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Darrell Larocque

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PLEASE VISIT my My Family Mysteries of New York and New England (click here) page to see where my most challenging research is taking place!

ALSO PLEASE CONSIDER joining the Ray Name Study (click here) where you can add to the research I have been working on for a few years!

Darrell Larocque
Born 1970s.
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Profile last modified | Created 2 Mar 2018 | Last significant change: 7 Jan 2022
14:36: Amy (Crawford) Gilpin added the Quebecois Project Member badge for Darrell Larocque. [Thank Amy for this]
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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 German Roots in Rheinland-Pfalz.


PLEASE VISIT My Family Mysteries of New York and New England page to see where my most challenging research is taking place!

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.

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 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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