Posting once a week and only about How I found your ancestors might be harder than I first thought.
Our roots are deeper than we think.
Medard Myers’ family
Medard Myers is a direct descendant of René Hébert.
So is little Germaine Lagasse.
Germaine’s mother, Alice D. Myers, is the little girl in front of her father Medard N. Myers.
She was as such a descendant of René Hébert, and she probably never learned about her Acadian roots.
In the past, there have been several articles written about the Acadians, who for a time resided in Guilford, Connecticut, but none of them have answered the question–“What are their names?”
That information can be answered, at least in part, but first; a little history is in order.
Britain had won Nova Scotia from the French in 1713, so when the residents of Grand Pre woke up on the morning of September 5, 1755, they were curious about the British ships in Minas bay, but were not alarmed. After all, they were French people who had lived there since the beginning of the 17th Century, and for the last 42 years under British rule. It was true that they had never sworn allegiance to Britain, not wanting to bear arms against their own countrymen, but they had lived there as neutrals, not firing upon the British, either. The British called this land “Nova Scotia” (New Scotland), but the French called the land and the surrounding land L’Acadie, or Acadia–the Indian name meaning–the fertile soil.