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Did You Know?Acadia - Did you know? Acadians celebrated Candlemas Day on February 2nd. People brought candles to church to have them blessed. These candles were lit inside their homes to protect against the threat of lightening. They were also kept burning beside the body when a member of the family died. Several days before Candlemas, men of the village would make the rounds, sometimes wearing masks and costumes, for the purpose of collecting food for the community-wide Candlemas dinner. Only those who contributed were invited to attend. Leftovers from the dinner were distributed to the poor.

Source: Je Me Souviens, A Publication of the American-French Genealogical Society, Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Volume 35, Number 1. Spring 2012. Acadian Festivals.



Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? Within the typical habitant dwelling-house there were usually two, and never more than three, rooms on the ground floor. The doorway opened into the great room of the house, parlor, dining-room, and kitchen combined. A 'living' room it surely was! In the better houses, however, this room was divided, with the kitchen partitioned off from the rest. Most of the furnishings were the products of the colony and chiefly of the family's own workmanship. The floor was of hewn timber, rubbed and scrubbed to smoothness. A woolen rug or several of them, always of vivid hues, covered the greater part of it. There were the family dinner-table of hewn pine, chairs made of pine saplings with, seats of rushes or woven underbark, and often in the corner a couch that would serve as an extra bed at night.

Source: Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)


Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada / Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia - The Old Road, Grand Pre, Nova Scotia
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Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada / Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia - Map of Acadia - Source: http://www.acadian-cajun.com/acadmap.htm
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Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada / Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia - Grand Pre Village, N.S.
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Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada / Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia - The Road To Grand Pre, N.S.
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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement Acadia  Antoine  Bariau

  (b. abt. 1726Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada / Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia   d. 16 January 1758Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse, Québec, Canada )  

Antoine Bariau was born abt. 1726 in Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada / Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia. Antoine Bariau was the child of Antoine Bariau (Bariault) and Angélique Thibodeau and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Nicolas Bariau (Barillot, Barrieu, Bariault) and Martine Hébert (maternal)  Pierre Thibodeau and Anne Bourg

Antoine Bariau died 16 January 1758 in Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse, Québec, Canada .


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Canada In 1745 Louisbourg fell to British forces from New England.
An expedition organized by Massachusetts Governor William Shirley besieged and ultimately captured the French fortress of Louisbourg, on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, in 1745 as part of King...Read MORE...


News 1747 Troops from New England Massacred at Grand Pre.


Canada The Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle returned Louisbourg to the French in 1748

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Canada 1749 - 2,576 settlers are brought to Acadia by the British. Halifax is founded. www.acadian-cajun.com/ acadtime.htm
The establishment of Halifax in 1749 engrained a solid colonized British presence on the Atlantic Coast.

Britain founds Halifax to counter the French presence at Louisbourg.
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Canada 1750 - German immigrants begin to arrive in numbers at Halifax.

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Canada 1752 - Canada's first newspaper, the weekly Halifax Gazette, appears (March 23).

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Invention 1753 - The lightning rod is invented (Benjamin Franklin, United States)
Those of our Readers in this and the neighboring Provinces, who may have had an Opportunity of observing, during the present Summer, and of the Effects of Lightning on Houses, Ships, Trees, &c. are...Read MORE...


World History 1754 - Beginning of the French and Indian War between Great Britain and France for control of the North American colonies. It is part of the Seven Years War.


News 1755 - September 5, 1755 - Acadian Expulsion
John Winslow, military commander at Annapolis, starts rounding up 5,000 Acadians from Grand Pre, Annapolis & Fundy coast for refusing to take an oath of allegiance; their land and farms are forfeited ...Read MORE...


Acadia 1755
Beginning of the Acadian Expulsion on July 28

World History (1756 - 1763) Seven Years War - France, Great Britain clashed in Europe and North America; France, Russia, Austria, Saxony, Sweden and Spain sided against Britain, Prussia and Hanover

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Death
16 January 1758
Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse, Québec, Canada



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