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How to Build a Family Tree and Connect to Acadian Ancestors

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Create and Connect Profiles

  • Starting with your own profile, add family members by creating their profiles or connecting those that already exist in WikiTree.
See How to Start Climbing Our Tree
  • Very often profiles of people born before the 1800s are already in WikiTree because they share many ancestors. It's important to look carefully for an existing profile in WikiTree before creating one.
See How to Look for Existing Profiles.
If you don't find the person you are looking for in WikiTree, maybe it's because there are differences in the name, dates or locations. It's good to double-check this information in reliable family trees.

Consult Reliable Family Trees and Websites

  • Karen Theriot Reader (professional genealogist) Karen Theriot Reader's Family Tree, a secondary source, but one which cites numerous sources. Good to use for family relationships, especially for Acadie and Louisiana. Always give credit: include her name, the URL and her sources.
citation: <ref>Karen Theriot Reader's Family Tree [URL Name] citing XXX <blockquote>verbiage here</blockquote>. Accessed DATE.</ref> Remember to add specific URL and name for the entry
  • Marcel Landry Marcel Landry's site, a secondary source, also good for Acadian family relationships, not just Landry, but insufficient as a standalone source. Always give credit: include his name, the URL and any sources provided. Login required. Subscription is free.
citation: <ref>Marcel W Landry [URL Name] Généalogie des Landry à travers le monde. Accessed DATE.</ref> Remember to add specific URL and name for the entry
  • Genealogy of 37 Families for “La généalogie des trente-sept familles hôtesses des ‘Retrouvailles ‘94” by genealogist Stephen A. White. Acadians and their descendants who settled in south eastern New Brunswick.
citation: <ref> White, Stephen A. ''La généalogie des trente-sept familles hôtesses des Retrouvailles 94,'' online articles, Les Cahiers de la Société historique acadienne, vol. 25, nos 2 et 3 (1994), [URL Family Name], page XX <blockquote>verbiage here</blockquote></ref> Remember to add the family name and page number(s) for the specific entry.

Add Sources

  1. Acadian Reliable Sources
  2. Acadian Censuses
  3. Transcriptions of Acadian Parish Records with Prepared Citations
  4. Acadia, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1757-1946 (Ancestry) (Subscription required) (In top right-hand column, browse collection by entering location letter then select location)
  5. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick - Vital Statistics
  6. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick - Marriage Records for 5 counties: Charlotte, Gloucester, Kent, Restigouche, Sudbury
  7. Nova Scotia Archives
  8. Prince Edward Island Archives
  9. Quebec Catholic Parish Registers 1621-1979
  10. Mgr Donat Robichaud Genealogical and Historical Research Collection - Genealogical Files (Mostly families in northeastern New Brunswick. Use with caution: comes from a multitude of sources as varied as newspapers, church records, and some less reliable such as interviews conducted by Mgr. Robichaud.)
  11. Mgr Donat Robichaud Genealogical and Historical Research Collection - L'Évangeline Database
  12. Place Names of New Brunswick and Maps of Land grants
  13. Index to New Brunswick Land Grants, 1784 - 1997 To search by name, or county, year or grant #. It is recommended to check Soundex.
  14. Crown Grant Reference Map Viewer Crown Grant information for New Brunswick with plans and names of grantees. Undated but mostly shows grants issued at the end of 1700s, beginning 1800s. Type name of location in search box upper right corner.


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