Acadian Research


Acadians are the descendants of the French who settled in Acadia during the 17th and 18th centuries. Acadia was located in what is now Eastern Canada's Maritime provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island), as well as parts of Quebec, and present-day Maine to the Kennebec River. Acadia, a distinctly separate colony of New France, was ethnically, geographically and administratively different from the other French colonies and the French colony of Canada (modern-day Quebec). As a result, the Acadians developed a distinct history and culture. The settlers whose descendants became Acadians primarily came from the southwestern region of France, such as the rural areas of Poitou-Charentes and Aquitaine.

Below are some interesting links to help with your Acadian research.

Acadian Censuses

Recensements d’Acadie 1671-1763
Acadian & French Canadian Ancestral Home website - Censuses 1671-1784

Acadia Historic Trail

Genealogy of Acadian Families
Book by Gaudet, Placide, 1850-1930

Acadia - Table of the Registers of the former Parishes and missions of Acadia

Acadian Genealogy

Acadian & French Canadian Ancestral Home

Acadian GenWeb

Acadian Historical Museum in Bonaventure
The number one source for Acadian genealogy information.

Acadians of the 19th and Early 20th Centuries

Acadian research centre of Prince Edward Island

Association Acadienne de la Région de Québec

Centre d’Études Acadiennes Anselme-Chiasson

Centre Acadian
Primarily Nova Scotia

Fédération acadienne du Québec

The Acadian Recorder Newspaper (18 Nov. 1854 - 28 Dec. 1861)

The Coalition of Acadian Organizations of Quebec

La Société historique acadienne

Pioneer Families of Caraquet, New Brunswick

Pioneer Families of Shippegan, New Brunswick