The Volume 1–Arsenault from the popular series on the genealogy of the Acadian families of Prince Edward Island was first published in 2009. Author Jean Bernard returns in 2019 with this second edition revised and updated. This new edition traces the genealogy of more than 1000 Arsenault families of PEI from their arrival in Île-Saint-Jean in 1728 until the early 1920s.
New Brunswick historian and archivist-genealogist Jean Bernard spent several years as an archival technician at the Centre d’études acadiennes of the Université de Moncton. In 2003, he moved to PEI where he has held various positions, including Director-Archivist at the Acadian Research Centre of PEI, located at the Acadian Museum, in Miscouche.
Jean Bernard has published a seven-volume series entitled Généalogie des families acadiennes de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard, c. 1964–c. 1900. These volumes have won him several honours for the excellence of his work in genealogy, namely the Prix La Petite Nyctale awarded by the Association du Musée acadien de l’Î.-P.-É, the Prix Gilbert-Boute from the Comité historique Soeur-Antoinette-DesRoches, the Mary Cornfoot Brehaut Award from the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation, and three Heritage Awards from the City of Summerside.
This revised and updated edition includes more than 1,800 pages and is published in two books. It is available in both English and French. You may obtain this volume at the Acadian Museum of P.E.I., in Miscouche, or by contacting the author Jean Bernard at firstname.lastname@example.org.