Travel by Ancestry -- to a "DNA Bootcamp" at the Lafayette South Regional Library Auditorium March 10, 2018 from 9:30 am until 1:00 pm. Save the date!
Travel by Ancestry -- to "Acadians Were Here" Maryland Historical Trust 2018 Excellence in Media and Publications Award
Acadians Were Here Maryland Historical Trust 2018 Excellence in Media and Publications Acceptance Speech delivered by Marie Rundquist firstname.lastname@example.org February 1, 2018 at the Maryland Senate Office Building in Annapolis, Maryland. Reference: http://acadianswerehere.org for Dr. R. Martin Guidry, Contributor and Historian, Greg Wood, Author, Contributor and Historian, Marie Rundquist, Author, Contributor and Website Developer
"The website, Acadians Were Here, which receives today the MHT award for Excellence in Media and Publications, delivers the lesser-known history of Acadians in Maryland to new audiences: tourists and tour guides, researchers, historical societies and organizations, journalists, documentary producers, family genealogists, and regular people interested in traveling to the places where over 900 Acadians were exiled after being forcibly removed from their lands in Nova Scotia in November of 1755. They travel by bus, by car, by bicycle and on foot to visit the areas around the Chesapeake Bay where Acadian families lived – and they connect to the Acadians Were Here website from the US and Canada to plan their trips.
Thank you, Maryland Historical Trust for this excellent recognition of the Acadians Were Here organization and thanks to all whose support and endorsement we are so grateful to have received, and thanks to our guests today, Lynn Wood, Sean Carney, and my husband Edward Nowicki for their support. We honor Nell Ziehl and the Maryland Historical Trust Program staff for elevating the vital role of Acadians In Maryland’s history to the mainstream, and through this MHT award, recognizing our project, and that Acadians Were Here."
About the Maryland Historical Trust 2018 Awards: https://mht.maryland.gov/awards_2018.shtml
Press Release: 2018-0201-press-release-2018-md-preservation-awards.pdf
For information about the sash worn by site developer and contributor, Marie Rundquist, pictured here (https://acadianswerehere.org/about-the-authors.html) on the Acadians Were Here website, please visit the following website: http://acadiens-metis-souriquois.ca/index.html where you will find the history and culture of an acadien-metis people discussed at length.
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:
From the Gonzales Weekly Citizen: Posted May 17, 2016 at 12:01 AM
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!
Books and Articles
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