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Did You Know?Acadia - Did you know? In Acadia, Ash Wednesday (Mercredi des Cendres) ushered in forty days of penitence, as prescribed by the Church. Fasting, for those between the ages of twenty-one and sixty, was very severe, permitting no more than two ounces of bread in the morning, a good meal at noon and a light snack at night. Meat was prohibited, at first every day of the week, and later only Wednesdays and Fridays.

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? Between 1714 and 1754, approximately 4,500 immigrants settled in New France. They included indentured workers and soldiers stationed in the colony, but most of them, it appears, were unsavory characters, including hundreds of salt smugglers who sold salt illegally in France. France wanted to get rid of these smugglers, and the colony accepted them without complaint because once they were in New France, most of them mended their ways and were on their best behavior.

Source: History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.


Over time, Quebec has gone through a series of name changes.

From its inception in the early 1600s until 1760, it was called Canada, New France
1760 to 1763, it was simply Canada
1763 to 1791 - Province of Quebec
1791 to 1867 - Lower Canada
1867 to present - Quebec, Canada

Thanks to Micheline MacDonald for providing this information.


Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia - Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
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Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia - Map of Acadia
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Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia - Church of St. Louis
540 St George St., Annapolis Royal, NOVA SCOTIA
Established 1835
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Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia
Church of St. Louis 540 St George St., Annapolis Royal, NOVA SCOTIA Established 1835 Source: Google maps
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Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia - The General's Bridge, near Annapolis (Nova Scotia)
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by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1842
Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia
The General's Bridge, near Annapolis (Nova Scotia) Canadian Scenery, by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1842
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Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia - View from Old Fort, Annapolis Royal, N.S.
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Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia - Powder Magazine, Old Fort, Annapolis Royal, N.S.
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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement Acadia  Cecile  Belliveau

  (b. 29 August 1723Port Royal, Acadia   d. 27 May 1791L'Acadie, Lower Canada )  

Cecile Belliveau was born 29 August 1723 in Port Royal, Acadia. Cecile Belliveau was the child of Charles Belliveau (Béliveau) and Marie Melanson and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Jean Antoine Belliveau (Béliveau) and Marie Jeanne Bourg (maternal)  Charles Melanson dit Laverdure and Marie Dugas

Cecile Belliveau died 27 May 1791 in L'Acadie, Lower Canada .


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29 August 1723
Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia

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...


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...


News 1754 - French and Indian War at Port Royal

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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 - Grand Derangement
The "Grand Derangement" the forced deportation of Acadians is considered the beginning of the Cajun culture.

Of the 8 to 10 thousand Acadians deported, 3/ 4 arrived in the American colonies or were ...Read MORE...


Acadia 1755
Beginning of the Acadian Expulsion on July 28

News 1756 - Virginia Rejects Acadians
About 1,200 Acadians were sent to Virginia but were never let off the ships, because they had not been expected and they were not wanted. They sat on the beaches for six months. Having arrived in the ...Read MORE...


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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Canada 1759 - British troops defeated French troops in Battle of Plains of Abraham near Quebec City

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News 1763 - Nova Scotia
The English land cleared about 11,000 French Acadians from Nova Scotia during the period of 1755 to 1763, to make room for English and Scottish settlers as those Acadians held the best land. The...Read MORE...


Canada 1763 - France cedes its North American posessions to Britain by the Treaty of Paris, ending the Seven Years War (French and Indian War). Quebec City French-speaking Catholics were now under the rule of Protestant Britain.
In 1763, England was convinced, mistakenly, that it was inheriting a French society but the new colonial authorities did not fully understand the reality. The former subjects of the king of France...Read MORE...


News 1764 - Acadians Return to Nova Scotia
The Acadians were finally allowed to return to Nova Scotia in 1764. However, the fertile lands that once were theirs were now occupied by English settlers. Since the British would not allow the...Read MORE...


News 1768 - L'Acadie, Québec founded

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Canada At the beginning of the American Revolution in 1775, American rebels invade Canada
but despite the efforts of rebel spies to entice Quebec to join the revolution, les Canadiens refuse to take up arms against British rule, and the invasion ultimately fails. The mass migration of...Read MORE...


Canada 1775 - The Battle of Québec was fought on December 31 between the American Continental Army and British defenders of Québec City. It was the first major defeat for the Americans in the Revolutionary War.
On December 31, 1775, during the American Revolutionary War (1775-83), Patriot forces under Colonel Benedict Arnold (1741-1801) and General Richard Montgomery (1738-75) attempted to capture the...Read MORE...


World History February 6, 1778 - France signed the Treaty of Alliance with the United States.


World History June 1779 - Spain entered Revolutionary War in favor of Americans.


Invention 1784 - The bifocal lens is invented (Benjamin Franklin, United States)
"While living in Paris, Franklin hated having to change constantly from reading glasses to distance glasses. He directed an optician to cut two pairs of lenses horizontally in half and mount them in...Read MORE...


Invention 1784 - The oil lamp is invented (Aimé Argand, Switzerland)
"Argand burner, first scientifically constructed oil lamp, patented in 1784 in England by a Swiss, Aimé Argand. The first basic change in lamps in thousands of years, it applied a principle that was...Read MORE...


Death
27 May 1791
L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie)



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