Finding Ancestors on Ships Passenger Lists to Acadia 1636-1758
The Acadians were a group of people who settled eastern Canada. They
arrived in the area of Acadia just after the start of the 17th century.
Many were from France.
Port Royal in Nova Scotia was
one of the first places settled. In 1636 the ship St. Jehan arrived with
colonists, others soon followed.
In 1749 over 2,000 settlers were brought to Acadia by the English. In
1755 the deportation of Acadians began, with over 6000 being exiled. Many
were sent to France or Louisiana.
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the immigration year or port of arrival in Canada for your immigrant ancestor?
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