Inducted on October 19, 2013
Stanley LeBlanc, Jr. was born June 18, 1945 in the hamlet of Olivier, LA in Iberia Parish. In 1963, after graduation from New Iberia High School, he joined the United States Marine Corps. In June, 1965, he was assigned as a security guard at the United States Embassy in Paris, France. While working there, he met his wife Marilyn Boothby on July 3, 1965 and they married in June, 1967. They have a daughter, Sarah, and a son, James, and two grandchildren.
In September, 1967, LeBlanc enrolled at USL, now ULL, and completed his BA degree in history/political science in the fall of 1970. After graduation, he was selected as a management intern with the Social Security Administration where he served in technical, administrative and management positions until his retirement in June, 2003.
LeBlanc has been interested in genealogy since childhood. In 1998, in preparation for the 1999 Congrés Mondial Acadien, he began an in-depth research of his LeBlanc ancestry. As a result of his study, he determined that he was a descendant of nearly all the Acadian family lines, along with French and French-Canadian lines. He is also a descendant of the Canary Islanders. As part of his research into the early Colonial Louisiana lines he created an index to allow him to connect families. After joining several genealogy lists and establishing a website [www.thecajuns.com] dedicated to Louisiana genealogy, history and culture, he began to receive requests for assistance and he has helped many individuals trace their genealogical lines. He also has provided assistance to the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville and the Erath Acadian Museum. His website is used as a resource by teachers throughout Louisiana; and, it is a link on numerous educational and genealogical sites. Earlier this year, he headed a project for the Erath Acadian Museum to upload photos of tombs of Acadians from many of the old cemeteries in Iberia, Lafayette and Vermilion parishes. The photos were provided by Mr. Don Louviere who had the assistance of several members of a group named Friends of the Historic St. Nicholas Cemetery. The Cemetery Project is available online on the Acadian Museum website at
http://www.acadianmuseum.com/cemeteries/cemetery.html. The photos are also available onsite at the Acadian Museum on USB drives.