L'Acadie, Québec One Place Study

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L'Acadie One Place Study

Known originally as Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie, this study focuses on L'Acadie, now a district of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, in the Haut-Richelieu RCM of Montérégie region.

A bit of History

The church of Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie serves one of the oldest parishes in Haut-Richelieu. This hamlet was populated in 1768 by many Acadians deported in 1755. In memory of their native land, the new settlers gave their host land the name of La Cadie, La Petite Cadie or even La Nouvelle Cadie. They first attend religious services in a chapel in the attic of a first presbytery built between 1782 and 1784, the year of the canonical erection of the parish. In 1795, due in particular to the small size of this chapel, the parishioners sent a request to the bishop asking for the construction of a church. Bishop Pierre Denaut (1743-1806) went there during this year to give his directives.

The church was built in 1800 and 1801 under the supervision of the master mason Jacques Odelin.

After its incorporation in 1845, the village kept its name. In 1926 it became Lacadie and in 1976, L'Acadie.

During the 1837-1838 Rebellions the army of Major-General Colborne and the Volontary Militia burnt dozens of houses. The church and the adjacent buildings were spared.

Goal of the Study

The goal is to find and document everyone that lived at one time or another in L'Acadie, with the help of Census and Church Records. Then, The record will be evaluated and a profile will be created for each indidual person, or the profile will be updated if it already exists on WikiTree.

Current Tasks

"Data, data, data... I cannot make bricks without clay! " ~Sherlock Holmes

  • List all BMS of Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie that occured ~ Ongoing
  • Look at La Prairie church records for earlier than 1784 BMS records as it's the closest church to L'Acadie there is and Ste-Marguerite's register only opened in 1784. ~to begin
  • Add profiles to WikiTree ~ Ongoing with point above
  • Extract Census information to the spreadsheet ~ to begin

Prominent Names

Will will surely discover a prominence of surnames; As the study progresses, names will be added here.

The Records

Census Records

The following links lead to Free Space Pages for each L'Acadie census, with partial transcriptions by Andréa Boudreau. If you have ancestors who appear on a Châteauguay census, and they are not already linked on WikiTree, please contact Andréa to have the links added.

Parish Records

We will be indexing all the births, marriages and deaths that took place in L'Acadie, starting at the opening of the registers, October 23, 1784

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