Travel by Ancestry -- to Emmitsburg, Maryland and the Story of the Acadian (Landry) Sisters of Charity
Thank you to Carmen D'Entremont of the Centre acadien - Université Sainte-Anne and Alyre Theriault for helping me to make my presentation, "How DNA Helps You with Your Genealogy," held July 18th, 2016, a success. The presentation took place at the Louis E. Deveau Centre d' Entrepreneuriat,"
Université Sainte-Anne at Church Point, Nova Scotia, the room was filled to capacity, there was not an empty chair to be filled, and more had to be brought in. Many friends were in the audience and I met many more. What a wonderful memory was made!
The above images capture the essence of my latest Travel by Ancestry trip to Nova Scotia, Canada and the three strands of the sweetgrass braid (shown in the picture on the right) represent the three aspects of family study represented on the dna-genealogy-history website: the genetic (DNA), the relationships (genealogy) and the oral tradition (history). Portrayed in the above image are a hand-crafted rattle made from raw-hide and wood and a sweetgrass braid, bound by red ties on each end. Sweetgrass is essential to the Native smudging tradition in Mi'kma'ki; its scent is honey-sweet and the blades of grass are soft and shiny.
"How DNA Helps You with Your Genealogy" Monday, 7:00 P.M., July 18, 2016, at the Université Sainte-Anne, Church Point, Nova Scotia
Marie Rundquist Presents: "How DNA Helps You with Your Genealogy"
Monday evening, 7:00 P.M., July 18, 2016,
Louis E. Deveau Centre d' Entrepreneuriat* Room 104,
Université Sainte-Anne at Church Point, Nova Scotia
Washington, D.C. area resident, University of Maryland College Park graduate Marie Rundquist applies her diverse experience -- as a DNA project manager, collaborative research community moderator, and president of an information systems consulting firm, in researching her North American family history.
Interweaving DNA test results, history, and genealogy, Marie Rundquist develops comprehensive historical narratives that are uniquely products of the present but which give voice to unheard ancestors, and truths, of the past.
Presentation attendees will learn how to apply the following DNA test results to answer genealogy questions:
Marie Rundquist's published books and articles include Revisiting Anne Marie: How an Amerindian Woman of Seventeenth-Century Nova Scotia and a DNA Match Redefine American Heritage (2009), Cajun by Any Other Name: Recovering the Lost History of a Family and a People (2012), and "Finding Anne Marie: The Hidden History of our Acadian Ancestors (2006)." Marie Rundquist was among 55 authors of Acadie Then and Now: A People's History (2014), edited by Warren Perrin, Phil Comeau and Mary Perrin. The collective work that chronicles the past and present histories of Acadians worldwide was awarded the Prix France-Acadie 2015.
Related training and memberships: Learning from the Knowledge Keepers of Mi'km'aki, MIKM 2701 (2016) Certificate of Completion from Cape Breton University, Unama'ki College (Nova Scotia, Canada). Analyzing and Utilizing Data from Next-Generation Sequencers in the Forensic Genomics Era, ISHI Oct 12-15 2015 Texas. International Society of Genetic Genealogy. Amerindian Ancestry out of Acadia DNA Project Manager.
* The Louis E. Deveau Centre is located on the campus near the water ponds.
Travel by Ancestry: to Learning from Knowledge Keepers of Mi'kma'ki at Cape Breton University and Unama'ki College (MIKM 2701) 2016
I am pleased to find the Learning from the Knowledge Keepers of Mi'km'aki, MIKM 2701 (2016) Certificate of Completion from Cape Breton University, Unama'ki College (of Nova Scotia, Canada) in this evening's mail. Thanks to Ashlee Consulo Willox, PhD, Stephen Augustine, Dean, and Dr. David Wheeler, President and Vice Chancellor, Cape Breton University, and all presenters and organizers for delivering this once-in-a-lifetime eleven-part series. I will treasure this certificate and the oral histories and insights that were shared for the rest of my days and factor all into my world view of Mi'kma'ki. Msit No'kmaq. All My Relations.
Travel by Ancestry: To Old Acadie, the Genealogy of the family of Pierre Lejeune and Marie Doucet, and a Y DNA Signature for Young / Lejeune Men!
As many know, our Amerindian Ancestry out of Acadia Lejeune / Young Y DNA study has established a DNA signature that has repeated successfully in all male participants thus far. It's great to have all of these matches accumulating in the study -- and the consistency of findings, and the Y DNA signature, says lots about the staying power of this paternal line throughout the generations of Lejeune / Young men! Lejeune family expert, published author, and Acadian historian André-Carl Vachon, who has been so kind, gracious and helpful to our study, in verifying the lines of our Lejeune / Young men, has furnished the following update regarding the line of our Pierre Lejeune of Old Acadia:
Genealogy of the family of Pierre Lejeune and Marie Doucet"
Pierre Lejeune dit Briard arrived in Acadia on September 23, 1651. He would have been recruited between March and June, by the new governor of Acadia, Charles de Saint-Etienne, Sieur de La Tour, appointed by the King on February 27, 1651. In New France, the employment contracts had a duration of three years. Therefore, Pierre Lejeune could not get married before the end of his contract, which was in 1654. That's when he married Marie Doucet, the daughter of the Major of Port Royal garrison, Germain Doucet and a French woman (a European: DNA haplotype "T2").
"According to recent research, Pierre Lejeune was the son of Charles Lejeune and Jeanne Vaudet. Pierre was baptized on November 12, 1628, in Thorigny-sur-Marne, in Brie (hence the nickname of Briard), in the department of Seine-et-Marne (77), France."
I invite you to visit your profiles and update your profiles to reflect the correct earliest paternal line ancestor for this line. Based on the updated information from André-Carl Vachon, who has assisted with our study, that person is "Charles Lejeune."
Please visit the following link to learn more about the Lejeune family in Acadia: http://lejeune.cma2014.com/en/genealogie
Results are published under the heading Haplogroup R1b2 - Pierre Lejeune Subgroup here: https://www.familytreedna.com/public/AcadianAmerIndian?iframe=yresults
Thank you and best to all in Lejeune / Young Y Chromosome DNA !
Marie Rundquist, Administrator
Amerindian Ancestry out of Acadia
Family Tree DNA Project
Travel by Ancestry -- to Louisiana! Kind words and wonderful feedback about the Explore Your Heritage Event at the Ascension Parish Library!
"Acadian families such as Babin, Broussard, Doucet, Hebert, Landry, Lanoux, LeBlanc and Lejeune" are highlighted in a published May 17th review of the Explore Your Heritage Event:
Explore Your Heritage -- on Saturday, April 23, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales, Louisiana!
Ascension Parish Library, The Gonzales Committee on Cultural Affairs, and the Jambalaya Festival Association Join Together to Present "Explore Your Heritage," Saturday, April 23, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Mark your calendars and don't miss the Ascension Parish Library's "Explore Your Heritage" event! What an agenda! As one of the "Explore Your Heritage" featured presenters, author, genealogist, and DNA specialist, Marie Rundquist explains how DNA helps you with your genealogy (in the morning session) and shares the exciting results of several case studies (in the afternoon session) -- see you there!
For the first time ever, the official, Maryland Tourism website, VisitMaryland.org, invites visitors to our State to "Experience the History of Acadians in Maryland" and our unique story-- that has over 900 Acadians deported by the British to the State of Maryland after 1755 - is in the top 12 Activities to explore Maryland History and Heritage!
Thank you to the Tourism Office of the State of Maryland and my esteemed colleagues: R. Martin Guidry and Greg Wood who collaborated with me to bring this challenging project forward to a successful outcome. Acadian cousins will now be able to follow ALL of their ancestors' footsteps -- and encounter some of Maryland's most picturesque and beautiful areas when they do! Visit: http://www.visitmaryland.org/…/top-twelve-activities-to-exp…
Travel by Ancestry: Pioneering in America with the Beville Family meets Autosomal DNA in a "Proof of Ancestry"
Beville family DNA lives on in Beville descendants as shown in this article published by the Southern California Genealogical Society this month: "Autosomal DNA Results Test Hundreds of Years of Genealogy Records in a Proof of Ancestry," by Marie Rundquist. Southern California Genealogical Society, Summer Vol. 52, Issue # 3 (https://www.scgsgenealogy.com). Rundquist references Pioneering in America with the Beville Family, “Appendix C, “Descendants of Claiborne Beville and Susannah Daly Beville of Georgia," autosomal and X chromosome DNA, to investigate two, genetic proofs of ancestry.
The inspiration for the article was an email received from a Beville cousin inquiring about a DNA match! Asselia Lichliter would have been amazed and proud to see how hundreds of years of her carefully-researched, Beville genealogy stands up to the most scientifically advanced, autosomal DNA testing available in the world of genetic genealogy!
Books and Articles
- Revisiting Anne Marie