Showing posts with label Acadians. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Acadians. Show all posts

Friday, August 21, 2015

Canadian Genealogy News 21 August 2015

Here are some news items which have come across my desk this morning - 

Remembering the Acadian expulsion from Remsheg, Nova Scotia 

The removal of Acadians from the present-day village of Wallace, Nova Scotia (formerly called Remsheg) took place 260 years ago last week. 

On July 28, 1755, close to a hundred Acadian delegates appeared before the British council, and when asked again to swear an unconditional oath of allegiance to the British Crown, they refused and were all imprisoned. 

The first action in the British plan to expel the French from North America took place in Remsheg, a small Acadian village found at the mouth of the Remsheg River in Nova Scotia. 

You can also visit the Wallace and Area Museum at

“Bicycle Face!” Women and Cycling in the Victorian Age
Interested in learning about the heyday of cycling in Toronto? 

Be sure to visit the current exhibit at the Toronto Sporting Past in the gallery located on the main floor of the Toronto Reference Library. Catch the exhibit before it closes on September 5! And you can also check out the virtual exhibit to learn more.

The 1890s in Europe and America saw a new design in bicycles with the invention in the 1880s, - the “safety” bicycle. It features two wheels of equal size, and replaced the famous penny-farthing bicycle.

And is brought about a change in women's clothing. Split skirts and bloomers started to appear, and these new garments and undergarments provided freedom of use from the restrictions of the traditional clothing of the time.

To learn more, go to

Meanwhile, happy researching!


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Friday, January 18, 2013

Some Acadians Exiled to Philadelphia in 1755

In her blog yesterday, Lucie LeBlanc Consentino writes about the establisment of the oldest Catholic Church in Philadelphia. The church was a place for the Acadians to gather after they were exiled from Nova Scotia in 1755.

Not all of the Acadians went to Philadilphia. The majority of them went to Louisiana, but of the group that went to the former British colony, they were treated rather well by the people, and the priest of that city.

The place where the church was located is known today as Old St. Joseph National Shrine. It as founded in 1733 by the Jesuits.

Read about the story at