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The Nova Scotia Archives has an online listing of Acadian Genealogical Sources for Acadian genealogy and family history research. Many of these are resources that are only available offline but a few include links to online sources.
The Acadians were descendants of 17th century French colonists who settled in Acadia, a colony of New France. It was separate from the French colony of Canada (Quebec) and has a separate history/culture. The colony of Acadia is now part of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Maine (USA).
“In 1605 these merchant-adventurers established the colony’s first settlement, Port-Royal, a tiny European outpost situated at the head of the Annapolis Basin, a small, finger-like inlet on the south-eastern, Nova Scotian side of the Bay of Fundy.” For more historical and genealogical resources on the Acadian people, visit: Nova Scotia Archives Acadian Genealogical Services.