This page contains several online resources that you might find helpful in researching your ancestors in Acadian, Canadian, and Maine parish registers, cemeteries, vital records, or other genealogy sites.

Parish Registers

Parish Register

Years covered

Site where available

Ste Luce, Frenchville, Maine 1843 - 1860 Baptisms on Upper St. John Valley web site
Ste Luce, Frenchville, Maine 1843 - 1860 Marriages on Upper St. John Valley web site
Ste Luce, Frenchville, Maine 1843 - 1860 Burials on Upper St. John Valley web site
Ste Luce, Frenchville, Maine 1843 - 1860 Combined search of baptisms, marriages, and burials on Upper St. John Valley web site
Ste Luce, Frenchville, Maine 1858 1858 Ste Luce and mission of St François Xavier parish census on Upper St. John Valley web site provides location where ancestors lived.
St Bruno, Van Buren, Maine 1821 - 1875 Baptisms in International Genealogical Index (IGI) on Family Search web site.
Choose the
  • region (North America),
  • country (US), and
  • state (Maine), and
  • in the "batch number" box, at the bottom left hand corner, type in C503281.
Hit search, and you'll get a list of all baptism records from St.Bruno's church. You can enter a Last Name and/parent's name(s) to limit your search.
St Bruno, Van Buren, Maine 1872 1872 St Bruno parish census on Upper St. John Valley web site provides location where ancestors lived.
St Louis, Kamouraska, Québec 1727 - 1763 Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials on Kamouraska web site
St Jean Baptiste, Annapolis Royal, Acadia 1702-1755 Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials of St Jean Baptiste Annapolis Royal in Acadia, part of Nova Scotia's Public Archives.
Fortress of Louisbourg 1713 - 1758 Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials on Fortress of Louisbourg in Acadia, part of Canada's Digital Collection.

Cemeteries

Cemetery

Years covered

Site where available

Acadian Cemeteries in New Brunswick   Lucie LeBlanc Consentino's site provides photos of the tombstones of the Acadian Cemeteries in New Brunswick.
Baker Brook, New Brunswick, Canada 1922 to 2007 Listing of Baker Brook Cemetery on Gaston Soucy and Ginette Pelletier's web site
Halde Cemetery, Waterville, Maine 1853 to 1924 Listing of Halde Cemetery on The French Connection web site
Holy Family, Daigle, Maine 1906 to 2006 Our site provides both a Simple Search, and an Advance Search, and Plot Maps of the Holy Family Cemetery in Daigle, Maine.
New Brunswick Provincial Archives   Search New Brunswick Cemeteries.
Pine Grove Cemetery, Waterville, Maine 1851 to 1927 Listing of Pine Grove Cemetery on The French Connection web site
St Joseph Cemetery, Sinclair, Maine 1879 to 2007 Our site provides both a Simple Search, and an Advance Search of the St Joseph Cemetery in Sinclair, Maine as inventoried by Walter Fournier in 2000.
Ste Luce, Frenchville, Maine 1843 to 2006 Our site provides both a Simple Search, and an Advance Search, and static Alphabetical Listing and Plot Maps of the Ste Luce Cemetery in Frenchville, Maine as inventoried by Walter Fournier and Antoine Paradis in 2003.
St Louis, Fort Kent, Maine 1874 to 1916 Listing of old St Louis cemetery on Norma Kennedy Plourde's web site.
Old St Louis, Fort Kent, Maine 1874 to 1916 Our site provides both a Simple Search, and an Advance Search of the Old St Louis Cemetery that was created from the inventory made by Penny (Gail) Laporte in 1994 and posted by Norma Kennedy Plourde on her web site.
NewSt Louis, Fort Kent, Maine 1974 to 2006 Our site provides both a Simple Search, and an Advance Search of the St Louis Cemetery in For Kent, Maine as created by Simone Levesque.
St Paul Congregational Cemetery, St Francis, Maine 1879 to 2007 Our site provides both a Simple Search, and an Advance Search of the St Paul Congregational Cemetery in St Francis, Maine as created by Carol Pelletier.

Maine Resources

Resource

Years Covered

Site where available

Maine State Archives 1892-1966
1976-1996
Index of Marriages
Maine State Archives 1960 - 1996 Index of Deaths
Maine State Archives 1860 - 1865 Civil War
Maine State Archives Legislature
1820 - 1860
Search Archives databases
Maine State Archives Legislature
1820 - 1860
Local Government Portal can be used to find County a town is in.

New Brunswick Resources

Resource

Years Covered

Site where available

New Brunswick Provincial Archives   Online Provincial Archives. Choose whether to use English or French (Français)
New Brunswick Provincial Archives 1800 - 1957 Search Vital Statics databases

Québec Resources

Resource

Years Covered

Site where available

Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec   Collection de Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec. Available mainly in French (Français).
Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec Des origines à 1906 Archives des notaires du Québec. Available in French (Français) only.
Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec 1608 - 1760 Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes de Cyprien Tanguay. Available in French only. Even with its errors and with more recent compilations by others providing corrections, his work published between 1871 and 1890 still remains a principal tool for genealogical research in Québec.

France Resources

Resource

Years Covered

Site where available

Les archives en France et ailleurs Des origines à 1906 NewLes archives en France et ailleurs. Available in French (Français) only.
Archives départementales de l'Yonne 1608 - 1760 NewArchives départementales de l'Yonne Available in French only. Where one can search the old parish registers for the department of Yonne, such as that of Joigny where our ancestor was born.

Censuses

Hosting Site

Site Census Content

Site where available

Automated Genealogy Provides indices to the Canadian Censuses for 1901, 1906, and 1911 Indices to Canadian censuses
Family Search Provides 1800 U.S. Census, 1881 British Census, and 1881 Canadian Census Family Search census records
Upper St John Valley Provides 1820 through 1860 U.S. Census, 1831 Kamouraska County (Lower Canada), 1833 New Brunswick Special Census of Madawaska (both sides of the border), 1837 Maine census of Madawaska Settlements, and 1851 Victoria County, New Brunswick, Canada census Upper St John Valley census records
Upper St John Valley Searchable database of 1860 U.S. census for Northern Maine Upper St John Valley 1860 census search
U.S. GenWeb Census Project On-Line Inventory of Transcribed Censuses in the U.S. GenWeb Project with Search capability U.S. GenWeb census inventory
U.S. GenWeb census search
All Census Records U.S. and Canadian Censuses with capability U.S. and Canadian censuses

Genealogy / History Sites

Genealogist / Historian

Predominant Site Content

Site where available

Chip Gagnon Census transcripts, church records, land grants and surveys, historical maps, history of the region for communities in the Upper St. John River, the Allagash and Fish Rivers valleys in Aroostook County, Maine, the Green and Madawaska Rivers in the Madawaska County in New Brunswick Upper St. John River Valley
Lucie LeBlanc Consentino Acadian genealogy, history, census records, Acadian maps, settlements, Acadian exiles, exile lists, Acadians in France, in Massachusetts, in Louisiana and in all of the colonies, Acadians exiled to England, repatriation to France Acadian and French Canadian Ancestral Home
Tim Hébert Acadian genealogy, history, census records, Acadian maps, settlements, Acadian exiles, exile lists, Acadians in France, in Massachusetts, in Louisiana and in all of the colonies, Acadians exiled to England, repatriation to France Acadian and French Canadian Ancestral Home
Stephen A. White La généalogie des trente-sept familles hôtesses des Retrouvailles 94 (Genealogy of the 37 host families of the 1994 Acadian Congress) Centre d'études acadiennes
Robert E. Chenard Extensive information on the French-Canadians in Maine, including genealogy, cemetery listings, Franco-Americans in the Civil War, town and church listings. The French Connection
University of Montreal Le site exhaustif de la généalogie canadienne-française du Québec avant 1800 (The comprehensive site for Québec French-Canadian genealogy). Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique (PRDH) (The Research Program in Historical Demography)
Centre de généalogie francophone d'Amérique This site is in French. It provides a genealogy guide and forms for gathering information, and a genealogy forum where you can ask questions. Brief history on our ancestors is provided in the Ancêtres et histoire (Ancestors and History) section. Centre de généalogie francophone d'Amérique You must subscribe (free) to access some of the information.
Denis Beauregard Provides a gateway to Franco-American and French-Canadian Genealogy on the Internet in Quebec and Acadia, in France and other countries. The Places link provides a list of towns and parishes within the old counties. Now has a dictionary of all families (until 1720) in Quebec, Acadia, West, Illinois, Michigan, Louisiana, etc. and most foreign ancestors. FrancoGene

Maps

State / Province

Predominant Site Content

Site where available

Old Place Names Old Place Name Map of the Upper St. John River Valley. Based on a map by Walter Fournier, Sinclair, Maine on Madawaska Historical Society web site. Old Place Names in Upper St John Valley
New England & NY Historic USGS Maps of New England & NY Maps of New England & New York
Historical Maps This online collection of over 2000 USGS topographic maps includes complete geographical coverage of New England, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland from the 1890s to 1950s. Maptech Historical Maps
New Brunswick Maps of New Brunswick province and its counties. Site also includes links that allow you to download the map as a MS Word document. Maps of New Brunswick
Québec old counties Map of the old counties in the Province of Québec which provide a popup display when you mouse over the county area. The oldest parishes for some of the counties are displayed, if our site has known ancestors who were baptized, married, or buried in that parish. Map of Old Counties in Québec on our site.
Québec Parishes Interactive map will display the position of the parishes in Québec in the 17th and 18th Centuries. Select a parish in the pulldown, and click the Go button. The resulting map will show the parish with a red dot on the map. When you mouse over the dots on the map, the parish name is displayed. Québec Parishes
Cartes et plans de Québec Maps of Québec villages created between 1876 and 1950, maps of early North America between 1500 and 1800, and ancient topographical maps of Québec. Maps of Québec
Maine Maine town and county maps, interactive internet mapping, tourists, and historical collections of maps. The Maine Cities and Counties link allows finding the county for a town. Maine maps
U.S. Census Bureau State maps from the U.S. Census Bureau are available by clicking the state counties - selection map link in the upper left corner of the page. U.S. Census Bureau maps
Wikipedia A chart of the top reported ancestries in the United States, as provided by the 2000 census. Shaded color represents the largest number of respondents (a plurality) from sample. Areas with the largest "American" ancestry populations were mostly settled by English, French, Welsh, Scottish and Irish. Maps of American ancestries
Atlas of Canada Historical and reference maps of Canada and Canadian Provinces. Atlas of Canada
National Atlas of the United States Printable maps of Congressional Districts, State counties, and State counties with principal towns and cities. National Atlas of the United States

Other Web Sites of Interest

Web Master

Predominant Site Content

Site where available

Canadian Museum of Civilization Collections series to acquaint people with the cultural institutions in North America and Europe that hold material evidence on New France. People information on les Filles du Roi, les Coureurs des Bois, les Seigneurs, les Habitants, les soldats, and les voyageurs. Virtual Museum of New France
Madawaska Historical Sociery Information on the Madawaska Historical Society, its officers, and its projects Madawaska Historical Sociery
Madawaska Historical Sociery Acadian Festival in Madawaska, Maine Acadian Festival
Maine State Archives Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps in Maine, tribute to members Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
National Archives Immigration / Emigration, Military Records (American Revolutionary War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War) Access to Archival Databases (AAD)
Footnote National Archives and Footnote launch project to digitize Historic Documents. Includes Civil War Pension applications, Naturalization index. You can search the collection but will need to subscribe to get a copy of the document. Access to National Archive Historic Documents
Samuel de Champlain Portal Provides information on the 400th Anniversary of Samuel de Champlain vogyages and on the founding of Québec on 3 July 1608 and the discovery of Lake Champlain on 4 Jul 1609. Access to Samuel de Champlain Portal
Northern New York American-Canadian Genealogical Society Provides list of early settlers in Québec and Acadia who walked with Samuel de Champlain. Access to several family histories and biographies of early settlers in Québec and Acadia.
NewFranco-American Oral History Archives The mission of the Franco-American Oral History Archives is to develop, collect, archive, and make available to the public oral documentation pertaining to the personal, regional, ethnic and political histories of Franco-Americans.

The Franco-American Center team led Lisa Desjardins Michaud have been digitizing and making available on the web the interviews conducted by Dr Marc Chassé, Dr Normand Beaupré, and the Franco-American Center at the University of Maine in Orono

The Franco-American Center web site allows the interview to reach a wide audience of people who grew up in the St John River Valley and are now scattered around the United States.

The Franco-American Center site provides access to several video interviews

Genealogy Tools / Software

Developer

Software Tool capability

Site where available

Darrin Lythgoe The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding© ("TNG") is a powerful way to manage and display your genealogy data on the Internet, all without generating a single page of HTML. Instead, your information is stored in MySQL database tables and dynamically displayed in attractive fashion with PHP (a scripting language). TNG is used to drive the genealogy display on this site. The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding (TNG)
Michel Démorest Filiatus is a French genealogy publishing software that generates a family tree book with descendant charts. Filiatus vous permet d'editer le biographe de vos ancêtres du Gedcom à l'Album. Filiatus transforme votre fichier Gedcom en une superbe monographie familiale rédigée dans le style des dictionnaires de généalogie d'autrefois ou bien sous forme d'un article de revue généalogique. Filiatus
Rex Clement GEN-BOOK can read your data directly from Personal Ancestral File (PAF 2.31/3.0/4.0) and generate a BOOK. GEN-BOOK can read a GEDCOM file from any genealogy software that creates a GEDCOM file. Some people judge a book by its cover. Most genealogists judge a book by its index. Every name in the book is included in the index generated by GEN-BOOK. GEN-BOOK
Thomas Bouteil Mapedit is an imagemap-editing program that generates the code to add client-side imagemaps to web pages. See my Vietnam map for an example of imagemap generated using this tool. Mapedit
Irfan Skiljan IrfanView is an image-editing program that can be used to add and save IPTC data to jpg files. See my Grandfather Roy's Family for an example of caption and copyright statement added as IPTC tags and displayed by TNG. Program can also be used to batch resize images. IrfanView
Dr. Stephen Morse One-Step search tool generator enables you to easily generate the search form and search engine, create a database, and add soundex codes to the database to search a collection of data. See my Ste Luce Cemetery search for an example generated using this tool. One-Step search tool generator
Jacob Boerema Transcript enables you to view an image and type a transcript or translation of the text in the window below the image. Great tool for transcribing and translating those original document images. Transcript
FastStone Capture FastStone Capture is a screen image capture program that can be used to create help files with a Draw option to add text boxes and pointer lines on the captured image. See How To Navigate our web site for examples of images captured and documented using FastStone Capture on how to navigate our web site. FastStone Capture

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