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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 […]

HOT OFF THE PRESS!

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 […]

CMA 2014 TERRIOT REUNION: Unbelievable but it’s history!

For the past two years, many of us have been very preoccupied with planning, writing and organizing for the CMA 2014 Reunion of the Terriot family. And now, it is over… history!  I can’t believe it. But what we have are some very sweet memories, many new friends and a few more cousins than we […]

DICTIONNAIRE BIOGRAPHIQUE DE SAINTE-THÉRÈSE

Work on this dictionary started in October 2011. The 480 page book contains the biographies of 2200 people that form part of the history of the area of Sainte Theresa. It is published by the Société d’histoire et de généalogie des Mille-îles de Sainte-Thèrèse. The dictionary is $ 25 sold by our company. People interested […]

CMA 2014: BAKER BROOK CONFERENCE

PRESS RELEASE: June 1, 2014 Baker Brook Conference on the Theriault Family titled “DESTINATION: MADAWASKA” The ‘Association des familles Thériault d’Amérique’ and the ‘Terriot Acadian Family Society’ together will hold a Conference in Baker Brook, NB on August 16 to discuss the migration of the Theriault family to the Madawaska region from 1790 to 1890. […]

TERRIOT ACADIAN FAMILY SOCIETY: Our CMA2014 Planning

We are very pleased to announce that we have a plan for CMA 2014 in Acadia of the Lands and Forests. I am also very proud and excited of the fact that our little organization and the Association des familles Thériault de l’Amerique du nord (headquartered in Québec) are collaborating in our planning and conduct […]

CMA 2014 TERRIOT REUNION DATE IS SET!

Just a short message to let all delegates know that Mr. Richard Lyness of the CMA L’Acadie des Terres et Forets in Madawaska, Maine called us to let us know that the Terriot Family reunion has been scheduled to open on Saturday, 16 August 2014. I called the organizer, Ken Theriault, Jr and asked him […]

STORY OF THE MAINE ACADIANS

I received a brief message from my friend Ghislain Savoie this morning who is relaying an important radio program from Radio Canada on the ‘Acadians of Maine’. The program is in French but would be interesting to all francophones, especially the people of northern Maine. Lise Pelletier, Director of the Acadian Archives of the University […]

CMA 2014: LODGING FOR NEW BRUNSWICK & QUÉBEC

Just a short note for a little information on lodging for CMA in New Brunswick & Québec areas of l’Acadie des Terres et Forets… the motels in Edmundston have already begun taking reservations for 2014… in fact, the Best Western in Edmundston is already booked for the two weeks for the CMA. The Best Western […]

CMA 2014: LODGING ARRANGEMENTS

In the last few weeks, we have received several queries about the Terriot reunion for the CMA 2014. In a brief phone conversation with Ken Theriault, Jr. of Madawaska, Maine, he explained to me that they were just starting to move in their organization and preparations, and that we would be hearing more from them. […]

OUR CULTURAL TREASURE… OUR FRENCH HYMNS

Whether it is coincidence or simply my 72 years of age, it seems that lately I have lost an unusually large number of members of our family and friends that are especially dear to me. Yesterday, Rosemary and I were in Nashua honoring my very dear cousin Gerald Theriault who recently died unexpectedly. He was […]

DEATH SENTENCE OF THE ACADIAN VOTING DISTRICTS

I just received a short note from Gérard Theriault, our delegate for the “Léo F. & Marguerite R. Theriault” Great-Branch of Church Point, Nova Scotia. Gérard was forwarding an article that was written by Pierre Allard of the “Le Droit” newspaper in Canada. The article pertains to the political scene in Nova Scotia regarding the […]

TERRIOT’S AROUND THE WORLD…

Happy New Year everyone! Just received a brief note from one of our delegates, Senior Master Sergeant Jason Theriault of the “Jean & Catherine Theriault” Great-Branch of Kamouraska, QC. Jason is from the Theriault’s of Salem, Massachusetts and has been delegate since 2001. He was one of the several delegates that Suzanne Levesque helped in […]

A GIFT FROM A LOUISIANA COUSIN…

I received the nicest Christmas gift ever from a cousin in Louisiana. His name is Roland Theriot, brother of Eldridge ‘Sonny’ who is our delegate for the ‘Fernest J. & Cora Theriot’ Great Branch. It is a video of a performance by the southwest Louisiana singing group, “Les Amies Louisianaises” singing ‘La Grâce du Ciel’ […]

ACADIA LOST: A Novel

Just received word about a new book titled “Acadia Lost”, a novel. The author Anita Flanagan, aka A.M. Hodge had just visited our family website and wanted to tell us about her book that was recently published by Grand Oak Books. She explained in her e-mail that she had come to know some Theriault’s in […]

THE TRACKS OF ACADIA IN AMERICA

Just received a note from Guy Thériault of the Association des familles Thériault informing us of a film by André Gladu titled “La piste Acadie en Amérique”, or “The Tracks of Acadia in America”. The film briefly overviews the history of Acadia but focuses on the aftermath of the ‘Great Eviction’ in 1755 particularly from  […]

GREAT BRANCHES KEEP COMING IN…

Have you ever approached a very large and very old tree?  …even one which stands all by itself in the middle of a large meadow.  All you see is the tree. You can’t really separate one branch from the other, even if it’s the most beautiful branch in the tree. The tree overwhelms everything in […]