J. R. Theriault

Terriot’s in the Acadian Colony

Before entering into the life of the young Acadian, Charles Terriault in the Madawaska no-man’s territory, ‘DESTINATION: MADAWASKA’ , a bilingual book (French and English), presents a short history of the founding of the Acadian colony and life of the Terriot family in early Acadia in the 1630’s. The short history continues by connecting each […]


In the Foreword to ‘Destination’, I talk about the absence of Acadian history in the curricula of our public schools in North America. Ask anyone if they have ever heard of Acadia, most will draw a blank. Some might mention Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island, Maine without knowing the connection between the park […]

Dictionary of Descendants

One of the features of “DESTINATION: MADAWASKA”, (Second Edition) is the genealogy dictionary of the descendants of Charles Terriault. Charles was a grandson of Joseph Theriault [33] who fled Acadia for St Roch des Aulnaies, Québec in 1759 to avoid the English. He was one of the early settlers of the Madawaska territory. So, if […]


Well, okay. I missed my mark. My original plan was to publish the Second Edition of my book “DESTINATION: MADAWASKA” by Christmas. But one thing led to another and well, here we are, its March 25 and Spring is just around the corner. The book is available around the world on Amazon websites in the […]

A Christmas Gift… Un cadeau de Noël

COMING SOON… IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS BIENTOT… EN TEMPS POUR NOËL DESTINATION:  MADAWASKA,  Second Edition I’ve learned a few things since 2009 when I released the First Edition of my book and…  there were some things I wished I could have covered in the book. So, I’ve decided to take the plunge and publish a […]

Finding Your Family Genealogy

With this last release of our Jehan Terriot Archive, we have made it very easy for you to come in and go directly to the genealogy of your family branch. It’s literally a four-step operation. Let’s take my branch for example:  the JOSEPH & THÉOGENIE  THÉRIAULT Great-Branch. Step One:  Go to the Terriot family website: […]

UPDATE: Terriot Acadian Family

[Pour la version française, cliquer sur le lien VERSION FRANCAISE “LES JASEUX” en haut de la barre a droite.] Our activity in the Terriot Acadian Family Society is slowing down after a very busy 10-12 year burst. In the peak years, we were receiving 100 emails a week. Now, we receive about that many in a year. But we’re […]