West Pub­nico re­search cen­tre reaches mile­stone

Num­ber of names in data­base has hit 100,000

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A mile­stone was cel­e­brated at the Musée des Aca­di­ens des Pub­ni­cos re­cently when the 100,000th name was added to the ge­neal­ogy data­base of the Cen­tre de recherche père Clarence d’En­tremont (Fa­ther Clarence d’En­tremont re­search cen­tre), which is part of the Aca­dian mu­seum fa­cil­ity in West Pub­nico.

Sylvie Élodie d’Eon was the 100,000th name in the ge­neal­ogy data­base and her brother Rémi Oliver d’Eon was the 100,001st name to be added. Sylvie Élodie and Rémi Oliver are the chil­dren of Riel Vin­cent d’Eon and Ginette Danielle Levesque of Lower West Pub­nico.

On the day of the mile­stone, the ge­neal­ogy team of Pauline d’En­tremont, Christina Crow­ell and Coral d’En­tremont talked about the ge­neal­ogy data­base and showed the au­di­ence how to add a name to the data­base.

Pauline d’En­tremont re­calls in 2004 hav­ing 15,000 names in the ge­neal­ogy data­base.

“Now in 2018, with the help of vol­un­teers, we man­age a ge­neal­ogy data­base which in­cludes over 100,000 fam­ily names linked,” said a me­dia re­lease from the mu­seum. “We also print in­di­vid­ual fam­ily ge­neal­ogy book­lets priced per num­ber of pages. We have and con­tinue to do re­search on the Métis sta­tus of in­di­vid­u­als upon re­quest. We are rec­og­nized as an On May 3, Sylvie Élodie d’Eon (left, sit­ting on the lap of her mother, Ginette Danielle Levesque) be­came the 100,000th name in the ge­neal­ogy data­base at the Cen­tre de recherche père Clarence d’En­tremont in West Pub­nico. Sylvie’s brother, Rémi Oliver d’Eon (seated to Sylvie’s left) was the 100,001st. To the boy’s left is Riel Vin­cent d’Eon, the chil­dren’s fa­ther.

The re­search cen­tre has an ex­ten­sive col­lec­tion of Aca­dian his­tor­i­cal and ge­nealog­i­cal doc­u­ments, in­clud­ing more than 6,000 publi­ca­tions, with in­for­ma­tion dat­ing back to the 17th cen­tury, as well as mi­cro­films, maps, pho­to­graphs, Le Petit Cour­rier and many other doc­u­ments.

of­fi­cial provider of the in­di­vid­ual cer­ti­fied sta­tus doc­u­ment, and much more.

Housed in the mu­seum an­nex, the re­search cen­tre has an ex­ten­sive col­lec­tion of Aca­dian his­tor­i­cal and ge­nealog­i­cal doc­u­ments, in­clud­ing over 6,000 publi­ca­tions, with in­for­ma­tion dat­ing back to the 17th cen­tury, as well as mi­cro­films, maps, pho­to­graphs, Le Petit Cour­rier and many other doc­u­ments.

“We have been told, on many oc­ca­sions,” the re­lease said, “that the his­tor­i­cal value of two of our col­lec­tions, namely the col­lec­tions of the his­to­ri­ans Fa­ther Clarence d’En­tremont ( 1909- 1998) and H. Le­an­der d’En­tremont (18621944) is com­pared to none ... The d’En­tremonts’ col­lec­tions are said to be the big­gest pri­vate col­lec­tions on Aca­dian His­tory.”

Ren­o­va­tions and an ad­di­tion, in­clud­ing a vault and cli­mate­con­trolled stor­age, al­lowed West Pub­nico’s Aca­dian his­tor­i­cal soci- ety to en­hance and en­large their fa­cil­ity’s archival stor­age space, en­abling them to house their archival doc­u­ments and ar­ti­facts in their own build­ings.

The mis­sion and man­date of West Pub­nico’s Aca­dian his­tor­i­cal so­ci­ety are to pre­serve and ex­hibit the wealth of his­tor­i­cal and cul­tural in­for­ma­tion in their fa­cil­ity for the ben­e­fit of all com­mu­nity mem­bers, re­searchers and friends.

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