Genealogist Stephen White to talk about Pomquet’s Founding Families, January 11, 2:00 p.m.

Well known genealogist Stephen White Author of“Dictionnaire des familles Acadiennes“ will speak on the founding families in Pomquet with emphasis on the founding women and  using mitrochondrial DNA testing to establish maternal lines going back to the first women in Acadie                                   Àt la SASC Pomquet (next to the Glebe House) 1154  Monks Head […]

Kitchen party, Pomquet, Simon Vincent on fiddle, son Joe facing him, 1950s.

Simon Vincent on fiddle, Pomquet kitchen party, c 1950s.  Courtesy of Pomquet Héritage. Restoration: Anne Louise MacDonald.   Simon Vincent on Fiddle,  son Joe next to him, others unidentified, Pomquet kitchen party, 1950s. Courtesy Pomquet Héritage.  Restoration: Anne Louise MacDonald Email from Daniel Benoit to AmberleeBoulton, July 5, 2014: The kitchen party photo the one […]

Sam Vincent, Pomquet

Far left Sam Vincent Courtesy of PomquetHéritage. Restoration: Joe Fraser. The Vincents were among the first of five families to come to Pomquet in 1772. After the deportation, the Acadians settled in small groupings so as not to attract attention.

Paul Morrell, Pomquet, 1920s

Paul Morrell, Pomquet, 1920s. Back of photo reads “mari de Mathilde (Benoit); n’a pas eud’enfants.” Courtesy of PomquetHéritage. Restoration: Betty Cameron Pomquet was first settled by three men named Duon, Dorion, and Vincent. Old papers dating from 1916 spell the name “Pomquette.” Dr. Rand gives the Mi’kmaq name as “Pogumkek,” meaning “raining along” and from […]

“Pa Vincent”, Pomquet

“Pa Vincent” written on photo, Simon Albert Vincent, Pomquet. Courtesy of PomquetHéritage, Vincent Album.