Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Speaking at NARA 21 Februrary 2013

They Came From Acadia: Rich History & Fascinating Genealogy


Free National Archives Program Explores 

Acadian History and Genealogy

Thursday, February 21, 2013 6 P.M.

Waltham, MA.  The specific story of Acadians –-rich and also sad--is part of the fabric of New England and Canada.  Once a distinct colony of New France, Acadia was geographically and administratively separate from the French colony of Canada (Quebec), and Acadians developed a unique history and culture which thrives today. With the Great Expulsion (1755–1763) by the British, 11,500 Acadians were deported from the Maritime region. All suffered; many perished. Some were re-settled in Louisiana (Cajuns), some returned to the Maritime provinces of Canada, and many would end up right here.

On Thursday, February 21, 2013, at 6:00 P.M., the National Archives at Boston (Waltham) welcomes Acadian history & genealogy expert Lucie LeBlanc Consentino.  Consentino will present “They Came from Acadia,” an exploration of Acadian history and genealogy. Lucie LeBlanc Consentino is a leading Acadian genealogist and historian. Her web site, Acadian & French-Canadian Ancestral Home (, is widely regarded as repository for Acadian history and genealogy providing reliable, original, and comprehensive genealogical data. She has published in several Acadian, American, and French-Canadian genealogy journals and speaks regularly at events in the U.S. and Canada. She was honored to give the keynote address at the Commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of the Deportation of the Acadians. She has been interviewed by many mainstream media outlets about her genealogy work including Radio Canada television.

Consentino’s engaging presentation is intended for the general public; teachers can receive professional development credit. Welcome/Bienvenue!

To register for “They Came from Acadia” on February 21st  at 6:00 P.M., please call toll free 866-406-2379, local 781-663-0130, or email .

The National Archives and Records Administration is located at 380 Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA.  Handicap access and ample free parking are available.

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Education Specialist
National Archives at Boston
National Archives & Records Administration
380 Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA 02452
866-406-2379  781-663-0126

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