[the author gazing at Île Ste.-Croix from the Maine shore, 30 July 2014]
All Cajuns are related!
This site is devoted to every aspect of Acadian/Cajun history and genealogy.
If you enter this site from another website and the Table of Contents in the frame to the left does not appear, go to www.acadiansingray.com directly, and the Table of Contents should appear.
Here's a trick Cousin Anna shared with me about searching for names on the pages of this website. No matter which browser you use--Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome--just hit Ctrl-F on your keyboard, and a window will appear at the top of the page, allowing you to search for whatever you desire within that page.
I have consolidated Books Four and Five into a single book, again. As a result, the "Synthesis" will be more streamlined when it's done. Still prodigious, but more streamlined. Enjoy. sac 4-1-15
What are your plans for the next Grand Réveil Acadien, coming to South Louisiana in early October? It will be similar to the event held in 2011. Sadly, there is little chance the Congrés Mondial Acadien will return to South Louisiana. The second one was held there in 1999, but the first one, in 1994, and all of the others since 2004, have been celebrated in the Maritime provinces of Canada. The next one, in fact, in 2019, will be held in southeastern New Brunswick and on Prince Edward Island. The World Congresses are always held in August, which is a brutal time in the bayou country; moreover, since 2004, Acadian communities have been required to submit bids to host the Congrés, and the expense of such a large event runs into the millions. The Grand Réveil Acadien, held between the World Congresses, serves as a gathering of Cajuns and their Acadian cousins from around the world, but closer to home--a sort of mini-World Congress, if you will. The theme of this second Grand Réveil will be "250 Years in the Making," the 250th anniversary of the arrival of the Halifax exiles at New Orleans and their resettlement on Bayou Teche and along the Mississippi--the birth of the Cajun culture in Louisiana (see Book Four). Hope to see y'all there. sac 4-2-15
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