I'm 1000th part Mi'kmaq!

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I stumbled on an interesting relation this last week: I’m about 1000th part Mi’kmaq!
(Assuming the information in familysearch.org‘s family tree is correct). My 10th-great-grandfather, on Mom’s side, is Chief Henri Louis Membertou Kagigoniac, whose picture is attached. Here’s the wikipedia article about his dad: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Membertou.
They both lived around Acadia, present day Nova Scotia. Henri Louis’ daughter, Marguerite-Louise, married an Acadian, and their daughter Antoinette moved to the north of France.
I discovered this while using a site called relativefinder.com and was looking at how I was related to a local friend. Here’s the printout of how I’m related to that friend (Jayden Kutanzi), and more importantly it shows how I’m related to Chief Henri Louis Membertou Kagigoniac.
I really wish I had known this when studying social studies in high school!

4 thoughts on “I'm 1000th part Mi'kmaq!

  1. Interesting. My husband recently found out that Grand Chief Henri Membertou was his 10th generation grandfather. What a small world.

  2. Hello
    Just found out Chief Membertou was my 11th Great Grandfather. How wonderful!

    1. Hi cousin!
      (Although since I wrote this, one of my first cousins raised some doubts as to the accuracy of my descendancy to Chief Membertou… if they’re correct, we may need to go back further in our trees to find a commonality 🙂)

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