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Recensement de l'Acadie de 1671. Transcription of the 1671 census of Acadia with links to further genealogical information for most of those enumerated. All but a few lived in Port Royal, today Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Recensements d'Acadie 1671-1752 : Acadian Census Records. Digitized edition of this book published in 1950.

Acadian Census Records 1671-1809

Acadian Surnames 1604 - 1755

Acadian Family Names (archived website - may be unavailable, incomplete, or slow to respond).

Acadian Family Names of the 18th Century

Passengers of the St-Jehan, France to Acadia, April 1, 1636

Liste des passagers du St Jean. Passenger list of the St. Jean. Left France on April 1st, 1636 sailing to Acadia.

Généalogie des familles acadiennes : Genealogy of Acadian families. Digitized edition of this book by Placide Gaudet published in 1906.

La généalogie des trente-sept familles hôtesses des «Retrouvailles 94» : Genealogy of 37 Acadian families. An extensive article by Stephen A. White published in Les Cahiers de La Société historique acadienne in April and September 1994 (volume 25, no. 2-3) (pdf document) (in French).

L'Acadie des ancêtres : avec la généalogie des premières familles acadiennes. Free online edition of this book by Bona Arsenault published in 1950 and tracing the genealogy of the first Acadian Families. Primarily based on census records.

Registre de l'Abbé Charles-François Bailly 1768 à 1773. Registers of Abbot Charles-François Bailly, based in Halifax, but who served Acadian populations throughout the Maritime Provinces. Transcript of the original document in French. Includes an extensive index (starting page 115).

Genealogical Dictionnary of Early Acadia. This is an early draft of a genealogical dictionary of early Acadie. Short term target is to include families living in Acadia before 1731, and other persons found there.


  • Connecticut

    Acadians Deported to Connecticut


  • France

    Origins of the Pioneers of Acadia : According to the depositions made by their descendants at Belle-Ile-en-Mer, France in 1767.

    Les Acadiens de Boulogne-sur-Mer : Acadians from Ile-Saint-Jean (today Prince Edward Island) deported to Boulogne-sur-Mer (Web site in French).

    The 7 Ships Passenger Lists : In 1785, Spain paid for 7 ships to transport Acadian refugees in France to settle in Louisiana.

    Acadians who Sailed to Louisiana in 1785. An alphabetical listing of the Acadian Exiles who sailed from France to Louisiana in 1785.

    Acadians Settled in Belle-Ile-en-Mer, Brittany, France in 1765

    Declarations de Belle-Ile-en-Mer (Acadians in France, 1767). The registers of these depositions were deliberately compiled in order to compensate for the lost parochial archives.

    Acadians at St-Servan, Ille-et-Vilaine, France in 1766

    Acadians in France in the area around St. Malo: 1793 (pdf document)

    Documents inédits du Canada-Français - Documents sur l'Acadie : This volume contains among other documents the first part of the depositions of Belle-Ile-en-Mer. See the link below for the second part.

    Collection des documents inédits sur le Canada et l'Amérique. Tome troisième. This volume contains among other documents the second part of the depositions of Belle-Ile-en-Mer.

    Acadian Families on the Convoys from Châtellerault to Nantes 1775-1776 : Many of the Acadians who left Châtellerault for Nantes would make up a large number of the Acadians who sailed to Louisiana in 1785.

    Acadian Marriages in the parish of Saint-Martin-de-Chantenay, Nantes, France 1777-1785 (today in the Department of Loire-Atlantique (44).


  • French Guiana

    1765 Census of Sinnamary, French Guiana. Several Acadian families are listed (pdf document) : Part 1 - Part 2


  • Louisiana

    1766 and 1769 Census Records for Early Acadian Settlements in Louisiana (pdf document)

    The 7 Ships Passenger Lists : In 1785, Spain paid for 7 ships to transport Acadian refugees in France to settle in Louisiana.

    Acadian Immigration to Louisiana

    Acadian Families on the Convoys from Châtellerault to Nantes 1775-1776 : Many of the Acadians who left Châtellerault for Nantes would make up a large number of the Acadians who sailed to Louisiana in 1785.


  • Martinique

    Acadians at Champflore, Martinique : 1766 (pdf document)


  • Maryland

    Acadians Deported to Maryland

    1763 Acadian Census for Maryland


  • Massachusetts

    Acadians Deported to Massachusetts : Part 1 - Part 2


  • New Brunswick

    Acadian Cemeteries of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia : Tombstone photographs for about 50 cemeteries.

    List of Acadian Prisoners at Fort Cumberland as of August 24, 1763. This Fort, also known as Fort Beauséjour, is on the border between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

    1783 Studholm Report : French inhabitants. Covers the state of land grants in the St. Johns River area of New Brunswick.


  • New York

    Acadians Deported to New York


  • Nova Scotia

    1752 Census of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia (archived website).

    1809 Acadian Census of Margaree, Cape Breton Island, Inverness County, Nova Soctia (Canada) (by Father Lejamtel, Missionary; Dated August 1809)

    Men and Boys Deported from Grand-Pré, Acadia in 1755 (Kings County, Nova Scotia)

    Acadian Prisoners at Fort Edward 1761-1762 (today Windsor, Nova Scotia)

    List of Acadian Prisoners at Halifax 12 August 1763

    Acadian Prisoners at Halifax 1763. Transcription of a partial list kept by the British.

    List of Acadian Prisoners at Fort Cumberland as of August 24, 1763. This Fort, also known as Fort Beauséjour, is on the border between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

    Register of Fr. Bailly : Isle Madame, Nova Scotia, Canada Entries July to November 1771. Fr. Bailly was a missionary priest who travelled eastern Canada ministering to the French and the native Canadians.

    Acadian Cemeteries of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia : Tombstone photographs for about 50 cemeteries.


  • Pennsylvania

    Acadians Deported to Pennsylvania

    Acadians Exiles in Pennsylvania, 1756


  • Prince Edward Island

    First Settlers of Prince Edward Island (Isle Saint-Jean)

    Acadiens de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard (1956) : Free digitized edition of this directory of PEI Acadians listed by occupation with short biographies. In French.


  • South Carolina

    Acadians Deported to South Carolina


  • St. Pierre and Miquelon

    Marriage Registers of Miquelon 1763 to 1790-91. Includes several Acadian marriages.

    Marriages at Saint Pierre 1763-1790. Includes several Acadian marriages.


  • United Kingdom

    Some Acadian Burials, Baptisms, and Marriages During Exile in England 1756-1762

    Acadians Expatriated from Bristol, England to France (1763)

    Acadians Expatriated from Southampton, England to France (1763)

    Acadians Expatriated from Falmouth, England to France (1763)

    Acadians Expatriated from Liverpool, England to France (1763)



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