Acadian and Cajun Genealogy
Acadian Genealogy Online
Research and explore your Acadian family history online with these online databases, indexes and digitized records collections - many of them free!
Researching French-Canadian Ancestors
Even if you can't read French, tracing French-Canadian ancestors can be easier than many people expect due to the excellent record keeping of the Catholic Church in Canada.
Acadian - Cajun Genealogy and History
Tim Herbert's site provides an excellent introduction to the records available for researching your Acadian and Cajun ancestors.
This site, hosted by Michelle Douchette, is part of the larger CanadaGenWeb project, and is full of information on Acadian genealogy and history.
Lists the original Acadians with a brief history of how their families were affected by the deportation. From the Centre Acadien.
American-Canadian Genealogical Society
The Society was founded at Manchester, New Hampshire in September 1973 to serve persons interested in ancestral research, especially those of French-Canadian origin.
Basic French for Genealogy
Make sense of French genealogical documents with this handy list of French words commonly found in genealogy research with their English translations. Includes a listing of common occupations.
Cajun & Cajuns
Articles, databases and history with a focus on Cajun, Acadian and Louisiana genealogy.
Fédération des Associations de Familles Acadiennes
The Federation for Association of Acadian Families was founded on March 25, 1995 and exists for facilitate the association of Acadian family researchers. In French.
French-Canadian and Acadian Surname Researchers
Contact information for individuals and groups researching various Acadian and French-Canadian surnames. The surname list is partway down the page after all of the banners.
French Canadian Quebec - Resources for Genealogy
A typical Quebec genealogy is built very fast when ancestors are catholic from French roots. Here is an excellent list of sources available for the various time periods from Denis Beauregard.
History of the Acadians
Learn more about the lives of your Acadian ancestors from this well-written overview of Acadian history. Includes the possible origins of Acadians in France, first-hand accounts of old Acadie, a historical timeline (1632-1755), exile, resettlement, Acadians in Canada, and Cajun history.
Fichier Origine (Origin File)
An online listing of birth and baptism records found in the scope of the French-Quebec search project for French and foreign migrants who came to Quebec between 1621 and 1865.
Genealogical Dictionary of the Acadian Families
The data in this wonderful reference book come from the registers of more than 320 parishes, of the Clerc's Offices of more than 125 notaries and some 130 censuses or lists of the inhabitants, become then of exiled. Includes more than 700 notes which explain the reasoning which supports the conclusions of the author. In French.
Registers of the Parish of Haute-Aboujagane
General index of the parish registers for Haute-Aboujagane from 1878-1899 including names and dates and source information for events such as births and marriages.
Registers of the Parish of Memramcook
General index of the parish registers of Memramcook from 1806-1900, with names, events, dates, and the source information.
Société généalogique canadienne-française
This genealogy society specializes in research pertaining to Acadian and French-Canadian genealogy and family history.
Quebec French-Canadian Genealogy
A comprehensive site of Quebec French-Canadian genealogy before 1800, from the Research Program of Historical Demography, University of Montreal.
Acadian & Cajun Genealogy
Researching Acadian ancestry can be quite a challenge, from missing and destroyed records, to the disruption of the Acadian deportation of 1755. Despite these significant challenges, however, researching your Acadian ancestors can be accomplished by beginning with these Acadian records and resources.