Bienvenue à l'Acadie

People say forgetting is a difficult thing to do
Forgetting about a love which was sincere and true
Forgetting about the tenderness which was there from the start
But for me it's the remembering which is tearing my heart apart...

- Lloyd F. d'Entremont

When I opened this site it was at the urging of friends. I agreed but indicated at that time that I would just for the fun of it...however...if it became “work” and the situation became such that I “had” to work on it then I would pull the plug. I did pull the the request of several hundred "friends" and I guess especially at the request of one friend I have decided to reopen it and will attempt to add to it as times permits which please understand could be few and far apart. If again I receive comments or complaints that I should be adding more research information and records I WILL shut it down permanently to the public...

Again I would like to thank ALL of the people who wrote asking if I would consider re-opening it...along with their kind comments. This is for all of you to enjoy as is...and hopefully find one or two pieces of information which may help in your own search of family members...


On the 29th day of August in the year of our Lord 1651 as a warm brisk wind blew over the south western coast of Nova Scotia, a tiny ship arriving from France sailed into Pombcoup harbour. At the command of this vessel was Charles de Sainte-Etienne de LaTour, Governor of Nova Scotia. With him were a number of colonists he had brought back to settle in this new land.

On shore, the hills with their virgin pines and hardwood looked down with all their grandeur and magnificence as if sentinels standing guard on these new arrivals.

Amongst the passengers was a man, "whom some claim", de LaTour had known in his youth and whose ancestors had been connected with his own family. This gentleman was arriving as Charles de LaTours' new Major-General and Commander of the King's troops in Acadia and was later to become Lieutenant-Governor and King's Attorney for the Province. His name was Sieur Philippe Mieux d'Entremont and he was my ancestral grand-father...

Welcome to my Acadian heritage site...

This site for the Holiday Season is dedicated to all our friends and family members who serve with the EMS...many of whom are also into history and genealogy. While we will be safe and relaxing...enjoying being with family and friends they will be out there regardless of weather...working...responding to emergencies and saving lives. Two of these "Angel's of Mercy" who will not be with their families this Christmas and who will be on duty doing 24 hour shifts are Paramedics Michelle..our daughter and her boyfriend...ACP Todd...please be safe...

An EMS Christams Eve
A Brief Look At Our History
My Ancestral Links to Philippe Mius d'Entremont
My Charles de LaTour "Connection"
A Virtual Visit to "La Baie Sainte-Marie"
Images From Clare - "The Hidden Treasures of Our Home"
Census and Records
Acadian War Veterans
Blomidon - An Acadian Icon

Come visit at the Cabin for a fun break...

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This site was originally opened 04 April 2001

Closed 04 April 2004 - Total hits at closure: 109,278

Reopened at the request of friends 24 Dec 2004

Last Update: 24 Dec 2004


16 October 2004 - The Unthinkable Has Occurred For Update
24 Dec 2004 - Family and Friends in the "Cabin"

Upcoming in the holiday season - "La Famille Stehelin de La Nouvelle France" with photos

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