After the deportation, Acadians had to endure the painful experience of exile, often separated from the rest of their families, either lost at sea or brought to another location.
I haven’t established yet where all my Acadian ancestors were sent before their settling in Québec. I discovered, however, that two families were expelled to France, and at least two others were embarked towards Boston from Acadia, then to Connecticut. I don’t know at this point where exactly the others were taken upon arrival. But I may have a hint though concerning one Francis LeBlanc and his wife Isabelle sent to live in Worcester, Massachusetts, whom I suspect might be my ancestors François Leblanc and Élisabeth Dugas.
Obviously, my research work is far from complete yet for that very aspect of my Acadian line, but I nonetheless made significant progress recently regarding the families deported to France. One of them will be featured tomorrow!