Acadian-Cajun Genealogy & History

Acadian-Cajun Genealogy:
Tracing Your Ancestry Back to Acadia & the Old World

     There are many good 'How-To' books on genealogy. But genealogy is a large field of study. Each nationality, culture, locality, etc. has its own particular types of information and research methods. Everyone knows of the recent popularity of things known as 'Cajun' ... food, music, and so on. The Cajun people are a rather distinct culture based in south Louisiana. And there are many 'displaced Cajuns' who have moved into other parts of the country. This book addresses the genealogy of the Cajun people in Louisiana. It also goes back, through the Exile of the mid 1700's, to the original Acadians in Canada. It will assist you in tracing your Acadian-Cajun ancestry back to the 1600's with as little trouble as possible. 

     This web site will give you a basic run-down of the publication, and a sampling of its contents. Since the book is well over 100 pages, you may want to obtain a copy if you have Acadian-Cajun ancestry in your lineage.

     Revised Version Now Available! --- The book was recently rewritten to include information that has changed since it was first published. It is available from Amazon.com (link).

Here is a Word-format  outline of the book with the basic steps.  Feel free to download, print, and distribute copies.



Original Book
Acadian-Cajun Genealogy: Step by Step
  • Chapter 9: ACADIAN-CAJUN GENEALOGY ONLINE
    NEW CHAPTER! When this book was written in 1992, the Internet was not a factor in genealogy. The Center for Louisiana Studies has given me permission to post the new chapter online in its entirety.  It won't appear in the printed version until the 4th printing. 
Acadian-Cajun Genealogy: Step by Step
Copyright 1993: USL
Published by:   Center for Louisiana Studies
                            P.O. Box 40831
                            University of Southwestern Louisiana
                            Lafayette, LA 70504-0831
Copyright © 1997-09 Tim Hebert