The photo featured on all my posts since the beginning of this year’s French Challenge shows the Deportation Cross memorial, located at Horton Landing, 1.5 km from Grand-Pré National Historic Site. Continue reading
The Deportation Order of the Acadians was read in English on September 5, 1755, by lieutenant colonel John Winslow inside the Saint-Charles-des-Mines Church in Grand-Pré (Nova Scotia).
“I have received from His Excellency, Governor Lawrence, the King’s Commission which I have in my hand, and by whose orders you are conveyed together, to Manifest to you His Majesty’s final resolution to the French inhabitants of this his Province of Nova Scotia, who for almost half a century have had more Indulgence Granted them than any of his Subjects in any part of his Dominions. What use you have made of them you yourself Best Know. Continue reading
When seeking information about their Acadian ancestors, genealogists far too often deal with the permanent loss of parish registers. Yet some of them might be tempted to believe in miracles. A case in point: the parish Saint-Charles-des-Mines has been established in 1687, but when the church has been burned in 1755, do you know what happened to the registers? Continue reading