Acadia - Families - Histoire et Genealogie des Acadiens

Acronym HGA
Title Histoire et Généalogie des Acadiens
Author Bona Arsenault, 1903-1993
Original Publisher Le Conseil de la vie française en Amérique (1965)
Language French
Content Genealogies by family. Data is sorted by place, then family, then generation (and there is no alphabetical index), which means one family can appear in many sections and it is hard to locate a family.

Volume 1: Histoire

Volume 2: Port-Royal

Volume 3: Beaubassin, Grand-Pré

Volume 4: Pisiguit, Cobequid, Chipoudy and Petitcoudiac, Cap-de-Sable et Pobomcoup, Rivière St-Jean, Ristigouche (Quebec)

Volume 5: Plaisance, Histoire de Louisbourg, Louisbourg, Île Royale - sauf Louisbourg, Île St-Jean

Tome 6: St-Pierre, Miquelon, Îles de la Madeleine, Bordeaux (France), Belle-Île-en-Mer (France), Louisiane

Editions 2 volumes: 1965, 1966
2 or 6 volumes: 1978
6 volumes: 1988, 1994
Corrections Corrections & Additions to Arseneault's Histoire et Généalogie des Acadiens, by Janet Jehn (rare, SGCF and Salle Gagnon in Montreal)
Review Since only few Acadian records survived, many lines are hypothetical. Thus, there are many errors (other data were found later) and differences in regard of other Acadian genealogies.

In many cases, the accurate date of the record is known, but Arsenault only gives the year of birth or marriage (mostly in volumes 2 and 3)

Availability Common

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