Acadia - Families - Dictionnaire généalogique des familles acadiennes

Acronym DGFA
Title Dictionnaire généalogique des familles acadiennes
Auteur Stephen White
Publisher Centre d'Études acadiennes, Université de Moncton
Language French
Content Dictionary of Acadian families. Part 1 (2 volumes, 1615 pages) covers families formed until 1713. This means the parents were married until 1713, but all known children are included. Part 2 will cover other families. Families are included until 1780, one generation after the exile.
Editions Part 1 published in 1999. Part 2 in preparation
Corrections None published. 

Known error (s): 

  • French Colonial Archives are in Aix-en-Provence, not in Aix-la-Chapelle (which is in Germany).
  • The line of Michel de Forest is suspicious.  In short, no trace of a Gereyt de Forest has ever been found in Boston (where was Temple) or Albany (where was the De Forest family); the family name De Forest is quite common in Poitou (West of France while Flanders is at the North-East of France).
  • Laumet or Lamothe de Cadillac is missing.  See Jetté's article in his DGFQ and my article in GDO.
Review The best work. Each line is explained. 

However, the use of larger fonts, smaller pages and line spacing artificially increase the number of pages compared to, for example, the format used by Jetté.

Availability Rare as long as it is recent, but will be widely available.

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