We knew she rocked…

“Two of America’s pop-culture icons — music superstar Madonna and TV powerhouse Ellen DeGeneres — are distant cousins with Canadian roots……the two women are 11th cousins with a common “10th great-grandfather” — Martin Aucoin of France — whose daughters emigrated to Nova Scotia in the early 1600s.”

“DeGeneres’s family left Canada in the late 1700s when her fifth great-grandfather, Joseph Martin, relocated to Louisiana,” says Ancestry.ca….”

“DeGeneres’ ancestors appear likely to have been victims of the 18th-century Acadian Expulsion, the British government’s forcible removal of tens of thousands of French-speaking residents of the Maritimes during the fall of New France.” — URL
The Vancouver Sun, Madonna, Ellen DeGeneres distant cousins with Canadian roots, By Randy Boswell, Canwest News Service, March 31, 2010

See also TECH CRUNCH
And OUR STORY.com Community

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About Louisiana Genealogy Admin

I manage several RootsWeb mailing lists and message boards, support Louisiana Cemetery Preservation, am a former Louisiana and Mississippi librarian, have been researching genealogy of my family since 1988, and write and promote several blogs supporting either Louisiana genealogy or Louisiana cemeteries.
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