The Exile Papers (Link to Tim Hebert Site) Particularly interesting is the ship refitting to carry the Acadian exiles. August 11,1755
Le Grand Derangement (Ships of the British Convoy)
From Nantes to Louisiana (The Last Great Acadian Migration)
Expeditions to Louisiana The King of Spain contracted with seven French ships to bring Acadian families to settle its Louisiana territory.
Life on Le Bon Papa Angelique Pinet, widow of Michel Leger came to Louisiana on this ship with their two youngest sons in 1785.
Towns in South Louisiana An article about the founding of several towns.
Annapolis Royal and Annapolis River This was where the Acadians first settled in the 1600s. Aerial view
Port Royal Habitation On the Annapolis River. Reconstructed from the original plans.
Maps of Port Royal 1733 with names and estimated locations of Acadian settlements. 2002 with modern town names and locations.
Grand Pre Deportation Memorial and Museum (Aerial View)
Grand Pre 2 Deportation Memorial and Museum (Land View)
Iron Cross Deportation Memorial at the site of the wharf where long boats would have docked to move Acadians to the English ships. A cross like this one is in St Martinsville at the Acadian Museum.
Fort Louisbourg Reconstructed from original plans. This is where Michel Leger and Angelique Pinet and their son, Michel Prosper, were deported to France. Aerial view
Fort Louisbourg View from the sea.
Map of Cape Breton Island This is where Fort Louisbourg is located.
St. Michel's Church Church in France where Francois Leger was married in 1663. It is still in use today.
Map of Quebec Jean Leger settled here and this is where Michel Leger was born.
Census Records Some old records from Acadia and St Martinville, and several recent ones from Louisiana.
Following are links to Tim Hebert's web site.
http://www.acadian-cajun.com/hisacad1.htm History of the Acadians
http://www.acadian-cajun.com/cencycl.htm Encyclopedia of Cajun Life & Culture
http://www.acadian-cajun.com/genacad1.htm Acadian Genealogy
http://www.acadian-cajun.com/hiscaj2.htm Cajun History in the 18th Century
Links to other websites of interest
http://www.acadian.org Excellent Site owned and maintained by Yvon Cyr