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In 1613, the first Acadian parish is founded in Port Royal under the name of Saint-Jean-Baptiste. Other parishes are added, like Sainte-Famille, Saint-Laurent and Saint-Charles-des-Mines.

With conflicts between French and English and following the Deportation of the Acadians, many registers and documents retracing the lives and evolution of the parishes are destroyed.

Only two registers of Saint-Jean-Baptiste still exist today, covering the period of 1702 to 1728 and 1727 to 1755, year of the Deportation. The originals are in Halifax at the Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management and at the Diocese of Yarmouth.

True witness of major events of an entire community – baptisms, marriages and funerals – these registers are a wealth of rich and authentic information containing over 3,550 entries.

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