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EXTANT ACADIAN RECORDS
PART II: ACADIAN CHURCH RECORDS
UNITED STATES & CARIBBEAN
(POST-DEPORTATION: 1755-1800)


by Martin Guidry


Part I of this article discussed the Catholic churches in Acadia before 1759, where they were located, what records have survived to this day and where they are located.

With the deportation and subsequent dispersion of the Acadians along the Atlantic seaboard of North America as well as France and England from 1755 through 1759, finding primary source information about individual  Acadians often is difficult. The Acadians were quite mobile during this period – moving from town to town  and occasionally between states in North America and provinces in Europe.

With the end of the French and Indian War and the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763, the Acadians once again underwent a major movement to French and former French regions of North America – Québec, Louisiana and Saint-Domingue (Haiti). One group of Acadians moved from England to France and then Louisiana  during this period while other Acadians returned to their motherland – now English Nova Scotia.

As in the pre-deportation period, original church records are one of the best primary sources since they almost always were recorded immediately following the event by the priest or minister and often had witnesses to the  event sign the document and provide family information as parent and grandparent names, Location of their  residence, etc.

The Guédry family during the post-deportation period was no different than other Acadian families. They were deported to many Locations in North America and Europe. After 1763 they resettled in Québec and Louisiana and for a brief period in Saint-Domingue (Haiti). One Guédry remained hidden in Nova Scotia throughout the deportation period and then resettled in English Nova Scotia after 1763.

The towns and villages where the Acadians were deported along the Atlantic seaboard and in England often were not Catholic and not French; therefore, few Acadians participated actively in local church services and  received the sacraments. Records of Acadian baptisms, marriages and funerals are almost nonexistent in  many areas during this period.

This listing of post-deportation Acadian church records is not exhaustive, but will provide some of the key Locations for finding primary source information on the Acadians during this critical post-deportation period. 

 

St. Joseph’s Church, near Queen Anne, Maryland

 

CONNECTICUT

It is not known which, if any churches in Connecticut, contain records of Acadians deported there in 1756.

Towns to which Acadians were sent and in which church records mentioning the Acadians may exist are:

Fairfield County (Danbury, Fairfield, Greenwich, Newton, Norwalk, Stamford,
  Stratford)
Hartford County (Enfield, Farmington, Glassenbury, Hartford, Suffield, Symsbury,
  Weathersfield, Windsor)
Litchfield County (Woodbury)
New Haven County (Branford, Derby, Guilford, Milford, New Haven, Wallingford,
  Waterbury)
New London County (Colchester, Groton, Lebanon, Lyme, Norwich, Preston,
  Stonington,Voluntown)
Middlesex County (Durham, East Haddam, Haddam, Killingsworth, Middleton,
  Saybrook)
Tolland County (Bolton, Coventry, Hebron, Mansfield, Tolland)
Windham County (Ashford, Canterbury, Killingly, Plainfield, Pomfret, Windham,
  Woodstock)

Connecticut churches in towns to which Acadians were distributed in 1755 and that
may have records concerning the Acadians are:

Congregational Church in Killingsworth (Founded: 1736)
[Today affiliated with United Church of Christ]
[In 1750s near intersection of Route 80 and Route 81]
273 Route 81
Killingsworth, CT 06419
Telephone: 860-663-1789

First Church of Bethlehem (Founded: 1744)
[Today affiliated with United Church of Christ]
21 Main Street South
Bethlehem, CT 06751
Telephone: 203-266-7288

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (Founded: 1729)
[In 1750s church was at North Main Street and Christian Street]
65 North Main Street
Wallingford, CT 06492
Telephone: 203-269-5050

First Congregational Church of East Windsor (Founded: 1752)
[In 1750s church was near Scantic River]
124 Scantic Road
East Windsor, CT 06088
Telephone: 860-654-0590

First Congregational Church of Old Lyme (Founded: 1665)
[Today affiliated with United Church of Christ]
[Church originally on Johnny Cake Hill across from Meetinghouse Lane in back of
  Old Lyme Country Club]
2 Ferry Road
Old Lyme, CT 06371
Telephone: 860-434-8686

First Church of Christ in Saybrook (Congregational) (Founded: 1646)
[In 1750s church was on the Church Green directly opposite present church]
366 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Telephone: 860-388-3008

First Congregational Church of East Haven (Old Stone Church) (Founded: 1711)
251 Main Street
East Haven, CT 06512
Telephone: 203-467-2907

First Congregational Church of Greenwich (Founded: 1667)
[Today affiliated with United Church of Christ]
[In 1750s church was at Tomac Avenue & Lockwood Avenue]
108 Sound Beach Avenue
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
Telephone: 203-637-1791
 

GEORGIA

Most Acadians deported to Georgia in 1755 did not remain there long. With the Governor’s approval most Acadians took boats north in hopes of reaching Acadia.  Those that remained left few, if any, records. In 1793 during the L’Ouverture slave  uprising in Saint-Domingue (Haiti) a number of Acadians fled Saint-Domingue  (Haiti) and landed in ports along the southeastern seaboard of the United States.  Several of those entering Charleston, SC eventually went to St. Marys, GA in the  early 1800’s.

1. Oak Grove Cemetery (Founded: 1787)
Location
Bartlett Street at West St. Marys Street
St. Marys, GA
(Contains graves of Acadians that escaped the L’Ouverture slave uprising in Saint-Domingue
(Haiti) beginning in 1793 and settled in St. Marys, GA – after a short stay in Charleston, SC
until early 1800’s. Marguerite Comeau, an original Acadian deportee, was buried here
in 1829.)

Guédry in Records
None could be found

Petitpas in Records
None could be found

2. Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church (Founded: 1847)
Location
(Original Location was corner of Bryant and Osborne Streets until 1957)
106 East Dillingham Street
St. Marys, GA 31558
Telephone: 912-882-4718
(Cemetery is Oak Grove Cemetery on Bartlett Street at West St. Marys Street.)
[Acadians that escaped the L’Ouverture slave uprising in Saint-Domingue (Haiti)
beginning in 1793 settled in St. Marys, GA – after a short stay in Charleston, SC
until early 1800’s. They attended Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.]

Original Records
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials

Original Records at:
Office of Archives
Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah
601 East Liberty Street
Savannah, GA 31401
Telephone: 912-201-4100

Original Records Online at:
None known to be online

Microfilm Copies of Original Records at:Records at:
None known

Transcriptions and Translations at:
None known

Guédry in Records
None could be found

Petitpas in Records
None could be found

Towns to which Acadians were sent and in which church records mentioning the Acadians may exist are:

       Camden County (St. Marys)
         (Acadians settled here after escaping from the L’Ouverture slave uprising)
       Chatham County (Savannah)

Georgia churches in towns to which Acadians were distributed in 1755 and ca. 1799 and that may have records concerning the Acadians are:

Christ Church (Founded: 1733)
28 Bull Street (Church)
18 Abercorn Street (Parish House)
Savannah, GA 31401
Telephone: 912-232-4131

Independent Presbyterian Church (Founded: 1755)
In 1750s faced Market Square (today Ellis Square)
Bull Street at Oglethorpe Street
P. O. Box 9266
Savannah, GA 31412
Telephone: 912-236-3346

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (Catholic) (Founded: 1790s)
(Originally called Saint-Jean-Baptiste Catholic Church)
Originally on Liberty Square
222 East Harris Street
Savannah, GA 31401
Telephone: 912-233-4709

 

MARYLAND

3. St. Peter's Catholic Church (Founded: 1770)
Location
16 West Saratoga Street
Baltimore, MD
(Church was closed in 1841; No Structure exists today)

Original Records at:
Baptisms (1782-1827), Marriages (1783-1795) and Burials/Interments (1790-1813)

Original Records at:
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
408 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone: 409-727-3565

Original Records Online at:
None known to be online

Microfilm Copies of Original Records at: Records at:
Maryland State Archives
350 Rowe Boulevard
Annapolis, MD 21401
Telephone: 410-260-6400
[Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Collection (Incorporates
St. Peter’s Pro-Cathedral Records); MSA SC 2707; Microfilm Nos. 1510, 1517, 1521, 1522]

Transcriptions and Translations at:
Wood, Gregory A.; A Guide to the Acadians in Maryland in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth
Centuries (Gateway Press, Inc.; Baltimore, MD; 1995) pp. 237-317, 346-362
Piet, Mary A. and Piet, Stanley G.; Early Catholic Church Records in Baltimore, Maryland,
1782 through 1800: from the Original Records of “Old St. Peter’s Pro-Cathedral,” Baptisms,
1782 through 1800, Marriages, 1783 through 1800, Burials, 1783 through 1800 (Family Line
Publications; Westminster, MD; 1989)

Guédry in Records
None could be found

Petitpas in Records
None could be found


4. Old St. Paul’s Catholic Episcopal Church (Founded: 1692)
Location

233 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone: 410-685-5537
 
Original Records
Births (1710-1837), Marriages (1716-1837) and Burials/Interments (1722-1837)

Original Records at:
Maryland Historical Society
Manuscripts Department
201 West Monument Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone: 410-685-3750
[St. Paul’s (Protestant Episcopal) Church Records, 1710-1935; MS. 1727]

Original Records Online at:
None known to be online

Microfilm Copies of Original Records at:
Maryland Historical Society
Manuscripts Department
201 West Monument Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone: 410-685-3750
[St. Paul’s (Protestant Episcopal) Church Records, 1710-1935; MS. 1727; 6 reels of microfilm
-CR Bal 6]

Transcriptions and Translations at:
Wood, Gregory A.; A Guide to the Acadians in Maryland in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (Gateway Press, Inc.; Baltimore, MD; 1995) pp. 237-266

Barnett, Katherine L.; St. Paul’s Parish Register, Baltimore, Maryland: Births, Marriages &Deaths to August 1797 (K. L. Barnett; Kansas City, MO; 1971)

Reamy, Bill and Reamy, Martha; Records of St. Paul’s Parish: The Anglican Church Records of Baltimore City and Lower Baltimore County (Maryland) Early 1700s Through 1800
(Family Line Publications; Westminster, MD; 1988; Volume 1)

Guédry in Records
None could be found

Petitpas in Records
None could be found


5. First German Reformed Church (Founded: ca. 1750)
Location
North Charles Street near Saratoga Street
Baltimore, MD
In 1918 it merged with St. Stephens Reformed Church and is now:
First and St. Stephen’s United Church of Christ
6915 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21212
Telephone: 410-377-5224

Original Records
Baptisms (1745, 1768-1780), Marriages (1710, 1736-1876), Deaths (1770-1877)

Original Records at:
Evangelical & reformed Historical Society
555 West James Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
Telephone: 717-290-8734
[First Reformed Church (Baltimore, MD) – Church RG 206]

Original Records Online at:
None known to be online

Microfilm Copies of Original Records at:
Maryland Historical Society
Manuscripts Department
201 West Monument Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone: 410-685-3750

Maryland State Archives
350 Rowe Boulevard
Annapolis, MD 21401
Telephone: 410-260-6400
[First German Reformed Church, Baltimore MD; MSA S 1512-1634 00/59/06/42]

Evangelical & reformed Historical Society
555 West James Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
Telephone: 717-290-8734
[First Reformed Church (Baltimore, MD), Records 1750-1800 – Microfilm #73, 256, 93]
 
Transcriptions and Translations at:
Wood, Gregory A.; A Guide to the Acadians in Maryland in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (Gateway Press, Inc.; Baltimore, MD; 1995) pp. 237-266

Records of the First Reformed Church of Baltimore, 1768-1899 (Family Line Publications; Westminster, MD; 1995) [Originally published as series of articles in the Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin]

Weiser, Frederick Sheely; German Reformed Church, Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland – Now First and St. Stephen’s Church United Church of Christ, 1768-1802 (Maryland German Church Records Series – Volume 14) (Historical Society of Carroll County; Westminster, MD; 2000)

Guédry in Records
None could be found

Petitpas in Records
None could be found


6. First Presbyterian Church (Founded: 1761)
Location
West Madison Street and Park Avenue
Baltimore, MD First Presbyterian Church is now known as:
First and Franklin Street Presbyterian Church
210 West Madison Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone: 410-728-5545

Original Records
Church Records (1767-1879)

Original Records at:
Maryland Historical Society
Manuscripts Department
201 West Monument Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone: 410-685-3750

Original Records Online at:
None known to be online

Microfilm Copies of Original Records at:
Maryland Historical Society
Manuscripts Department
201 West Monument Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone: 410-685-3750

Maryland State Archives
350 Rowe Boulevard
Annapolis, MD 21401
Telephone: 410-260-6400

Transcriptions and Translations at:
Wood, Gregory A.; A Guide to the Acadians in Maryland in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (Gateway Press, Inc.; Baltimore, MD; 1995) pp. 237-266

Peden, Henry C., Jr.; Presbyterian Records of Baltimore City, Maryland, 1765-1840 (Heritage Books; Westminster, MD; 2009)

Guédry in Records
None could be found

Petitpas in Records
None could be found


7. Father Joseph Mosley (Society of Jesus – Jesuits)
Location
Old St. Joseph’s Catholic Mission (Home of Rev. Moseley from 1765-1787)
Maryland Route 404 at Church Lane
Queen Anne, MD 21657

Original Records
Letters of Rev. Joseph Mosley written to his sister and brother from 1757 to 1786
Daybook, Bohemia, 1764. St. Joseph’s, Talbot County, alias Tuckahoe, 1765 of
   Rev. Joseph Mosley [References to Acadians]
Bohemia Day and Ledger Book, 1735-1761 of Rev. Joseph Mosley
Ordo Baptizatiorium (1760) of Rev. Joseph Mosley
Ordo in Matrimonis Conjuctorum (1760) of Rev. Joseph Mosley

Original Records at:
Georgetown University
Lauinger Library (5th Floor)
Special Collections Division
Maryland Province Archives
P. O. Box 37445
37th Street and N Street NW
Washington, DC 20013
Telephone: 202-687-7444
[Rev. Joseph Mosley , SJ Papers]

Original Records Online at:
Rev. Joseph Mosley Letters and Daybook, Bohemia, 1764 are online at:
http://gulib.georgetown.edu/dept/speccoll/fl/f25}1.htm#id19241x and
 
https://library.georgetown.edu/special-collections/digitized-manuscripts-4

Microfilm Copies of Original Records at:
Georgetown University
Lauinger Library (5th Floor)
Special Collections Division
Maryland Province Archives
P. O. Box 37445
37th Street and N Street NW
Washington, DC 20013
Telephone: 202-687-7444
[Rev. Joseph Mosley , SJ Papers] – (Photocopy of Originals)

Transcriptions and Translations at:
Wood, Gregory A.; A Guide to the Acadians in Maryland in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (Gateway Press, Inc.; Baltimore, MD; 1995) pp. 237-266

Wright, F. Edward; Vital Records of the Jesuit Missions of the Eastern Shore, 1760-1800
(Family Line Publications; Silver Spring, MD; 1986)

Devitt, Edward I.; “Letters of Father Joseph Mosley, 1757-1786” Woodstock Letters – A Record of Current Events and Historical Notes Connected with the Colleges and Missions of the Society of Jesus (Woodstock College Press; Woodstock, MD; 1907) Volume 35, p. 227
(A selection of the Mosley Letters published)

Guédry in Records
None could be found

Petitpas in Records
None could be found
 

8. Rev. George Hunter (Society of Jesus – Jesuits)
Location

St. Thomas Manor (Home of Rev. George Hunter)
8855 Chapel Point Road
Port Tobacco, MD 20677

Original Records
Day Book Memoranda, 1763-1768 (References to Acadians)

Original Records at:
Georgetown University
Lauinger Library (5th Floor)
Special Collections Division
Maryland Province Archives
P. O. Box 37445
37th Street and N Street NW
Washington, DC 20013
Telephone: 202-687-7444
[St. Thomas Manor – Account/Record Books [172 C-F] Box: 46 Folder: 6]

Original Records Online at:
None known to be online

Microfilm Copies of Original Records at:
Georgetown University
Lauinger Library (5th Floor)
Special Collections Division
Maryland Province Archives
P. O. Box 37445
37thStreet and N Street NW
Washington, DC 20013
Telephone: 202-687-7444
[St. Thomas Manor – Account/Record Books [172 C-F] Box: 46 Fold: 6]

Transcriptions and Translations at:
Wood, Gregory A.; A Guide to the Acadians in Maryland in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (Gateway Press, Inc.; Baltimore, MD; 1995) pp. 237-266

Guédry in Records
None could be found

Petitpas in Records
None could be found


9. Rev. Jean-Marie Tessier (Society of St. Sulpice - Sulpicians)
Location

St. Mary’s University (Home of Rev. Jean Marie Tessier from 1791-1840))
600 North Paca Street
Baltimore, MD

Original Records
Rev. Jean Marie Tessier’s Journals, Correspondence, Account Books and Diaries
(1791-1840)

Original Records at:
Associated Archives at St. Mary’s Seminary & University
Associated Sulpicians of the United States Archives
5400 Roland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21210
Telephone: 410-864-4074
[Rev. Jean Marie Tessier Collection – RG1, Box 9A]

Original Records Online at:
None known to be online

Microfilm Copies of Original Records at:
No microfilm copies are known

Transcriptions and Translations at:
Wood, Gregory A.; A Guide to the Acadians in Maryland in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (Gateway Press, Inc.; Baltimore, MD; 1995) pp. 237-266

Guédry in Records
None could be found

Petitpas in Records
None could be found

Towns to which Acadians were sent and in which church records mentioning the Acadians may exist are:

Anne Arundel County (Annapolis)
Baltimore County (Baltimore)
Calvert County (Lower Marlboro)
Cecil County (Elkton, Fredericktown)
Charles County (Port Tobacco)
Kent County (Chestertown [Newtown], Georgetown)
Prince George County (Upper Marlboro)
Somerset County (Princess Anne)
Talbot County (Oxford)
Worcester County (Snowhill)

 

MASSACHUSETTS

10. Diary of Reverend Ebenezer Parkman of Westborough, Massachusetts (1723-1782)
Location

Pastor of Congregational Church in Westboro, MA from 1724-1802

Original Records
Diary discussing several Acadian families in Westboro, MA and surrounding area
including the LeBlanc, Robichaud, Dugas, Picotte (wife of Jean-Baptiste Guédry dit
Labine), Maurice (Vigneau), Girouard, Melanson.

Original Records at:
American Antiquarian Society
185 Sailsbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Telephone: 508-755-5221
[Parkman Family Papers, 1707-1879; 13 octavo volumes, 3 mss. Boxes; NUCMC
No. 62-3110] [Has diaries for the years 1723-1728, 1736, 1738-1740, 1742, 1743-
1748, 1750-1754, 1756-1761 and 1764-1771-1778 (except for 1741, Dec 1742,
most of 1753 and most of 1772-1774]

Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215
Telephone: 617-859-1608
[Ebenezer Parkman Family Papers, 1718-1789; Ms. N-662; Has diaries for years
Dec 1742, 1749, 1755, 1771-1773, 1781-1782]

Original Records Online at:
None known to be online

Microfilm Copies of Original Records at:
Massachusetts Historical Society 1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215
Telephone: 617-859-1608
[P-363, reels 7.3-7.5 (diaries for 1749, 1755, 1771-1773); P-220, 1 reel (diaries for 1771-1773, 1781-1782)

Transcriptions and Translations at:
D’Entremont, Rev. Clarence J. and Hébert, Rev. Hector J.; “Parkman’s Diary and the Acadian Exiles in Massachusetts”; French Canadian and Acadian Genealogical Review (Centre  Canadien des Recherches Genealogiques; Québec, Canada; 1968; Volume 1 No. 4) pp. 241-294
Walett, Francis G.; The Diary of Ebenezer Parkman, 1703-1782: 1719-1755 (American Antiquarian Society; Worcester, MA; 1974) [Has diaries of 1742, 1749 and 1755]
Forbes, Harriette M. and Parkman, Ebenezer; The Diary of Rev. Ebenezer Parkman, of Westborough, Massachusetts, for the Months of February, March, April, October and November, 1737, November and December of 1778 and the Years of 1779 and 1780 (The Westborough Historical Society; Westborough, MA; 1899; Reprint: Kessinger Publishing Legacy Reprints; Whitefish, MT; 2007)

Guédry in Records
Jean-Baptiste Guédry dit Labine (John Labrador) & Marguerite Picotte (Marie
Pickott)

Petitpas in Records
None could be found


Towns to which Acadians were sent and in which church records mentioning the
Acadians may exist are:


Barnstable County (Barnstable, Chatham, Eastham, Falmouth, Harwich, Sandwich,
  Truro, Yarmouth)
Bristol County (Attleborough, Berkley, Dartmouth, Dighton, Easton, Freetown,
  Norton, Raynham, Rehoboth, Swansea, Taunton)
Essex County (Amesbury, Andover, Beverley, Boxford, Bradford, Danvers,
  Gloucester, Haverhill, Ipswich, Lynn, Machester, Marblehead, Methuen,
  Middleton, Newbury, Rowley, Salem, Salisbury, Topsfield, Wenham)
Hampshire County (Brimfield, Hadley, Springfield)
Middlesex County (Acton, Bedford, Billerica, Cambridge, Charlestown,
  Chelmsford, Concord, Dracut, Dunstable, Framingham, Groton, Holliston,
  Hopkinton, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Malden, Marlborough, Medford,
  Natick, Newton, Pepperell, Reading, Sherburne, Stoneham, Stow, Sudbury,
  Tewksbury, Townsend, Waltham, Watertown, Westford, Weston, Wilmington,
  Woburn)
Nantucket County
Plymouth County (Abington, Bridgewater, Duxbury, Halifax, Hanover, Kingston,
  Marshfield, Middleborough, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rochester, Scituate,
  Wareham)
Suffolk County (Bellingham, Boston, Braintree, Chelsea, Dedham, Dorchester,
  Hingham, Hull, Medfield, Medway, Milton, Needham, Roxbury, Stoughton,
  Walpole, Weymouth, Wrentham)
Worcester County (Bolton, Brookfield, Charlton, Douglas, Dudley, Grafton,
  Hardwick, Harvard, Holden, Lancaster, Leicester, Leominster, Lunenburg,
  Mendon, New Braintree, Oxford, Petersham, Rutland, Shrewsbury,
  Southborough, Spencer, Sturbridge, Sutton, Upton, Uxbridge, Westborough,
  Westminster, Weston, Worcester)
York County (Arundel, Berwick, Biddeford, Falmouth, Kittery, Scarborough, Wells,
 York)


Massachusetts churches in towns to which Acadians were distributed in 1756 and
that may have records concerning the Acadians are:


First Church (Founded: 1632)
[Originally Congregational; today Unitarian Universalist]
[In mid-1700s located on Washington Street near Old State House]
66 Marlborough Street
Boston, MA 02116
Telephone: 617-267-6730

Second Church (Founded: 1649)
[Originally Congregational; today Unitarian Universalist; merged with First Church in 1970]
[In mid-1700s located at North Square]
874 Beacon Street (Location of 1914 church building)
Boston, MA

Old South Church (Third Church) (Founded: 1669)
[Originally Congregational; today United Church of Christ]
[In mid-1700s met at Old South Meeting House at Washington and Milk Streets]
645 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Telephone: 617-536-1970

King’s Chapel (Founded: 1686)
[Originally Episcopal (Anglican); today Christian Unitarian]
[In mid-1700s located at Tremont Street and School Street]
Corner of Tremont Street and School Street
64 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
Telephone: 617-227-2155

Brattle Street Church (Founded: 1698) [Originally Congregational; later Unitarian]
Brattle Street
Boston, MA

Christ Church (Old North Church) (Founded: 1723)
[Originally Episcopal (Anglican)]
[In mid-1700s located at 193 Salem Street]
193 Salem Street
Boston, MA 02113
Telephone: 617-523-6676

Trinity Church (Founded: 1733)
[Originally Episcopal (Anglican)]
[In mid-1700s located on Summer Street and Hawley Street (then Bishop Alley)]
208 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA 02116
Telephone: 617-536-0944


Jean-Baptiste Guédry dit Labine (John Labrador, John Laverdure) lived in Boston
(1755-1756, 1764), Wilmington (1756-1760), Woburn (1760-1766) and Marblehead (1766)



NEW YORK

It is not known which, if any churches in New York, contain records of Acadians
deported there in 1756.

Towns to which Acadians were sent and in which church records mentioning the
Acadians may exist are:

Bronx County (Westchester [1750s located in Westchester County and called
  Westchester Town])
Kings County (Bushwick*,Flatbush)
Nassau County (Hempstead*, Oyster Bay*)
Orange County
Queens County (Flushing, Jamaica, Newtown)
Richmond County (Richmond)
Suffolk County (Brookhaven, East Hampton, Huntington*, Southold)
Westchester County (Bedford, Courtland Manor [today Cortlandt Manor],
  Eastchester, New Rochelle, North Castle, Phillipsburg [today Yonkers Village),
Rye)


* During 1750s these towns were in Queens County
[Note: Kings, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties are on Long Island. Richmond County is on Staten Island]

New York churches in towns to which Acadians were distributed in 1756 and that
may have records concerning the Acadians are:

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (Founded: 1693)
Westchester Square
2500 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461
Telephone: 718-931-9270

Bedford Presbyterian Church (Founded: 1681)
(In 1750s located at Hopp Ground)
The Village Green
P. O. Box 280
Bedford, NY 10506
Telephone: 914-234-3672

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church (Founded: 1704)
382 Cantitoe Street
Bedford, NY 10506
Telephone: 914-234-9636

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (Founded: 1761)
(Originally called Saint George’s Episcopal Mission on East Main Street just south
  of Northern Westchester Hospital complex; area called North Castle then)
85 East Main Street
Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
Telephone: 914-666-8058

Trinity St. Paul’s Espicopal Church (Anglican) (Founded: 1688)
311 Huguenot Street
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Telephone: 914-632-5368

Christ’s Church (Episcopal) (Founded: 1706)
(In 1750s called Grace Church and was in center of town)
2 Rectory Street
Rye, NY 10580
Telephone: 914-967-1749

St. John’s Episcopal Church (Founded: 1693)
One Hudson Street, Getty Square
Yonkers, NY 10701
Telephone: 914-963-3033

Grace Episcopal Church (Founded: 1734) 155-03 Jamaica Boulevard
Jamaica (Queens), NY 11432
Telephone: 718-291-0555
(Cemetery adjacent to church)

First Presbyterian Church of Newtown (Founded: 1652)
54-05 Seabury Street
Elmhurst (Queens), NY 11373
Telephone: 718-639-3126

 

NORTH CAROLINA

It is not known which, if any churches in North Carolina, contain records of Acadians deported there in 1756.
 
Towns to which Acadians were sent and in which church records mentioning the Acadians may exist are:

     Chowan County (Edenton)

North Carolina churches in towns to which Acadians were distributed in 1756 and that may have records concerning the Acadians are:

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (Founded: 1701)
100 West Church Street
P. O. Box 548
Edenton, NC 27932
Telephone: 252-482-3522
(Cemetery adjacent to church]



PENNSYLVANIA

11. Old St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (Founded: 1733)
Location
321 Willings Alley
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Telephone: 215-923-1733
[Early cemetery (1734-1758) was located on small plot of churchyard, but no longer  exists. Early Catholics also buried in the Catholic Burial Ground (1704-1794) within the southeastern section of today’s Washington Square near 6th Street &  Locust Street while many Acadians were buried in Potter’s Field section of  Washington Square.]

Original Records
Exist for Baptisms (1758-1810, except 1787-1790) and Marriages (1758-1836, except 1787-1799)

Original Records at:
St. Joseph’s University Archives
St. Joseph’s University
Francis A. Drexel Library
5600 City Avenue
Phlladelphia, PA 19131
Telephone: 610-660-1953

Original Records Online at:
None known to be online

Microfilm Copies of Original Records at:
None known to be available to public

Transcriptions & Translations:
Reuss, Francis X.; “List of Baptisms Registered at St. Joseph’s Church, Philadelphia (First Series) From August 29, 1758 to December 31, 1775”; Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia, Vol. I – 1884-86 (American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia; Philadelphia, PA; 1887) pp. 246-350
 
Reuss, Francis X.; “List of Baptisms Registered at St. Joseph’s Church, Philadelphia (Second Series) From January 1, 1776 to October 21, 1781”; Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia, Vol. II – 1886-88 (American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia; Philadelphia, PA; 1889) pp. 225-275
 
Committee on Historical Research; “List of Baptisms Registered at St. Joseph’s Church, Philadelphia (Third Series) From October 23, 1781 to July 30, 1786”; Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia, Vol. IV (American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia; Philadelphia, PA; 1893) pp. 37-76
 
Furey, Francis T.; “Father Farmer’s Marriage Register, 1758 – 1786, Preserved at St. Joseph’s Church, Philad’a”; Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia, Vol.  II – 1886-88 (American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia; Philadelphia, PA; 1889)  pp. 276-315

Middleton, Rev. Thomas C.; “List of Marriages and Baptisms Registered at St. Joseph’s Church, Philadelphia, PA by Rev. Robert Molyneux, S. J. (Fourth Series) From 1771? to  December, 1786”; Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia, Vol.  IV (American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia; Philadelphia, PA; 1893) pp. 125-193

Landrey, Josephine; “St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church 1758-1792, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania”; The Genealogist (American-Canadian Genealogical Society; Manchester, NH;  Vol. VI, No. 2, 1980) pp. 49-64

Daigre, Una; Matherne, Rita and Pastorek, Jack; “Acadian Baptisms and Marriages in  Pennsylvania: The Registers of Ferdinand Farmer and Robert Molyneux, 1758-1792”; Le  Raconteur (Le Comité des Archives de la Louisiana; Baton Rouge, LA; Vol. X, Nos. 1,2,  1990) pp. 3-11

Daigre, Una; Matherne, Rita and Pastorek, Jack; “Acadian Baptisms and Marriages in  Pennsylvania: The Registers of Ferdinand Farmer and Robert Molyneux, 1758-1792”; Le Raconteur (Le Comité des Archives de la Louisiana; Baton Rouge, LA; Vol. X, Nos. 3,4,  1990) pp. 80-88

Guédry in Records
Baptisms of Simon Joseph Guédry (1761), Susan Catherine Boutin, daughter of Paul Boutin and Ursule Guédry (1762) and Paul Boutin, son of Paul Boutin and Ursule Guédry (1764).  Marriage of Simon Joseph Guédry and Magdalen Melancon (1761).

Petitipas in Records
None could be found


12. Old St. Mary’s Catholic Church (Founded: 1763)
Location
252 South 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Telephone: 215-923-7930
[St. Mary Burial Ground (1759-1880’s) located next to the church. St. Mary’s Cemetery (1800-1840’s) at 13th Street & Spruce. New St. Mary’s Cemetery (1840’s – 1880’s) at 11th Street and Moore Street.]

Original Records
The 1763-1786 baptismal and marriage records combined with Old St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church records. The 1787-1790 baptismal records exist separately. All baptismal records from  1790-1838 and marriage records from 1787-1831 have been lost.

Original Records (1763-1786) at:
St. Joseph’s University Archives
St. Joseph’s University
Francis A. Drexel Library
5600 City Avenue
Phlladelphia, PA 19131
Telephone: 610-660-1953

Original Records (1787-1790) at:
Philadelphia Archdiocese Historical Research Center (PAHRC)
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Archives and Historical Collections
1000 E. Wynnewood Road
Overbrook, PA 19096 Telephone: 610-667-2125

Original Records Online at:
None known to be online

Microfilm Copies of Original Records at:
None known to be available to public

Transcriptions and Translations at:
(See the Transcriptions and Translations section of Old St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church above for listing of sources from 1763-1786) 

Middleton, Rev. Thomas C. “Pew Register of St. Mary’s Church, Philadelphia, from 1787”;  Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia, Vol. V – 1894 (American  Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia; Philadelphia, PA; 1895) p. 357

Middleton, Rev. Thomas C.; “Pew Register of St. Mary’s Church, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, from 1787-1791” and “Interments (Burials) in St. Mary’s Church
New Chapel Burying Ground, 1788-1800” (Some Acadians cited in these records)
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ote/usa_genealogy/pa_stmarys-intro.htm

Guédry in Records
None could be found

Petitpas in Records
None could be found


13. Historic St. Mary’s Catholic Church (Founded: 1741)
Location

119 South Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
Telephone: 717-392-2578
(Old cemetery adjacent to church. New cemetery on New Hollard Avenue. All graves moved  to new cemetery. Cemetery has a 1798 burial of an Acadian named Jean Algliso.)

Original Records
Baptisms, marriage, burials

Original Records (1763-1786) at:
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
119 South Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
Telephone: 717-392-2578
[Baptisms, Marriages, Burials]

Original Records Online at:
None known

Microfilm Copies of Original Records at:
The Archives
Dioceses of Harrisburg
4800 Union Deposit Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Telephone: 717-657-4804 (Ext 604)
[Baptisms and Marriages]

Transcriptions and Translations at:
Baptisms, marriages & burials for 1787-1804 at:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~reinsel/okeefe/stmarys.html

Guédry in Records
None could be found

Petitpas in Records
None could be found
 

Towns to which Acadians were sent and in which church records mentioning the
Acadians may exist are:

Bucks County
Chester County (Chester, Darby, Goshen, Kennett, Newtown, Springfield, Willistown)
Lancaster County (Lancaster)
Philadelphia County (Philadelphia - Acadian homes located on north side of Pine
  Street between 5th Street and 6th Street)



SOUTH CAROLINA


14. St. Philip’s Protestant Episcopal Church (Founded: 1681)
Location
142 Church Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Telephone: 843-722-7734
(Originally church was at Broad Street and Meeting Street; Cemetery is located on grounds near church.)

Original Records
Baptismal (1718-1940), marriage (1720-1940) and burial records (1720-1940) exist.

Original Records at:
Dalcho Historical Society
Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina 1020 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Original Records Online at:
None known to be online

Microfilm Copies of Original Records at:
South Carolina Department of Archives and History
History Center
8301 Parklane Road
Columbia, SC 29223
Telephone: 803-896-6100
[Microfilm L 63001 – 6 reels (1714-1940)]

Transcriptions and Translations at:
Salley, A. S. Jr.; Register of St. Philip’s Parish Charles Town, or Charlestown (1720-1758)
(The Walker, Evans & Cogswell Co.; Charleston, SC; 1904)

Huger Smith, D. E. and Salley, A. S. Jr.; Register of St. Philip’s Parish, Charles Town, or Charleston, S. C. (1754-1810) (The South Carolina Society, Colonial Dames of America; Charleston, SC; 1927)

Guédry in Records
None could be found

Petitpas in Records
None could be found


15. Prince Frederick Winyaw Protestant Episcopal Church (Founded: 1734)
Location

Near Brown’s Ferry on Black River (Dunbar)
Georgetown, SC
(Parish no longer exists; Cemetery was located on grounds near church.)

Original Records
Baptismal (1713-1769), marriage (1713-1769) and burial records (1713-1769) as
well as vestry minutes (1729-1779). Records before 1734 refer to St. George
Winyaw Protestant Episcopal Church.

Original Records at:
The South Carolina Historical Society
The Fireproof Building
100 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Telephone: 843-723-8584
Charleston, SC 29403

Original Records Online at:
None known to be online

Microfilm Copies of Original Records at:
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Family History Library
35 North West Temple Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84150
Telephone: 866-406-1830
[Microfilm Nos. 6016812, 6016813, 6016814 & 6016815]

Transcriptions and Translations at:
Pringle, Elizabeth W. A.; The Register Book for the Parish Prince Frederick Winyaw Ann:  Dom: 1713 (The South Carolina Society, Colonial Dames of America; Williams & Wilkins  Company; Baltimore, MD; 1916) 

Prince Frederick Winyaw Episcopal Church Records, 1713-1779 (Spartanburg, SC; 1984  Reprint)

Guédry in Records
None could be found

Petitpas in Records
None could be found


16. St. Helena’s Protestant Episcopal Church (Founded: 1712)
Location

505 Church Street
P. O. Box 1043
Beaufort, SC 29902
Telephone: 843-522-1712
(Cemetery located on grounds near church.)

Original Records
Baptismal (1683-1822), marriage (1683-1822) and burial (1683-1822) records exist.

Original Records at:
St. Helena’s Protestant Episcopal Church Vestry
507 Newcastle Street
Beaufort, SC 29902
Telephone: 843-522-1712

Original Records Online at:
None known to be online

Microfilm Copies of Original Records at:
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Family History Library
35 North West Temple Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84150
Telephone: 866-406-1830
[Microfilm No. 23296]

The South Carolina Historical Society
The Fireproof Building
100 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Telephone: 843-723-8584
[Microfilm No. 50/127]

Transcriptions and Translations at:
Salley, A. S. Jr.; Minutes of the Vestry of St. Helena’s Parish, South Carolina, 1726-1812 (Historical Commission of South Carolina; The State Company; Columbia, SC: 1919; Reprint  – 1958) 

Gough, William & Jenkins, Fay; St. Helena Parish Register, 1700-1824 (Handwritten original  at South Carolina Historical Society in Charleston, SC; Published in South Carolina Historical  and Genealogical Magazine, Volume 23, 1922) 

St. Helena Parish Register, 1722-1888 (Handwritten copy from ca. 1875 of original register;  Kept at South Carolina Historical Society in Charleston, SC; Called “Book 4”) 

St. Helena Parish Minute Book, 1726-1812 (Typewritten transcription of the Vestry Book of  St. Helena Parish; Kept at South Carolina Historical Society in Charleston, SC)

Guédry in Records
None could be found

Petitpas in Records
None could be found


17. St. Michael’s Protestant Episcopal Church (Founded: 1761)
Location
71 Broad Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Telephone: 843-723-0603
(Cemetery located adjacent to church.)

Original Records
Baptismal, marriage and burial records exist.

Original Records at:
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church
71 Broad Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Telephone: 843-723-0603

The South Carolina Historical Society
The Fireproof Building
100 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Telephone: 843-723-8584
[Baptisms (1862-1879), Burials (1817-1860), Minutes (1759-1949)]

Original Records Online at:
None known to be online

Microfilm Copies of Original Records at:
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Family History Library
35 North West Temple Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84150
Telephone: 866-406-1830
[Microfilm No. 22742, Item 10; 22743, Items 4-5]

Transcriptions and Translations at:
Howe, Mrs. C. G. and Middleton, Mrs. Charles F.; The Minutes of St. Michael’s Church of  Charleston, S.C. from 1758-1797 (Historical Activities Committee of the South Carolina  Society of Colonial Dames of America; Charleston, SC; 1950) 

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church; St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Charleston [Records, 1751- 1981] (South Carolina Historical Society; Charleston, SC; Reprint Company; Spartanburg, SC;  1982)

Guédry in Records
None could be found

Petitpas in Records
None could be found


18. Circular Congregational Church (Founded: 1681)
Location
150 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Telephone: 843-577-6400
(Cemetery is located on grounds near church and contains grave and marker of Basil Lanneau (Lanou) – an original Acadian deportee.)

Original Records
Baptismal (1800-1910), marriage (1800-1910) and burial (1800-1910) records exist.

Original Records at:
The South Carolina Historical Society
The Fireproof Building
100 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Telephone: 843-723-8584

Original Records Online at:
None known to be online

Microfilm Copies of Original Records at:
None known

Transcriptions and Translations at:
Hicks, Theresa M. and Osburn, Frances S.; Independent or Circular Church Records,  Charleston, South Carolina (Peppercorn Publications; Columbia, SC; 1998)

Guédry in Records
None could be found

Petitpas in Records
None could be found


19. St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church (Founded: 1789)
Location
89 Hassell Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Telephone: 843-722-7696
(Cemetery was located on grounds near church and contains Acadians. Church  contains records of Acadians escaping the L’Ouverture slave uprising in SaintDomingue (Haiti) beginning in 1793.) 

Original Records
Baptismal (1792-1923), marriage (1808-1923) and burial (1808-1923) records exist.

Original Records at:
Diocesan Archives
Catholic Diocese of Charleston
P. O. Box 818
Charleston, SC 29402
Telephone: 843-724-8372

Original Records Online at:
None known to be online

Microfilm Copies of Original Records at:
Diocesan Archives
Catholic Diocese of Charleston
P. O. Box 818
Charleston, SC 29402
Telephone: 843-724-8372

Transcriptions and Translations at:
Morgan, Mary Lucinda; The Vestry Records of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church,
Charleston, South Carolina, 1806-1823
(Univeristy of South Carolina; Columbia, SC; 1982)
Master’s Thesis

Guédry in Records
None could be found

Petitpas in Records
None could be found
 

Towns to which Acadians were sent and in which church records mentioning the
Acadians may exist are:
 

Aiken County (New Windsor Township)
Beaufort County (Beaufort)
Berkeley County (Goose Creek, Huger, Moncks Corner, St. Stephens)
Calhoun County (Amelia Township)
Charleston County (Charleston, Edisto Island, James Island, Johns Island,
  McClellanville, Mt. Pleasant, Wadmalaw Island)
Colleton County (Combee & Chehaw, Jacksonboro, Stono East Side Pon Pon)
Dorchester County (Beech Hill, Summerville [Dorchester])
Georgetown County (Georgetown)
Lexington County (Saxe-Gotha Township)
Marlboro County (Welsh Tract)
Orangeburg County (Orangeburg)
 

Other South Carolina churches in towns to which Acadians were distributed in 1756  and that may have records concerning the Acadians are:


Christ Church (Protestant Episcopal) (Founded: 1727)
2304 Highway 17 North
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466
Telephone: 843-884-9090
(Cemetery adjacent to church) St. James Protestant Huguenot Church (Founded: 1719)
U. S. Highway 52
Goose Creek, SC 29445
(Cemetery adjacent to church)

St. John’s Berkeley Episcopal Church (Biggin Church) (Founded: 1712)
State Road 402
1257 Old Blackoak Road
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
(Only church ruins remain)

St. George’s Protestant Episcopal Church (Founded: 1719)
Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site
Two miles from Bacons Bridge Road and Dorchester Road
300 State Park Road
Summerville, SC 29485
Telephone: 843-873-1740
Only church ruins remain. Cemetery adjacent to church ruins)

St. Thomas and St. Denis Protestant Episcopal Church (White Church) (Founded: 1706)
Cainhoy Road (SC Route 8-98)
Huger, SC 29450
(Cemetery adjacent to church)

St. Andrew’s Protestant Episcopal Church (Founded: 1706)
2604 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC 29414
Telephone: 843-766-1541

St. Bartholomew’s Protestant Episcopal Parish (Founded: 1706)
Ashepoo, SC
St. Bartholomew’s Pon Pon Chapel of Ease (Old Burnt Church) (Founded: 1725)
Parker’s Ferry Road – one mile northeast of Jacksonboro, SC
Jacksonboro, SC
(Only church ruins remain)

St. James Santee Protestant Episcopal Church (Brick Church) (Founded: 1706)
Old Georgetown Highway (Kings Highway)
McClellanville, SC 29458

Prince George Winyah Protestant Episcopal Church (Founded: 1721)
300 Broad Street
Georgetown, SC 29442
Telephone: 843-546-4358
(Cemetery adjacent to church)

Prince William Protestant Episcopal Church (Old Sheldon Church) (Founded: 1745)
Beaufort, SC 29902
Highway 21 at Highway 235
Telephone: 843-525-8500
(Only ruins of church remain)



ALABAMA

20. Notre-Dame-du-Fort Condé-de-la-Mobile Catholic Church (Founded: 1703)
(After 1786 called Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción Catholic Church)
Location
150 South Royal Street
Mobile, AL
(No longer exists although Fort Condé has been reconstructed at 4/5 scale at this
original Location of the Fort from 1711 until 1820. The church was within Fort Condé.)
[There are Acadian records within the Notre-Dame registers – as some Acadians stopped briefly at Mobile on their journey to Louisiana after the deportations and they were  baptized and married.] 

Original Records
Baptismal (1704-1764), marriage (1704-1764) and burial (1704-1764) records exist

Original Records at:
Archives of the Archdiocese of Mobile
Archdiocese of Mobile
14 South Franklin Street
Mobile, AL 36602
Telephone: 251-415-3850

Original Records Online at:
None known

Microfilm Copies of Original Records at:
Center for Louisiana Studies
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
400 East St. Mary Boulevard
Room 313, Edith Garland Dupré Library
P. O. Box 44149
Lafayette, LA 70504
Telephone: 337-482-1320
(Microfilm – 1 reel; Church registers for 1704-1764)

State Library of Louisiana
Louisiana Section
701 North Fourth Street P. O. Box 131
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Telephone: 225-342-2791
(Microfilm – 1 reel; Church registers for 1704-1764)

Louisiana Division and City Archives & Special Collections
New Orleans Public Library (3rd Floor)
219 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112
Telephone: 504-596-2610
(Microfilm: C2224)

Transcriptions and Translations at:
Farmer, Very Rev. Michael L.; Sacremental Records of the Roman Catholic Church  of the Archdiocese of Mobile: Volume 1, Section 1, 1704-1739 (Archives of  Mobile; Mobile, AL; 2001) 

Vidrine, Jacqueline Olivier; Love’s Legacy: The Mobile Marriages Recorded in  French, Transcribed, with Annotated Abstracts in English, 1724-1786 (Center for  Louisiana Studies, University of Southwestern Louisiana; Lafayette, LA; 1985)

Guédry in Records
None could be found

Petitpas in Records
None could be found



LOUISIANA

21. St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church (Founded: 1756)
Location
133 South Main Street
P. O. Box 10
St. Martinville, LA 70582
Telephone: 337-394-7334
(Original cemetery was located on grounds near church, but no longer exists.
Current cemetery (St. Michael Catholic Cemetery – ca. 1830-present) is at Bridge
Street and Cemetery Street.)
 
Original Records
Baptismal, marriage and burial records exist for 1756-present for St. Martin de
Tours Catholic Church. A small 16-page folio of marriage records (1770-1865) for  St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church is located at St. Peter Catholic Church in New  Iberia, LA. 

Original Records at:
St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church
133 South Main Street
P. O. Box 10
St. Martinville, LA 70582
Telephone: 337-394-7334
(St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church records from 1756-present)

St. Peter Catholic Church
P. O. Box 12507
108 East St. Peter Street
New Iberia, LA 70562
Telephone: 337-369-3816
(Small 16-page folio of marriage records (1770-1765) from St. Martin de Tours
Catholic Church)

Original Records Online at:
None known to be online

Microfilm Copies of Original Records at:
Louisiana State Archives
3851 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Telephone: 225-922-1000
[6 microfilm reels: Baptisms (1756-1908), Marriages (1756-1904), Burials (1787-1926)]

Transcriptions and Translations at:
Hébert, Rev. Donald J.; Southwest Louisiana Records – Church and Civil Records (Hébert  Publications; Rayne, LA; Volume 1 [1756-1810] (1974), Volume 1-A [1750-1800] (1996) and  Volume 33-Supplement [1756-1904] (1984)). Small 16- age folio of marriage records (1770- 1865) at St. Peter Catholic Church in New Iberia, LA in Volume 1-A above and in Volume 9  [1869-1870] (1977) pp. 541- 63 as copies of original document. 

“Copie d’un vieux register de St. Martin de Tours” (Typescript of the oldest St.  Martin de Tours Catholic Church registers) Not published. Copy available at St.  Martin Parish Library (201 Porter Street; St. Martinville, LA 70582; Telephone:  337-394-2207) 

Hebert, Rev. Donald; “Information Produced on the Single State of Persons  Marrying by Fr. Michel Bernard Barriere” "New Orleans Genesis" (Genealogical  Research Society of New Orleans; New Orleans, LA; Volume XI, Number 43,  1972) pp. 277-283 [Pre- arriage investigations – 1796-1804] 

Transcriptions of St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church Parish Minutes for 1756-1794 on one  microfilm reel at Louisiana State Archives; 3851 Essen Lane; Baton Rouge, LA 70809;  Telephone: 225-922-1000

Guédry in Records
Numerous baptisms, marriages and burials of the Guédry family are in the records 

Petitpas in Records
None could be found


22. St. Landry Catholic Church (Founded: 1776; First church built - 1767)
Location

900 Union Street
Opelousas, LA 70570
Telephone: 337-942-6552
(Cemetery located on grounds adjacent to the church.)

Original Records
Baptismal, marriage and burial records exist for 1764-1900 beginning when
temporary facilities were used as a church.

Original Records at:
St. Landry Catholic Church
900 Union Street
Opelousas, LA 70570
Telephone: 337-942-6552

Original Records Online at:
None known to be online

Microfilm Copies of Original Records at:
Louisiana State Archives
3851 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Telephone: 225-922-1000
[1 microfilm reel: Baptisms (1776-1795), Marriages (1787-1795), Burials (1776-1806)]

Center for Louisiana Studies
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Edith Garland Dupré Library – 3rd Floor
P. O. Box 40831
400 East St. Mary Boulevard
Lafayette, LA 70504
Telephone: 337-482-6027
[1 microfilm reel – Covers period 1764-1803]

Transcriptions and Translations at:
Hébert, Rev. Donald J.; Southwest Louisiana Records – Church and Civil Records (Hébert  Publications; Rayne, LA; Volume 1 [1756-1810] (1974), Volume 1-A [1750-1800] (1996)  and Volume 33-Supplement [1756-1904] (1984))

Guédry in Records
Several baptisms, marriages and burials of the Guédry family are in the records

Petitpas in Records
None could be found


23. St. Francis Catholic Church at Pointe Coupée (Founded: 1728)
Location
10364 Pointe Coupée Road
New Roads, LA 70760
Telephone: 225-638-9665
(Original cemetery lost to encroachment of the Mississippi River. New cemetery
located on grounds adjacent to the new church built in 1895.)

Original Records
Baptismal, marriage and burial records exist for 1727-1900

Original Records at:
Diocese of Baton Rouge
Department of Archives
P. O. Box 2028
1800 South Acadian Thruway
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Telephone: 225-387-0561

Original Records Online at:
None known to be online

Microfilm Copies of Original Records at:
None known to be available to public

Transcriptions and Translations at:
Pollard, Nora Lee; Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records, Volume 1 (1707-1769) (Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge; Baton Rouge, LA; 1978) pp. 136- 224 

Richard, Renée B. and Leumas, Emilie G.; Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records  Volume 1b (Pointe Coupee Records, 1722-1769) (Diocese of Baton Rouge; Baton Rouge, LA;  2002) 

Pollard, Nora Lee; Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records, Volume 2 (1770-1803) (Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge; Baton Rouge, LA; 1980) 

Guédry in Records
Marriage of Pierre Guedry and Claire Babin on 23 Jan 1769

Petitpas in Records
None could be found


24. St. James (St. Jacques de Cabahannoce) Catholic Church (Founded: 1757)
Location

6613 Highway 18 (River Road)
St. James, LA 70086
Telephone: 225-265-4225
(Cemetery located across highway from church. Many of the early graves lost to
encroachment of the Mississippi River.)

Original Records
Baptismal, marriage and burial records exist for 1770-1900

Original Records at:
Diocese of Baton Rouge
Department of Archives
P. O. Box 2028
1800 South Acadian Thruway
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Telephone: 225-387-0561

Original Records Online at:
None known to be online

Microfilm Copies of Original Records at:
None known to be available to public

Transcriptions and Translations at:
Pollard, Nora Lee; Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records, Volume 2 (1770-1803) (Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge; Baton Rouge, LA; 1980)

Mestayer, Aline Lasseigne and Mestayer, Warren; “St. James Marguiller Records – St. James  Parish, Louisiana, 1779-1806” Le Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge Genealogical and Historical  Society; Baton Rouge, LA; June 2005) 
http://www.acadian-home.org/St-James-Louisiana.html

Original Records at:
St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church; P. O. Box 65; 6484 Louisiana  Highway 44; Convent, LA 70723; Telephone: 225-562-3211 

Guédry in Records
Numerous baptisms, marriages and burials of the Guédry family are in the records

Petitpas in Records
None could be found


25. Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church (Founded: 1772)
Location

76 Mississippi Street
P. O. Box 508
Donaldsonville, LA 70346
Telephone: 225-473-3176
(Original cemetery used by early Acadians was located adjacent to present church.
Some early remains moved to the present cemetery located at 311 Saint Vincent
Street in Donaldsonville, LA.)

Original Records
Baptismal, marriage and burial records exist for 1772-1900

Original Records at:
Diocese of Baton Rouge
Department of Archives
P. O. Box 2028
1800 South Acadian Thruway
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Telephone: 225-387-0561

Original Records Online at:
None known to be online

Microfilm Copies of Original Records at:
None known to be available to public

Transcriptions and Translations at:
Pollard, Nora Lee; Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records, Volume 2 (1770-1803) (Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge; Baton Rouge, LA; 1980) 

Guédry in Records
Several baptisms, marriages and burials of the Guédry family are in the records

Petitpas in Records
None could be found

 
26. St. Gabriel Catholic Church (Founded: 1769; Church built in 1776)
Location
3625 Highway 75
St. Gabriel, LA 70776
Telephone: 225-642-8441
(Cemetery located behind church. Original cemetery was near Mississippi River
and those graves lost to encroachment of the Mississippi River.)

Original Records
Baptismal, marriage and burial records exist for 1773-1900

Original Records at:
Diocese of Baton Rouge
Department of Archives
P. O. Box 2028
1800 South Acadian Thruway
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Telephone: 225-387-0561

Original Records Online at:
None known to be online

Microfilm Copies of Original Records at:
Louisiana State Archives
3851 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Telephone: 225-922-1000
[1 microfilm reel: Baptisms (1773-1774) and Marriages (1773-1859]

Center for Louisiana Studies
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Edith Garland Dupré Library – 3rd Floor
P. O. Box 40831
400 East St. Mary Boulevard
Lafayette, LA 70504
Telephone: 337-482-6027
[1 microfilm reel – Covers period 1773-1859]

Transcriptions and Translations at:
Pollard, Nora Lee; Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records, Volume 2 (1770-1803) (Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge; Baton Rouge, LA; 1980) 

Guédry in Records
Several baptisms, marriages and burials of the Guédry family are in the records

Petitpas in Records
None could be found


27. Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church (Founded: 1793)
Location

119 Highway 308
Plattenville, LA 70393
Telephone: 985-369-6656
(Cemetery adjacent to the church)

Original Records
Baptismal, marriage and burial records exist for 1793-1900

Original Records at:
Diocese of Baton Rouge
Department of Archives
P. O. Box 2028
1800 South Acadian Thruway
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Telephone: 225-387-0561

Original Records Online at:
None known to be online

Microfilm Copies of Original Records at:
None known to be available to public

Transcriptions and Translations at:
Pollard, Nora Lee; Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records, Volume 2 (1770-1803) (Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge; Baton Rouge, LA; 1980) 

Guédry in Records
Baptism of Augustin Guédry, son of Joseph Guédry and Magdalen Comeaux, in  1793; Baptism of Pelagie Guédry, daughter of Joseph Guédry and Magdalen  Comeaux, in 1793; Baptism of Charles Joseph Guédry, son of Pierre Guédry and  Marguerite Bergeron, in 1800; Marriage of Marie Rose Guédry and Louis Constant  Pitre in 1797; Marriage of Pierre Guédry and Marguerite Bergeron in 1798;  Marriage of Oliver Guédry and Henriette Bergeron in 1800; Burial of Pierre Janvier  Guédry, husband of Josephe Lebert, in 1793

Petitpas in Records
None could be found


28. St. Joseph Catholic Church (now St. Joseph Catholic Cathedral) (Founded: 1793)
Location

412 North Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Telephone: 225-387-5928
(Original cemetery adjacent to the church; Present cemetery at N. 15th Street at
North Street.)

Original Records
Baptismal, marriage and burial records exist for 1793-1900

Original Records at:
Diocese of Baton Rouge
Department of Archives
P. O. Box 2028
1800 South Acadian Thruway Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Telephone: 225-387-0561

Original Records Online at:
None known to be online

Microfilm Copies of Original Records at:
None known to be available to public

Transcriptions and Translations at:
Pollard, Nora Lee; Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records, Volume 2 (1770-1803) (Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge; Baton Rouge, LA; 1980)

Guédry in Records
Baptism of Marguerite Marie Guédry, daughter of Souliac Guédry and Rose
Aucoin, in 1795; Baptism of Anne Marie Guédry, daughter of Malo Guédry and
Marguerite Dupuis, in 1798; Baptism of François Guédry, son of Pierre Guédry and  Marianne Landry, in 1800; Marriage of Joseph Guédry and Marie Magdalen Braud  in 1794; Marriage of Malo Guédry and Marguerite Dupuis in 1797; Burial of Marie  Marguerite Guédry, daughter of Suliac Guédry and Rose Aucoin, in 1795 at age 5  months

Petitpas in Records
None could be found


29. St. Louis Catholic Church (now St. Louis Catholic Cathedral) (Founded: 1718)
Location

615 Père Antoine Alley
New Orleans, LA 70116
Telephone: 504-525-9585

Original Records
Baptismal, marriage and burial records exist for 1718-1930

Original Records at:
Office of the Archives
Archdiocese of New Orleans
7887 Walmsley Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70125
Telephone: 504-861-6241

Original Records Online at:
Archdiocese of New Orleans records from 1718-1812. (to be placed online by 2012)
http://archdiocese-no.org/archives/sfpc.php

Microfilm Copies of Original Records at:
None known to be available to public

Transcriptions and Translations at:
Woods, Rev. Monsignor Earl C. and Nolan, Charles E.; Sacremental Records of the Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans (Archdiocese of New Orleans; New  Orleans, LA; Volumes 1-7; 1987-1992) 

Guédry in Records
Baptism of Antoine Guédry, son of Charles Guédry and Magdalen Hebert in 1780;
Baptism of Marie Amelit Guédry, daughter of Antoine Guédry and Marie Hebert, in
1782; Baptism of Antoine Eusebio Guédry, son of Antoine Guédry, in 1786; Burial
of Antoine Guédry, 3 years old, in 1787; Burial of Charles Guidry, son of Pierre
Guédry and Susanne Breaux, native of Port Royal in 1797

Petitpas in Records
None could be found



MAINE

30. St-Jean-Baptiste Catholic Church (Founded: 1766)
Location
150 Rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste
l’Isle-Verte, Rivière-du-Loup, Québec G0L 1K0 Canada
Telephone: 418-898-2682
(Although St-Jean-Baptiste Catholic Church was located in Québec, its priests
served as missionaries to the early Acadian settlers of the Madawaska area from
1785 until the early 1790s.)

Original Records
Baptismal (1766-1984), marriage (1766-1984) and burial (1766-1984) records exist

Original Records at:
St-Jean-Baptiste Catholic Church
150 Rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste
L’Isle-Verte, Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, G0L 1K0 Canada
Telephone: 418-898-2682

Original Records Online at:
Ancestry.ca under L’Isle-Verte (St-Jean-Baptiste (1766-1940)
http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/view.aspx?dbid=1091&iid=d1p_30470568_1
http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/view.aspx?dbid=1091&iid=d1p_30470763_1 (Index)

Microfilm Copies of Original Records at:
None known

Transcriptions and Translations at:
Répertoire des marriages de l’Isle-Verte, paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste, 1766-1978

Ouellet, Jean-Claude; Répertoire des naissances et baptêmes de L’Isle-Verte, 1783-1984 (Publication No. 6) (Société Généalogique de l’Est du Québec; Québec, Canada)

Guédry in Records
None could be found

Petitpas in Records
None could be found


31. Saint-Basile-le-Grand Catholic Church (Founded: 1792)
Location

321 Rue Principale
Saint-Basile, Madawaska, New Brunswick E7C 1H7 Canada
Telephone: 506-263-5971
(Although Saint-Basile-le-Grand Catholic Church was located in New Brunswick, it
served settlers on both the New Brunswick and Maine banks of the St. John River
including the newly-settled Acadians.)

Original Records
Baptismal (1792-1910), marriage (1792-1910) and burial (1792-1910) records exist

Original Records at:
Saint-Basile-le-Grand Catholic Church
321 Rue Principale
Saint-Basile, Madawaska, New Brunswick E7C 1H7 Canada
Telephone: 506-263-5971

Original Records Online at:
Ancestry.ca under St-Basile (1792-1910)
http://search.ancestry.ca/Browse/view.aspx?dbid=1110&iid=d13p_31370720
http://search.ancestry.ca/Browse/view.aspx?dbid=1110&iid=d13p_31380001

Microfilm Copies of Original Records at:
Nova Scotia Archives
6016 University Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 1W4 CANADA
Telephone: 902-424-6060

Transcriptions and Translations at:
Cyr, Louis; St-Basile-le-Grand, Madawaska County, New Brunswick: Marriages
1791-1977
(American-Canadian Genealogical Society; Manchester, NH; 1995),
RP012
 
Guédry in Records
Baptisms of Hilaire Guedri (1838), Urbain Guedri (1840), Hypolite Guedri (1858);  Marriage of Anselme Guédry & Susanne Violet (1833) and Burial of Urbain  Guedry Grivois (1841) 

Petitpas in Records
None could be found
 

Towns to which Acadians went and in which church records mentioning the Acadians may exist are:
 

Aroostook County (Beaulieu, Grand River, St. David)



MICHIGAN

32. Ste-Anne-de-Detroit Catholic Church (Founded: 1701)
Location
1000 Ste. Anne Street
Detroit, MI 48216
Telephone: 313-496-0429
(Initially was located in Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit just west of today’s Jefferson Street and Griswold Street.)
(Acadian records from at least the early 1770s are found in the registers.)

Original Records
Church registers (1704-1850) exist

Original Records at:
Archives of the Archdiocese of Detroit
Archdiocese of Detroit
1234 Washington Boulevard - CH: 3rd Floor
Detroit, MI 48226
Telephone: 313-237-5846

Original Records Online at:
None known

Microfilm Copies of Original Records at:
Detroit Public Library 1st Floor
Burton Historical Collection
5201 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
Telephone: 313-481-1300
(Registre de Ste. Anne Church, 1704-1848, 7 volumes, 3 reels)
(Roman Catholic Church Records from the Archidiocese of Detroit, 1704-1984)

Transcriptions and Translations at:
Kelley, Sharon, Miller, Patricia and Moreau-DesHarnais, Gail F.: Marriage Records Ste. Anne Church Detroit, 1701-1850 (Detroit Society for Genealogical Research; Detroit, MI; 2001)

Guédry in Records
None could be found

Petitpas in Records
None could be found


33. St. Mary Catholic Church (Founded: 1788)
Location
127 North Monroe Street
Monroe, MI 48162
Telephone: 734-241-1644
(Initially called St. Antoine Catholic Church and was on N. Custer Road just west
of Avenue de Lafayette where original cemetery was also. Church moved to
current Location in 1839. St. Joseph Cemetery is at located 909 North Monroe Street and St.
Antoine II Catholic Cemetery is in 800 block of North Monroe Street)
(French Canadians (and Acadians) began arriving in Monroe area in 1784.)

Original Records
Baptism (1794-1830, 1882-1907), Marriage (1794-1908) and Burial (1795-1941,
1942-1984) records exist

Original Records at:
St. Mary Catholic Church
127 North Monroe Street
Monroe, MI 48162
Telephone: 734-241-1644

Original Records Online at:
None known

Microfilm Copies of Original Records at:
Monroe County Library
Ellis Library & Reference Center
3700 South Custer Road
Monroe, MI 48161
Telephone: 734-241-5277
(Microfilm of baptisms (1794-1830, 1882-1907), marriages (1794-1908) and deaths (1795-1941, 1882-1907)
Detroit Public Library 1st Floor
Burton Historical Collection
5201 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
Telephone: 313-481-1300

(Same records as above plus Confirmations (1900-1984)

Transcriptions and Translations at:
None known

Guédry in Records
None could be found

Petitpas in Records
None could be found


 

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Baltimore, MD

 

St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church
St. Martinville, LA

 

St. Louis Catholic Church,
(now St. Louis Catholic Cathedral)
New Orleans, LA

 

St. Joseph Catholic Church
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

 

Old St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Philadelphia, PA