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Family Stories celebrates our family history and events related to our Guedry ancestors.  These memorable stories of our family take on special importance as they share our family triumphs and struggles, and simple joys of our favorites memories.  They are family heirlooms to be held in the heart and a gift to each generation.  Help preserve them by submitting your family story!   Visit our Family Stories page and read the latest addition. 

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DEDICATION OF THE PLAQUE COMMEMORATING
AUGUSTIN GUEDRY & MAIRE JONSON
AND
THE GUEDRY-LABINE AND PETITPAS REUNION OF 5 AUGUST 2004
(12 AUGUST 2007 AT 4:00 PM)



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December 8, 2016

Bonjour Cousins,

Our Fall 2016 issue of "Generations" is now available. It has several interesting articles as well as our Book Nook, Historical Tidbits and Bon Appetit. By the way, I have eaten those jelly rolls a number of times at my grandmother's and they are really tasty.

Art Guidry and I had a very interesting year and a half delving into his genealogical tree. At times it was frustrating and we thought we had hit a dead-end, but using a lot of persistence and an interesting technique, we broke through and discovered his entire North American Guidry line. Read about how we "proofed" his genealogical line in this issue.

We are trying something a bit different with this newsletter. Instead of attaching the newsletter to this email, I am sending out a link to the newsletter on our Guidry-Labine Family Website. Just click on the link and it will take you to our Newsletter Page where you can click on "Fall 2016 Newsletter" in the center of the page. An added bonus is you'll be able to read any other of our earlier newsletters that you wish.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~guedrylabinefamily/newsletters.html

Many of the email servers are not allowing attachments through their systems and others have size limitations to attachments. We hope that this method will let more of our members receive the newsletters directly.

Thanks to Becky Boggess, our webmaster, and Allie Guidry, our newsletter editor, for their outstanding support and help in publishing this newsletter.

We hope that everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Joyeaux Noël et Bonne Année,

Marty


--
Martin Guidry
6139 North Shore Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
225-571-9726 (cell)
guidryrmartin@gmail.com
Les Guédry et Petitpas d'Asteur, Inc.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guedrylabinefamily
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guidryrm/Guedry-Labine
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guidryrm/clotiaux
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guidryrm/butaud






August 1, 2016

Bonjour Cousins,

Attached is the Summer 2016 edition of "Generations" - our newsletter for our family association Les Guédry et Petitpas d'Asteur.

In it you'll articles on the Acadian Deportations, an interesting DNA study done on the Guédry and Melanson families as well as information on why our ancestors in the Guédry and Petitpas families chose to settle at Merliguèche, Acadie.  Of course, the always interesting Book Nook, Bon Apetit and Historical Tidbits are sure to catch your attention.  

Thanks to Allie Guidry for editing another outstanding edition of "Generations".  She does a superb job in taking a drab article and turning it into an eye-appealing, interesting source of information with photos, original documents, interesting layouts and wonderful use of colors.  These are not easy tasks and she spends over a month preparing each issue of "Generations".

We hope you'll enjoy this issue as you escape the summer heat.

Marty
--
Martin Guidry
6139 North Shore Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
225-571-9726 (cell)
guidryrmartin@gmail.com
Les Guédry et Petitpas d'Asteur, Inc.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guedrylabinefamily
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guidryrm/Guedry-Labine
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guidryrm/clotiaux
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guidryrm/butaud




May 18, 2016

GUIDRY - BREAUX - HEBERT REUNION

*** FREE TO ALL ****

Saturday, June 25, 2016 (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM) (Registration 9 am)
WOW Hall in Maurice, Louisiana (301 W. Lafayette Street)

(Maurice is about 8 miles south of Lafayette, Louisiana on Highway 167)

If you are thinking of attending, please email Martin Guidry at guidryrmartin@gmail.com so that we can estimate how much food to prepare. If you forget to email, come anyway. We don't want to exclude anyone.

Jambalaya & black-eyed peas provided
Drinks (cokes, sprint, diet coke, diet sprite, water) will be provided
(No beer/alcohol allowed on premises)


If you can, bring a side dish for 10-12 persons
(salad, vegetable, dessert, bread)
There will be refrigeration in the kitchen area.

We are arranging to have several young Cajun musicians play for about an hour. Tthe rest of day is for meeting cousins, sharing stories, eating Cajun food and having a good time. You may even win one of the door prizes.

The Guidry, Breaux and Hebert families are joining together for a family reunion. After all, almost all of us are related to these three families somewhere in our ancestral tree.

Bring ancestry trees, interesting family heirlooms and other items to share and discuss

So SAVE THIS DATE and come join your cousins for a great day


Marty
--
Martin Guidry
6139 North Shore Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
225-571-9726 (cell)
guidryrmartin@gmail.com
Les Guédry et Petitpas d'Asteur, Inc.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guedrylabinefamily
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guidryrm/Guedry-Labine
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guidryrm/clotiaux
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guidryrm/butaud





March 7, 2016

Bonjour Cousins,

Attached is the Winter 2016 edition of "Generations" - the Les Guédry et Petitpas d'Asteur newsletter.

We hope you enjoy this newsletter as winter winds down in most of the U. S. and Canada.

If you would like to contribute an article of any length, a family photo, a recipe, an historical tidbit or another item, please email them to guidryrmartin@gmail.com .

We hope everyone has a great spring and wonderful summer.

Marty

--
Martin Guidry
6139 North Shore Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
225-571-9726 (cell)
guidryrmartin@gmail.com
Les Guédry et Petitpas d'Asteur, Inc.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guedrylabinefamily
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guidryrm/Guedry-Labine
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guidryrm/clotiaux
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guidryrm/butaud




December 9, 2015

Bonjour Cousins,

Attached is the Fall 2015 Issue of "Generations" - the newsletter of Les Guédry et Petitpas d'Asteur. We hope that y'all enjoy this issue during the upcoming holidays.

Thanks to all of the authors of articles for taking to share their stories with all of us in the family. And special thanks to Allie Guidry for editing this issue. What a great job she does in taking our plain Word documents, reformatting them, adding color with photos and ensuring they wonderful eye-appeal.

We want to wish all of our cousins a very Merry Christmas season and a great year in 2016.

Laissez les bon temps rouler,

Marty

--
Martin Guidry
6139 North Shore Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
225-571-9726 (cell)
guidryrm@cox.net
Les Guédry et Petitpas d'Asteur, Inc.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guedrylabinefamily
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guidryrm/Guedry-Labine
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guidryrm/clotiaux
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guidryrm/butaud





October 25, 2015

Hi Folks,

I hope that all of you had a nice time at the Reunion in Henderson on the 10th of October. I appreciate the help of so many people in planning and putting on the Reunion. It was really great to see everyone there. We had approximately 200 of the family attending the Reunion.

Our next major Guédry et Petitpas Reunion will be in August 2019 on Prince Edward Island, Canada. We're hoping that many of you will be able to attend that one. Of course, we are just beginning the planning for that Reunion which will be during the Congrès Mondial Acadien.

During the Grand Revéil Acadien I had the opportunity to talk with the presidents of several Acadian family associations and unfortunately learned that some are disbanding after this year due to a lack of interest. The Board of Directors of the Les Guédry et Petitpas d'Asteur would like to see our family association continue as an active and viable organization.

With that in mind we'd like to get your feedback on the Reunion and also some ideas on what you'd like to see in the future. Here are some of the things that Les Guédry et Petitpas d'Asteur is doing at the present time: (1) publishing three times a year our newsletter "Generations"; (2) managing two websites - one as a family website and one as a genealogical website; (3) having Reunions approximately every 3 years; (4) donating books about our family to libraries across North America where there are concentrations of Guédry and Petitpas folks and (5) published a family cookbook.

Please take a couple of minutes to answer these questions. You can either reply to this email or can copy the questions and send an email to me at guidryrmartin@gmail.com .

(1) Was there anything that you especially liked about the Reunion and would like to see us continue in the future?

(2) How could we improve the Reunion for you? What didn't you like about the Reunion?

(3) Would you like to have a "mini-Reunion" somewhere in South Louisiana in the next 12-18 months? If so, in what area or town would you like this to occur? [Note: A "mini-Reunion" would last 4-6 hours and would have a light lunch, brief entertainment and lots of visiting time.]

(4) Would you like to have a Genealogical Day periodically where we could gather, bring our genealogical materials to share with others and hopefully fill in some missing information? [Note: We likely would hold this event at a local library that would have the genealogical books and other resources we may need during the course of the day.]

(5) Would you like to have our Guédry and Petitpas families participate in a DNA project? Have you done DNA testing on yourself and would be willing to share your results? Would you be willing to do DNA testing on yourself for the project?

(6) What other types of activities or events would you like Les Guédry et Petitpas d'Asteur to host?

(7) Would you want to help in planning and putting on events with Les Guédry et Petitpas d'Asteur?

(8) Would you like to help in another capacity with Les Guédry et Petitpas d'Asteur? If so, do you a specific area that interests you?

Thanks for taking the time to respond. We all appreciate it.


Marty

--
Martin Guidry
6139 North Shore Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
225-571-9726 (cell)
guidryrm@cox.net
Les Guédry et Petitpas d'Asteur, Inc.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guedrylabinefamily
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guidryrm/Guedry-Labine
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guidryrm/clotiaux
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guidryrm/butaud







September 7, 2015

SAVE THE DATE

GUÉDRY ET PETITPAS 2015 REUNION

Saturday, 10 October 2015 (9:00 am until 5:00 pm)
Henry Guidry Memorial Park (130 Park Drive)
Henderson, Louisiana

(For a little something extra, see the Lagniappe section at the end of this note.)

Our upcoming Guédry & Petitpas Reunion will be at the large, covered pavilion at Henry Guidry Memorial Park in Henderson, Louisiana on Saturday, 10 October 2015.

This is in the heart of Guédry country in southwest Louisiana. Of course, the spellings you’ll encounter in the area are Guidry, Guedry and Gaidry so be prepared to meet your many cousins. You may even find a local Petitpas cousin or two although they are not as numerous in south Louisiana.

We are ready to welcome all of our Guédry, Guedry, Guidry, Gaidry, Geddry, Gedry, Jeddry, Jedry, Jefrey, Gidry, Guildry, Grivois, Labine, LaBine, LaBine, Petitpas, Pettipas & Pitts cousins to south Louisiana for our 2015 Guédry & Petitpas Reunion. We have reserved the large, covered pavilion and associated buildings at the Park and have a Cajun band scheduled to play some two-steps and waltzes. We also have two superb chef cooking gumbo, jambalaya and all the fixings for lunch. And, best of all, everything is FREE!!!

This Reunion will be a bit different than some of our recent reunions. It will be outdoors along the edge of the Atchafalaya Swamp. It will be a more relaxed setting with lots of time to mingle, meet everyone, exchange family history and stories and enjoy the area. We will not have a formal agenda as in the past with only one or two short activities planned. We will have a local Cajun band from our family play a little music during the day and will set aside time to induct some special folks into the Les Guédry et Petitpas d’Asteur Circle of Distinction. We are planning to have local family chefs prepare a series of Cajun dishes for our noon dinner. The Reunion will be free to all.

October is a wonderful time in Louisiana with cooling temperatures, mild weather patterns and has the least rain of any month.

Registering

So that we will have enough chairs and tables and will cook enough food at lunch, if you would like to attend the Reunion, please email Martin Guidry at guidryrm@cox.net. Just state how many people will be attending in your party and your name.

We welcome everyone to the Reunion - both Guédry and Petitpas descendants and friends of the family.

If you should fail to register, that's okay. Come on down to Henderson, LA and join us.

Two other major events in mid-October 2015 in South Louisiana

* Grand Réveil Acadien (Great Acadian Awakening)

- 3-12 October 2015

- Events throughout South Louisiana

(Lake Charles, Lafayette, Carencro, Loreauville, Rayne, Houma, New Orleans)

- For more information & program of events, visit their website & Facebook page:

http://www.louisiane-acadie.com

https://www.facebook.com/GrandReveilAcadien

- Key dates are: 9 October (Genealogical conference), 10 October (Reunions) and 11 October (French mass, Cajun music and food)

* Festivals Acadiens et Créoles

- 9-11 October 2015

- Girard Park in Lafayette, LA

- Large music, food and crafts festival

- For more information & program of events, visit their website & Facebook page:

http://www.festivalsacadiens.com

https://www.facebook.com/festivalacadiens

- October 11th will be a key date to visit this festival and also each evening


A Few Acadian Historic Sites in Lafayette, LA Area

* Acadian Village

* Vermilionville Folk Life Park

* Jean Lafitte National Historical Park's Acadian Cultural Center

* Alexander Mouton Home Museum

* St. John the Evangelist Catholic Cathedral & historic cemetery and live oak tree

* Acadian Memorial in St. Martinsville, LA (17 miles southeast of Lafayette)

* Town of Abbeville, LA (20 miles south of Lafayette)

* Town of Opelousas, LA (20 miles north of Lafayette)

Henderson, LA Travel Information

Henderson, Louisiana is located about 12 miles east of Lafayette, Louisiana and is at the edge of the Atchafalaya Swamp. It is just off interstate highway I-10 at Exit 115. Henderson is approximately 9 miles southeast of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.

Three commercial airports serve the Henderson, LA area:

* Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

- 116 miles from Henry Guidry Park on Interstate Highway I-10

- Serviced by most major airlines including Air Canada, Delta, United,

US Airways, American Airlines, JetBlue, Southwest

- Rental Cars (Most companies including National, Avis,

Alamo, Dollar, Thrifty, Budget, Hertz, Payless, Enterprise

* Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

- 53 miles from Henry Guidry Park on Interstate Highway I-10

- Serviced by Delta, United, American, US Airways

- Connects to Dallas (American), Charlotte (US Airways), Houston (United),

Atlanta (Delta, United), New Orleans (United)

- Rental Cars (Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National)

* Lafayette Regional Airport

- 13 miles from Henry Guidry Park via Interstate Highway I-10

- Serviced by Delta, American, United

- Connects to Dallas (American), Atlanta (Delta), Houston (United),

Denver (United)

- Rental Cars (Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, National, Enterprise)

To reach Henry Guidry Memorial Park from any of the airports via I-10, proceed to Exit 115 (in Louisiana I-10 exits are numbered by miles heading east from the Texas-Louisiana border with the LA-TX border being 0). Exit south onto LA 347 from I-10 at Exit 115 and proceed to the stop light (0.2 miles). Turn left (east) at the stop light onto LA 352. Proceed about 2.4 miles on LA 352 and watch for Henry Guidry Memorial Park sign on your right. Turn right at the sign onto Park Drive and proceed to the pavilion (ca. 0.5 miles).

Lodging in the Vicinity of Henderson

Lafayette is a relatively large city of 125,000 people. There are many motels, hotels and bed & breakfast inns in the immediate area. The Lafayette Convention and Tourism Website has a nice listing of available lodging as well as restaurants, attractions, events and festivals in the local area. View its website at:

http://www.lafayettetravel.com

Breaux Bridge is a small community of 9,000 folks about 9 miles from Henderson. The Tourism in Breaux Bridge Website provides lodging, cultural, dining, music, attractions and other information. View its website at:

http://tourism.breauxbridgelive.com

Henderson is a very small community of 2,000 folks. It has excellent dining facilities and cultural activities. You can learn a bit about these at the website:

http://www.louisiana-destinations.com/henderson.htm

Another outstanding website for information on activities and sites in St. Martin Parish is the St. Martin Parish Tourism website at:

http://www.cajucountry.org

A Little HIstory


Shortly after the Great Flood of 1927 Henry Guidry and his family left their home at Atchafalaya, Louisiana and resettled near the railroad stop at Lenora, Louisiana. Here he opened a restaurant. Shortly afterwards, he moved his restaurant and family a little closer to the river and founded the settlement later to be called Henderson, Louisiana. At Guidry's Place (the name of his combined restaurant, bar and dance hall), Henry Guidry began serving crawfish dishes and the public loved it. His wonderful chef Gladys Breaux developed and prepared many of the tasty dishes. Henry brought crawfish to the world stage - prior to this they had been eaten by the Acadians in Louisiana, but only at homes. Guidry's Place eventually evolved into Pat's Fisherman's Wharf Restaurant, which is still serving crawfish today. Henry's brother, Edwin 'Mulate' Guidry, was a crawfish marketer, catching the tasty crustaceans in the Atchafalaya Swamp. Mulate later opened the Rendevouz Club near Henderson and then moved his Club to Breaux Bridge. Here he renamed it Mulate's and began a restaurant famous for its crawfish dishes and live Cajun dance music. Today Mulate's Restaurant in Breaux Bridge is known as Pont Breaux's (aka Breaux's Bridge).

So set aside the first half of October to be in south Louisiana for the Grand Réveil Acadien, the Festival Acadiens et Creoles and the Guédry et Petitpas Reunion. We'll all have a great time enjoying our culture and being with our cousins from throughout North America.

A Little Lagniappe

For those that may be in the Lafayette, LA area a couple of days before the Reunion, you may want to catch these two presentations. Both are free and open to the public.

Thursday, 8 October 2015 (1 - 3 pm) at the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinsville, LA

Martin Guidry and Greg Wood (of Maryland) will be presenting a two-part presentation on "The Acadians of Maryland". Martin will briefly discuss the history of the Acadians in Acadie, their deportation with specific reference to Maryland, their dispersion within Maryland, the stay and treatment while in Maryland and their departure for Louisiana.

Greg will discuss the fate and lives of the Acadians that remained in Maryland after 1770 and their impact on Maryland from 1770 until today.

Friday, 9 October 2015 (2:15-3:15 pm) at the CajunDome (Blues Room) in Lafayette, LA

Martin Guidry will present "An Exile of Hopes and Heartbreaking Tragedies Through the Eyes of Pierre Guédry (1741-1825)". He will discuss the life of Pierre Guédry, son of Augustin Guédry and Jeanne Hébert, from his birth at Merliguèche, Acadie through his difficult travels from Baie des Espagnols, Lunenburg, Georges Island, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Louisiana.

We hope to see everyone at Henry Guidry Memorial Park on October 10th,

Marty

--
Martin Guidry
6139 North Shore Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
225-571-9726 (cell)
guidryrm@cox.net
Les Guédry et Petitpas d'Asteur, Inc.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guedrylabinefamily
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guidryrm/Guedry-Labine
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guidryrm/clotiaux
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guidryrm/butaud







July 9, 2015

The 2015 edition of our Les Guédry et Petitpas d'Asteur newsletter "Generations" is online.

Inside you'll find the latest information on our upcoming Guédry et Petitpas Reunion on 10 October 2015 as well several interesting articles written by our family members.

We hope you enjoy this issue and are able to journey down South to Louisiana in October for the Reunion. Leave the cold northern weather behind and come enjoy a week or two of the mild South Louisiana winter with temperatures in the 60s to 80s. There will be great food and a host of Acadian cultural activities occurring from October 3-12 during Le Grand Revéil.

Hope to see you in October,

Marty

--
Martin Guidry
6139 North Shore Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
225-571-9726 (cell)
guidryrm@cox.net
Les Guédry et Petitpas d'Asteur, Inc.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guedrylabinefamily
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guidryrm/Guedry-Labine
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guidryrm/clotiaux
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guidryrm/butaud





March 1, 2015

Bonjour Cousins,

Attached is the Winter 2015 Issue of "Generations" - our Les Guédry et Petitpas d'Asteur newsletter.

We hope that you enjoy this issue as this wintry weather seems never to end.

If you have a photo or article that you would like to contribute for a future issue, please send it to me at guidryrm@cox.net . Thanks,
Marty
--
Martin Guidry
6139 North Shore Drive
Baton Rouge, LA  70817
225-571-9726 (cell)
guidryrm@cox.net
Les Guédry et Petitpas d'Asteur, Inc.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guedrylabinefamily

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guidryrm/Guedry-Labine
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guidryrm/clotiaux
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~guidryrm/butaud  
 

 


 

 




 

 

 

 

 

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