check-in time again! Please respond within the next 2 weeks and let me know if you’re still interested in participating with the Project. Remember, the only requirements for membership in the Germany Project are (1) that you work on at least one German profile every 6 months and (2) that you respond to this check-in.

Since you’re not working with one of our Sub-projects or Teams yet, please look at our main Project page for a full list and let me know which team you’d like to join.

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message on WikiTree. In your response, we welcome any feedback you may want to give on the project (what you like about it, what you’d like to see us do, what we could change, etc.)

If you ever have any questions, please ask. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Traci ~ Germany Project co-leader

posted by Traci Thiessen
I'm still here... just finishing the last two courses for my degree over the next week and change.

I have submitted a request to join the Rheinland-Palatinate subproject team!

posted by Darrell Larocque
Thanks for responding, Darrell! You are now on the Rhineland Palatinate team. Best, Traci
posted by Traci Thiessen
Hi, here's a link to a US Civil War Project Challenge you might be interested in:
posted by Pam Kreutzer
Hi Darrell,

Welcome! Thanks for joining the Germany Project! I've awarded you a project member badge. When you have a chance, please do the following:

1. Read the main Germany Project Page ( to familiarize yourself with what we do.

2. Submit a join request to our Google Group (, where our project communicates. **Please make sure to add your name and WikiTree ID** to the request so we can get you set up.

3. Join a Team: On our main project page, we have listed several teams that cover regional, functional, historical and migrational interests. You might find that one of our 16 regional teams may be a good fit. Simply post a comment on the Team page to join whichever team suits you.

We look forward to working with you! Please feel free to contact me with any questions any time.

Thanks! Traci Thiessen ~ Germany Project co-leader

posted by Traci Thiessen
Hello cousin Darrell,

Thanks for all the data you have contributed to WIKITree.

We are related through both of your paternal grandparents, as well as your maternal grandfather.

Cheers, Sue

posted by Sue (Bateman) Matthews

Thank you!!! I see exactly the connections you are talking about. My maternal grandfather is where 60% of my UK and gateway ancestry comes from (3 out of 4), and so I've taken on one of them, Charles Barnes, and of course we intersect there at Sir Richard Empson and although it is not a part of that in progress badged trail, I'll be getting there probably in early November I expect.

On my father's side it is really deep with Quebecois ancestry so it really is not a surprise there at all. Here it is exactly as I expected... missing profiles after the early 19th century, which requires more work because PRDH is limited in scope.

Thanks again, and if you need anything let me know!


posted by Darrell Larocque
edited by Darrell Larocque
Congratulations on your Pre-1500 badge! Please make sure to add pre-1500 as one of your followed tags and take a look at joining us in the Medieval Project.
posted by Robin Lee
Thank you so much!!! I would love to join your project, but realize that I also have taken on the work for Magna Carta Project and the Acadian Project as well. I don't want to take on too much all at once but yes!


posted by Darrell Larocque
Darrell and Michelle are 16th cousins

Darrell Larocque and Michelle (Hibbs) May are both descendants of William Griffith (1447-abt.1506).

posted by Michelle (Hibbs) May
Hi Darrell,

Thanks for taking responsibility for Orphaned Profiles. This is a courtesy email to share the After Adopting Orphans FAQ which explains the special attention adopted profiles will sometimes need from their profile managers. One quick way to find the profiles you adopted is by searching your Contributions List for the word "adopted" and "manager." You can find a quick link to your Contributions List in the My WikiTree dropdown menu.

If you will be working with any profiles needing GEDCOM cleanup, the AGC tool can help with formatting so that you can concentrate on the research. You can read more about it in the WikiTree AGC FAQ.

Let me know if you have any questions,


posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag

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