March 17, 2007

AN ACADIAN PARISH REMEMBERED

An Acadian Parish Remembered
The Registers of St. Jean-Baptiste
Annapolis Royal, 1702-1755

9 June 1713
Baptism
Marie Joseph La Bauve

8 January 1714
Marriage
Fran├žois Bastarache and Agnes La Bauve

13 January 1716
Marriage
Jean Baptiste Levron and Fran├žoise La Bauve

18 May 1722
Marriage
Louis Hebert and Anne Marie La Bauve

11 August 1722
Marriage
Jean de La Bauve and Magdelaine Levron

EVEN CAJUNS ARE IRISH TODAY!

“Christ shield me this day:

Christ with me, Christ before me,

Christ behind me, Christ in me,

Christ beneath me, Christ above me,

Christ on my right, Christ on my left,

Christ when I lie down, Christ when I arise,

Christ in the heart of every person who thinks of me,

Christ in the eye that sees me, Christ in the ear that hears me.” —

“The Breastplate of St. Patrick

NOVA SCOTIA VITAL STATS

The Nova Scotia Vital Stats are due to go online this Monday, March 19, 2007.The website address is:http://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/The inventory will include:All birth records before 1906.All marriage records before 1932.....All death records before 1956.

Thanks to Erich on the Amerindian myfamily.com site.

March 14, 2007

LABAUVE & LABARRE SAME SURNAMES?


I'm interested in finding out what the origins of LaBauve DNA might reveal as to the origins of Louis Noel Labauve.

Was he a Mi'kmaq, was he European?.

One of the more common names in the early Mi'kmaq-Maliseet records is the name Labauve and it's many variations.

As Mario recently posted, the names LaBarre and LaBauve seem to be the same name as well.

One way to solve part of the mystery around the origins of this family, is to have a LaBauve male take a Y-Chromosome DNA test.

The Y-Chromosome DNA test can only be taken by a male and costs about $99 US.

Erich

March 09, 2007

NO LABAUVE FAMILY IN CEMETERY

From: "Don Louviere"
To: "Julaine and Isby Schexnayder"
Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2007 1:47 PM
Subject: Re: ] Cemetery Desecration

Could you forward this onto Lynn LaBauve? Based on the Cemetery Map we are creating, Patoutvile has no LaBauve family and only one Breaux.
L. Breaux died 3 Aug 1896.
Don

March 08, 2007

CEMETERY DESTRUCTION AGAIN!

Cemetery Destruction AGAIN!!!! HORRIBLE
Leslie Braddock - Mar 7, 2007 View Viewers

This is happening in Louisiana..it is a common practice for the Catholic Church to remove graves and "reuse" the spaces if no one claims them..it happened in the historic St. Martinville Church where my "Jean Charles LeBlanc" ancestor was burried according to records but his body is "missing". I guess they just "forgot" to move him when they moved the cemetery and made way for a parking lot! He is the Father of the current LeBlanc family that lives in Louisiana and is on the St. Martinville Wall of Ancestors of the Original Acadians. What is going on here is HORRIBLE and wrong on so many levels.And My "Jean Charles LeBlanc" is just one of HUNDREDS of "missing graves" at that church. We have to stop this practice..I dont know if any of you live in Louisiana but if you do ..please pass this on to anyone that you think might be able to help this or fight this issue.
Thanks,
Leslie Braddock

This is a notice to anyone who has ancestors who were part of the St. Nicholas Catholic Church near Patoutville/Lydia. There are many dozens of sites throughout, which are nothing more than a pile of broken bricks and mortar. Some are open so that the remains are visible.
Is this the way you would want your great-great grandmother to "rest in peace"?
Furthermore, a Finance Committee from the church has posted signs announcing that if these sites are not claimed by April 7, 2007, then repaired, the remains will be removed to another spot and the site cleared. The vast majority of these graves have markers. Some of the families represented areDubois, Dupuy, Gary, Guillot, Louviere, Hebert, etc.
A group of genealogy enthusiasts including some people who live out of state, called The Friends of the Historical St. Nicholas Cemetery are working together to find living descendants and notify them of the need to make a claim known to the church and then to do repairs immediately. Anyone in this organization who suspects he has an ancestor buried there can contact me, and we can help you to determine if this is a problem for you and your family.
My contact info is Julaine Deare Schexnayder, 337 365-7667, or julainehome@cox.net.
We have just completed the inventory of the entire cemetery. Unfortunately many tombs are unmarked. But we are willing to do lookups for any name you'd like. E-mail me at julainehome@cox.net. I am a member of the Lafayette Genealogical Society and would like to make a presentation to the group on our efforts since last fall to prevent any destruction to the historical tombs in the St. Nicholas Cemetery at Patoutville/Lydia. We have been able to find descendants for about 10-15 tombs and some have already been repaired.
This is happening in Louisiana..it is a common practice for the Catholic Church to remove graves and "reuse" the spaces if no one claims them..it happened in the historic St. Martinville Church where my "Jean Charles LeBlanc" ancestor was burried according to records but his body is "missing". I guess they just "forgot" to move him when they moved the cemetery and made way for a parking lot! He is the Father of the current LeBlanc family that lives in Louisiana and is on the St. Martinville Wall of Ancestors of the Original Acadians. What is going on here is HORRIBLE and wrong on so many levels.And My "Jean Charles LeBlanc" is just one of HUNDREDS of "missing graves" at that church. We have to stop this practice..I dont know if any of you live in Louisiana but if you do ..please pass this on to anyone that you think might be able to help this or fight this issue.ThanksLeslie BraddockThis is a notice to anyone who has ancestors who were part of the St. >> Nicholas Catholic Church near Patoutville/Lydia. There are many dozens >> of sites throughout, which are nothing more than a pile of broken bricks >> and mortar. Some are open so that the remains are visible!>>>> Is this the way you would want your great-great grandmother to "rest in >> peace"?>>>> Furthermore, a Finance Committee from the church has posted signs >> announcing that if these sites are not claimed by April 7, 2007, then >> repaired, the remains will be removed to another spot and the site >> cleared. The vast majority of these graves have markers. Some of the >> families represented areDubois, Dupuy, Gary, Guillot, Louviere, Hebert, etc.>>>> A group of genealogy enthusiasts including some people who live out of >> state, called The Friends of the Historical St. Nicholas Cemetery are >> working together to find living descendants and notify them of the need >> to make a claim known to the church and then to do repairs immediately. Anyone in this organization who suspects he has an ancestor buried there can contact me, and we can help you to determine if this is a problem for you and your family.>>>> My contact info is Julaine Deare Schexnayder, 337 365-7667, or julainehome@cox.net
We have just completed the inventory of the entire cemetery. >> Unfortunately many tombs are unmarked. But we are willing to do lookups >> for any name you'd like. E-mail me at julainehome@cox.net. I am a member of the Lafayette Genealogical Society and would like to make a presentation to the group on our efforts since last fall to prevent any destruction to the historical tombs in the St. Nicholas Cemetery at Patoutville/Lydia. We have been able to find descendants for about 10-15 tombs and some have already been repaired.
Julaine Schexnayder New Iberia, LA 337 365-7667

March 06, 2007

UPDATE ON Acadian/Mi'kmaq Festival


Ellen Hunt - Mar 5, 2007 View Viewers

Hi Everyone, I have received emails from people who are interested in this reunion. I will make plans to have it in Lahave during the festival. The date is not set yet, because I have to meet with the Lunenburg County Historicial Society who sponsors this festival, but I have asked for August 18 & 19th. Lahave is about 45 minutes from Mahone Bay if you drive to Bridgewater and follow the highway to Lahave. If you join the Lahave Ferry, it would take about 25 minutes. From Lunenburg by way of Lahave ferry, it takes me 20 minutes. The ferry crosses the river every 15 minutes, but on special days during an event , it crosses often. It holds about 16 vehicles. There are Risser's Campground and others in the area. The Mi'kmaq/Acadian Burial Ground in Petite Riviere is about 10-15 minutes away. We will tour this burial ground as part of the agenda. What other things would you like to do while you are here? I was thinking maybe: The Mi'kmkaq Burial Ground Research and Restoration Association plan to erect a panel at the burial ground this year. It depends on funding. Maybe we could help pay for the panel and it would be from all the descendents of the Lahave/Bras dor Indians. Its our ancestors who are buried there. Then we could have a special ceremony. This would be our mark. Go on a boat ride to the Lahave Islands. Have a picnic Story telling time Talking Circles Sharing of culture A reenactment Genealogy Dig clams Weiner roast on the beach near the burial ground Acadian and Mikmaq entertainment at the festival Beach walks - mussel boils. any other suggestions. Please get them out to me before the meeting which will be sometime soon, so I can bring them forward. thanks ellen I will post links for accommodations.'http://www.myfamily.com/isapi.dll?c=s&htx=m&siteid=G1kYAI

March 04, 2007

ACADIAN/MI'KMAQ FESTIVAL

Acadian/Mi'kmaq Festival
Ellen Hunt - Mar 2, 2007 View Viewers

Hi Everyone,

It looks like most of our ancestors first lived in Lahave. We will be celebrating the fourth Acadian/Mi'kmaq festival sometime in August. It is usually the weekend closest to August 15th. This year we will have the grand opening of the First Mi'kmaq Village on the grounds and also the opening of the reconstructed Maria de Grace Fort.

Plans for the festival are just in the planning stages. I am one of th co-ordinators for the Village and the festival. Would anyone be interested in a reunion of the Lahave and Bras'dor Indian descendents.? In this area is Petite Riviere, where Germain LeJeune lived. Also the Mi'kmaq/Acadian burial ground which dates back to at least early 1500's. Maria de Grace Fort is where the french lived in 1600's and traded with the Mi'kmaq. Sourquois, stated in the "History of Lunenburg County" by Mathis Desbrisay means "Salt Water Indians". There are lots of history in this area . You could walk in the foot steps of our ancestors. I lives close to Lahave and visit it quite often.

Please let me know if you are interested and I can set the plans in motion.

Thanks,
Ellen