Acadia: 1755: The History and the Stories

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With "more than 4,000 digitized documents, including documentary and cartographical archives and literary and artistic works accompany this chronology of the Grand Dérangement and the Deportation", the website, "1755: The History and the Stories", hosted by the University of Moncton may be a valuable source for those interested in Acadia.

Registration is not required, and from what I found so far, documents are free to download.

See:

http://cfml.ci.umoncton.ca/1755-html/entree0efa.html?&lang=en&style=G&admin=false&linking=

From the website:

"Nine key moments ordered chronologically, present the history of the Grand Dérangement and the Deportation. Short texts and biographies depict this important segment of Acadie's history and also provide an overview of the periods that came before and after it, from the arrival of the first pioneer families in colonial Acadie to the development of Acadian nationalism in the 19th century. "
in The Tree House by Peter Geary G2G6 Mach 4 (44.3k points)
Thanks for posting.  Lots of great information here.  I already found some information on the Antoine Babin family on the Families tab.
Hello Cousin,

I descend from Antoine Babin as well, but that is not our closest connection.  Our closest connection is through Antoine Breaux and Marguerite Landry, two of our ancestors who were Exiled from Acadie, spent 12 years in Port Tobacco, Maryland, and ended up in St. Gabriel, Louisiana.  And after all that time, we have DNA in common!
Hi cousin Van!

Nice to meet you.  I have lots of Landry relatives in my tree.  Antoine Breaux and Marguerite Landry are my 7th great-grandparents.  How many generations back are they for you?  I tried the relationship tool to view our relationship, but I get the message "Sorry, Landry-1198's family tree is not public and you are not on their Trusted List."
Thanks for letting me know that.  I changed my Privacy settings.  Now you can see that Antoine Breaux & Marguerite Landry are my 5th great grandparents.  I wrote a blog post about them earlier this year.  You can find it here:

http://history.jciv.com/2020/01/from-acadian-to-cajun-part-2-breau-trahan/
That worked.  I can see that we are 6th cousins twice removed.  Also, thanks for sending the link to your blog.  I just read the Breau/Trahan page.  Very nice work.  Now I need to read your other installments.
Peter, thank you for sharing. Lots of very interesting information! :-)

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Peter, this is a very nice site.  Great background about the history of this time.  I particularly like the Families section because the documents are available by family name and each document has information for. a source citation.  Thank you for posting it.
by Cindy Cooper G2G6 Pilot (174k points)
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Very interesting, thank you for posting.
by Ellen Gustafson G2G6 Mach 2 (21.0k points)
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That looks like a great site.  Is it new??
by Van Landry G2G1 (1.5k points)

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