If you have Acadian roots or connections in Summerside, PEI, your family may go back several centuries, and you should attend the Historic Acadian Families of Summerside, which is a summertime series of talks by Jean Bernard (presented in English). The eight most familiar Acadian family names of Summerside are Arsenault, Aucoin/Wedge, Bernard, DesRoches, Gallant, Gaudet, Poirier/Perry and Richard.
Genealogist and author Jean Bernard will speak on these family histories at the Lefurgey Cultural Centre, 205 Prince Street on Wednesdays July 10, 17, 24 and 31 and Thursdays July 11, 18, 25, and August 1. All presentations will be in English and begin at 10:00 a.m. lasting for 60 to 90 minutes with lots of time for questions and answers.
Each talk will feature a 'primary concentration' on a surname and the talks will be presented in 'alphabetical order'. Invariably the discussion will 'stray' onto other connected names, but the intention is as follows:
July 10 is primarily about Arsenault
July 11 is primarily about Aucoin/Wedge
July 17 is primarily about Bernard
July 18 is primarily about DesRoches
July 24 is primarily about Gallant
July 25 is primarily about Gaudet
July 31 is primarily about Poirier/Perry
August 1 is primarily about Richard
Space is limited. Please contact Fred Horne at 432-1332 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or if you wish to reserve a seat. Admission is by donation.
Presentations hosted by Culture Summerside's MacNaught History Centre and Archives in response to Mr Bernard's generous offer to share his knowledge of Acadian family history
The Culture Summerside's MacNaught History Centre and Archives is at www.wyattheritage.com/mainsite3/macnaughthouse.asp