the French Connection – Part 7 – Acadian Ancestors

My friend Ron Depatie will love this reblogged post from Rosh.

Lighten up, Brighten up

The 1630s bring many new settlers from France to New France.


From Wikipedia:

Port-Royal was the capital of Acadia from 1605 to 1710. Initially Port-Royal was located on the north shore of the Annapolis Basin in the present-day community of Port Royal (note the Anglophone spelling), which is the site of the replica reconstruction of the original Habitation at Port-Royal. After its destruction by raiders from Virginia in 1613, Port-Royal was re-established on the south bank of the river 8 km (5.0 mi) upstream. The British renamed Port-Royal at this new location as Annapolis Royal following their conquest of Acadia in 1710.

Port-Royal was founded by Pierre Dugua, Sieur de Mons and Samuel de Champlain in 1605. The settlement was the first permanent European settlement north of St. Augustine, Florida. (Two years later, the English made their first permanent settlement in Jamestown, Virginia.) Approximately seventy-five years after Port-Royal…

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3 thoughts on “the French Connection – Part 7 – Acadian Ancestors

  1. Hello Pierre – Thanks for writing to Ani. His email address is…

    He will be calling me this afternoon and I will tell him you contacted him.

    Did you say that Betty Jack has a blog? Could you give me the link to it?

    If you read all of Ani’s blog you will find a bit about his parents on it that should answer some of your questions.

    I have a question: Why are you researching the Chosa genealogy and what do you know of them before Henry Chosa who was born in Baraga? I have always wondered about the Chausee (French) link and I think Ben/Ani would be interested to learn more of that history also. Sounds like you might know more of it! That is exciting.

    I looked at your blog and you are a prolific writer! I may not have time to read it all. I found it difficult to follow your posts but now see how they go back in time in each month. Do you have any blogs that talk about you and why you put together this blog?

    All of my questions for now. 🙂

    Thanks for reaching out to Ben/Ani.


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