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Posted by: Jerry Lesperance Date: May 09, 2000 at 22:36:33
In Reply to: Re: BTW by Jan Nearing of 1317

Aloha Jan,
Jette has a Jacques GROINIER (s/o Nicolas & Marie BOUET) m. about 1725 at Ile de Montreal to Marie PARIS dit FORTIN (d/o Pierre & Michelle CHARLAND). Jette shows one child Felicite b. 1726, d. 1727 at Montreal. Jacques killed 1727 in Montreal. Pierre PARIS dit FORTIN was from Angouleme, France.
In the early 1700s there were Acadians in what is now Nova Scotia. In 1755 the English somewhat brutally exiled all the Acadians (theme of Longfellow's "Evangeline"). The English burned the Catholic churches so most of the Acadian records were lost. Many Acadians made their way to Louisiana (present day "Cajuns"), some worked their way to Quebec and others ended up back in Europe.
There are some records. Your best bet is to get to one of the French-Canadian gen. societies. I like ACGS Go to and see how you can subscribe (no cost) to ACGStalks where you can post inquiries. One of the key members of ACGS is Dick Fortin who is quite knowledgeable about Acadian genealogy. He regularly reads and responds to questions on ACGStalks. Best I can do for you because, although about 5% of my blood is Acadian I am ignorant on their genealogy. Bset, Jerry

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