Annapolis Royal Bird’s Eye View of Port Royal – about 1707; there are 13 pages to this digital image. It includes an index on first page, a map on the second page and then genealogies of the men on the index. https://archives.novascotia.ca/maps/archives/?ID=11&Page=202012169
Plan of the River of Annapolis Royal in Nova Scotia – This map has Acadian villages labeled along the Annapolis River. https://archives.novascotia.ca/maps/archives/?ID=94. Based on a map of the River Annapolis Royal surveyed in the year 1733. Corrections from other surveys of 1753. Date: 1757 Reference: Nova Scotia Archives Map Collection: Annapolis, Nova Scotia
Map of the surveyed parts of Nova Scotia taken by Captain Lewis, 1755 – This map has a few Acadian villages labeled on it. https://archives.novascotia.ca/maps/archives/?ID=86
Isthmus of Chignecto– Map of a part of Nova Scotia or Acadie – 1755, A few Acadian villages are labeled on this map. https://archives.novascotia.ca/maps/archives/?ID=88
A Map of the Surveyed Parts of Nova Scotia MDCCLVI – George, III, King of Great Britain, George, IV, King of Great Britain, and -1785 John Brewse. “A MAP OF THE SURVEYED PARTS OF NOVA SCOTIA MDCCLVI.” Map. 1756. Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center.
This map from 1756 labels Acadian villages https://collections.leventhalmap.org/search/commonwealth:hx11z499x
Quebec – 1666
- Census of Canada, 1666; https://recherche-collection-search.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/Home/Record?app=fonandcol&IdNumber=2318856; digital images of handwritten census taken by Jean Talon.
Quebec – 1667
Census of Canada, 1667; https://recherche-collection-search.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/Home/Record?app=fonandcol&IdNumber=2318857; digital images of handwritten census.
Acadian Recensements (Census) from 1671-1752
Canadiana Heritage – digital images of handwritten census records.
- 1671 – l’Acadie (Images 3-14)
- 1686 – Port Royal (Images 15-43)
- Cap de Sable (Image 44)
- Port La Haive and Mirliguaiche (Images 45-46
- La Baye des Mines (Images 46-49)
- Riviere St. Jean, Pesmonquady, Megais and Pentagouch (Image 49-50)
- Chignitou des Beaubasin (Images 51-56)
- Riviere de Miramichy, Chedabouctou, de Nepisigny and Lisle Percéc (Images 57-58)
- 1693 – Port Royal (Images 62-82)
- Les Mines (Images 82-97)
- Cap de Sable (Images 97-98)
- La Riviere du Port Royal (Images 98-99)
- La Riviere St. Jean (Images 99-101)
- Beaubasin (Images 101-106)
- 1695 – La Riviere St. Jean (Images 107-109)
- 1698 – Port Royal (Images 110-137)
- Beaubasin (Images 138-147)
- La Riviere St. Jean (Images 148-150)
- 1700 – Port Royal (Images 151-167)
- Beaubassin (Images 167-163)
- 1701 – Port Royal (Images 174-201)
- Beaubassin (Images 201-203)
- Les Mines (Images 204-211)
- 1703 – Port Royal (Images 212-216)
- Les Mines (Images 216-218)
- Cobequis (Images 218-219)
- Beaubassin (Images 219-220)
- 1707 – Cobequitte (Images 221-222)
- Les Minnes (Images 222-228)
- Beaubassin (Images 228-230
- Port Royal (Images 231-238)
- 1714 – Port Royal (Images 239-241)
- Cappe (Images 242-245)
- Les Mines (Image 246)
- Pigiguis – (Images 248-249)
- La Rivierre (Images 249-250)
- La Rivierre des Canards (Image 250)
- Beaubassin (Images 254-262)
- Canada and Quebec
- 1727 – Boats, Captains and Their Destinations (Image 263)
- 1728 – Boats, Captains and Their Destinations (Image 265)
- 1729 – Boats, Captains and Their Destinations (Images 266-271)
- 1739 – Riviere St. Jean (Images 274-277)
- 1752 – l’Acadie (Images 277-288)
- Refugees of l’Acadie (Images 289-299)
- No date – l’Acadie refugees (Images 301-308)
- 1763 – Port Royal (Image 309-310)
- 1752 – Louisbourg (Image 311)
Acadian – 1700s
- An Acadian Parish Remembered, The Registers of St. Jean-Baptiste, Annapolis Royal, 1702-1755; https://archives.novascotia.ca/acadian/; digital images of the sacramental records of St. Jean-Baptiste in Port Royal.
Acadian – 1707-1748
Photos of the The Original Acadian Registers of Saint-Charles-des-Mines on Facebook; must sign into Facebook to view the photos.
Acadians in France – 1759
Fonds de l’Inscription maritime de Saint-Servan [France] : C-4619 This source has several different rolls of the Acadians from Ile Saint Jean and Ile Royale who arrived in Saint-Malo in January 1759 during the deportation.
Acadian – 1785
- “Alpha List of Seven Ships Passengers, 29 July-17 December 1785” http://www.acadiansingray.com/Appendices-Seven%20Ships’%20Passengers.htm#Seven%20Ships’%20Passengers,%201785; this site is a table of all passengers in alpha order by surname. The table includes the age of each passenger and the ship each Acadian sailed on. There are also notes that include family relationships and occupation. Resources are cited.
Acadians in England between 1756 and 1763 http://www.acadian-home.org/acadians-exp-to-france.html
Archives départmentals d’Ille & Vilaine – Sacramental records of Acadians in Pleurtuit, Saint-Servan, Saint-Suliac and other towns.
Archives départementales de la Vienne – Sacramental records of Acadians in Archigny and other towns.
Archives départementales de Loire-Atlantique – Sacramental records of Acadians in Chantenay, Nantes and other towns.
Archives départementales des Côtes d’Armor – Sacramental records of Acadians in Pleudihen, Ploubalay, Plouer, Trigavou and other towns. (At this time, computers outside of France cannot connect to the parish records but FamilySearch.org may have access to the parish records.)
Archives départementales Du Haute-Vienne – Sacramental records of Acadians in Chenevelles and other towns.
Archives départementales de la Manche – Sacramental records of Acadians in Cherbourg and other towns.
Archives Nationales D’outre-mer – Sacramental and civil records of French Territories. Records from Île Saint-Jean (Port La Joye) can be found here. The Overseas National Archives (English translation of Archives Natonales D’outre-mer) keeps the third copy of the parish and civil status registers drawn up in the former colonies. Saint-Jean Island (today Prince Edward Island). The collection of parish registers from Île Saint-Jean begins in 1721. These registers have been digitized and indexed.
Les Archives Départementales De La Charente-Maritime – The Beaubassin Registry, the sacramental records for Notre-Dame de l’Assomption in Beaubassin in Acadie for the period of 1712-1748 (with gaps), is housed in this repository. When Beaubassin was being destroyed in 1750, the register was removed by Acadians and transported to La Rochelle in 1778. The registry was donated to the archives in 1923.
Hints for finding records in the Beaubassin Registry:
There may be surnames in the registry that are not cited below. When you open the registry, each page is represented by a digital page on the lower right hand of the screen. There are 360 digital pages.
Digital Pages 1-60 covers years 1712-1723
The table for this time period and digital pages 1-60 is on page 2-7.
The tables first give you baptisms, then marriages followed by deaths, each in alphabetical order.
The table indicates which page find the entry will be found. The pages each have a handwritten page number on them, usually found in the middle of the top of the page.
Some of the names you will find are: Arseneau, Bourg, Bourgeois, Chiasson, Cormier, Doucet, Forest, Girouard, Godet, Hache, Hebert, Kessy, Poirrier, Richard, Sire, Savoy, Bernard,
The next table is on digital page 61 for years 1732, 1733, 1734 & 1735
In addition to the names noted above, you will find the following names: Bernard, Blanchard, Boudrot, Brossard, Brun, Commeau, Daigre, Martin, Pitre, Quessy, Tibodaut
The next table is on digital page 132 for 1740 & 1741
In addition to the names noted above, the names are Brault, Cyre, Labauve, Landry, LeBlanc, Lege, Melanin, Mouton, Vincent
The next table is on digital page 197 for 1741-1746
The next table is on digital page 291 for 1746-1748
The last table is on digital page 329 for 1747
Lists of Acadians in France
Milton P. Rieder, The Acadians in France, 1762-1776; rolls of the Acadians living in France distributed by towns for the years 1762 to 1776. This book is one of my favorite sources for learning about Acadians in France. It can be found online at Archive.org With a free login account, you can check out the book for one hour at a time. https://archive.org/details/acadiansinfrance0000ried/page/65/mode/2up. The following lists are in this book: General Role of 1762, List of Acadians of 1772, First, second, third and fourth Convoy of 1775 from Châtellerault to Nantes.
An Acadian Parish Remembered, The Registers of St. Jean-Baptiste, Annapolis Royal, 1702-1755; https://archives.novascotia.ca/acadian/; digital images of the sacramental records
Dictionary of Canadian Biography http://www.biographi.ca/en/index.php
Other Online Resources
CyndisList – a list of genealogical resources.
Archive.org – a digital library of webpages, books, texts, audio recordings, images, etc.
- The opelousa post : a compendium of church records relating to the first families of southwest Louisiana, 1776-1806 by De Villier, Gladys
- Marriage contracts of the Opelousas Post, 1766-1803 by Vidrine, Jacqueline Olivier
- Marriage contracts of Natchitoches, 1739-1803 by De Ville, Winston
- Procès de Jean Serreau dit Saint-Aubin pour le meurtre de Jean Terme à l’île d’Orléans le 25 juillet 1665 by Nouvelle-France, Conseil souverain