Our History

Terriot’s in the Acadian Colony

Before beginning its biography of the young Acadian, Charles Terriault, the book ‘DESTINATION: MADAWASKA’ walks through a brief history of the founding of Acadia and the first generations of the Terriot family in early Acadia in the 1630’s. The short history is then followed with a summary of each generation of the Acadian family up […]

HARDY HANDFUL MADE IT TO THE TECHE

Just received a note from Murielle Thériault (our delegate for the George & Virginie Thériault Great-Branch of Ontario), about an article that she had just received from Nita, a Louisiana cousin. It is a story of a group of Acadian ancestors who were exiled to Georgia. It is a heart-wrenching story of how desperately the […]

GREAT-BRANCH PHOTO HISTORIES…

We recently have re-doubled our efforts a few weeks ago to focus on the histories of our Great-Branches. In my opinion, much of the fun of being involved in genealogy is that it allows us to understand the history of our ancestors. Aside from knowing who they were, it’s also alot of fun perhaps more, […]

DEPORTATION OF ACADIANS FROM PEI: a new presentation

Just received a note from my friend Ghislain Savoie this morning who was passing the word about a new presentation produced by historian Georges Arsenault on the deportation of the Acadians in Prince Edward Island (Ile St-Jean). The presentation currently is available in French only. It is superbly done and most interesting. I encourage you […]

FROM PETIT RUISSEAU, NS…

Received an interesting article from Gérard Thériault, our Delegate for the Gustave & Hélène Great-Branch. The article, which is from ”Le Courrier de la Nouvelle Écosse” and written by Damien Douillard, focuses on the recent work of Serge Patrice Thibodeau to translate the Lieutenant Colonel John Winslow personal journal written by Winslow during the Great […]