Welcome to the Acadians Project!
The Acadians Project currently covers the French immigrants who settled in Nova Scotia and the surrounding areas in the 1600s, and their descendants up to the early 1800s.
Project members can take primary responsibility for a specific Acadian person or family, and work on merging duplicates, cleaning up profiles, adding sources, and removing incorrect information. If there isn't a particular family that interests you, you can contribute to any of these tasks on any profiles, especially those that have no group manager.
Note about surnames: A list of standardised forms of Acadian surnames has been started by Roland here. Please merge into the standard spellings listed there.
If you would like to be involved in the Acadians project, please do the following:
Beside your name below, please keep track of what you're currently working on for this project. This is both for your own reference, and to aid collaboration amongst the project participants. If you are going to be temporarily inactive in the project (eg. on vacation), please note that here. Thanks!
The template for this project is Template:Acadian. To use it on a profile, just put the following text on the profile, above the biography:
This will display the project badge, and will also put the profile in Category:Acadians, so you don't need to include the Category line when you're including the template.
Template:Migrating Ancestor should also be used on the profiles of people who immigrated to Acadia. For someone who migrated from France to Acadia, put the following text on the profile:
| origin = France
| origin-flag = Flags.png
| destination = Acadia
| destination-flag = Acadie-1.png
These immigrant profiles should also be put in Category:French Immigrants to Acadia.
Any improvements you can make to the profiles of the Acadians are welcome, but here are some specific goals we're working towards:
The Acadians Project is working together to prepare Acadian profiles for Profile of the Week nomination. Listed here are Acadian profiles we've nominated, ones that have won, and the one we're currently working on.
Hopefully soon we'll win Profile of the Week with an Acadian profile, and then we'll list it here!
List Acadian profiles nominated for Profile of the Week here.
The Acadians Project is currently working on preparing Daniel LeBlanc for Profile of the Week nomination.
Should married names be included for Acadian women?
Since no Acadian records name Acadian women using married names, we would be making an assumption about them to include them. Therefore, only the last name at birth should be used.
How do we know the "correct" spelling of a last name?
There is a lot of variance in how the early Acadians spelled their last names, so it's difficult to determine a "correct" spelling. Therefore, we have agreed upon standard spellings of these names, as used by Stephen White. These standards can be found here.
The following projects and groups are likely to have some overlap with this one, so members of this project may be interested in them as well:
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