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I was born and grew up in Massachusetts. The daughter of an Acadian LeBlanc and a French Canadian Lévesque. My passion for genealogy began during my childhood when in sixth grade we were asked to research our family by interviewing our grandparents. When Mémère Lévesque told me we had a Indian princess as an ancestor, I was hooked! Though I have never found any links to such an Indian/Native grandmother on that side of the family, since then, I have accumulated a wealth of knowledge on Acadian and French-Canadian genealogy and history. This web site was built to share the highlights of my research with people everywhere.

A member of the American-Canadian Genealogical Society of Manchester, New Hampshire, I have written some articles for the society's the American Canadian Genealogist quarterly. An interview about my work was published by the Eagle Tribune of Lawrence, Massachusetts; another interview took place with the Old Farmer's Almanac. I have been interviewed by the Prince Edward Island French Newspaper as well as Radio-Canada, Moncton and the Halifax Chronicle Herald. .

On International Women's Day, March 8, 2000 I was placed on a list of top notch Acadian women who contribute to the preservation and pride of their Acadian Heritage by Michel Belliveau, then President of the Belliveau Family Organization, Baie-Ste-Marie, Nova Scotia.

My passion is shared in lectures on Acadian history, genealogy and research for genealogical societies and schools. As an aside, I enjoy conducting workshops on "Building Genealogy Web Sites" and "Researching Genealogy on the Internet." A recent presentation was at the Immigrant Archives Genealogical Society in Lawrence as well as at ACGS.

A member of the American-Canadian Genealogical Society of Manchester, New Hampshire, I have served as Vice President, Conference Chair for 2001, 2001, 2003, Director, Web site Liaison, Acadian Researcher, Research Department member, Acadian Acquisitions person and member of the Editorial Board. I also continue to be a Research Assistant helping visitors to our Society with their Acadian Research. In adition to ACGS memberships include New England Historic & Genealogical Society (NEHGS), Immigrant Archives Genealogy Group, Lawrence, Massachusetts. I am also a past member of the Acadian Cultural Society.

I have made presentations at CMA 2004: Grand-Pré Historic Site representing New England Acadians and the LeBlanc Family Reunion.

On July 28, 2005 I was keynote speaker at the Commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of the Deportation of the Acadians. This event was held at Boston City Hall Plaza.

At CMA 2009 I spoke at the LeBlanc Reunion held in Tracadie-Sheila, New Brunswick, Canada. Some other recent presentations have been at NEGHS in December 2008, the ACGS Fall Conference, Manchester, New Hampshire September 2009 the Shrewsbury Public Library Genealogy Group, October 2009. I will present at the ACGS Spring Workshops at the end of April 2010; at NEHGS in the fall with other invitations pending confirmation. Recently two abstracts were submitted for the New England Regional Genealogy Conference to be held in April 2011.

A wish for you as you search...

The Acadian & French-Canadian Ancestral Home hopes that all our cousins, friends and visitors stand tall on the shoulders of all our Ancestors who have come before us and whose legacy is enduring! They have waited all of these years to tell their stories through us. Hopefully, in visiting this site, you will touch the fabric of who they were and know the strength they found in faith and family. We hope this is the gift that our Ancestral Home imparts to you!

© Lucie LeBlanc Consentino
Acadian & French Canadian Ancestral Home

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