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Did You Know?Acadia - Did you know? In Acadia, a 'belief is that sinners may be transformed into black bears or dogs, in which shape they wander each night until someone draws blood from them, thereby breaking the curse.'

Source: Acadian Culture in Maine: Oral Traditions - University of Maine at Fort Kent (acim.umfk.maine.edu/oral_traditions.html)



Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? French Canadians have their own way of speaking French. That’s something that sets them apart from French people: they both speak the same language, but they speak it in completely differently ways. If you ask a Quebecer if he’s more British or French, it’s very likely you’ll get a different answer every time you ask. Quebec has been colonized by both, and has adopted some habits from each of their cultures.

Source: 6 Things You May Not Know About French Canadians (www.amontrealerabroad.com)


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.


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
Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada / Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia
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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  Jean-Baptiste  Benoit

  (b. 27 November 1711Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia   d. 10 January 1771Bécancour, Nicolet, Province of Québec, Canada )  

Jean-Baptiste Benoit was born 27 November 1711 in Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia. Jean-Baptiste Benoit was the child of Claude Benoit and Jeanne Hébert and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Martin Benoit dit Labriere and Marie Chaussegros (maternal)  Étienne Hébert and Jeanne Comeau

He married  Isabelle Leblanc abt. 1745 in Acadia, Canada .  Isabelle Leblanc  was born abt. 1715 in , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) . 

Jean-Baptiste Benoit died 10 January 1771 in Bécancour, Nicolet, Province of Québec, Canada .


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Jean-Baptiste Benoit married Acadia Isabelle Leblanc-- Date: abt. 1745 Place: , Acadia, Canada


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Birth
27 November 1711
Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada / Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia

Canada 1713 - Treaty of Utrecht ended Queen Anne's War (War of the Spanish Succession)
Hudson's Bay, Acadia and Newfoundland now all belonged to the English. Cape Breton belonged to the French.
History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd. -

News 1716 - Parishes of La Nativite de Notre Dame and St. Pierre de Becancour are established

Guide to Quebec Catholic Parishes and Published Parish Marriage Records, Compiled Jeanne Sauve White -

Invention 1720 - June 10 - Mrs Clements of England markets first paste-style mustard

www.onthisday.com -

News 1722 - Église de la Nativité de la Bienheureuse Vierge Marie established at Bécancour

www.gcatholic.org -

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.
www.cbc.ca/ acadian/ timeline.html -

Canada 1750 - German immigrants begin to arrive in numbers at Halifax.

fccs.ok.ubc.ca/ about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

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

fccs.ok.ubc.ca/ about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

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

www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ asia/ russia/ rutimeln.htm -

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

Québec a Nation History (Part 15) (www.youtube.com) -

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...


Death
10 January 1771
Bécancour, Nicolet, Québec, Canada (Nativité-de-Notre-Dame-de-Becancour) (Saint-Edouard-de-Gentilly) (Sainte-Gertrude)



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