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    1. [GAGNE-GAGNER] Part 3 Rootsweb maillist closing March 2, 2020 Acadian Amerindian Ancestry DNA Project
    2. Paul L LeBlanc
    3. Sorry for the repeat many did not get through -----Original Message----- From: Paul L LeBlanc The DNA-Genealogy-History.com Acadian Amerindian Ancestry DNA Project DNA testing is adding substantially to the body of research available for all Acadian families, and because of the efforts of individual testers, we are now able to trace Acadian lineages, successfully and confidently, back to their earliest roots -- in the 17th and 18th centuries! Our Acadian AmerIndian Ancestry DNA project at Family Tree DNA includes Y chromosome DNA (Y DNA) results for male Acadian ancestors and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) results for female Acadian ancestors. The project welcomes all Acadian descendants, and descendants of allied families who married into Acadian lines, as well as AmerIndian descendants associated with the eastern Canadian First Nations people. All descendants of Acadian and related allied and First Nations family lines are welcome to join our Acadian Amerindian Ancestry DNA project including those who have taken the Family Finder test at Family Tree DNA or transferred their autosomal test resuts to Family Tree DNA from other testing companies. We encourage any male who carries an Acadian surname and descends from an Acadian family, or allied family who married into an Acadian line, to take the Y DNA test, in addition to the Family Finder autosomal DNA test, and all people who descend directly matrilineally (from your mother to her mother to her mother on up the tree) to an Acadian or a First Nations ancestor who married into an Acadian family to have an mtDNA test and join the project. One of the greatest tragedies of the Acadian expulsion that began in 1755 is the irrevocable loss of family. We, as family researchers, have problems in finding legitimate records for that period as in many instances our family records were destroyed. One of the greatest benefits of Y and mtDNA DNA testing with our Acadian Amerindian Ancestry DNA project is that we are able to "see through" the gaps in our family lines tracing back to the time of the Acadian expulsion, and find lost links that connect us back to our earliest ancestors.  By having the Y DNA and mtDNA test results of Acadian descendants in-hand, along with available genealogy information,  we are able to trace our most precious lineages from father to father, mother to mother, all the way back to the first Acadian settlement in Port Royal, Nova Scotia. Through advanced Y DNA testing, we've been able to pinpoint specific genetic markers that differentiate descendants of specific Acadian surname lines from all others. That our genes did not "forget" who we are and where we came from is perhaps one of the most significant research findings of our Acadian Amerindian Ancestry DNA project, and with our Y, mtDNA, and autosomal DNA test results, we are re-connecting and finding our way "home" in the truest sense of the word. Our astounding abilities to reconnect, by way of matching DNA test results, may be the best "just desserts" ever to be served upon those whose grand scheme was to split us asunder and thereby cause us to fail.  Our genetic, cultural, historical, and genealogical "staying power"  is why we have people from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Gaspe, Montreal, Ontario, Quebec and westward, Louisiana, Maine, New York, New Hampshire, Michigan, Maryland, Virginia, Texas, California, France, and everywhere else participating in "our" Acadian Amerindian Ancestry DNA project. The "Acadian Amerindian Ancestry DNA project" is therefore open to all of our "legacy" cousins, who carry our celebrated Acadian and Amerindian project surnames and lines, our "allied families,"  (including Romeros, Oubres, Smiths, and all others) who married into Acadian families and have become a part of the greater Acadian / Cajun family tree, the "collateral cousins," who are related to Acadians and are still trying to figure out how, and those special cousins who, as Cousin Paul has stated so eloquently, "were raised at an Acadian / Cajun hearth" -- by the fireplace or in the kitchen of a loving (and very wise!) Acadian / Cajun mother or grandmother who never used the words "biological," "half," "step," "foster," or "adopted" when she talked about all of her children and grandchildren. You can view the Acadian Amerindian Ancestry DNA project information here: https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/acadian-amerindian/about/background You can see the Acadian Amerindian Ancestry DNA project's Y DNA participants here to determine if your male ancestral line is represented: https://www.familytreedna.com/public/AcadianAmerIndian?iframe=yresults You can see the Acadian Amerindian Ancestry DNA project's mitochondrial participants here to determine if our female ancestral line is represented: https://www.familytreedna.com/public/AcadianAmerIndian?iframe=mtresults For questions about joining the Acadian Amerindian Ancestry DNA project, contact the project administrators: Deadra Doucet Bourke at micmaclagniappe@gmail.com  Marie Rundquist at mrundqui@shentel.net  Roberta Estes at robertajestes@att.net  (Additional information can be found at https://dna-genealogy-history.com/travel-by-ancestry/travel-by-ancestry-to-the-acadian-and-cajun-roots-recovery-and-rescue-with-2-new-google-groups)

    02/25/2020 11:01:28
    1. [GAGNE-GAGNER] Part 2 Rootsweb maillist closing March 2, 2020 "Our Research Family"
    2. Paul L LeBlanc
    3. Sorry for the repeat many did not get through -----Original Message----- From: Paul L LeBlanc We invite anybody and everybody with an interest in genealogy, family history, and Acadian/Cajun history, culture & traditions to join one or more of our Google Groups. You don’t have to have been raised by an Acadian/Cajun Mother or Grandmother to join our “Research Family”. We firmly believe anybody with any kind of connection to Acadie/Acadia, Louisiana, and/or any early French settlers in North America can benefit from and contribute to our Groups. There are two types of Google Groups: Public, where everybody can see all the posts/items on the site, and Private, which only allows members to see what's on the site. It’s possible to simultaneously join several Public and Private groups and have the capability to send one post to every Group you’ve subscribed to. Regardless of whether the group you join is Public or Private, there are two ways to use it to receive replies to your inquiries.  You can use it like a “Mail list”, where you will immediately receive all posts via individual email or a daily summary containing all posts.  Or you can use it like a message board, where you will only receive copies of replies to your inquiries,.  You can choose your option from the “settings” menu once you’ve joined the group, or ask the Group Administrator to make the setting for you. Within our “Research Family”, we have a number of different Groups that are a mixture of Public and Private. Since it may seem a little overwhelming to determine which Group or Groups you would like to join, here is a quick summary of each one within the "family”. To get more information on these groups, go to their listed website(s). (Where no site is listed, contact the POC for more information.) If the Group is Public, you can submit a request to join through the site; if Private, request to join from the listed Point of Contact (POC). Please note this is only a partial list; more family and Parish groups may be added over the next few weeks. Our Acadian Roots (OAR), https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/ouracadianroots . A Public group. For research on all Acadian ancestors back to their arrival in North America. Also very beneficial if you have Cajun or Colonial Louisiana ancestors ancestors (e.g., Creole, Islenos, John Law’s “Germans”, etc.). If your research includes any Acadian ancestors, regardless of where they were born, or ancestors primarily from the "Acadiana Triangle" (i.e., Lake Charles to Alexandria to Grand-Isle), this is probably the Group you should join first. (POC: ouracadianroots@gmail.com ) Our Louisiana Roots (OLR), https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/ourlouisianaroots . A Public group. As its name implies, focuses on all Louisiana ancestors. Very beneficial if your starting point is your ancestors who came to or were born in Louisiana. (POC: ourlouisianaroots@gmail.com ) Our Metis Roots (OMR).  A Private group. Research on Western Metis, Coureurs-de-Bois, Amerindian, and other early French settlers. A Special Interest Group (SIG) that focuses on the Eastern metis.  This group covers a wide range of research and discussions of Canadian genealogy.  Because the Metis and their history can be rather complicated, we will go more in depth on this group’s focus in a different post. (POC: ourmetisroots@gmail.com ) Our Acadian Amerindian Ancestry Family Tree DNA Project, https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/acadian-amerindian/about/background , is not a Google Group, but part of our “research family”. The Acadian Amerindian Ancestry Family Tree DNA project website hosts the DNA test results of individuals who are direct-line descendants of the original Acadian (and other European nation) settlers, as well as the Amerindians who married Acadians and other Coureurs-de-Bois. Please see our other post for an in-depth description of this site’s primary focus and projects. (POC: Marie Rundquist, mrundqui@shentel.net ) Our Petitpas Roots, A Private group. This group discusses and shares information regarding the Petitpas surname and its numerous variations worldwide. A SIG that focuses on Claude Petitpas, who married Catherine Bugaret about 1658 in Acadia, and his descendants. Also researches/discusses families allied to his family. (POC: ouracadianroots@gmail.com ) Our Hotard Roots, a Private group. The goal of this group is to discuss and share information regarding the Hotard surname and its variations in any place and at any time, e.g., Autard, Otarte, Otard.  A SIG that focuses on Mathieu Autard (Hotard) of Bonnieux, France, m 1772 Marie Genevieve Bourgeois, St-Jean-Baptiste LA.  There is a Hotard Roots website on Spokt, https://spokt.com/hubs/934319  where you can upload graphics, images, photos, etc. about the Hotards. (POC:  ourhotardroots@gmail.com ) Our DeGruy Roots, a Private group. This group discusses and shares information regarding the DeGruy surname and its numerous variations. Also researches/discusses families allied to the DeGruy family.  A SIG that focuses on immigrant ancestor Antoine Valentin Verloin DeGruy (+1759) (There are many variations to Antoine's name: Antoine, Jean-Baptiste, Valéntin Du Mésnil Fouchard, Verloin de Gruy or Degruys Verloin, Lord Dumenil Fouchard, and Ecuyer de la Folie [Officer of the Troups of the Navy of this Colony].) Antoine married Marie Therese Aufrere, daughter of Antoine Aufrere and Marie Mathurine Guillemet dit LaLande, in 1743 at Fort de Chartres. There is a DeGruy Family Collaboration Site at Spokt where you can upload graphics, images, and/or photos https://spokt.com/hubs/934096 (POC: ourdegruyroots@gmail.com ) Our Evans-Richard Roots, a Private group. This group will focus only on those Evanses who descend from our immigrant ancestor, Richard Evans [+1703] and his son, Samuel Evans [+1770], and their allied families. This Evans family migrated from Maryland to Pennsylvania to Kentucky to Ohio. The New Orleans branch also included Evanses who had lived in Indiana, Ohio and Louisiana. Our Evans-Richard Roots has a site on Spokt, https://spokt.com/hubs/934188  where you can upload graphics, images, and/or photos. (POC:  ourevansrichardroots@gmail.com ) Lousiana Orleans Parish Roots (LAOrleans) A Private group. For any genealogical pursuits involving Orleans Parish and surrounding parishes, as many people came through the port of Orleans and moved to other parishes. If your ancestors lived at any time in Orleans Parish, you may want to join this group. (POC: Marsha, marshabryant100@gmail.com ) Breaux du Monde Family Newsletter. For anybody with Breau/Breaux/Braud ancestors in their family line.  Contact breauxdumonde@gmail.com for a full copy of the newsletter & how to join the association.  As Cousine Gayle Breaux likes to say in her newsletter, "Y'all come pass a good time!” Les Guédry et Petitpas d'Asteur is the family association of the Guédry and Petitpas families that descend from Claude Guédry & Marguerite Petitpas and from Claude Petitpas & Catherine Bugaret.  We have members from throughout the United States and Canada.  We have two websites for our family..  The first website below is our family website with all back issues of our family newsletter "Generations" as well as a lot of other information about the family.  The second website is the beginning our genealogical database on the Guédry family. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guedrylabinefamily http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guidryrm/Guedry-Labine In addition, we have a Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/Les-Guédry-dAsteur-Guidry-Labine-Labean-Jeddry-Geddry-Petitpas-387769648496/     It can be accessed when on Facebook by typing guidry-labine in the search box at the top of the page. Everything we have available is free to anyone interested. On 5 October 2020 we will have a Reunion with the Hébert and Breaux families at Rayne, LA - the ballroom of the Rayne Civic Center just off I-10.  It will be from 9 am until 3:30 pm with a couple of presentations, a Cajun musician or two, displays and lots of time for meeting and greeting cousins.  We're having a master Cajun chef prepare a big jambalaya dinner with black-eyed peas and will supply the fixings (desserts, salads, breads, drinks).  All is FREE and everyone with an interest in any of our families is welcome to attend.  Our latest issue of "Generations" has all the details. Martin Guidry 6139 North Shore Drive Baton Rouge, LA  70817 225-571-9726 (cell) guidryrmartin@gmail.com Les Guédry et Petitpas d'Asteur, Inc. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guedrylabinefamily http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guidryrm/Guedry-Labine The Grand Réveil Acadien 2020 (GRA2020), October 3-11.  GRA2020 will once again gather Acadians from all corners of the US and the world, as well as strive to educate everybody about our culture. This year will be a gathering of a family so big that Acadians from around the globe, many who speak different languages, work in different fields, and have different traditions but still feel like they belong to the same family, will meet to celebrate the historic ties that connect them all. Young and old will get to meet long-lost family members, hear about how their ancestors lived as well as how their cousins live now, share stories of their families’ successes and heartaches in the places they settled, and watch and hear the music and art that has come from these cultural roots. It will be a mix of entertainment, education, connection, and enrichment. The planned activities highlight how our history has made the Cajuns and Acadians who they are today, and how they have impacted North America.  Other planned events include a massive reunion of all the Louisiana participants at the Université Sainte-Anne French Immersion, a Tintamarre in Lafayette on October 11th and many other community activities in cities and towns throughout southern Louisiana. For further details, go to the GRA2020 Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GrandReveilAcadien/ , which is updated constantly. They will also soon have an active website at https://www.louisianeacadie.com/  If/when other groups join our research family, we will send out notices of their name, their focus, and their POCs. On behalf of all of our POCs, we hope to hear from you soon! 

    02/25/2020 09:38:01
    1. [GAGNE-GAGNER] Part 1 Rootsweb maillist closing March 2, 2020
    2. Paul L LeBlanc
    3. Sorry for the repeat many did not get through -----Original Message----- From: Paul L LeBlanc Cousins/Fellow Researchers,   On January 7th Rootsweb informed us that “Beginning March 2nd, 2020 the Mailing Lists functionality on RootsWeb will be discontinued. Users will no longer be able to send outgoing emails or accept incoming emails. Additionally, administration tools will no longer be available to list administrators and mailing lists will be put into an archival state.  Administrators may save the emails in their list prior to March 2nd. After that, mailing list archives will remain available and searchable on RootsWeb ...”   Upon receiving this notice we immediately began searching for another system that could accommodate the mailing list format we use on Rootsweb.  After much research, we determined Google Groups was our best option.  As such, we have created two new public Google groups:  “Our Acadian Roots” and “Our Louisiana Roots”, which between them will consolidate 77 Acadian and Cajun, 10 uniquely Louisiana, many French surname, and 32 Louisiana Parish sites.  Once up and running, we will “connect” these groups with our sister group (the private “Our Metis Roots” group) to form a consolidated Genealogy research/discussion group that focuses not only on Acadian and Louisiana ancestors, but also on "All Early French in North America".  This will enable us to continue to post questions, make comments, etc. etc., on our genealogy after having done what research we could in the Rootsweb list archives (which, from what I can gather, will still be available for the near future.)  In addition, we will soon add other Acadian, Louisiana, and French surname related research groups, which will expand the number of people we can talk to and bounce our ideas off of.   Come visit our groups' new websites and take a look at the new format:   https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/ouracadianroots   or   https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/ourlouisianaroots   If you would then like join , just click "apply to join group" box located at the top of the page.  If you have any problems, contact me at pleblan@aim.com   I will soon be sending invitations to as many of you as possible, asking if you would like to join the new Google Groups.  Please think about all these changes and decide if you want to continue your research by utilizing our new Groups.  If you want to join, simply click the “Join This Group” link at the bottom of the e-mail, and this will start the process to get you registered in the new Group.   For those of you who want to join but have not received an invitation, please e-mail me directly at pleblan@aim.com and I will add you to one or both of our discussion groups on Google.    One other note  If you would like to create your own "OUR ______ ROOTS" Google Group for your family or Parish/County contact me at pleblan@aim.com .  I may have some ideas to help you get started.  In addition, we may be able to add your new group to our new and expanding research family, more info about which will soon be forthcoming.   Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about this.  Regardless of your final decision, I wish you luck with your ancestor hunting!   Paul L LeBlanc pleblan@aim.com 

    02/25/2020 08:17:30
    1. [GAGNE-GAGNER] Part 3 Rootsweb maillist closing March 2, 2020 Acadian Amerindian Ancestry DNA Project
    2. Paul L LeBlanc
    3. The DNA-Genealogy-History.com Acadian Amerindian Ancestry DNA Project DNA testing is adding substantially to the body of research available for all Acadian families, and because of the efforts of individual testers, we are now able to trace Acadian lineages, successfully and confidently, back to their earliest roots -- in the 17th and 18th centuries! Our Acadian AmerIndian Ancestry DNA project at Family Tree DNA includes Y chromosome DNA (Y DNA) results for male Acadian ancestors and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) results for female Acadian ancestors. The project welcomes all Acadian descendants, and descendants of allied families who married into Acadian lines, as well as AmerIndian descendants associated with the eastern Canadian First Nations people. All descendants of Acadian and related allied and First Nations family lines are welcome to join our Acadian Amerindian Ancestry DNA project including those who have taken the Family Finder test at Family Tree DNA or transferred their autosomal test resuts to Family Tree DNA from other testing companies. We encourage any male who carries an Acadian surname and descends from an Acadian family, or allied family who married into an Acadian line, to take the Y DNA test, in addition to the Family Finder autosomal DNA test, and all people who descend directly matrilineally (from your mother to her mother to her mother on up the tree) to an Acadian or a First Nations ancestor who married into an Acadian family to have an mtDNA test and join the project. One of the greatest tragedies of the Acadian expulsion that began in 1755 is the irrevocable loss of family. We, as family researchers, have problems in finding legitimate records for that period as in many instances our family records were destroyed. One of the greatest benefits of Y and mtDNA DNA testing with our Acadian Amerindian Ancestry DNA project is that we are able to "see through" the gaps in our family lines tracing back to the time of the Acadian expulsion, and find lost links that connect us back to our earliest ancestors.  By having the Y DNA and mtDNA test results of Acadian descendants in-hand, along with available genealogy information,  we are able to trace our most precious lineages from father to father, mother to mother, all the way back to the first Acadian settlement in Port Royal, Nova Scotia. Through advanced Y DNA testing, we've been able to pinpoint specific genetic markers that differentiate descendants of specific Acadian surname lines from all others. That our genes did not "forget" who we are and where we came from is perhaps one of the most significant research findings of our Acadian Amerindian Ancestry DNA project, and with our Y, mtDNA, and autosomal DNA test results, we are re-connecting and finding our way "home" in the truest sense of the word. Our astounding abilities to reconnect, by way of matching DNA test results, may be the best "just desserts" ever to be served upon those whose grand scheme was to split us asunder and thereby cause us to fail.  Our genetic, cultural, historical, and genealogical "staying power"  is why we have people from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Gaspe, Montreal, Ontario, Quebec and westward, Louisiana, Maine, New York, New Hampshire, Michigan, Maryland, Virginia, Texas, California, France, and everywhere else participating in "our" Acadian Amerindian Ancestry DNA project. The "Acadian Amerindian Ancestry DNA project" is therefore open to all of our "legacy" cousins, who carry our celebrated Acadian and Amerindian project surnames and lines, our "allied families,"  (including Romeros, Oubres, Smiths, and all others) who married into Acadian families and have become a part of the greater Acadian / Cajun family tree, the "collateral cousins," who are related to Acadians and are still trying to figure out how, and those special cousins who, as Cousin Paul has stated so eloquently, "were raised at an Acadian / Cajun hearth" -- by the fireplace or in the kitchen of a loving (and very wise!) Acadian / Cajun mother or grandmother who never used the words "biological," "half," "step," "foster," or "adopted" when she talked about all of her children and grandchildren. You can view the Acadian Amerindian Ancestry DNA project information here: https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/acadian-amerindian/about/background You can see the Acadian Amerindian Ancestry DNA project's Y DNA participants here to determine if your male ancestral line is represented: https://www.familytreedna.com/public/AcadianAmerIndian?iframe=yresults You can see the Acadian Amerindian Ancestry DNA project's mitochondrial participants here to determine if our female ancestral line is represented: https://www.familytreedna.com/public/AcadianAmerIndian?iframe=mtresults For questions about joining the Acadian Amerindian Ancestry DNA project, contact the project administrators: Deadra Doucet Bourke at micmaclagniappe@gmail.com  Marie Rundquist at mrundqui@shentel.net  Roberta Estes at robertajestes@att.net  (Additional information can be found at https://dna-genealogy-history.com/travel-by-ancestry/travel-by-ancestry-to-the-acadian-and-cajun-roots-recovery-and-rescue-with-2-new-google-groups)

    02/22/2020 06:11:59
    1. [GAGNE-GAGNER] Part 2 Rootsweb maillist closing March 2, 2020 "Our Research Family"
    2. Paul L LeBlanc
    3. We invite anybody and everybody with an interest in genealogy, family history, and Acadian/Cajun history, culture & traditions to join one or more of our Google Groups. You don’t have to have been raised by an Acadian/Cajun Mother or Grandmother to join our “Research Family”. We firmly believe anybody with any kind of connection to Acadie/Acadia, Louisiana, and/or any early French settlers in North America can benefit from and contribute to our Groups. There are two types of Google Groups: Public, where everybody can see all the posts/items on the site, and Private, which only allows members to see what's on the site. It’s possible to simultaneously join several Public and Private groups and have the capability to send one post to every Group you’ve subscribed to. Regardless of whether the group you join is Public or Private, there are two ways to use it to receive replies to your inquiries.  You can use it like a “Mail list”, where you will immediately receive all posts via individual email or a daily summary containing all posts.  Or you can use it like a message board, where you will only receive copies of replies to your inquiries,.  You can choose your option from the “settings” menu once you’ve joined the group, or ask the Group Administrator to make the setting for you. Within our “Research Family”, we have a number of different Groups that are a mixture of Public and Private. Since it may seem a little overwhelming to determine which Group or Groups you would like to join, here is a quick summary of each one within the "family”. To get more information on these groups, go to their listed website(s). (Where no site is listed, contact the POC for more information.) If the Group is Public, you can submit a request to join through the site; if Private, request to join from the listed Point of Contact (POC). Please note this is only a partial list; more family and Parish groups may be added over the next few weeks. Our Acadian Roots (OAR), https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/ouracadianroots . A Public group. For research on all Acadian ancestors back to their arrival in North America. Also very beneficial if you have Cajun or Colonial Louisiana ancestors ancestors (e.g., Creole, Islenos, John Law’s “Germans”, etc.). If your research includes any Acadian ancestors, regardless of where they were born, or ancestors primarily from the "Acadiana Triangle" (i.e., Lake Charles to Alexandria to Grand-Isle), this is probably the Group you should join first. (POC: ouracadianroots@gmail.com ) Our Louisiana Roots (OLR), https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/ourlouisianaroots . A Public group. As its name implies, focuses on all Louisiana ancestors. Very beneficial if your starting point is your ancestors who came to or were born in Louisiana. (POC: ourlouisianaroots@gmail.com ) Our Metis Roots (OMR).  A Private group. Research on Western Metis, Coureurs-de-Bois, Amerindian, and other early French settlers. A Special Interest Group (SIG) that focuses on the Eastern metis.  This group covers a wide range of research and discussions of Canadian genealogy.  Because the Metis and their history can be rather complicated, we will go more in depth on this group’s focus in a different post. (POC: ourmetisroots@gmail.com ) Our Acadian Amerindian Ancestry Family Tree DNA Project, https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/acadian-amerindian/about/background , is not a Google Group, but part of our “research family”. The Acadian Amerindian Ancestry Family Tree DNA project website hosts the DNA test results of individuals who are direct-line descendants of the original Acadian (and other European nation) settlers, as well as the Amerindians who married Acadians and other Coureurs-de-Bois. Please see our other post for an in-depth description of this site’s primary focus and projects. (POC: Marie Rundquist, mrundqui@shentel.net ) Our Petitpas Roots, A Private group. This group discusses and shares information regarding the Petitpas surname and its numerous variations worldwide. A SIG that focuses on Claude Petitpas, who married Catherine Bugaret about 1658 in Acadia, and his descendants. Also researches/discusses families allied to his family. (POC: ouracadianroots@gmail.com ) Our Hotard Roots, a Private group. The goal of this group is to discuss and share information regarding the Hotard surname and its variations in any place and at any time, e.g., Autard, Otarte, Otard.  A SIG that focuses on Mathieu Autard (Hotard) of Bonnieux, France, m 1772 Marie Genevieve Bourgeois, St-Jean-Baptiste LA.  There is a Hotard Roots website on Spokt, https://spokt.com/hubs/934319  where you can upload graphics, images, photos, etc. about the Hotards. (POC:  ourhotardroots@gmail.com ) Our DeGruy Roots, a Private group. This group discusses and shares information regarding the DeGruy surname and its numerous variations. Also researches/discusses families allied to the DeGruy family.  A SIG that focuses on immigrant ancestor Antoine Valentin Verloin DeGruy (+1759) (There are many variations to Antoine's name: Antoine, Jean-Baptiste, Valéntin Du Mésnil Fouchard, Verloin de Gruy or Degruys Verloin, Lord Dumenil Fouchard, and Ecuyer de la Folie [Officer of the Troups of the Navy of this Colony].) Antoine married Marie Therese Aufrere, daughter of Antoine Aufrere and Marie Mathurine Guillemet dit LaLande, in 1743 at Fort de Chartres. There is a DeGruy Family Collaboration Site at Spokt where you can upload graphics, images, and/or photos https://spokt.com/hubs/934096 (POC: ourdegruyroots@gmail.com ) Our Evans-Richard Roots, a Private group. This group will focus only on those Evanses who descend from our immigrant ancestor, Richard Evans [+1703] and his son, Samuel Evans [+1770], and their allied families. This Evans family migrated from Maryland to Pennsylvania to Kentucky to Ohio. The New Orleans branch also included Evanses who had lived in Indiana, Ohio and Louisiana. Our Evans-Richard Roots has a site on Spokt, https://spokt.com/hubs/934188  where you can upload graphics, images, and/or photos. (POC:  ourevansrichardroots@gmail.com ) Lousiana Orleans Parish Roots (LAOrleans) A Private group. For any genealogical pursuits involving Orleans Parish and surrounding parishes, as many people came through the port of Orleans and moved to other parishes. If your ancestors lived at any time in Orleans Parish, you may want to join this group. (POC: Marsha, marshabryant100@gmail.com ) Breaux du Monde Family Newsletter. For anybody with Breau/Breaux/Braud ancestors in their family line.  Contact breauxdumonde@gmail.com for a full copy of the newsletter & how to join the association.  As Cousine Gayle Breaux likes to say in her newsletter, "Y'all come pass a good time!” Les Guédry et Petitpas d'Asteur is the family association of the Guédry and Petitpas families that descend from Claude Guédry & Marguerite Petitpas and from Claude Petitpas & Catherine Bugaret.  We have members from throughout the United States and Canada.  We have two websites for our family..  The first website below is our family website with all back issues of our family newsletter "Generations" as well as a lot of other information about the family.  The second website is the beginning our genealogical database on the Guédry family. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guedrylabinefamily http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guidryrm/Guedry-Labine In addition, we have a Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/Les-Guédry-dAsteur-Guidry-Labine-Labean-Jeddry-Geddry-Petitpas-387769648496/     It can be accessed when on Facebook by typing guidry-labine in the search box at the top of the page. Everything we have available is free to anyone interested. On 5 October 2020 we will have a Reunion with the Hébert and Breaux families at Rayne, LA - the ballroom of the Rayne Civic Center just off I-10.  It will be from 9 am until 3:30 pm with a couple of presentations, a Cajun musician or two, displays and lots of time for meeting and greeting cousins.  We're having a master Cajun chef prepare a big jambalaya dinner with black-eyed peas and will supply the fixings (desserts, salads, breads, drinks).  All is FREE and everyone with an interest in any of our families is welcome to attend.  Our latest issue of "Generations" has all the details. Martin Guidry 6139 North Shore Drive Baton Rouge, LA  70817 225-571-9726 (cell) guidryrmartin@gmail.com Les Guédry et Petitpas d'Asteur, Inc. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guedrylabinefamily http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guidryrm/Guedry-Labine The Grand Réveil Acadien 2020 (GRA2020), October 3-11.  GRA2020 will once again gather Acadians from all corners of the US and the world, as well as strive to educate everybody about our culture. This year will be a gathering of a family so big that Acadians from around the globe, many who speak different languages, work in different fields, and have different traditions but still feel like they belong to the same family, will meet to celebrate the historic ties that connect them all. Young and old will get to meet long-lost family members, hear about how their ancestors lived as well as how their cousins live now, share stories of their families’ successes and heartaches in the places they settled, and watch and hear the music and art that has come from these cultural roots. It will be a mix of entertainment, education, connection, and enrichment. The planned activities highlight how our history has made the Cajuns and Acadians who they are today, and how they have impacted North America.  Other planned events include a massive reunion of all the Louisiana participants at the Université Sainte-Anne French Immersion, a Tintamarre in Lafayette on October 11th and many other community activities in cities and towns throughout southern Louisiana. For further details, go to the GRA2020 Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GrandReveilAcadien/ , which is updated constantly. They will also soon have an active website at https://www.louisianeacadie.com/  If/when other groups join our research family, we will send out notices of their name, their focus, and their POCs. On behalf of all of our POCs, we hope to hear from you soon! 

    02/22/2020 06:11:00
    1. [GAGNE-GAGNER] Part 1 Rootsweb maillist closing March 2, 2020
    2. Paul L LeBlanc
    3. Cousins/Fellow Researchers,   On January 7th Rootsweb informed us that “Beginning March 2nd, 2020 the Mailing Lists functionality on RootsWeb will be discontinued. Users will no longer be able to send outgoing emails or accept incoming emails. Additionally, administration tools will no longer be available to list administrators and mailing lists will be put into an archival state.  Administrators may save the emails in their list prior to March 2nd. After that, mailing list archives will remain available and searchable on RootsWeb ...”   Upon receiving this notice we immediately began searching for another system that could accommodate the mailing list format we use on Rootsweb.  After much research, we determined Google Groups was our best option.  As such, we have created two new public Google groups:  “Our Acadian Roots” and “Our Louisiana Roots”, which between them will consolidate 77 Acadian and Cajun, 10 uniquely Louisiana, many French surname, and 32 Louisiana Parish sites.  Once up and running, we will “connect” these groups with our sister group (the private “Our Metis Roots” group) to form a consolidated Genealogy research/discussion group that focuses not only on Acadian and Louisiana ancestors, but also on "All Early French in North America".  This will enable us to continue to post questions, make comments, etc. etc., on our genealogy after having done what research we could in the Rootsweb list archives (which, from what I can gather, will still be available for the near future.)  In addition, we will soon add other Acadian, Louisiana, and French surname related research groups, which will expand the number of people we can talk to and bounce our ideas off of.   Come visit our groups' new websites and take a look at the new format:   https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/ouracadianroots   or   https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/ourlouisianaroots   If you would then like join , just click "apply to join group" box located at the top of the page.  If you have any problems, contact me at pleblan@aim.com   I will soon be sending invitations to as many of you as possible, asking if you would like to join the new Google Groups.  Please think about all these changes and decide if you want to continue your research by utilizing our new Groups.  If you want to join, simply click the “Join This Group” link at the bottom of the e-mail, and this will start the process to get you registered in the new Group.   For those of you who want to join but have not received an invitation, please e-mail me directly at pleblan@aim.com and I will add you to one or both of our discussion groups on Google.    One other note  If you would like to create your own "OUR ______ ROOTS" Google Group for your family or Parish/County contact me at pleblan@aim.com .  I may have some ideas to help you get started.  In addition, we may be able to add your new group to our new and expanding research family, more info about which will soon be forthcoming.   Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about this.  Regardless of your final decision, I wish you luck with your ancestor hunting!   Paul L LeBlanc pleblan@aim.com 

    02/22/2020 06:09:23
    1. [GAGNE] Louis GAGNE & Marie Madeleine MORENCY dit BAUCE
    2. I am new to this list and am wondering if anyone has done research on Louis GAGNE & Marie Madeleine MORENCY dit BAUCHE. I believe Louis was born in 1759 and they had one child that I know of and her name was Alexis. This is all I have on this family. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Judy ____________________________________________________________ Gain financial freedom! Click here for Financial Advice. http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL2141/fc/Ioyw6i3m2fnTExgZwX52xUB10u7MeCdsOI0IWTSmBgh6jJJYTmhCBC/

    09/13/2008 12:06:28
    1. [GAGNE] Jos. Jean Gagne
    2. Jos. Jean Gagne married M. Delia Emma LaBarre in 1919. This info was taken from the Gagne archives on this site. would anyone know the church, town, witnesses and parents names of this couple. Thank you, June L. ________________________________________________________________________ Play free online games at http://www.gamevault.ca. Word, arcade, puzzle and more. Play now!

    08/25/2008 06:45:30
    1. [GAGNE] GAGNE's in Connecticut-also RIVARD/ BOUFFARD/JOSLIN
    2. Margaret Schmitt
    3. I just saw an old posting dated 29 Nov 2002 from someone with the last name of JOSLIN.  Unfortunately, their email address is no longer valid.  I'm hoping that they see this posting and reply.  They mentioned that their great-grandmother was Clara RIVARD (b. 30 Jun 1865)  who married Arthur GAGNE (b. 15 Jan 1856).  They lived in Gorham, NH and Willimantic, CT.  Their daughters were Odella, Clara, Josephine, Anna, Eliza, and Virginia.  Clara was Mr./Mrs.Ms. Joslin's great grandmother by way of Virgina.  Clara is also my husband's great-grandmother.  Clara's daughter Odella GAGNE married Arthur BOUFFARD.  Their daughter Bernadette BOUFFARD was my husband's mother.  I would like to contact the original poster from 2002 to swap information about Clara and Arthur's family.  Best regards, Maggie

    08/17/2008 01:19:59
    1. Re: [GAGNE] Napolean Gagne
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Classification: Query Message Board URL: http://boards.ancestry.ca/mbexec/msg/5543/0lX.2ACIB/513.271.1160.1.3 Message Board Post: Napoleon ,was my father, who passedaway in 1990. Victoria, my grandmother i met once, in 1959, if you can share any info on her it would be greatly appreciated

    12/05/2006 08:47:56
    1. [GAGNE] Marie Gagne & Pierre Guerin
    2. Austin Guerin
    3. I am trying to find the parents for Marie, who married Pierre @ St. Joachim, Chateauguay, Qc on July 20,1795. Her parents names were not given in the Marriage index for this parish. This was his first of four wives. His second wife was also a Gagne but not a sister to the above. All help is appreciated, thanks. Austin

    11/25/2006 09:22:22
    1. Re: [GAGNE] Louis Gagne, b. 1897, lived NH
    2. norman bolton
    3. hi strange my granfather was louis napoleon gagne born 13 may 1879 boston mass. his father napoleon gagne was born 30 jun 1857 quebec canada any helphere would be appreciated norm bolton At 07:10 PM 11/14/2006, wind_dancer_110@yahoo.com wrote: >This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. > >Surnames: Gagne >Classification: Query > >Message Board URL: > >http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/msg/an/0lX.2ACIB/372.1 > >Message Board Post: > >I do not know it this is the same Louis Gagne. My grandfathers name >was Louis Gagne. My fathers name was Joseph R.Gagne. I cannot find >anything about his family. I do know he was raised in Goffstown, New >Hampshire. Maybe you will find information there on Louis Gagne. > > >------------------------------- >To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to >GAGNE-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the >quotes in the subject and the body of the message > > > >-- >No virus found in this incoming message. >Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. >Version: 7.1.394 / Virus Database: 268.14.2/528 - Release Date: 11/10/2006 -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.1.394 / Virus Database: 268.14.2/528 - Release Date: 11/10/2006

    11/16/2006 03:38:26
    1. [GAGNE] Gagne
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Surnames: Gagne Classification: Query Message Board URL: http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/msg/an/0lX.2ACIB/556 Message Board Post: I am looking for information on my father Joseph R. Gagne. He was raised in Goffstown, NH. I know of two step brothers Ray and Anthony Buckley. Joseph Richard Gagne birth date: June 23,1928 Father: Lewis Gagne mother May Goudnow any information about his family would be appreciated

    11/14/2006 01:21:28
    1. Re: [GAGNE] Louis Gagne, b. 1897, lived NH
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Surnames: Gagne Classification: Query Message Board URL: http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/msg/an/0lX.2ACIB/372.1 Message Board Post: I do not know it this is the same Louis Gagne. My grandfathers name was Louis Gagne. My fathers name was Joseph R.Gagne. I cannot find anything about his family. I do know he was raised in Goffstown, New Hampshire. Maybe you will find information there on Louis Gagne.

    11/14/2006 01:10:21
    1. Re: [GAGNE] Gagne dit St. Comb dit Sancomb surname
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Classification: Query Message Board URL: http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/msg/an/0lX.2ACIB/484.213.1.1.1.2.1.1.1 Message Board Post: Hello, The father of Gabriel is Louis-Amable with Marguerite Haguenier. Salutations, Jean-Yves Bellavance jybell@videotron.ca Français: http://pages.videotron.com/jybell/ English: http://www.gagnier.org

    11/08/2006 07:26:17
    1. Re: [GAGNE] Gagne dit St. Comb dit Sancomb surname
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Classification: Query Message Board URL: http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/msg/an/0lX.2ACIB/484.213.1.1.1.2.1.1 Message Board Post: Thank you for answering so quickly. It could have been julien. All census records list him as julius but church records list him as Julien and his wife Josette. In al l census records she is listed as julia, mary, and louise. It makes tracing them very difficult at times. Names dates and ages can change in every census. I was wondering if Gabriel was a descendant of the two brothers that you write about. The only gabriel that i saw in your geneology was born i beleive in 1719. He could not have had a son born in 1812. Am i missing something? Thank You, Laurie

    11/08/2006 06:36:36
    1. Re: [GAGNE] Gagne dit St. Comb dit Sancomb surname
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Classification: Query Message Board URL: http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/msg/an/0lX.2ACIB/484.213.1.1.1.2.1 Message Board Post: Bonjour, It is probably: Julien GAGNE, (son of Gabriel GAGNE and Marie-Louise BERICET-JOLYBOIS). He married Osithe GREGOIRE, 04-09-1837 in Sainte-Martine, Sainte-Martine, Châteauguay, QC, (daughter of Simon GREGOIRE and M.-Louise YELLE). Salutations, Jean-Yves Bellavance jybell@videotron.ca Français: http://pages.videotron.com/jybell/ English: http://www.gagnier.org

    11/06/2006 11:47:43
    1. Re: [GAGNE] Gagne dit St. Comb dit Sancomb surname
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Classification: Query Message Board URL: http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/msg/an/0lX.2ACIB/484.213.1.1.1.2 Message Board Post: Does anyone know if Charles had a brother Julius born abt. 1812?

    11/06/2006 11:31:45
    1. Re: [GAGNE] Joseph Jacques Gagne and Marie Theotiste Roy-Lauzon
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Classification: Query Message Board URL: http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/msg/an/0lX.2ACIB/420.1.1.1.1 Message Board Post: Kris, thank you for answering my query. You have helped me a lot; I was trying to rule out this Dora as the mother of a family friend that I am researching for. Now that I have the information from your message, I can do that. There are several Dora's in New Mexico in this time period, and I'm trying to figure out which one is hers. Thank you.

    11/04/2006 07:30:42
    1. Re: [GAGNE] Joseph Jacques Gagne and Marie Theotiste Roy-Lauzon
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Surnames: Tabacchi, Katzenstein Classification: Query Message Board URL: http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/msg/rw/0lX.2ACIB/420.1.1.1 Message Board Post: Dora Katzenstein was my great grand mother. And yes the info you have regarding her parents and siblings are correct. She married Charles (Carlos) Tabacchi. He was accidently shot by one of his daughters and died. Dora remarried a Mr Jones and wound up in Tucson. Her daughter Elmire was my grand mother. If you would like to know more let me know.

    11/04/2006 05:50:20