Friday, January 11, 2008
The Founding Mothers of Acadia - Last week Stephen White sent me an updated list he put together listing all of the founding Mothers of Acadia. The purpose of this list is to show those Acadian women for whom we have received mtDNA results, those we would need results for and those who had no progeny therefore there will be no mtDNA testing going back to them.
With Steve's permission this list will soon be posted to the Acadian Ancestral Home
I have been searching for proper graphics for the page. When done it will be near the top of the sidebar so that it is close to the mtDNA Proven Origins page as well as the Haplogroups page.
Regarding the cemetery indexing project that has been in the works since November, I am happy to say that thanks to very dedicated volunteers who are members of the Acadian French Canadian RootsWeb mailing list - AFC list for short - there are only a few pages left to be indexed.
In the mail to me are photos of St-Joseph du Moine and St. Michael's cemeteries on Cape Breton. As mentioned in a previous post, those photos have already been indexed so they will be searchable as soon as they have been uploaded to the Acadian Ancestral Home Cemetery pages. A promise of five cemeteries photos for northern New Brunswick continues to expand this project. From the information sent to me many researchers have been able to download photos of their family/ancestor headstones for the own records.
Recently Dick Eastman wrote about the cemetery project in his weekly newsletter. How nice was that?
It is raining here today but snow is coming once again. Meanwhile we have enjoyed very nice mild weather.
Wherever you are be happy - knock down the brick walls and let me hear from you.
Your cousin Lucie
Posted by Lucie LeBlanc Consentino at 8:50 AM