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|Stephen White is the genealogist at the Centre d'études acadiennes at Moncton University, New Brunswick, Canada. He has been there for over 20 years. Much of that time has been spent working on a comprehensive genealogical work [Dictionnaire généalogique des familles acadiennes] on the Acadians.|
|Rumors of its completion have been around for most of this
decade, but Mr. White keeps finding things to add to the work. The
will be produced in two parts. The first part (which was supposed
to go to press by the end of 1998) will cover the period from their settlement
to about 1714. The second part will cover the period from about 1714
to after the deportation (families formed by about 1780). The data
is also supposed to be available online (for a fee) at some time in the
Mr. White, born in Massachusetts, is also of Acadian descent.
He began his research in Acadian genealogy in 1966. He studied at
Harvard University in Boston and is a world-renowned
Mr. White wrote 37 short genealogical articles on Acadian families for La Société historique acadienne's publication, Les Cahiers [Vol 25, nos 2 et 3, avril-septembre 1994]. They can be found online at the CEA site. Some talk about the progenitors of a family, while others pick out a certain person of that surname.
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