As part of the current round of documenting and publishing the genealogy of several new Great-Branches, I worked with Richard H. Theriault, who brought the J.Arthur & Caroline Plante Theriault Great-Branch to us from Holyoke, Massachusetts. I first want to commend Richard on his stellar work of gathering as many primary source records as he could from the local towns, parishes and other vital records repositories. The work requires deligence and Richard has plenty of it. His genealogy is well documented as you will see.
In working with him, he asked if we had ever thought of providing our delegates with a business card that each could use as they meet members of their family and perhaps more important as they encounter members of other branches and other Acadian families. It reminded me that we did make an effort many years ago, but frankly, I think that there were so many things going on, that it fell by the wayside. Well, thanks to Richard, the idea has been revived.
So, I resuscitated the design that we developed in 2003 and I tested it at our local Staples store. We have the file that I can add the delegates name and information along with the delegates’ Great-Branch name. I think it’s an attractive card and will come in handy when you meet with members of your family or other families. I have included in this posting, a graphic of Richard’s card. I blanked out his contact information to protect his privacy.
For the delegates who are interested in getting a card, let me know by e-mail that you are interested. I have your information so, it’s very easy to make one up for you. I will have your master print file back to you in my return e-mail. For the first time you do this, I would recommend that you place the file on a CD or on a thumb drive or memory stick and take it to your local Staples store. Ask them to print it on a good quality card stock with a glossy finish and a flat back (for notes). Staples will charge you about $35 for about 200. They may also do 100 for less money. Try it out… it’ll be fun!
Ask your children to give you this for your birthday or for an advanced Christmas gift, or a Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gift… there are plenty of occasions, aren’t there? Thanks Richard for reviving that idea.