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 email@example.com 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.
Mélançon / Melanson: New Y DNA results in the Acadian Amerindian Ancestry Project, and a match, add to a growing Y DNA signature for legacy Acadian surname Mélançon / Melanson.
Those who travel to the Melanson Settlement National Historic Site ("pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/ns/melanson/index") in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, will experience the family history of Charles Melanson and his wife, Marie Dugas, in Acadia. Research of Mélançon / Melanson history will show much debate about the possible origins of the surname progenitor, Pierre dit Laverdure Melancon, and his wife, Priscilla. A visitor to the "AcadiansWereHere.org" website may find the names of Mélançon / Melanson descendants who were exiled to Snow Hill and Annapolis, Maryland in 1755, recorded on the 1763 Acadian Census taken at these locations.
Mélançon / Melanson men who have Y DNA tests discover that throughout history, passed down from fathers to their sons, is a consistent set of markers, encoded in their Y DNA, that prevails among Mélançon / Melanson male descendants today. Y DNA tests reveal historic Acadian lineages among living male descendants. Find out how: https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/acadian-amerindian/about/background
Travel by Ancestry -- To an unveiling of a 17th-century aboiteaux from Acadian homelands in Grand-Pré
When I first posted the new image for our Acadian Amerindian Ancestry DNA project there were all manner of discussions of the sabots that were part of the cover design - which then prompted discussion of the dykelands among project members. Those lands spoke to me when I last visited Grand Pre this summer -- I felt our family there. I like the specific mention of how the building of the dykes to create the fertile lands in Grand Pre distinguished Acadians from other peoples -- setting our families apart from the New England settlers and those whose settled New France.
Isn't it funny how just about a month ago, this image spoke to me -- and I had to include it in our project. It seems that I had one of my "inklings" (that come out of nowhere) that this image would be important:
Books and Articles
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