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0250.    Acadian Sites

Musée acadien de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard
Acadian Museum of Prince Edward Island

Où les Acadiens de l'Île Saint-Jean (aujourd'hui l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard) ont-ils été déportés en 1758?
Where were the Acadians of Isle Saint-Jean (present-day Prince Edward Island) deported in 1758?

Village Historique Acadien, Nouveaux Brunswick




 Musée acadien de l’université de moncton, about the museum and acadian history

 Centre d’etudes acadiennes, universite de moncton

 Généalogie du monde francophone

 La sociéte généalogique de l’est du Quebec

 Francêtres: Acadian geneology, history, books on Acadia, links

 acadian history, geneology

 New Brunswick Geneological Information, info from ‘94 Acadian World Congress

 acadian cook book

 Fortress of Louisbourg Home Page, history and information

Port Royal, N.S.

 Les Habitants, Acadian Music

 The Super Great Acadian History Qui!

 Paulette Foulem Lanteigne, Acadian Artist

St-Croix: 1604-2004.
The first significant settlement in North
                     America is on Ste-Croix Island, at the
                     mouth of the St.Croix river which is the
                     international boundary between the United
                     States and Canada.. In the summer of
                     1604, 80 French colonists led by Pierre
                     Dugua, Sieur de Mons and Samuel de
                     Champlain, established the first colony and
                     attempted to spend their first winter in
                     Nouvelle France. This is three years before
                     Jamestown, Virginia (1607) and 16 years
                     before the Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth,
                     Massachusetts (1620).

400th Anniversary St. Croix Island.
In 2004, the Province of New Brunswick will celebrate its cultural diversity by marking the 400th  anniversary of French settlement  on St. Croix Island. Numerous events and activities are  planned to commemorate this important provincial, national and international milestone.

2004 400th anniversary of Acadian settlement.
Nova Scotia’s Acadie.
After spending the winter of 1604-1605 on Sainte-Croix Island, French explorers including Pierre du Guasieur de Monts, moved their colony to a new place where they built a fortification which they named Port Royal (“King’s Port”) in honor of the King’s geographer on the expedition, Samuel de Champlain. He called the land “La Cadie”, a derivative of “L’Arcadie”. It is here along the Annapolis Valley that the majority of Acadian ancestors first took root. As a result of the deportation begun in 1755, and of subsequent migrations, the Acadians were scattered all over the Atlantic rim, including New England, and south as ar as Georgia and into Louisiana. Some were deported to England, and back to France, as well as to present-day New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and other locations within Nova Scotia and Quebec. Today, in Nova Scotia, there are a number of thriving Acadian villages as well as historic sites which depict Acadian history. The reconstructed fort of Port Royal signifies where the French first settled in 1605, and Grand Pré is the site of a church commemorating the Acadian deportation and migration. Direct descendants of the Acadian Expulsion are established in Chéticamp (Inverness County on Cape Breton Island). The arrival of French fishermen on the shores of Isle Madame in Richmond County predates the 17th century.