Remembering the Past
Among those who sought to preserve and promote Acadian history was Placide GAUDET. He scoured the country, copying parish registers to retrace the genealogy of a dispersed population.
“His remarkable contribution to Acadian genealogy, the transcription of an estimated 50,000 entries from parish registers covering the descendants of almost all Acadian families from the 17th to the early 20th century, made him the unquestioned authority on genealogy and provided a basis for Acadians to begin writing their own history rather than relying on scholars from elsewhere.”
To learn about those who contributed to recording the Acadian past, we invite you to read the following biographies.