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Michel Richard Interest Group

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Date: 30 Sep 2013
Location: [unknown]
Surnames/tags: RICHARD ACADIA
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This group has been formed to get all of Michel Richard's descendants on WikiTree. Michel Richard came to Acadia from France in the early 1650s. He had 12 children in Port Royal, with 2 wives, and their descendants have since spread across Canada and the United States (and maybe even further!).

Remember, this group is for all Michel Richard descendants, not just ones with the last name Richard! That includes a lot of Brossards, Terriots, Babins, Vincents, Forests, LeBlancs, and many more.

To Join

If you are interested in joining this group, please request to be on the trusted list of this page.

IMPORTANT: Please also put the following at the top of the biography section of your personal profile page:

[[Category:Michel Richard Interest Group]]

Doing this automatically adds you to the category page for this interest group.

In addition, you may wish to add Richard to your followed tags. This will make it so that all changes to Richard profiles appear in your Wiki Genealogy Feed.

Group Members

  • Roland Arsenault - As a descendant of Marie Jeanne à Michel à Michel, Roland has Michel Richard as one of his many Acadian ancestors. He also decends from Jean-Baptiste dit Jani à Michel à René à Michel.
  • Martha Beaugh-I am a descendant of Michel Richard from son Martin , Alexandre , his son , Pierre , his son , Francois , his son , Francois [11] , his son , [my great grandfather, Eugene , his son , Francois Joseph Richard , [my grandfather known as Frank ] married to Marie Anne Savoie ]the parents of my mother , Martha Louise Richard married to my Father , Garland Beaugh .

Useful Resources

  • Les Richard et d'Autres, a book about Michel Richard's descendants. Lianne Lavoie has a copy (Reunion Edition, revised in 2006) in her possession. There is an emphasis on the North Dakota line of the family, the descendants of François Alexis "Alex" Richard.
  • Richard Genealogy, a site containing PDF lists of Michel Richard's descendants for several generations (some lines further than others). Documents are well-sourced and can be excellent leads.
  • Stephen White published a series of genealogies for the 1994 World Acadian Congress, one of them being on the Richards focusing on south-eastern New Brunswick.
White, Stephen A. La généalogie des trente-sept familles hôtesses des "Retrouvailles 94", Les Cahiers de la Société historique acadienne, vol. 25, nos 2 et 3 (1994). (Richard)

Orphaned Profiles

Find orphaned descendants of Michel Richard, divided up here by his children (ones with no orphaned descendants are not listed):


Any work on Michel Richard's descendants is very helpful, but here are some specific areas that could use focused work. Feel free to add to this list!

  • Some of Michel's grandchildren still don't have profiles. Specifically, the children of Anne and Madeleine may not all be identified. Once you're confident that all the children of one of these are complete, please remove the name from this list and check the "no more children" checkbox on the profile.

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Around 1652, Soldier Michel Richard arrives in Acadia
Around 1652, Soldier Michel Richard arrives in Acadia


On 31 Aug 2017 at 19:24 GMT Martha (Beaugh) Leger wrote:

how would I add this to Facebook as many of Micher Richards decendants are on Facebook


On 25 Apr 2017 at 21:00 GMT Jeannette (Martin) Saladino wrote:

I am sending you the direct lineage I have to Michel Richard, as follows:

Michel is the sixth great grandfather of Jeannette. This line is through the Martin surname in Canada, from Richard, Plate, Babineau, Colette and to my father, Joseph Stanislaus Martin.


Jeannette (Martin-Brideau) Saladino

P.S.: I am sure there are other surnames connected to me and as time permits, I hope to clarify them as part of my ancestral past.

On 25 Apr 2017 at 20:37 GMT Jeannette (Martin) Saladino wrote:

Hi Lianne:

Thank you once again for all your hard work and dedication to our Canadian/Acadian ancestors' pages. I've just re-visited the Michel Richard page (Wow! this page has grown since a couple of months ago) and have traced my direct lineage from him, my 6th great grandfather, to my father. On each page of these great grandparents on WikiTree, my tests are listed as being directly connected/related to Michel. How do I document this on the group page? One of the goals listed is to get all of Michel Richard's descendants on WikiTree.

I have also looked at the Acadian first Families Appendix and can recognize so many names. I will check soon to see if I can contribute documentation to any of them.

Jeannette (Martin-Brideau) Saladino

On 20 Apr 2017 at 02:30 GMT Anonymous (Deering) Anonymous wrote:


I believe my DNA testing may be of help for this project!

On 24 May 2015 at 23:38 GMT Lianne Lavoie wrote:

Hello Michel Richard descendants! Just so you know, I've added all members of this group as profile managers of this page. That way you'll receive an email when someone leaves a comment here, which should improve group communication. It's not a lot of emails, but if this bothers you, feel free to click Remove as Manager next to your name on the Privacy tab of this page, and you won't get the emails anymore.

Also, I updated the list of members based on who was on the trusted list of this page or in the category. You may want to add a note beside your name about your particular interests in this group (eg. a family branch). You can also add yourself to Category:Michel Richard Interest Group to show up in the group category.

Thanks everyone!


On 3 Apr 2015 at 22:19 GMT Martha (Beaugh) Leger wrote:

Thanks for the work you are doing.. my Geo. map shows that I am related to Michel Richard & his wife Jeanne Babin through their son, Martin Richard married to Marguerite Bourg & down the line to my grandfather Francois ( Frank ) Richard but not sure how to find out if I am or how I am related to the other people named in The Michel Richard Group. any help will be appreciated. thanks,


On 29 Mar 2015 at 18:08 GMT Greg Simon wrote:

Upon further review it appears that Michel's children are all there. So just the couple of small details to address/confirm mentioned below, and all grandchildren will have a profile. Perhaps, before moving to the next generation you all would prefer if we spent some time making sure that each grandchild, now that they are accounted for, has at least a rough bio done for them all. Would that be the consensus among the group?

On 29 Mar 2015 at 05:07 GMT Greg Simon wrote:

I've added the children for Marie Josephe and Marguerite. Upon checking Cecile I saw that all of her children looked to be there also. Therefore, I checked the "no more children" box on all three profiles and deleted their names from the bottom (tasks section). I also think Anne is done, with one minor exception. There was another "unnamed" child born to that family according to the link provided to Karen Theriot Reader's Rootsweb page. Therefore I did not delete Anne from the tasks area nor check her "no more children" box. Then Madeleine (I've never seen her called Madeleine Catherine - where did the Catherine come from?) appears to be done also, but I was confused about oldest daughter Anne. I'm pretty sure she was also named Marie, and I have never seen her called Anne before. If we can find any documented source to clarify these two slight differences I think we could then close Madeleine out. I will work on getting Michel done this week, and then we'd have all of the grand-children of "Sansoucy" documented and correct (at least, so far as I can tell). Then maybe we could start working on the next generation...

On 29 Mar 2015 at 05:07 GMT Greg Simon wrote:

I should also mention that I would PREFER to call girls anything other than Marie alone. As most of the time they really went by a different name and if there's ANY source that uses a different name I am all for using that one instead. SO MANY MARIES in Acadian/Cajun genealogy it makes my head hurt sometimes trying to keep them all straight.

On 28 Mar 2015 at 21:58 GMT Lianne Lavoie wrote:

Thank you for finding those errors, Greg. I've just been looking through those profiles and combing through the change histories has been a nightmare! Spouses being added and removed multiple times, etc. Given that Cormier-90 was originally connected to Richard-413 and only later came to be connected to Richard-519, I agree with your conclusion that he is not supposed to be there. I will disconnect him from Richard-519 now and propose the merge with the other Jean Baptiste Cormier.

I also agree that we should try to fix the Richard descendants one generation at a time. Up to know we've each just been working on our own lines; I'd love to see this group working together and really improving this family's profiles. :)

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