Research and explore your Acadian genealogy and family history online with these online Acadian databases, indexes and digitized records collections.
The Université de Moncton in New Brunswick, Canada, presents a brief history of colonial Acadie as well as the key moments of the Grand Dérangement and the Deportation. The online collection includes histories of several key Acadian villages, as well as over 100 previously unpublished video interviews with women and men from different parts of Atlantic Canada's Acadie who recount the struggles of their ancestors during the difficult years of the Grand Dérangement. Genealogical documents accompany the interviews for many family names. Free
The Nova Scotia Archives hosts the "largest and most complete online presentation of primary-source documents relating to the Deportation of the Acadians from Nova Scotia, digitized and fully searchable." The virtual archives also includes additional online Acadian databases such as "Post–Deportation Argyle – First 50 Years of Catholic Parish Records 1799-1849" and "Acadians of Nova Scotia." Free
The Nova Scotia archives hosts a free searchable database of registers for the Acadian parish of St.-Jean-Baptiste, Annapolis Royal, 1702-1755. Free
This database consists of digitized vital records (baptisms, marriages and deaths) and a searchable index to French Catholic parish records from Acadia, covering the modern provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, filmed by the Institut Généalogique Drouin (Drouin Collection). Subscription
The Acadian Archives documents, preserves and disseminates information about the Upper St. John Valley, a 70-mile stretch of the St. John River running between the U.S. and Canada. Their website includes information on resources for Acadian genealogy in St. John Valley, as well as access to their online catalog.
Steven A. Cormier presents extensive research compiled on the Cajuns of Louisiana, including the participation of Acadian descendants who served the Confederate States of American during the War Between the States. The database includes sixty-eight Acadian/Cajun families, as well as the service records of nearly 4,400 individuals with Acadian surnames.