French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan
P.O. Box 1900, Royal Oak, 48068-1900
Acadia – Acadie
Book Recommendation:
Faragher, John Mack, A Great and Noble Scheme The Tragic Story of the Expulsion of the French Acadians from Their American Homeland (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2005).  Note: the book's title is somewhat deceiving; the book covers the history of Acadia from 1604.
Genealogy Book Recommendation:
White, Stephen A., Dictionnaire genealogique des familles acadiennes (Moncton, N.B.: Centre d’etudes Acadiennes, Univesite de Moncton, 1999).
Sandra Goodwin's Historical Podcasts:
Acadian Censuses:
Acadian Censuses from 1671-1763: Library and Archives Canada (LAC) provides links to images and transcriptions of the Acadian Censuses.  See:
1671 Acadian Census - in addition to the habitant, his occupation, his wife, and their children, the 1671 Census also records the following information: the number of cattle owned; the number of sheep; and the frontage in arpents of their land.
1698 Census of Port Royal:
Acadian Parish Records:
Original Parish Record for the 18th Century:
St. Jean Baptiste, Annapolis Royal, 1702-1755 - The Nova Scotia Archives have digitized and indexed the original parish records.  Use the Search Box at the bottom of the page to search for the surnames of those named in the parish register.  After you have clicked on a particular entry in the register, you will be taken to the original image in the register.See:
Ile Royale - Louisbourg Original Parish Records - 1722-1738 - The New France Archives have digitized the original parish records for this period.  See:
19th and 20th Century Records:
Ancestry's Drouin Collection - Acadian Parish Records are available as part of Ancestry's Drouin Collection.  Many of the parish records are transcriptions of the original records.  See:
GénéanolgieQuébec - Drouin Collection Parish Records are also available as part of their collection.  See:
Links - Most of the websites below have several subpages - be sure to explore them!

Acadian Memorial:


CBC: The Acadians:


Acadian & French-Canadian Ancestral Home: - Be sure to explore the links in the side panel!


Acadian Museum of Prince Edward Island:


Canadian Encyclopedia:


Marianapolis College:




Mapannapolis: Storymaps — Mapannapolis

Jacques Nicolas Bellin's 1757 Map of Acadie, Isle Royale, and the Surrounding Area

This Map can be downloaded from BAnQ

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Acadia – 1754 – Courtesy of Wikipedia: